Sea World stock tumbles

Well, now.  Voting with the pocketbook.  Go us!!

Of course, there are those who see only $$$, and exclaim that “something needs to be done”.  Um, yeah, the public has expressed their wishes through not buying tickets to see caged whales and dolphins entertain them…that “something that needs to be done” is taking Tillikum back to the waters he was stolen from and return him.  Even if he only lasts a day, he will have died a free being…and I’m sure that would be priceless to him after being held in cages most of the day–only being allowed out to perform.

You would think Sea World would take heed and set them free.  Nope. 

 

 

 

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DMSA and Big Pharma

The word is out that Big Pharma, masquerading as the FDA, has now classified DMSA, one of the chelators we have used for heavy metal chelation, as a prescription-only drug.

Never mind that I and others on the group have safely used the chelator in low doses for YEARS.

I’m sure they’re very, very, very concerned about people using DMSA inappropriately. /snark

They’ll trot out a few idiots who didn’t use it properly and became ill…and use them as a reason to take it away from all of us who were using it properly and getting well.

…because Big Pharma wants it all, folks.  They want it all. Billions and billions of dollars in profits is not enough.

Never mind that most drugs that Big Pharma puts out there cause more heartache and more physical illness with side effects.

90,000 go to emergency rooms due to psychiatric drugs.

6% of Americans hooked on Rx drugs.

Who’s paying your doctor?  While the Sunshine Act is a good start, it doesn’t appear to give the public all the information they need–what companies are the doctors invested in?  This will absolutely affect their prescribing and from the quote in the article, below, it will affect the very care people receive:

Even with all the new information coming online this fall, the Sunshine Act will not capture all the financial forces that motivate physicians. For instance, many interventional cardiologists are paid for each procedure they perform, such as implanting stents that prop open clogged arteries. The more stents cardiologists implant, the more they are paid.

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So…what’s to stop the doctor from telling you that you have heart disease when you don’t?  How are you going to know that he/she got paid $$$ to put a stent in you that you didn’t need?

It’s no wonder that doctors are not recommending gluten free diets or more proactive prevention–those that are invested in drug companies or get paid for certain procedures aren’t going to tell the patient that there are ways to prevent it or even reverse the damage –through diet, exercise, and reducing your toxic exposure/load.

Related to this, I found a page on the poor animals being used for our entertainment…being drugged out of their minds to keep them complacent.  It is criminal what we do to animals.

It’s interesting that I’ve looked through pages of research terms for the amount of people dying from Rx drugs every year–and as yet have come up empty handed.  I’ll keep searching and be back if I find the info.

The ingenuity of organic farmers

So…one of the members of the organic farmers group posted about an onslaught of bugs eating his plants–he petitioned for help.

The suggestions made me smile at their ingenuity:

–one suggested using grass clippings for the bugs to munch on so they would leave the good plants alone.

–adopt a lizard.

–put up birdhouses in the surrounding area (great idea!)

–spray a mixture of honey/sugar and lard/oil over the ground near the plants to attract wasps, hornets, and ants that are predators.

–another suggestion was leaving rotting vegetation around (straw, hay, grass clippings, wood chips) so the bugs would eat that instead, and if all else fails with an infestation…get out the dustbuster. Haha.

Finally, a member commented that one of the “pests” –-a pill bug — ate heavy metals….so there you go–nature taking care of the bad stuff.  Another mentioned that they are great soil builders, so you really want them around–you just need to provide something else, like the rotting vegetation, for them to munch on.  They prefer it over the new plants.

Just thought I’d pass this along for anyone else wanting to get away from the toxic chemical solution–

The toxic waterways

I had heard this report was out but hadn’t seen it until now–about our toxic waterways.  Indiana, unfortunately, heads the list for toxic load.  It’s worse than I first read about–the number now is 17 million pounds of toxins into our waterways.  43 million pounds released into the Ohio river, THE most toxic river.  Good Grief.

And Joe Donnelly, Dan Coats, and Jackie Walorski, paid by their bosses (in the form of campaign $$, and God knows what else), are fighting for the industries’ right to poison us.    Some of them are so bold to say they’re fighting for us and our families….seriously.  17 million pounds of toxins.  Whom is irresponsible, Mr. Coats?

NY Times has a page up on fines and violations…and how nobody takes responsibility.

The Sierra Club’s take on the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mis-Management, including a dog boiled alive by hot water discharge, and a coal industry lobbyist being appointed to…wait for it…the IDEM–for prosecuting the polluters.  If this wasn’t so serious, I would be laughing my arse off.