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Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Aug 27, 2014, 12:34 PM (0 replies)

Note about Dr. David L. Lewis.

http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=71&Itemid=108

National Whistleblowers Center: Meet the Whistleblowers (35)
Note: Dr. Janet Chandler (“As a young attorney President Obama worked on Dr. Chandler’s case. The Supreme Court upheld Dr. Chandler’s lawsuit.”)


http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74

Dr. David L. Lewis

Dr. David Lewis’ cutting edge scientific research forced the EPA to abandon its policy of promoting the land application of sewage sludge on farm land. Dr. Lewis lost his job and his case in ongoing.

Dr. David Lewis, a former senior research microbiologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research & Development, is the only EPA scientist to publish first-authored research articles in Nature, Lancet and Nature Medicine.

Dr. Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist who discovered, at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the early 1990s, that the AIDS virus could be transmitted by certain types of dental equipment that dentists share between patients. His research, published in Lancet and Nature Medicine, led to the current heat-sterilization standard for dentistry worldwide. He has also studied similar problems with flexible endoscopes used for common medical procedures such as colorectal cancer screening.

As a senior-level (GS-15) research microbiologist for EPA’s Office of Research & Development, Dr. Lewis used DNA-fingerprinting in the late 1990s to study the effects of global climate change on the breakdown of pesticides by bacteria. This research, which he published in Nature, was awarded EPA’s Science Achievement Award. EPA officials who developed the Agency’s sewage sludge regulations, however, moved to shut down his research when he began investigating illnesses and deaths linked to EPA programs promoting the agricultural use of processed sewage sludge. Nevertheless, his research in this area prompted the CDC to issue guidelines protecting workers handling processed sewage sludge.

At UGA, Dr. Lewis directs the Georgia-Oklahoma Center for Research on the Environment. There, he has published additional research articles concerning the public health and the environment, including a first-authored research article in Nature dealing with global climate change. He also organized and published a five-year prospective epidemiological study of hepatitis C cross-infection in Egypt.

Dr. Lewis was awarded the Lexington Leadership Award in 2000 and the Accuracy in Media Award. He is Senior Science Advisor to the National Whistleblowers Center and a member of its Board of Directors. At the NWC, he organizes conferences and other events concerning the use of academic institutions by federal agencies to support government policies and quash independent scientific research. He also works with religious and community groups to foster acceptance of advancing scientific knowledge, promote religious tolerance, and discourage the use of the democratic process to empower religious movements.

Dr. Lewis’ work has been covered in numerous news articles, editorials, and documentaries in a wide variety of professional, scientific and popular publications, and broadcasts including Science, Lancet, JAMA, The Scientist, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Voice of America, Paul Harvey, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Times, NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS Healthweek, PBS Technopolitics, CBS Evening News, ABC’s Primetime Live, and BBC Panorama.

Dr. Lewis is available to speak about scientific fraud and environmental advocacy.

Author: Science for Sale

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Aug 24, 2014, 04:16 PM (0 replies)

Update.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/19/sport/lance-armstrong-doping-cycling/

Lance Armstrong: 'Day-to-day life is positive'
By Matt Majendie, for CNN
August 20, 2014 -- Updated 1219 GMT (2019 HKT)
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 07:10 PM (0 replies)

"The FBI later arrested Derrick Murray..." Here's to the white mice among us!

http://www.teachingbooks.net/book_reading.cgi?id=8342&a=1

AUDIO AT LINK: Ed Young introduces and shares some of the backstory for creating Seven Blind Mice.



Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Aug 15, 2014, 01:34 PM (0 replies)

Morbidly, the WSJ hints at unfathomable, unimaginable, real world financial woes.



Coldplay feat Michael Stipe - In The Sun - Live Austin City Limits - 2005
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Aug 12, 2014, 02:56 PM (0 replies)

K&R

LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/08/11/statement-president-passing-robin-williams
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Aug 11, 2014, 09:22 PM (0 replies)

Lance Armstrong was moving liveSTRONG in that direction and for that I admire him to this day.

TX: http://www.livestrong.org/What-We-Do/Our-Approach/Reports-Findings/Prop-15-Case-Study
CA: http://www.livestrong.org/yeson29/
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 10:00 PM (2 replies)

More.


http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/the-gatekeepers-director-dror-morehs-oscar-acceptance-would-have-honored-slain-prime-minister-rabin-film-shunned-by-israel

'The Gatekeepers' Director Dror Moreh's Oscar Acceptance Would Have Honored Slain Prime Minister Rabin; Film Shunned by Israel

NEWS BY SOPHIA SAVAGE
MARCH 2, 2013 1:19 PM




Cinemascope has published Dror Moreh's Oscar acceptance speech (which he didn't get to recite on stage because "Searching for Sugar Man" won over his doc "The Gatekeepers"). In the speech Moreh dedicates the Oscar to the memory of Israeli prime minister Itzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995 by a right-wing Jew "because he dared to dream about peace." That message was continued by "The Gatekeepers." The doc features interviews with six former heads of Israel's Shin Bet (their Secret Service).

In the speech Moreh writes: "We pray that it would echo in the corridors of power in Washington, Berlin, Paris, London and especially in Jerusalem and Ramallah."

Israel has not been supportive of the film, nor of Palestinian film "5 Broken Cameras," which was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Both were Israeli co-productions. Israel's culture minister Limor Livnat--who did not see either film--expressed that she was happy that both lost the award, and urged the nation's filmmakers not to criticize Israel in their work; to practice "self-censorship."

The acceptance speech--crumpled on paper--is above.

Our interview with Moreh is here.

More:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113433051
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022652003
http://www.democraticunderground.com/113429807

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 08:21 PM (0 replies)

LA TIMES: Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, ousted as surgeon general due to his anti-smoking views, dies at 87

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-jesse-steinfeld-20140806-story.html

Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
By THOMAS H. MAUGH II


SHARELINES: (via Twitter and Facebook)
-- Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, ousted as surgeon general due to his anti-smoking views, dies at 87
-- Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, one of three surgeons general to spearhead the fight against tobacco, dies at 87
-- 'Worst surgeon general ever' --tobacco industry on Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who has died at 87

August 5, 2014

Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco.

In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and other illnesses. The report led to a sharp drop in smoking and to the first warning labels on cigarette packages.

Seven years later, Dr. Jesse L. Steinfeld issued a second report focused on the dangers of secondhand smoke. He proposed what he called the Non-Smoker's Bill of Rights, which said that the country must free non-smokers from the hazards and annoyance of other people's addictions. He strengthened the warning on packages and issued the first ban on smoking in certain government buildings.

In the 1980s, Dr. C. Everett Koop accelerated the war against tobacco, producing the first ban on smoking in airplanes.

The tobacco industry considered Steinfeld's actions so egregious that he was labeled the "worst surgeon general ever." The industry lobbied vigorously for his removal and he became the first surgeon general ever forced out by the president.

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Amazing heroism.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 02:27 PM (0 replies)

TAKE ACTION: Here's what experts in the field want the public to do.

PETITION: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/torturetruth

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/top-interrogators-and-intelligence-officials-urge-president-obama-ensure-cia
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/experts-call-cia-torture-report-release-obama-says-us-tortured-after-911
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/letter-retired-military-leaders-president-obama-cia-and-release-torture-report

http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/campaigns/release-senate-report-cia-torture-program

Link from:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025336796

bigtree OP: Letter from Retired Military Leaders to President Obama on CIA and the Release of the Torture Report


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Aug 5, 2014, 10:04 PM (0 replies)
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