Written by Ben (S0)
It has been an exciting start to the new year - a 6.6 earthquake in Vanuatu and a solar uptick. Amidst the natural events, the new blog and other updates, it would be easy to forget about Reuters’ article, 'Special Report: Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales,' which was featured in January 1st, 2014’s morning news video.
"(Reuters) - The U.S. beef industry's dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling here, on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc slaughterhouse in southeastern Washington state.
…The animals had lost their hooves, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture documents reviewed by Reuters...The next day, the hottest day of the month, two more animals with missing hooves arrived by truck. Again, the animals were destroyed, the documents show.
The animals' feet were 'basically coming apart,' said Keith Belk, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University.
...In the weeks before the cattle were shipped to Tyson's slaughterhouse, outside the city limits of Pasco, all had been fed Merck & Co Inc's profit-enhancing animal feed additive, Zilmax..."
LEARN MORE: Merck & Co Inc's volume enhancement drug is destroying the cattle.
On our Saturday sessions of 'Fly on the Wall,' I have discussed the significance of things like bovine growth hormones for dairy cattle which cause excessive mastitis in the cows.
This also increases the amount of growth hormones found in the milk - this is why some children balloon to outrageous sizes (you see them on day-time talk shows), while young girls are 'maturing' at younger and younger ages.
Video: Mike Callicrate, President of Organization for Competitive Markets, speaks about Zilmax.
GMOs - The Round-Up Resistance Gene:
Simple Explanation: They found a bacteria that Roundup can't kill. They took the relevant gene from that bacteria and put it in our food. This likely causes the cells in the food to express minute bacterial characteristics that slowly and subtly affect us over time as we eat the food through constant, light stress.
The problem is that these proteins are endotoxins, and part of what triggers our immune response - fever, fatigue, general stress on all of our bodily systems. This is good in a way because it stimulates our body to seek-out and neutralize, or destroy those cells, but what if our body can't find the endotoxins?
One human defense peptide is LL-37, which has a strongly cationic ( + charge) face that seeks out these negatively charged bacterial membranes. However, if these membrane proteins are inserted into zwitterionic (net neutral) membranes, our cationic peptides simply cannot find them, thereby leaving our immune systems to stay on, activated, and stressing out our other systems. Ex: Excess LL-37 can damage red blood cells and has even been associated with ovarian tumors.
Confirmation would require GLP testing with rigorous design controls. In the meantime, we can clearly draw a connection between known, accepted science, and the reality of what genetic modifications do beyond their intended results.
Accelerated Vaccine Schedules - For those who have "heard the rumors…"
The reality is this: 1) more children are being diagnosed with these diseases in short periods of time after receiving these vaccinations, and 2) the vast VAST majority of children receiving vaccines handle them without any significant problems.
So, if it seems like most parents think nothing of these rumors…you can't really blame them. I recently spent some time with a former research associate of mine who has a 3-year-old boy; he had done considerable amounts of research and made one comment that shifted my perceptions of this situation, especially given what has been written here about GMOs.
What do they tell you is supposed to happen after vaccination? They tell you that a child should get a little sick, perhaps accompanied by a fever, and that it is completely normal and expected - often alongside an assurance to the effect of "children get sick all the time."
Your child gets sick because the structure of the pathogen is maintained in the serum- it is not going to multiply and take over your child's system, but the body responds to the invader, which is the entire point of the vaccination. These are technically "stresses on the system," which most children overcome without issue, but there is a heightened risk with high fevers in young children (all parents know this story).
Compared to when I was a young child (I'm only 29) the kids are getting more vaccinations and getting them earlier in their development, when the risk is highest - this is why we describe the vaccination schedules as accelerated, and why it might be such an obvious mistake.
As with GMOs, this subject certainly requires further study, but the dots being connected here are the result of the simplest logic. Take what we know, what is undisputed and immutable fact among human science, and just put it all together. My friend decided to take every opportunity to delay all vaccinations for his child as long as possible, but to ultimately get the vaccinations. His child is developing well-ahead of 'normal'… whatever that means.
Cattle falling apart, growth hormones, subtle immune stressors - if you think this seems "all over the place" then we share our surveys of the landscape. However, the number of topics and sub-issues extend far beyond the points brought up here, and often involving more complex interdisciplinary science; we chose three narrow issues. This author happens to have spent a significant time studying pathogen membranes, otherwise he would be left with the vague uncertainties on these topics that many are left with now, as he is with the vast majority of science that the masses are forced to trust to those behind the curtains.
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