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699028a0217fe451a7507194c9496bd5Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
August 19, 2013

Gabby Williams is 8 years old and has not aged because of a “mysterious condition” that keeps her trapped in an infant’s body.

Mary Margaret Williams, Gabby’s mother, explained that her daughter has not changed much since she was born.

Williams said: “She has gotten a little longer and we have jumped into putting her in size 3-6 month clothes instead of 0-3 months for the footies.”

Mainstream television played a documentary based on Gabby in 2011; which also featured a 40 year old man who still resembles a 10 year of child.

A woman in Florida has retained her childhood appearance, and a 31 year old Brazilian woman looks like a toddler.

Gabby’s story will be replayed on television when The Learning Channel (TLC) airs a follow-up documentary this week.

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The Amazing Girl Who Doesn’t Age!

Armen Ohannesian

Uploaded on Aug 6, 2009

This is an amazing clip and could change science and how we treat illness and aging.

 

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“Nuclear Guinea Pigs”: Deadly Experiments and Contaminated Reality

Global Research, August 11, 2013
Half a century ago, on the spurious grounds that extreme sacrifices were required in the battle to prevent a communist takeover of the world, the US government decided to use the citizens of Nevada as nuclear guinea pigs.
Although atomic testing was pursued there for several years in the 1950s, notification would have alarmed area residents. As a result, they weren’t even advised to go indoors. Yet, according to declassified documents, some scientists studying the genetic effects of radiation at the time were already concerned about the health risks of fallout.For most of those committed to the US nuclear program, the need to keep this type of research secret was a no-brainer. After all, if the public realized that the technology used to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki had led to experiments at home, early nuclear research – not to mention weapons deployment – might have met stronger opposition. The government badly wanted its nukes, and the scientists yearned to unlock the secrets of human mutation. Thus, an unholy alliance was struck.

US citizens, and the thousands of soldiers who took dangerous doses of radiation as part of other studies, haven’t been the only victims of science run amuck. Between 1964 and 1968, for example, at least a dozen covert tests of nerve and chemical agents were carried out on servicemen in the Pacific Ocean, then concealed and denied for more than 20 years. Crews were used to gauge how quickly various poisons could be detected, how rapidly they would disperse, and the effectiveness of protective gear and decontamination procedures.

Three tests used sarin, a deadly nerve gas subsequently employed by a cult to kill a dozen people in a Tokyo subway in 1995, or VX, the nerve gas that the US later accused Iraq of developing. One test used staphylococcal enterotoxin B, known as SEB, a crippling germ toxin; another used a “simulant” believed to be harmless but subsequently found to be dangerous. “We do not see things like informed consent or individual protection,” noted Michael Kilpatrick, a Defense Department medical official. “We don’t have the records for what, if any, protection was given to people.”

In a test called Fearless Johnny, carried out southwest of Honolulu during 1965, a Navy cargo ship was sprayed with VX nerve agent to “evaluate the magnitude of exterior and interior contamination levels” under various conditions of readiness, as well as study “the shipboard wash-down system,” according to documents declassified in 2002. Like all nerve agents, VX gas penetrates the skin or lungs to disrupt the body’s nervous system and stop breathing. Exposure can kill.

Another test, known as Flower Drum, involved spraying sarin gas into the ventilation system of a ship. The crew wore various levels of protective gear. A third experiment, Deseret Test Center Test 68-50, was conducted in 1968 to determine the casualty levels from an F-4 Phantom jet spraying SEB. A jet dropped the deadly mist over part of Eniwetok Atoll and five Army tugboats in the Marshall Islands. Public exposure of the secret tests and identification of those affected did not begin until 2000, and only under pressure from Mike Thompson, a California congressman who responded to veterans suffering health damage.

During the same period, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) spent millions on an even more heinous project: comparing atomic bomb survivors with an “uncontaminated” control group in South America, the Yanomami, who live in the remote Amazon regions of Brazil and Venezuela. Without informed consent or any government’s approval, thousands of blood samples were taken from the Indians, and extensive studies were conducted to provide crucial genealogical information on each tribe member. That the AEC research did nothing to help the Yanomami was bad enough. That it led directly to much needless suffering is a prime example of cultural imperialism at its worst.

As Patrick Tierney explained in Darkness in El Dorado, his harrowing account of scientific and journalistic exploitation, the AEC study was but one step in a decades-long process that brought illness, death, and degradation to the Amazon. To study iodine metabolism, ambitious researchers administered radioactive iodine to Yanomami tribes for 10 years. To prove questionable theories about aggression, anthropologists invaded countless communities, neglecting the sick and malnourished, while imposing their own agendas and setting inter-tribal conflicts into motion. Film crews and journalists joined in, bribing tribes to stage fights and feasts for the cameras. The Yanomami became the most famous “primitive” people in the world. But with that attention came modern weapons and imported disease.

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Wild life of Nevada Test Site

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Mountain Cottontail

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Kit foxes

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Herd of wild horses

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Desert tortoise

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Landscapes of the Nevada Test Site

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Yucca brevifolia at the Nevada Test Site

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NTS – Scenery

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NTS – Rocky Valley

This is one of three major alliances within the Mojave Desert ecoregion of the Nevada Test Site.

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Ecology of the Nevada National Security Site: An Annotated Bibliography, DOE/NV/11718–594
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Documentary sheds light on Emmett ‘Downwinders’

Credit: KTVB

by Bonnie Shelton

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 8 at 4:35 PM

 

EMMETT — A new documentary outlining the effects of nuclear testing in Nevada in the 1950s and 1960s will premier in Emmett on Saturday.

The movie is called “A Downwinder’s Story” and details the effects of nuclear radiation on places downwind of the United States’ former testing site in Nevada.

A life-long Emmett resident, Tona Henderson, tells us she’s seen the effects of the nuclear fallout firsthand.

“I have 30 people in my family that have had cancer,” said Henderson.

She says that cancer is caused by nuclear fallout brought to Emmett by the wind after the nuclear bomb testing decades ago.

“It just rained here…it was just like detonating a bomb here,” she said.

Some victims in counties close to the test site have received government compensation for the harm the testing caused, but not Emmett.

The issue is the subject of the new documentary made by Jay and John Wayne Films. The documentary also features Enterprise, Utah. Victims there have received federal money after getting sick.

 

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Meet Highway

Meet Highway

This handsome longhaired gentle giant was a stray! He showed signs of neglect and was severely matted when my husband rescued him near our Town Highway Department. We surrendered him to our local shelter only to return and adopt him and give him the love and forever home he deserved! Turns out, he has given us so much more in return!

Kris & Al Jablonski
Cheektowaga, NY

ArchieArchieWe had gone to a “meet and greet” to meet another dog, but returned with this furry little imp, a charming, smart, and lively combination of joy and mischief who was hard to resist. When the rescue group found him, he was just a puppy, miserable, hungry, and covered with mange. As if that weren’t enough, he had been born missing a bone in his right leg – the Vet’s advice was to let Mother Nature compensate for it, which she has done. A completely recovered and well fed Archie chases, rolls, and romps with dogs of all sizes as though he weighed a hundred pounds and loves every minute of it. He can be stubborn, bull-headed, and an incorrigible scamp, but he’s so happy and such a charmer, that when we should be upset with him, we end up laughing. He and Lucy, our other rescue dog, are like brother and sister and having them in our lives is a real joy.Joe Haggard
Austin, TX

Save a Senior Dog Like MiltonSave a Senior Dog Like MiltonAs one owned by eight rescued animals, I subscribe to many sites on Facebook that cover the plight of “unwanted” pets. Just before Christmas I saw a bedraggled, blind, 10 year old Pomeranian that had been turned in at a shelter about 1.5 hours away.Who would take in such a dog? It worried me the entire weekend so first thing on Monday I called and asked them to make sure that they held him until we could get there to meet him.

He growled and snapped when the staff picked him up. He was dirty, underweight, had bad teeth, arthritic hips, damaged ears and a skin condition. He has cataracts. My husband is ill, so sat in a chair while I sat on the floor to get acquainted. Then I picked him up so that my husband could hold him – no snapping, no growling. He knew he had found a home.

After a few vet visits and some heavy duty grooming Milton (named after the blind English poet) has put on some needed weight and adjusted to his surroundings. We have a large yard with no obstructions and he loves to wander without fear of bumping into anything. He ignores the cats and is not intimidated by our three large dogs.

We love this little senior and hope that the love will keep him around a long time.

Margaret Eaton

Cadiz, KY

Margaret Eaton
Cadiz, KY

Meanie PieMeanie PieSomething small and fast moved behind my car. “Kitty,” I said, and it poked its head out. It was a guinea pig! From two sides, the neighborhood cats converged.I stamped my foot – and all three of them took off. I followed the guinea from yard to yard, corner to corner, across the street and back. The two cats moved in again. “Fssst.” I said to them, and again all three animals fled. The guinea ran into my garden. I moved close, talking softly. I put my hand out, and she crawled into it.

I don’t know what made me go outside that night, but I’m glad I did. Bad tempered as she can be, kicking and bucking like a tiny steer, bludgeoning my hands with her back legs and head, she is sometimes sweet and loving, coming to the door of her cage and nudging my nose with her own.

Tracey Hessler
Orlando, FL

Cyrus saved by FacebookCyrus saved by FacebookI was cruising facebook 3 yrs ago and saw (then named Timber), shelter’s picture and it melted my heart. I inquired about him and and the next morning when I woke up there was a contact phone # for Sandy. I called her quickly hoping that the time zone difference was not gonna get her mad at me. She told me to call back in a half hour. When I did call her back i asked why? She said she had to make sure that Timber was still available as he was on the euthanasia list for that morning. Luckily I was in time. We set things in motion and a week later my Joplin Missouri dog was a proud Canadian crossing the Detroit border into Canada. Thanks to 3 kind hearted people who with the help of Facebook offered to help drive Cyrus (his new name for a new life) to me. Cyrus is a joy and has fit into my pack well. Adopting is always so rewarding.Julia Mccron
Guelph, ON, Canada

A Giant Gentle LoveA Giant Gentle LoveOur pack had dwindled by 1 in November and it was the beginning of March. The ASPCA was a mile or so down the street from my office and I had not felt the urge to look in quite a few months. This Thursday lunchtime proved differently.As usual I went in looking for large dogs. I almost left but decided to look in the puppy room. Off to the side was a large room with this one huge dog – a great dane mix. I walked her and sat in the garden area where she practically crawled completely into my lap. She was ancient and had been sick. She had been a stray brought in with multiple issues. After about 20 minutes, I took her back in. I went home that night saying nothing to my husband. Friday I went again on lunch only to find her sick in with the vet. Over the weekend I discussed her with my husband. Monday, I went back. She was still in with the vet. I left word with the desk to call me when she was available. Tuesday they called. I went in on lunch again. Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Day, my husband, 65+ years, met me there. The shelter had a “special” on seniors taking seniors for free. My husband noticed her hips were bad and how emaciated she was. Neither one of us could stand her being left there. We adopted her right then and took her home naming her Melly.

Our cat watched her for less than 2 weeks before he decided Melly was ok. We had dear Melly for a mere 9 months before she had to leave us to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Time well spent!

Helen
Rhoadesville, VA