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Friday, June 22, 2018

Ugly Facts

Ugly Facts

This situation is what Thomas Huxley described as the “great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” 

In a recent article the New York Times (NYT) made a very embarrassing mistake. Specifically, it cited a videotape that repeated a serious mistake on the toxicity of fluoride that was corrected 6 years ago.

The mistake made in the video was the claim that an important meta-analysis of 27 IQ studies carried out by a team from Harvard University (Choi et al., 2012) - comparing the IQ between children from villages with high fluoride exposure and villages with low-exposure- reported an average loss of 0.45 of an IQ point. In reality, the Harvard researchers reported a loss of 0.45 of one standard deviation, which amounted to a loss of 7 IQ points. A huge difference. A loss of half an IQ point might be insignificant, but a loss of 7 IQ points would be very serious at the population level. Such a loss would more than halve the number of very bright children (IQ greater than 130) and increase by at least 50% the number of mentally handicapped (IQ less than 70).

Under any other circumstances this would be a very embarrassing mistake but on the matter of fluoridation the NYT is not embarrassed easily.  For example, in 2015 the senior science editor wrote an email in connection with fluoridation:

“… I understand that you disagree, but I think it’s fair to say
that most members of the science staff of The New York Times
consider this debate to have been decided – in fluoride’s favor –
about 50 years ago.”

Buyer Beware!

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that will take complaints on utility smart meters from all US states.  If you have or had smart meter electrical or fire problems CALL: (800) 638-2772  Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET  or submit your complaint by email.     


 Utility claims the homeowner is liable for smart meter meltdown


8/1/2017 Dry ground pulls power boxes from homes in Regina, causes six fires REGINA – “There was a popping sound like fireworks, yellow sparks and a plume of black smoke as a power meter caught fire at a home in Regina. Provincial utility company SaskPower says the fire Monday night was the sixth power meter to ignite in the city in the last two weeks because parched soil is causing the ground to shift.” http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/national_news/article_c4f2d0de-22db-5c5d-869d-ae8d86d93151.html


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If your electrical wiring in your home is over 10 years old , you might want to "Opt-Out" of smart meters!  

Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests

Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests


The pineal gland has been known as the 'seat of soul' for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone? 

The Discovery

Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with age and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. Eleven aged cadavares were dissected and their pineal glands assayed:
 "There was a positive correlation between pineal F[luoride] and pineal Ca[lcium] (r = 0.73, p<0 .02="" a="" accumulated="" age="" and="" between="" bone.="" bone="" but="" by="" correlation="" em="" f.="" f="" gland="" has="" higher="" is="" its="" no="" old="" pineal="" ratio="" readily="" than="" the="">
This is the not the first research to implicate fluoride in contributing to so-called ectopic calcification, or the calcification of soft tissue. We address this in a previous report on the potential for fluoride to calcifiy the arteries.

What Is The Pineal Gland?

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain, and is sometimes called the "third eye" as it is a light sensitive, centrally-located organ with cellular features resembling the human retina.
One article describes the role of the pineal gland in more technical terms here:
"The role of the nonvisual photoreception is to synchronise periodic functions of living organisms to the environmental light periods in order to help survival of various species in different biotopes." [Source]
The pineal gland is best known for its role in producing the hormone melatonin from serotonin (triggered by the absence of light) and affects wake/sleep patterns and seasonal/circadian rhythms. Like a tiny pea-sized pine cone it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres  and is a unique brain structure insofar as it is not protected by the blood-brain-barrier. This may also explain why it is uniquely sensitive to calcification via fluoride exposure.

More Than An Endocrine Gland

Technically the mammalian pineal gland is neural tissue, and the cells within the pineal gland - the pinealocytes - have characteristics that resemble the photorecetpor cells in the retina.
This has given rise to the opinion that it should be reclassified:
"In our opinion, the main trend of today's literature on pineal functions--only considering the organ as a common endocrine gland--deviates from this structural and histochemical basis." [Source]
The pineal gland has been a subject of much interest since ancient times. Galen described it in the 3rd century, and the philosopher René Decartes (1596-1650) identified the pineal gland as the "seat of the soul." His explanation for this conclusion is quite interesting:
"My view is that this gland is the principal seat of the soul, and the place in which all our thoughts are formed. The reason I believe this is that I cannot find any part of the brain, except this, which is not double. Since we see only one thing with two eyes, and hear only one voice with two ears, and in short have never more than one thought at a time, it must necessarily be the case that the impressions which enter by the two eyes or by the two ears, and so on, unite with each other in some part of the body before being considered by the soul. Now it is impossible to find any such place in the whole head except this gland; moreover it is situated in the most suitable possible place for this purpose, in the middle of all the concavities; and it is supported and surrounded by the little branches of the carotid arteries which bring the spirits into the brain." [Source]
Decartes was one of the few philosophers who was experienced in vivisection and anatomy, and who righly pointed out the unique nature of the pineal gland's location in the brain and blood supply.
The "third eye" is also a well known symbol in Eastern literature, and may be concretely grounded in the anatomical structure and function of the pineal gland.

Calcium Stones In the Brain

Pineal gland calcifications upon dissection resemble gravel, and are composed of calcite (calcium carbonate) and/or calcium hydroxylapatite, the latter of which is not unlike dentin or bone. [Source]
Pineal gland calcification is associated with a number of diseases in the medical literature:
  1. Alzheimer Disease
  2. Bipolar Disease
  3. Circadian Dysregulation
  4. Hormone Imbalances: Low Melatonin
  5. Insomnia
  6. Low Back Pain
  7. Parkinson Disease
  8. Schizophrenia
  9. Sleep Disorders
  10. Stroke 
Learn more about the role of brain calcification in Alzheimer's disease.

Fluoride As A "Therapeutic" Neurotoxin?

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Spencer Brewery Open House Saturday June 23rd


A Radically New Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Causes and Cures

A Radically New Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Causes and Cures

A Radically New Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Causes and Cures

Alzheimer's disease is expanding unchecked throughout the modern world, despite billions spent annually on pharmaceutical interventions. Could the calcification of the brain play a role?

Despite the multi-billion dollar successes of conventional pharmacological interventions for Alzheimer's disease, lackluster treatment outcomes have revealed them to be an abject failure. The ongoing hypothesis for the past few decades has been that Alzheimer's disease is caused by a lack of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, but acetycholinesterase inhibitors (drugs that inhibit the enzyme that breaks this neurotransmitter down) have failed miserably to produce anything but momentary palliative improvements, if that.  In addition, post-marketing surveillance data now clearly shows these drugs may actually cause new, more serious neurological problems, such as seizures.

And why should we surprised? We do not know of a disease in existence that is caused by a lack of a pharmaceutical agent. And what are Alzheimer's disease drugs but patented xenobiotic chemicals, completely alien to human physiology? Therefore, the answer is to look deeper at the underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease, and preventing, addressing and reversing them whenever possible -- the perennial goal of compassionate and logical medicine.

Pineal Gland Calcification and Alzheimer's Disease

A promising new perspective on Alzheimer's disease looks at the role of age-induced brain calcification in neurodegenerative diseases. So-called normal intracranial calcifications, which accumulate in the brain with age, are so prevalent today that the conventional medical establishment considers them non-pathological when not accompanied by overt evidence of disease. The primary brain structures affected are:
  • Pineal gland
  • Habenula
  • Choroid plexus
  • Basal ganglial calcification
  • Falx, dura mater or tentorium cerevelli
  • Petroclinoid liagaments
  • Superior sagittal sinus
Pineal gland calcification is now found in two-thirds of the adult population.[1] While related to neurological injury and innate repair processes, its exact causes in each individual case are complex and mostly unknown. However, one likely culprit is fluoride exposure. [See: Fluoride: Calcifier of the Soul]

Melania Calls Secret Service On Peter Fonda After Pedo Rape-Cage Tweet

Melania Calls Secret Service On Peter Fonda After Pedo Rape-Cage Tweet

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Not so Smart

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that will take complaints on utility smart meters from all US states.  If you have or had smart meter electrical or fire problems CALL: (800) 638-2772  Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET  or submit your complaint by email.  


If your home is having electrical problems it could be smart meter related, and your home could be at risk for a fire. This video is mainly about the difficulty in opting out of a smart meter in Texas, however it also explains how the health and electrical problems they were having were linked to the smart meter.




The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that will take complaints on utility smart meters from all US states.  If you have or had smart meter electrical or fire problems CALL: (800) 638-2772  Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET  or submit your complaint by email.    

Charlton pot farm battle is taken to the state

Charlton pot farm battle is taken to the state

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Smart Meters not so much!



BePreparedSMfire


The following is a compilation of reports from the US , Australia and Canada about fires, explosions, electrical problems or burned out appliances due to Smart Meter installations.  For a summary of the problems, read this: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Summary-of-Evidence-on-Smart-Meter-Fires.pdf



How to not melt the couch, and other life skills to teach your kids this summer

How to not melt the couch, and other life skills to teach your kids this summer

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Cannabis Cultivation Discussion June 19, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Let's talk cultivation! What do you say? This Tuesday at 6PM in Templeton, Massachusetts, I will be sitting on a panel focused on cannabis cultivation. I will be joined by fellow Farm Bug Co-op Cultivating Member, Bill St. Croix. Bill and I have been advocating for the need to have more discussions about cultivation. So, I was very excited when the Town of Templeton proposed this event. We need to be doing more of this! Kudos to Templeton, Mass for their forward-thinking approach to the local cannabis industry.

If you'd like to learn more about the cultivation process or how cultivators are fairing in this emerging industry, come out to Templeton, Massachusetts on Tuesday night. There will be plenty of time for questions. I would also be happy to give you an update on Farm Bug and where we stand in the licensing process after the panel. Long story short, the Co-op is strong!     


      


Date: Tuesday, June 19th
Time: 6:00PM
Place: Town of Templeton
Town Hall -- Conference Room
160 Patriots Road
East Templeton, MA 01438

I've been to a lot of cannabis industry events in Massachusetts and cultivation is often, ironically, left out of the discussion. Or, if it is included, it's not the focus. Farm Bug Co-op is going to change that. Join us on Tuesday night at the beginning of our journey forward.

Your Humble Advocate,

Eric R. Schwartz
Co-founder
Farm Bug Co-op
eric@farmbug.coop
farmbug.coop

Meetings the Week of June 18, 2018

Meetings the Week of June 18, 2018



Monday  6/18/18
Sewer                              Reservoir St                             4:30 pm
Conservation                  PCS Town Hall*                     6:00 pm
BOH                               PCS Town Hall*                     7:00 pm

 
Tuesday  6/19/18
Cannabis                           PCS Town Hall*                   1:30 pm



Wednesday 6/20/18
Adv. Com                    PCS Town Hall*                    6:00 pm

Thursday 6/21/18
Cemetery                          Senior Drive                            7:00 pm



                             * Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall

Sunday, June 17, 2018

‘Smart thermostat left me with no hot water and put my home at risk of fire’

‘Smart thermostat left me with no hot water and put my home at risk of fire’

Smart thermostats for boilers are the future, according to their advocates. But for the Stowe household in Suffolk, the latest eco device was a disaster


Last year, npower installed the latest smart central heating thermostat in Bill Stowe’s home, but he claims that rather than saving him money its botched installation caused a catalogue of problems and warns other households to think carefully before going ahead.

Stowe, who lives with his wife and daughter in Harwich, Suffolk, was offered the £250 Nest smart heating controller for free when he signed up to a special npower gas and electricity tariff last December. But he claims that problems resulting from the installation left him without hot water for six weeks and even put his home at risk of fire.

Only later was he told by an installer that the smart thermostat wasn’t compatible with his Vaillant eco-friendly boiler.

Seven months on, the energy-saving device – considered the future by the energy sector – is sitting in a cardboard box in his kitchen.

Only after the original thermostat was restored did his boiler work properly again, Stowe says.
According to npower, the Nest learning thermostat “helps you save energy” as its motion sensors turn the heating down when you’re away. The temperature in the home can also be adjusted remotely using a smartphone – a boon if you return home late or not at all. Many consumers say they love the thermostat, but plenty have had problems making it work properly.
Nest, which is popular in the US, was bought by Google for $3.2bn (£2bn) in January 2014, as web firms become excited about the concept of a “connected” home.

Stowe says initially the thermostat worked well with his modern Vaillant EcoMax Pro boiler. The problem emerged when he turned his heating off in summer and found it would no longer heat the water.

Npower’s Nest installation team suggested he call out the firm’s heating care (boiler insurance) team, but when the engineer came, Stowe says he appeared to have no idea about the Nest system and tried to put the heating and hot water back onto the original Honeywell thermostat. When he couldn’t get the boiler to work, the engineer said he needed a part and left.

“That night we noticed a burning smell coming from the airing cupboard where the boiler was and the power to the thermostat downstairs had gone,” Stowe says. “The circuit board in the Honeywell system had burnt out. It hardly fills you with confidence.”

Distracted Driving and Templeton Elementary School




May 2018 incident.

A South Carolina sheriff's deputy nearly crushed a teen girl as she attempted to board a school bus last month. In a shocking new video, Jordan Reyes (main, circled), 15, is seen standing in the driveway of her home as she waited for the bus to stop. Moments later, the Pendleton High School student is seen jumping out of the way as an unidentified Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputy drives past the parked bus. The deputy had been distracted by the GPS. He has since been suspended. 

Last week, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office released an instructional video (left inset) targeted at first responders that featured Reyes and Sheriff Chad McBride. In the caption of the video, the sheriff's office said Reyes 'wanted to take what could have been a tragic event and turn it around to something positive for all first responders'. 

Templeton Elementary School Building Project -

Might want to re-think students exiting school buses into traffic.

Kudos to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and Jordan Reyes for creating this PSA .

Friday, June 15, 2018

Why EPA’s Headquarters Professionals’ Union Opposes Fluoridation

Why EPA’s Headquarters Professionals’ Union Opposes Fluoridation

By Dr. J. William Hirzy, Senior Vice President, EPA Headquarters Union | 2000



The following documents why our union, formerly National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2050 and since April 1998 Chapter 280 of the National Treasury Employees Union, took the stand it did opposing fluoridation of drinking water supplies. Our union is comprised of and represents the approximately 1500 scientists, lawyers, engineers and other professional employees at EPA Headquarters here in Washington, D.C.

The union first became interested in this issue rather by accident. Like most Americans, including many physicians and dentists, most of our members had thought that fluoride’s only effects were beneficial – reductions in tooth decay, etc. We too believed assurances of safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation. For a history of how drinking water fluoridation began, see “Fluoride, Teeth and the Atomic Bomb”, by investigative reporters Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson.




Then, as EPA was engaged in revising its drinking water standard for fluoride in 1985, an employee came to the union with a complaint: he said he was being forced to write into the regulation a statement to the effect that EPA thought it was alright for children to have “funky” teeth. It was OK, EPA said, because it considered that condition to be only a cosmetic effect, not an adverse health effect. The reason for this EPA position was that it was under political pressure to set its health-based standard for fluoride at 4 mg/liter. At that level, EPA knew that a significant number of children develop moderate to severe dental fluorosis, but since it had deemed the effect as only cosmetic, EPA didn’t have to set its health-based standard at a lower level to prevent it. We tried to settle this ethics issue quietly, within the family, but EPA was unable or unwilling to resist external political pressure, and we took the fight public with a union amicus curiae brief in a lawsuit filed against EPA by a public interest group. The union has published on this initial involvement period in detail (1).

Since then our opposition to drinking water fluoridation has grown, based on the scientific literature documenting the increasingly out-of-control exposures to fluoride, the lack of benefit to dental health from ingestion of fluoride and the hazards to human health from such ingestion. These hazards include acute toxic hazard, such as to people with impaired kidney function, as well as chronic toxic hazards of gene mutationscancerreproductive effectsneurotoxicitybone pathology and dental fluorosis. First, a review of recent neurotoxicity research results.

In 1995, Mullenix and co-workers (2) showed that rats given fluoride in drinking water at levels that give rise to plasma fluoride concentrations in the range seen in humans suffer neurotoxic effects that vary according to when the rats were given the fluoride – as adult animals, as young animals, or through the placenta before birth. Those exposed before birth were born hyperactive and remained so throughout their lives. Those exposed as young or adult animals displayed depressed activity. Then in 1998, Guan and co-workers (3) gave doses similar to those used by the Mullenix research group to try to understand the mechanism(s) underlying the effects seen by the Mullenix group. Guan’s group found that several key chemicals in the brain – those that form the membrane of brain cells – were substantially depleted in rats given fluoride, as compared to those who did not get fluoride.

IG Report Confirms True Pundit BOMBSHELL

IG Report Confirms True Pundit BOMBSHELL on Hillary’s Emails; Details Comey Was Briefed on Clinton-Linked ‘Sex Crimes Against Children’ Evidence on Weiner Laptop

Scientists WARN: Genetic editing of humans with “CRISPR” technology may lead to generation of cancer sufferers

Scientists WARN: Genetic editing of humans with “CRISPR” technology may lead to generation of cancer sufferers




Scientists WARN: Genetic editing of humans with “CRISPR” technology may lead to generation of cancer sufferers



Image: Scientists WARN: Genetic editing of humans with “CRISPR” technology may lead to generation of cancer sufferers
(Natural News) CRISPR-Cas9 is a budding technology, with proponents singing its praises for the last few years. But it turns out this “promising” advancement comes with some unintended side effects – like the potential to cause cancer in a whole generation of humans (if not more). It appears the more we learn about CRISPR, the darker and more dangerous it seems to get. Yet despite multiple hair-raising studies, so-called experts seem to believe that gene editing is worth any cost, no matter how high the price may be.

Two shocking new studies, one led by the Karolinska Institute, and another one by Novartis, are sure to shake things up across the gene editing industry, now that it turns out the savior-status being granted to CRISPR-Cas9 tech may be undeserved. Both studies were published earlier this summer by the journal Nature. 

The dangers of CRISPR-Cas9

The gene editing technique has been promoted as a way to rid humans of disease, but as luck would have it – a successful gene edit may just be setting the stage for cancer. In fact, replacing a “diseased” gene with a healthy one is now considered to be the most dangerous part of the gene editing tool. In other words, the risks essentially defeat the point of the whole process.
As sources explain, successful gene edits may be an indication that the modified cells don’t have a cancer-fighting protein known as p53, upping the risk of cancer significantly.
As sources explain, p53 often causes CRISPR edits to fail. CRISPR-Cas9 “works like scissors to snip strands of DNA,” and these “cuts” can also prompt p53 into action, either by repairing the cell or making the cell commit suicide.

Emma Haapaniemi, a co-author of the Karolinska Institute study, explained why this is such a concerning find.

“By picking cells that have successfully repaired the damaged gene we intended to fix, we might inadvertently also pick cells without functional p53.” Dysfunctional p53 is a major cancer risk; nearly half of ovarian and colorectal cancers can be connected to a disruption in p53. Many other types of cancer, like lung, pancreatic, stomach, liver and breast cancers, can also be attributed to p53 problems.

“If transplanted into a patient, as in gene therapy for inherited diseases, such cells could give rise to cancer, raising concerns for the safety of CRISPR-based gene therapies,” Haapaniemi added.

Concerns about CRISPR on the rise

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Police Warn Of Man In Tinted Van Videotaping Children, Offering Candy

Police Warn Of Man In Tinted Van Videotaping Children, Offering Candy


By Beth Germano

 

GARDNER (CBS) – Two Central Massachusetts communities are on alert after several teenage girls say a suspicious man approached them.

Parents were extra vigilant outside an elementary school in Gardner, along with the extra presence of police, following reports this week of an older man with blonde hair in a white van approaching two younger teenage girls, offering candy and urging them to get in. Police say they ran from the scene.

One mother outside the Elm Street Elementary School says she decided to have her daughter dismissed early. “Today I just felt something suspicious. I wanted to get her out early and make sure she’s safe,” she said.

The scenario was frightening enough that some parents came to school themselves rather than rely on the school bus to bring their children home. “I got a phone call that there’s a white van and a man trying to lure kids into the car. It’s very scary,” said parent Allison Moss.

Cannabis Discussion June 19th


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD

The criminalization of science whistleblowers: A mind-blowing interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD







(Natural News) In one of the most shocking science videos you’ll see this year, molecular biologist Judy A. Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines.

With a well established history of working for the National Cancer Institute as a cancer research, Dr. Mikovits worked with human retroviruses like HIV. Her work focused on immunotherapy research and involved HIV.

In 2009, she was working on autism and related neurological diseases. She found that many of the study subjects has cancer, motor-neuron disorders and chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS). She believed a virus may have been responsible for these symptoms, and through her research, she isolated the viruses that turned out to come from mice.

She soon realized that these protein and viral contaminants were being introduced into the human population via contaminated vaccines.

“Twenty-five million Americans are infected with the viruses that came out of the lab… into the humans via contaminated blood and vaccines.”

Mueller Scrambles To Limit Evidence After Indicted Russians Actually Show Up In Court

Mueller Scrambles To Limit Evidence After Indicted Russians Actually Show Up In Court

Thousands Suspected of Child Sex Abuse Arrested by DOJ

Thousands Suspected of Child Sex Abuse Arrested by DOJ

June 12, 2018 7:13 pm Last Updated: June 12, 2018 8:09 pm

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Medical Cannabis Superior To Opioids for Chronic Pain, Study Finds

Medical Cannabis Superior To Opioids for Chronic Pain, Study Finds

 


Sufferers of chronic pain have been faced with a perilous decision—risk a crippling addiction to opioids or find a way to live with the pain. A new clinical study has focused on medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids, and the results may be a turning point towards a safe, plant-based option for easing pain

A new study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine represents hope for millions of sufferers of chronic pain. Researchers at the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), found that medical cannabis can significantly reduce chronic pain without adverse effects, particularly among adults aged 65 and older. Use of cannabis, aka medical marijuana, was found to be both safe and effective for elderly patients experiencing pain because of another medical condition, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

One of the head researchers in this study, Prof. Victor Novack, M.D., is a professor of medicine in the BGU Faculty of Health Sciences (FOHS), as well as BGU’s Chair in Internal Medicine. He also heads the Soroka Cannabis Clinical Research Institute. According to Prof. Novack, M.D.:
"Older patients represent a large and growing population of medical cannabis users, [yet] few studies have addressed how it affects this particular group, which also suffers from dementia, frequent falls, mobility problems, and hearing and visual impairments."[1]
The study surveyed 2,736 patients aged 65 years and older, at the inception of medical cannabis treatment, and throughout the 33-month study period. Surveys indicated the most common reasons for using cannabis were pain (66.6%) and cancer (60.8%). Methods of ingestion included cannabis-infused oils and smoking or vaporizing the herb. After six months of cannabis therapy, researchers provided a follow-up questionnaire which sought to determine any changes to pain intensity and quality of life, as well as any adverse events that were experienced. 901 of the original respondents replied.
After 6-months of medical marijuana treatment (all statistics are +/-):
  • 94% reported an improved overall condition, and a 50% reduction in pain
  • 60% reported improved quality of life, from "bad" or "very bad" to "good" or "very good"
  • 70% reported moderate to significant improvement in their condition
  • 20% of respondents stopped using opioids or reduced their dose
Notably, the most common side effects reported were mild: dizziness (9.7%) and dry mouth (7.1%), a far cry from the high-percentage of opioid-related deaths that are linked to chronic pain.[2] BGU researchers believe that utilizing cannabis may decrease the use of other prescription medications, including opioids, and encourage further research into this plant-based alternative, especially as it relates to an aging population.

Chronic pain is a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans.[3] It is also

Pesticides making America STUPID:

Pesticides making America STUPID: Agricultural chemicals found to lower the IQ of children

Image: Pesticides making America STUPID: Agricultural chemicals found to lower the IQ of children
(Natural News) If you’re expecting a baby or considering starting a family soon, you’ve probably been reading up on how to give your child the best start in life. You probably wouldn’t dream of lighting up a cigarette or getting drunk while you’re pregnant, but you could very well be doing something that can be quite harmful to your unborn child if you’re being exposed to pesticides.
This isn’t a warning that only applies to farm workers; 33 million pounds of organophosphate pesticides were used in the U.S. in 2007 alone, putting countless people at risk.

Three studies that examined children from very different backgrounds all reached the same conclusion: Prenatal exposure to these pesticides can have a significant long-term adverse effect on a child’s brain health, and it doesn’t matter if that exposure came from crops or cockroach control products. We’re not talking about a small difference, either; the exposure lowered children’s IQ by as many as seven points!

In the two studies that took place in New York, inner-city children aged 6 to 9 who had been born to mothers who were exposed to chlorpyrifos noted working memory decreases of 2.8 percent and IQ drops of 1.4 percent for every increment of exposure. This means the effect is linear; those who had higher levels of exposure experienced more negative effects on cognition. It’s a drop that can cause serious problems in math and reading.

Another study, this one carried out in California, looked at 300 children who lived in Monterey County agricultural communities where organophosphates were sprayed on crops and wind drift

Monday, June 11, 2018

Meetings the Week of June 11, 2018

Meetings the Week of June 11, 2018



Monday  6/11/18
BOS                              PCS Town Hall*                     6:30 pm
 
 


Tuesday  6/12/18
Assessors                           PCS Town Hall*                    4:00 pm
ZBA                                  PCS Town Hall*                     6:00 pm
Planning                            PCS Town Hall*                     6:30 pm            


Wednesday 6/13/18
Housing                       Bridge St                            3:00 pm
Historical                     Boynton PL                        7:00 pm
 
 
Thursday 6/14/18 
CPC                                PCS Town Hall*                      6:00 pm Cemetery                        Sr. Drive                                    6:30 pm  




* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall