Colorado will use cannabis tax to help homeless

Major Colorado City will use $1.5 million cannabis tax revenues to help the homeless. 

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Aurora city officials want to use the drugs sales tax for so-called ‘one-time uses’ Reuters 

Aurora, the third largest city in the state, will donate funds to organisations which help low-income people with housing and community services  

One of the largest cities in Colorado is donating millions of dollars raised by taxes on marijuana sales to local non-profit organisations which help the homeless.

Aurora will use a significant portion of the $4.5 million revenue from recreational cannabis to fund the Colfax Community Network, which helps low-income families to live in motels, apartments and provides food, clothing, hygiene products and nappies, as well as other local programmes.

A total of $1.5 million of the revenue has been earmarked for homeless efforts in the 2017 and 2018 city budgets, in addition to the $1.5 million already approved for the 2016 budget.

Colorado has already given the non-profit around $220,000 to assist with operating expenses, part of a two-year plan to deal with homelessness in the state’s third largest city.

“The Colfax Community Network is in extremely dire straits in that they do not have funds to continue operating,” Nancy Sheffield, director of Aurora neighbourhood services, told the Aurora Sentinel.

The Comitis Crisis Center and Aurora Mental Health will also be equipped with a van for their homeless outreach programs, along with two outreach workers each.

An Aurora Housing Authority landlord coordinator will now work full time instead of part time, thanks to a city allocation of $45,000. This position is vital as landlords are often reluctant to accept previously homeless people as tenants.

Council members are also considering a day center for the homeless, a place where they could wash their clothes, take a shower and receive mental health services.

Normally funded by revenue from red-light cameras, the sales revenue from cannabis has come as a welcome relief for non-profits, according to the Denver Post.

“We wanted to be able to show citizens that we are having a positive impact on the community and point to specific projects or initiatives to where that money is going to,” said city councilman Bob Roth.

Recreational sales of the drug started in October 2014, the first state to legalize recreational drug use. There are now at least 20 dispensaries in the city, but the number of marijuana licences is capped at 24.

Aurora city officials forecasted that pot revenue would double from $2.65 million in 2015 to $5.4 million in 2016. Revenue from cannabis is expected to clock in $6.4 million in 2017, but should remain flat from 2018 to 2020 once all the dispensary licences are used up.

In March Los Angeles also proposed to fund housing for homeless people through a tax on pot, which is estimated to bring in an annual $16.7 million.


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Pharma-induced apathy Tylenol makes you not give a $h**

Sympathy loss: Tylenol makes you care less about other people’s Feelings – study shows 

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(AP/RT) Recent studies find that drugs that feature acetaminophen, such as Tylenol may be quite good at helping people get through aches and pains, but they might also make them less sensitive to the pain or suffering of others.
In a new study, researchers from Ohio State University found that individuals who took painkillers featuring acetaminophen – an ingredient found in popular over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, Sudafed, Vicks and hundreds of others – were less likely to empathize with other people’s pain than those who did not take the drug.

“These findings suggest other people’s pain doesn’t seem as big of a deal to you when you’ve taken acetaminophen,” Dominik Mischkowski of the National Institutes of Health, a co-author of the study, said in a statement. “Acetaminophen can reduce empathy as well as serve as a painkiller.”

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Researchers said they don’t currently know why exactly acetaminophen acts this way on people, but that the results have important implications for everyday life that can be concerning. Roughly 52 million adults in the US use some kind of medicine featuring this ingredient every week.

“Empathy is important,” said Baldwin Way, another co-author of the study. “If you are having an argument with your spouse and you just took acetaminophen, this research suggests you might be less understanding of what you did to hurt your spouse’s feelings.”

To discover these results, researchers conducted experiments involving college students. In one, 40 students were given a drink featuring 1,000 mg of acetaminophen, while another 40 were given a drink that didn’t have the ingredient at all. The drug was given an hour to take effect, and the students were then told stories about people who experienced pain, including but not limited to being cut to the bone by a knife and losing a loved one.

Students were then asked to rate the pain experienced by the people in the stories. Those who took the drink featuring acetaminophen rated the pain as less severe than those who didn’t.

In another experiment, students were hit with four two-second blasts of white noise and asked to rate how unpleasant they were, as well as how unpleasant others may think they are. Those who took acetaminophen were less bothered by the noise – and also thought it would be less unpleasant for others.

Finally, a third experiment involved students who watched two people in a group of three exclude the third person from a game. Those who had taken acetaminophen rated that excluded person’s hurt feelings as less painful than those who hadn’t taken the drug.

“In this case, the participants had the chance to empathize with the suffering of someone who they thought was going through a socially painful experience,” Way said in a statement. “Still, those who took acetaminophen showed a reduction in empathy. They weren’t as concerned about the rejected person’s hurt feelings.”

The findings are not all that surprising, since a 2004 study showed that the part of the brain activated when someone is experiencing pain is the same part that’s activated when they try to empathize with another person’s pain. However, the researchers said that more study is needed to learn more about acetaminophen’s effects, and they also want to determine whether another painkilling ingredient ? ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil ? creates the same results.

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Global Extinction: Unsustainable Industrial Civilization

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Let’s cut to the chase: Unsustainable industrial civilization is rapidly destroying the global biosphere, and there is no greater issue facing humanity. Even though most of us already know this on some level, we still take the planet for granted and waste time fussing over an endless circus of political distractions. This is exactly what those in power want: stay distracted, stay divided, and keep giving your power to the system. Like a virus, the psychopaths in positions of power will keep consuming, while infecting society with the same self-destructive pathological mentality, even though they too will die along with the host- our planet Earth. Yet even though most of us obviously  know industrial civilization is responsible for changing globate climate, killing entire species at an alarming rate, and will consume humanity so long as it rains a marginalized issue. It is the elephant in the room that nobody wants to discuss because it means we ALL have to change our cozy, privileged lives in big ways. We have to stop trusting government “authority” (who made this mess) and start take responsibility for ourselves.

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However, over the past few decades, as satellite imagery has become increasingly able to observe the rapid depletion and destruction of various ecosystems around the planet, environmentalism has increasingly been coming to the forefront to humanity’s concerns. The rampant consumption of natural resources which drove the Industrial Age has hit a wall as the demand for resources and production continues to grow exponentially. Fossil fuels have become increasingly difficult and harmful to extract, leading to disastrous extraction and transportation methods like fracking and oil pipelines which have caused hundreds of horrendous spills since 2000 in the United States alone. The overwhelming number of subsequent ecological disasters that have injured countless people and wildlife have made it abundantly clear that if humanity is to have any future AT ALL, the land base upon which it depends for its very survival must take foremost priority. The consequences of neglecting our relationship to natural living not only affects us, but it damages the growth of our children both directly and indirectly, compounding the problem for future generations. We must rid ourselves of the ridiculous, sycophantic Stockholm Syndrome, believing that the wealthy are entitled to perpetually increase their power, ownership, and wealth at the expense of everyone and everything that they deem subservient to their own interests- ESPECIALLY NATURE!

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

~ Chief Seattle

 unsustainable civilization

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According to official history, this grid [industrialized authoritarian social system] is the natural outcome of an inevitable evolution. Thus natural history is not a multiverse of potentialities but rather a linear progression from Prometheus’ theft of fire to the International Monetary Fund. A million and more years of species life experienced in organic communities are dismissed as a kind of waiting period in anticipation of the few thousand years of imperial grandeur to follow. The remaining primal societies, even now being dragged by the hair into civilization’s orbit along its blood-drenched frontier, are dismissed as living fossils (“lacking in evolutionary promise,” as one philosopher characterized them), awaiting their glorious inscription into the wondrous machine.

Thus, as Fredy Perlman argued, imperialism is far from being the last stage of civilization but is embedded in the earliest stages of the state and class society. […] The instability and rapidity of change as well as the violence and destructiveness of the change both belie empire’s claim to natural legitimacy, suggesting once more an evolutionary wrong turn, a profoundly widening disequilibrium.

The frontier expands along two intersecting axes, centrifugal and centripetal. In the words of Stanley Diamond, “Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home. Each is an aspect of the other.”

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But the process is replicated internally on the human spirit: every [pathologically programmed person] finds an empire in miniature “wired” to the very nervous system. So, too, is repression naturalized, the permanent crisis in character and the authoritarian plague legitimated. It starts with frightened obedience to the archon or patriarch, then moves by way of projection to a violent, numbed refusal of the living subjectivity and integrity of the other — whether found in nature, in woman, or in conquered peoples.

At one end of the hierarchic pyramid stands unmitigated power; at the other, submission mingles with isolation, fragmentation and rage. All is justified by the ideology of Progress — conquest and subjugation of peoples, ruin of lands and sacrifice zones for the empire, self-repression, mass addiction to imperial spoils, the materialization of culture. Ideology keeps the work and war machines operating.

Ultimately, this vortex brings about the complete objectification of nature. Every relationship is increasingly instrumentalized and technicized. Mechanization and industrialization have rapidly transformed the planet, exploding ecosystems and human communities with monoculture, industrial degradation and mass markets. The world now corresponds more closely to the prophetic warnings of primal peoples than to the hollow advertising claims of the industrial system: the plants disappearing and the animals dying, the soils denuded along with the human spirit, vast oceans poisoned, the very rain turned corrosive and deadly, human communities at war with one another over diminishing spoils and all poised on the brink of an even greater annihilation at the push of a few buttons within reach of stunted, half-dead [pathological people] in fortified bunkers. Civilization’s railroad leads not only to ecocide, but to evolutionary suicide. Every empire lurches toward the oblivion it fabricates and will eventually be covered with sand. Can a world worth inhabiting survive the ruin that will be left?” 

~ David Watson, “Civilization in Bulk”

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Industrial civilization is controlled by psychopaths and pathological people for profit and control. They utilize government which depends on imperialism. This implies the invasion of foreign lands, the mass-murder and brainwashing of indigenous people, the perpetual consumption of resources, dehumanizing people as resources as well, ever-invading, ever-consuming with no regard for symbiosis, like a deadly virus. All “green” movements are merely concessions to pacify the general public. But even the fact that there’s and “Earth Day” (which most people don’t celebrate), as if giving back to the planet should be relegated to just one day, shows how marginal environmentalism is in the public consciousness. Unfortunately, most people are woefully unaware how rapidly the planet and its inhabitants are dying off.

 

Clearly, the needs of the environment are more important than the needs of any fraudulent economic system which relies on perpetually increasing consumption. Therefore, any economic model or society that harms the environment upon which it depends is unsustainable, unethical, and, simply put, stupid. Any such system, therefore, must be either dismantled or reconfigured to harmonize with nature. Civilization (if such it can be called at this point) must be rapidly modified to become as sustainable on all levels with environmentalism as a priority. We have the capabilities to do this easily. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either underestimating the human potential to change, brainwashed, or trying to make money off the perpetuation of an obsolete paradigm.

 

“The US Military spends well over a billion dollars per day to kill people “fighting the war on terror” and expanding US Imperialism. A billion dollars could pay for 5 million Third-World children to attend school for a year. For what the US spends to kill people people in 5 days, potable water could be provided to every human on the world who lacks it. Excluding land acquisition, the US government spends less on recover efforts for all endangered species than it spends on the military in 12 hours.”

~ Derek Jensen

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We as privileged consumers are culpable in contributing to this mess, and if there is any conscience within in us, we must face this mess ourselves and strive to fix it in any way we can. Anything short of this is to tell lies to each other, and especially to ourselves, in order to maintain our predatory, unconscious, and violent way of living. It is a mistake to base our social priorities on profitability, convenience, or whether it is popular or offensive to complacent, politically-correct fence-sitters. Remember that we are led by psychopaths in power, and consequently the conventional culture is deeply ponerized, unable to judge right from wrong, deeply conditioned to fetishize superficial pleasure, violence, death, and retribution. This is more than a physical challenge, it’s a matter of consciousness.

“There are periods in the life of humanity, which generally coincide with the beginning of the fall of cultures and civilizations, when the masses irretrievably lose their reason and begin to destroy everything that has been created by centuries and millenniums of culture. Such periods of mass madness, often coinciding with geological cataclysms, climatic changes, and similar phenomena of a planetary character, release a very great quantity of the matter of knowledge. This, in its turn, necessitates the work of collecting this matter of knowledge which would otherwise be lost. Thus the work of collecting scattered matter of knowledge frequently coincides with the beginning of the destruction and fall of cultures and civilizations.

This aspect of the question is clear. The crowd neither wants nor seeks knowledge, and the leaders of the crowd, in their own interests, try to strengthen its fear and dislike of everything new and unknown. The slavery in which mankind lives is based upon this fear. It is even difficult to imagine all the horror of this slavery. We do not understand what people are losing. But in order to understand the cause of this slavery it is enough to see how people live, what constitutes the aim of their existence, the object of their desires, passions, and aspirations, of what they think, of what they talk, what they serve and what they worship.”

~ Gurdjieff, “In Search of the Miraculous”

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In the end, it comes down to priorities. Regardless of what the mass of humanity says or does, are you aspiring to live in ways which are more ecologically conscious? Are you walking or riding your bike for short trips, or do you drive your car? Are you consciously spending money supporting sustainable local farmers’ markets, or eating over-priced, pre-packaged, mass-processed, nutrition-less “food” stuffed with additives by corporate conglomerations that ruin the earth through chemically-induced agriculture and the horrific industrial torture of animals? Do you know how to grow your own food, and are you doing it now, perhaps in a community garden? For those whose time and money is obligated to raising children, dealing with a disorder, or just trying to make ends meet, are you at least taking some time out of your day to research and make more well-informed decisions? In this culture of convenience, most people waste a lot of time with superficial preoccupations and their own immediate pleasures. Are you willing to make necessary changes in your life? When self-work meets practical application in our lives for the betterment of all life on Earth, we must be consciously developing ourselves to become more aware, more capable, more educated, more resourceful, and more loving, so that we become a benefit to the world and not just another bystander.

The system is designed to harvest all of our energy and that’s why we have to step away from it. We’ve got to realize how much we are being played and open our eyes and begin to realize that everything we are facing comes down ultimately to the simple choice between right and wrong. The simple choice of the actions you take every day, the decisions that you make, the way you interact with people that is the simple fact of the matter.

And that’s why the situation could be changed so easily. Because it is a simple matter of people changing their perspective. Getting the information to a large enough amount of people for them to see the reality of it. Of course, breaking through the programing is also very difficult. The amount of social, economic and religious programming that people have been subject to is a huge problem. But again, even these types of programs can be overcome once people find themselves in a place of absolute hardship and scarcity, which is where we are going. That’s what is waking the world up by default . There are so many measures being used against us right now, the system is coming to people’s backyards. And so they are actually beginning to see the control routes for themselves, and that’s a good thing. It’s just a shame its got to a point of absolute hardship before they have actually seen it.

If we have strong supportive communities around these people then we can show them. There are people that care and that there is a better way we can do things. But its got to come down to the individual, by you making the correct moral choices in your actions. And don’t comply with anything that cause you to deviate from your moral compass. Just that action is enough to create huge ripples in reality. Imagine if the whole world started doing that. We could quite literally change the world in one day. That’s how simple it could be. It’s just getting the information to enough people. Not only getting the information to them but helping them to apply it to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, most people like to follow. To see that other people have done things and it didn’t get them in trouble, and say, “He got away with so maybe I will have a go too.” This is the way people think. And this is part of the fear program instilled in their minds, unfortunately.

Fear is the underlying mechanism of this whole system. Its all about fear based mind control. Fear based mind control is what prevents people from doing the right thing. It’s what prevents people from disobeying legislation. What prevents people from speaking out, speaking the truth, to their neighbors and friends, fear of what these people might think of them. So we police our own thoughts. We say what we believe people will want to hear. We say what people might perceive to be clever. We just want to say that which will make us popular, which is really unfortunate.

Truth is not a popularity contest. Life is not a popularity contest. Its about doing what you can with the potential that you have been given. We have enormous potential as a species. We each do individually. But combined as a species, we have unlimited potential. And that what I’d like to see us embrace. And that is everything that the system is designed to prevent us from realizing. The powers that be are desperate for us to never realize our own potential. They are desperate to keep us believing that the fiction they use to enslave us is real. And all this fiction does is keep us doing the wrong thing by each other. And its time we stopped that and question the morality of the system.

The system that is in place was apparently created by mankind to service our needs. So why is mankind the most expendable thing in the parameters of the system? Why does the system work so hard to balance the books rather than balance human consciousness? Balance the state of our societies. Balancing so that the people are living in their natural state of abundance, being in balance with the planet that we live on. What we got here is a massive state of imbalance. Because we have a very small group of people who have taken responsibility for everybody else and have done this by taking responsibility away from everybody and training the vast majority of society to give their responsibility and give their power away, and done that with the promise of trinkets, little games and little things to keep us happy, little designated entertainment zones we can go to, entertainment we can watch on the television or in the movies, different levels on the social ladder that we can attain, and when we get to these levels they give us little trinkets and toys to play with. And all at the expense of the earth.”

Max Igan & TheCrowhouse, “Creating the New Tribe” 

Thankfully, despite this lack of consciousness, there is rapidly increasing awareness for ecological and environmental concerns, small-scale, decentralized, local solutions to sustainable food production, and the widespread implementation of alternative energies.  

But how might that look in our own lives, and what are some simple steps we can tangibly apply?

See my follow-up articles: “Eco-Friendly Sustainable Solutions for Better Living” and “Return to Nature

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AAA says no Scientific Basis for roadside Marijuana tests

Automotive association of America study Says tests for Driving While Impaired By Marijuana Have No Scientific Basis.

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FILE – In this April 2, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves on it during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana, outside of the White House in Washington. Six states that allow marijuana use have legal tests for driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

US- According to a recent study by the nation’s largest automobile association, the six states that currently have legal tests to determine if a person is driving high or not should consider getting rid of their laws saying that “that have no scientific basis.”
The study commissioned by the 3A’s safety foundation claims it is not possible to set a blood-test threshold for THC,[the chemical in marijuana that gets you high] at least one that can reliably determine a persons impairment. Yet at the moment the legal limit for THC in Washington and Colorado is still set at .5 ug/L, and there’s no science that shows drivers become impaired at any specific level of THC in the blood. A lot depends upon the individual drivers with relatively high levels of THC in their systems might not be impaired, especially if they are long time regular users, while others with relatively low levels may actually be unsafe behind the wheel. At the moment five of six states that have legalized marijuana automatically presume a driver guilty if that person tests higher than the limit, and not guilty if it’s lower. As a result, drivers who are unsafe may be going free while others may be being wrongly convicted.

“There’s no science that shows drivers become impaired at a specific level of THC in the blood. A lot depends upon the individual. Drivers with relatively high levels of THC in their systems might not be impaired, especially if they are regular users, while others with relatively low levels may be unsafe behind the wheel.”

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A comparison of lane weaving observed in a simulated driving study between common legal drunk driving limits (BrAC) and the blood concentration of THC that produce a similar amount of lane weaving.

The automotive foundation’s recommendation was to scrap the laws in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington even as legislatures in several more states are considering adopting similar laws.
Just last year in a first-of-its-kind study at University of Iowa researchers concluded that the effects of inhaled cannabis only had no significant impairment on driving performance.

The AAA recommends replacing the current laws with ones that rely on the discretion of specially trained police officers to determine if a driver is impaired or not, then backed up by a test for the presence of THC rather than the charge being based only on a specific threshold. The foundation said that Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Washington should consider scrapping their laws even as several more states consider adopting similar ones.

“There is understandably a strong desire by both lawmakers and the public to create legal limits for marijuana impairment in the same manner we do alcohol,” said Marshall Doney, AAA’s president and CEO. “In the case of marijuana, this approach is flawed and not supported by scientific research.”

Nine states have zero-tolerance laws for driving and marijuana that make not only the presence of THC in a driver’s blood illegal, but also the presence of its metabolites, which can linger for weeks after use.

“That makes no sense” according to Mark A. R. Kleiman, a New York University professor specializing in issues involving drugs and criminal policy. he says “A law against driving with THC in your bloodstream is not a law you can know you are obeying except by never smoking marijuana or never driving” rather than switching to a new kind of law as AAA recommends, states should consider simply making it a minor traffic violation.
“Using marijuana and driving roughly doubles the risk of a crash” Kleiman said. “By comparison, talking on a hands-free cellphone while driving quadruples crash risk”. “Where as a blood alcohol content of .12, which is about the median amount in drunk driving case, increases crash risk by about 15 times.. Driving with a noisy child in the back of the car is about as dangerous as using marijuana.”

The exception is when a driver has both been using marijuana and drinking alcohol because the two substances together greatly heighten impairment. Tim Brown from the study conducted at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) found drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who used either substance independently. However, the cocktail of alcohol and marijuana does not double the effect of the impairment as some others have proclaimed.

“What we saw was an additive effect, not a synergistic effect, when we put them together,” says Tim Brown, associate research scientist at NADS and co-author of the study. “You get what you expect if you take alcohol and cannabis and merge them together.”

The Automotive association also released a second study that found the share of drivers in fatal crashes who had recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized it for recreational use in December 2012. From 2013 to 2014, the share of drivers who had recently used marijuana rose from 8 percent to 17 percent. While it stopped short of connecting the statistics directly, the AAA traffic safety director Jake Nelson said traffic fatalities went up 6 percent in Washington during that same while the fatalities nationally had declined. We all know that driving impaired on any substance is dumb and unsafe, however these recent studies go a long way in proving what many stoners have said for sometime and that is that smoking marijuana effects your driving ability far less then drink booze, sexting, doing make up, or attempting to beat rush-hour traffic eating a burrito in a thunderstorm, which would be perfectly legal in all 50 states.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/study-scientific-basis-laws-marijuana-driving-38998447

http://now.uiowa.edu/2015/06/ui-studies-impact-marijuana-driving

 

 


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Vaccine Senator Richard Pan runs from Vaxxed crew

Richard Pan Runs from Vaxxed production team. 

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Senator Richard Pan author of controversial  Cal. vaccine bill, #SB277 runs from Vaxxed producers.

If you have been following the bill that stripped parents in California of their right to decide whether or not their children should receive intravenous injections of vaccines  in order to attend school, you will love this video. Vaxxed Producer Del Bigtree and Dr. Andrew Wakefield visited the author of the bill, Senator Richard Pan, in order to discuss vaccines and he literally ran from them.

The film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe premiered at the Tower Theater in Sacramento on Mother’s day. The showings were followed immediately after by a popular Q&A sessions with the film’s producers who where on hand. The day after the premiere Dr. Andrew Wakefield, Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey — the film’s producers — made a stop at Sacramento’s capital building to speak with any and all who would listen to their message. Much of the visit was live streaming for the world to watch via the Twitter-friendly app Periscope. After taking a nearly 20-minute, face-to-face meeting with State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine), the producers decided to pay Senator Richard Pan a visit. Del Bigtree challenged the Senator Dr Pan MD  to a public debate before on Fox KTVU Morning show in Oakland California.

Richard Pan is the author of California’s draconian vaccine bill, SB277, going into effect July 2016 which makes vaccines mandatory for an education in California by removing all religious exemptions and personal belief waivers. Andrew and Del attempted to approach the senator to ask him a few questions. When Dick Pan saw the pair coming close, he quickly ducked out the door and ran down two flights of stairs to avoid speaking with them.  Senate Bill 277 aroused suspicion when it was discovered by an independent journalist that the author Pan was taking orders from the pharmaceutical industry live during Sacramento house hearings,who were attempting to maneuver the bill towards its eventual passing.  One year ago dozens of people showed up to a Calafornia Board of Education committee meeting to protest the highly contested bill. 

After the historic outpouring of families to halt the passing of SB-277 Senator Pan has not disclosed, or has not ever addressed in any fashion, his agenda behind the bill, or his reported relationship to pharmaceutical companies, and their lobbying groups that were seen on the house floor. This being the age of information, and the people around the US are left scratching their heads questioning Senator Pan’s behavior. The hash tag #Panran and varius other social media memes comparing Pan to icons like Forrest Gump went viral hours after Pan’s dash was released online. 

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Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer? The Answer is Yes

While the possible connection between cellphones and cancer is still considered a controversial subject, years worth of studies on cell phones and cancer have shown that there is a definitive connection between the risks of cancer and the electromagnetic radiation that’s being emitted by many of the popular objects that we use today — laptops, cell phones, and smart meters just to name a few.

After evaluating several studies on the possibility of a connection between cellphones, glioma and a noncancerous brain tumor known as acoustic neuroma, members of the International Agency for Research on Cancer — part of the World Health Organizationagreed that there is evidence that cellphone radiation contributes to cancer cell growth.

Although separately funded studies have yielded conflicting results currently there is no denying that exposure to Electro-magnetic frequencies does contribute to cancerous cell growth.

A short list of less severe side effects of EMF exposure includes: neurological impairment, ear pain and hearing problems, breathing dysfunctions, chest pains and heart ailments, burning skin, sleep disturbances, headaches, depression, vision troubles, blood pressure changes, sterility, autism, and other neuro-degenerative diseases.

In this video Dr. Devra Davis, author of “Disconnect–The Truth About Cellphone Radiation,” and hundreds of other publications, explains how the biological impact of a cell phone is not related to it’s power, as many assume, but rather to the erratic nature of its high frequency radio signal, and its ability to disrupt the body’s natural resonance and interfere with DNA’s ability to repair. This, according to Dr. Mercola of mercola.com, is the most plausible theory for understanding the wide array of health impacts that have been discovered — including cancer.

Children and Teens are the most at risk

Children and teens are at greatest risk—both for parotid gland tumors and brain tumors. Because of their thinner skull bones which allow for greater penetration of cell phone radiation. The radiation can enter all the way into their mid-brain, where tumors are more deadly. In addition, children’s cells reproduce more quickly, so they’re more susceptible to aggressive cell growth. Children today also face a lifetime of exposure. According to Professor Lennart Hardell of Sweden, “those who begin using cell phones heavily as teenagers have statistically 4 to 5 times more brain cancer then adults

Pregnant women should also avoid cell phones as much as possible. In 2008, researchers analyzed data from nearly 13,000 children and found that exposure to cell phones while in the womb was linked to behavioral difficulties. Using handsets just two or three times a day during pregnancy was enough to raise the risk of their babies developing hyperactivity and difficulties with conduct, emotions, and relationships by the time they reached school age—and the risk became even greater if the children also used the phones themselves before the age of seven.

Overall, the study revealed that mothers who used mobile phones were 54 percent more likely to have children with behavioral problems.

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Telecom Industry Seeks to Discredit Findings and Silence Scientists

Much like the Tobacco, pharmaceutical, and GMO industries before them, the telecommunication corporations seek to discredit any data connecting their product and its byproduct to the statistical rise in specific cancers, like parotid gland tumors which has seen a four fold incress over the last 30 years. (Your parotid gland is a type of salivary gland, located closest to your cheek—the same area where most people typically hold their cell phones.) University researchers in Israel found a 400% increase in number of parotid gland cancers from 1970 to 2006, while rates of other salivary gland cancers remained stable.

In 1993, the cell phone industry was pressured by Congress into investing $28 million dollars to study cell phone safety. The cause of this sudden concern was massive publicity about a lawsuit filed by Florida businessman David Reynard against cell phone manufacturer NEC. Mr. Reynard’s wife, Susan, died of a brain tumor, and he blamed the frequent use of her cellphone for her death. Reynard revealed the suit to the public on the Larry King Live show, complete with dramatic x-rays showing the tumor close to where Susan held her cell phone to her head for hours each day. The next day, telecommunications stocks took a big hit on Wall Street and the media went into instant spin control. The industry trade association at the time, (TIA), went into crisis mode, claiming thousands of studies proved cell phones were safe and what Reynard and his attorney said was not verifiable. The TIA reassured the public that the government had approved cell phones, so that meant they were safe. The media demanded to see those studies, but, according to Dr. George Carlo, PhD, an epidemiologist and medical scientist who headed the first industry-backed studies into the dangers of cell phone use from 1993 to 1999 —

“Industry-funded studies in many cases now produce industry-desired outcomes. By tampering with the integrity of scientists, scientific systems and public information steps over the lines of propriety that are appropriate for protecting business interests—especially when the casualty of the interference is public health and safety.”

Scientists Continue Speaking Out Against Cell Phone Radiation 

Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, the principal investigator of a 2008 study, testified before the U.S. Senate that cell phones were identified as a contributor to salivary gland tumors.  Dr. Martin Blank, one of the most experienced researchers of the cellular and molecular effects of electromagnetic fields in the U.S., gave a speech at the November 18, 2010 Commonwealth Club of California program, titled “The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields.”  In it, he explained why your DNA, with its ‘coil of coils’ structure, is especially vulnerable to electromagnetic fields of all kinds. Calling sustained exposure to EMF’s “an issue of great concern.

Olle Johansson associate professor at the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm, Sweden, is a leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects.

At the Open Mind Conference in 2014, Olle spoke in detail about how electromagnetic fields and signals are producing negative health effects, his lecture goes deep into the scientific research results regarding the health effects of electromagnetic fields and the urgent need for independent research projects which according to Mr. Johansson need to be initiated to ensure our public health.  [Watch the full video of Olle Johansson “Health effects of electromagnetic fields” here]

On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report admitting cell phones might indeed cause cancer, classifying radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as “carcinogenic to humans” placing them into the same category as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform.

So what can we do about it ? 

If you’re concerned about the possible link between cellphones and cancer, consider limiting your use of cellphones or use a speaker or hands-free device that places the cellphone antenna, which is typically in the cellphone itself, away from your head and face. Use a Land Line at home and at work. In all ways try to Reduce or Eliminate Your Use of Other Wireless Devices, Avoid Carrying Your Phone on Your Body, never assume one cell phone is safer than another, use protective cases and mats if you are carrying a smart phone tablet or when placing a laptop on your legs, use safer technology like headsets and ear buds,  and remember to respect others opinions and be courteous to others who are more sensitive to the effects of electromagnetic radiation.

WeAreChange has found many products being sold that claim to help block EMF radiation, such as orgone. We will continue to look into possible solutions, and we will always listen to evidence provided by you, the reader.

 

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