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DOCUMENTARY TRAILER: Poisoning Paradise



http://www.poisoningparadise.com/

Los Angeles (February 13, 2017) – Filmmakers Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico, along with Executive Producer Pierce Brosnan, will screen their award-winning documentary Poisoning Paradise at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on Friday, February 17th.

Poisoning Paradise takes audiences on a journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn. The film explores the devastating repercussions caused by chemical cocktails comprised of restricted-use and general-use pesticides that are sprayed 250 to 300 days a year, 10 to 16 times a day near schools, homes, hospitals, and environmentally sensitive shorelines. Poisoning Paradise features local residents, world-renowned scientists, healthcare professionals, and other experts while detailing the imminent dangers for Kauai residents and visitors alike. The film follows local activists striving to pass Kauai County Bill 2491 into law. If passed, Bill 2491 would require multinational agrochemical corporations who experiment with pesticides and genetically modified crops to disclose their use of pesticides, comply with modest buffer zones, and conduct an environmental impact study. Poisoning Paradise also delves into the alliance between local, state, and federal politics and the agrochemical industry.

“Each of us has a responsibility to protect our land, our water, our oceans and the air we breathe for future generations.” — Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico

Poisoning Paradise encourages audiences to join the international debate about GMO’s and pesticides which is raging around the world. It invites people to speak up about their “rights to know,” the necessity of “informed consent,” while also holding corporations accountable for poisoning planet Earth.

UPDATE: Poisoning Paradise wins “Best Documentary” at the 2017 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival



Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Feb 20, 2017, 04:42 PM (4 replies)

Here's the original link containing identical information, but not where I read it first.

https://iacc.hhs.gov/news/2016/new-iacc-chair.shtml

RELATED: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016168785

Ho hum.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Oct 29, 2016, 02:52 PM (0 replies)

French documentary "Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger"

http://lsff.cz/filmy/toxic-chemicals-kids-in-danger/?lang=en&lang=en

Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger

6th Life Sciences Film Festival
International Festival of Documentary Films on Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Sustainable Development
Prague, October 17–23, 2016

All around the world, scientists and doctors raise the flag. Increase of child cancers, multiplication of birth defects or hormonal disruptions, explosion of autism. After a year of investigation in France, Germany, Belgium and USA, this documentary reveals how some chemical corporations endanger the health of our children.


More: http://lsff.cz/toxic-chemicals-kids-in-danger/?lang=en

https://www.endocrine.org/
https://www.endocrine.org/search?q=chemical%20pollutants%20and%20human%20brains

Includes interview with Harvard scientist, unnamed, among others.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Oct 20, 2016, 11:00 PM (1 replies)

BizJournals, PR Newswire, EcoWatch (10/19/16): WHOA

Biz Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2016/10/19/CL20840

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cdc-blocks-testimony-of-vaccine-whistleblower-says-world-mercury-project-300347376.html

News provided by World Mercury Project
Oct 19, 2016, 09:56 ET


WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Director of the CDC, Thomas Frieden, has sent a letter blocking CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying in a Tennessee court case involving a 16 year old boy who claims his autism is caused by vaccine injuries.

The boy's attorneys, Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., both of Morgan & Morgan, sought to have Dr. Thompson testify to explain his charges that the CDC committed data manipulation in a series of studies that found no link between vaccines and autism. Dr. Thompson has publically stated to Congressman William Posey and others that he and his colleagues in the CDC Vaccine Safety Branch were ordered to commit scientific fraud, destroy evidence and manipulate data to conceal the link between autism and vaccines.

William Acree, Tennessee State Circuit Judge, had ordered the trial extended so that Thompson could be subpoenaed to testify. In a recent letter to the court, Dr. Frieden denied the request to allow Dr. Thompson to testify stating that "Dr. William Thompson's deposition testimony would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or HHS."

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http://www.ecowatch.com/cdc-vaccines-autism-2051536402.html

Oct. 19, 2016 11:29AM EST
CDC Blocks Testimony by Vaccine Whistleblower in Medical Malpractice Case


by World Mercury Project World Mercury Project

Thomas Frieden, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), has blocked CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying on scientific fraud and destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials in critical vaccine safety studies regarding the causative relationship between childhood vaccines and autism.

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Dr. Thompson, a 19-year veteran at the CDC and former senior vaccine safety scientist at the agency's Immunology Safety Office, is the co-author of four key studies that the CDC widely touts to exonerate the MMR vaccine and vaccines containing the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, from being linked to autism. Thompson is currently employed at the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.

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Dr. Thompson wants to reveal the scientific fraud and destruction of evidence that took place in the studies that he co-authored. However, in accordance with the Whistle Blower Protection Act and other federal regulations, Dr. Thompson can not testify under oath without the permission of the director of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden.

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2014: http://morganverkamp.com/statement-of-william-w-thompson-ph-d-regarding-the-2004-article-examining-the-possibility-of-a-relationship-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism/

Related: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-mercury-market-review-20152016-with-industry-prospects-to-2020---research-and-markets-300287255.html

Developing...
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Oct 20, 2016, 01:46 PM (0 replies)

Mark Blaxill via The Wallet Hub: Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? Experts Pick Sides

https://wallethub.com/blog/should-vaccines-be-mandatory/27624/#

Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? Experts Pick Sides
by John S Kiernan | Oct 17, 2016


Awful framing/set-up for interviews, except: "We invited a panel of leading experts in healthcare, biotechnology and public policy to tell us what they think."

RECOMMENDED: https://wallethub.com/blog/should-vaccines-be-mandatory/27624/#mark-blaxill

Click on photo or bio for each essay. Does not cut and paste.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:13 AM (0 replies)

THE HILL: The CDC is being being influenced by corporate and political interests

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/spider-bites-cdc-ethics-c_b_12525012.html

SPIDER Bites CDC
10/17/2016 06:35 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago

By Carey Gillam

Veteran journalist; Research Director for U.S. Right to Know, a non-profit consumer education group
Follow Carey Gillam on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/careygillam

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/301432-the-cdc-is-being-being-influenced-by-corporate-and-political

The CDC is being being influenced by corporate and political interests
October 17, 2016, 06:00 pm

By Carey Gilam, contributor


Concerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics complaint alleging the federal agency is being influenced by corporate and political interests in ways that shortchange taxpayers.

A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or (CDC SPIDER), put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution.

“It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests… and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception,” the letter states. “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”

The complaint cites among other things a “cover up” of the poor performance of a women’s health program called the Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Woman Across the Nation, or WISEWOMAN. The program provides standard preventive services to help 40- to 64-year-old women reduce their risks for heart disease, and promote healthy lifestyles. CDC currently funds 21 WISEWOMAN programs through states and tribal organizations. The complaint says there was a coordinated effort within the CDC to misrepresent data given to Congress so that it appeared the program was involving more women than it actually was.

“Definitions were changed and data ‘cooked’ to make the results look better than they were,” the complaint states. “An ‘internal review’ that involved staff across CDC occurred and its findings were essentially suppressed so media and/or Congressional staff would not become aware of the problems.”

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Carey Gillam is a veteran journalist, formerly with Reuters, who directs research for U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit consumer education group focused on food safety and policy matters.

https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CDC_SPIDER_Letter-1.pdf
https://usrtk.org/
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:49 AM (2 replies)

The Guardian: Inside San Diego's $810m human trafficking industry – video

https://www.theguardian.com/law/video/2016/jun/21/san-diego-human-trafficking-video

Inside San Diego's $810m human trafficking industry – video

Considered among the best cities to work and live in the US, San Diego also ranks in the FBI’s 13 highest-intensity trafficking areas in the country. Sex trafficking generates $810m in annual revenue for local pimps and gangs, making it the county’s second-largest underground economy after drugs.

But findings of a groundbreaking three-year study on gang-involved sex trafficking, funded by the Department of Justice and released last October, have prompted local government to act, creating a unique precedent for collaborative action

Laurence Mathieu-Léger, Source: The Guardian
Tuesday 21 June 2016 06.30 EDT

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/21/san-diego-sex-trafficking-industry-federal-report
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/01/prosecutors-want-worldwide-crackdown-on-online
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Oct 9, 2016, 02:10 PM (0 replies)

NACCHO: Drive-Thru Point of Dispensing Planning Guide

ABOUT THIS GUIDE: http://www.rescuepost.com/files/drive-thrupodplanningguide_8-25-10.pdf
GUIDE: http://www.rescuepost.com/files/drive-thrupodplanningguide_8-25-10.pdf

From p. 4:

"Plan Distribution Recommendations

In order to increase the security of drive-thru POD sites after initial drive-thru POD planning is complete, it is important to limit access to the electronic version of the SNS plan or Emergency Operation Plan to active participants and to count and track hard copy versions of the plan. "

Surreal.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Fri Oct 7, 2016, 12:27 PM (0 replies)

WaPo tied cognitive impairment from lead exposure to poor decision-making culminating in fatalities.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-dangerous-lead-levels-20160714-snap-story.html
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-exide-children-blood-lead-levels-20160408-story.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-g-exide-health-20160325-htmlstory.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016164831
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141543540

Makes me wonder about these boys/young adults.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Oct 6, 2016, 03:47 PM (0 replies)

Documentary film, Tricked, available on Netflix and Amazon.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-wells/making-tricked_b_4412930.html

"Tricked is a groundbreaking documentary that sheds light on the sex trafficking of Americans, a dark secret that has been kept under wraps for far too long. This film is the next step forward in raising public awareness and starting conversations around the need to end this form of modern day slavery."
--Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief,Huffington Post

"Truly hair-raising."
--Village Voice

"Tricked is eye-opening, a shocking revelation of what happens in the streets every night in cities across the country."
--Russell Simmons, Co-Founder, Def Jam Records


TRICKED on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrickedFilm

https://twitter.com/TrickedFilm/status/780501748502765568
Moments ago, a bill was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown that ends the criminalization of... http://fb.me/4UWWtZ5BC
September 26, 2016 8:18 pm

https://twitter.com/TrickedFilm/status/777945768820740096
Oakland has launched a new campaign to fight sex trafficking in addition to launching a new website,... http://fb.me/48CH5IQGs
September 19, 2016 7:01 pm

https://twitter.com/TrickedFilm/status/776067439570391040
Another huge development regarding Backpage, a website that is frequently used for child sex trafficking.... http://fb.me/1vulXxNng
September 14, 2016 2:37 pm


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Oct 3, 2016, 03:26 PM (0 replies)
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