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There is an interesting series of five video interviews now available with Brent Wisner, the lawyer who won the recent high profile case against Monanto (now taken over by Bayer) on behalf of his firm’s client, cancer victim Lee Johnson. Wisner had to prove to the jury that Lee Johnson now suffers from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma as a result of frequently spraying Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller over a number of years in the course of his work as a school groundskeeper. Wisner also was successful in winning a large punative award by persuading the jury that Monsanto had acted with malice, which in US legal terms means acting with reckless disregard for human health or safety.
After the initial verdict against Monsanto and the surprisingly large sum awarded as damages to Johnson by the jury, there was some speculation that the presiding judge would overturn the jury’s verdict and there would have to be a retrial. However, the judge decided to let the jury’s decision stand but did substantially reduce the damages awarded to Johnson to a somewhat less extravagant $78,000,000.
Here are the topics covered in the five interviews:
The Rookie Off the Bench Saves the Day!
Listen in to Brent Wisner’s moving story of how freak accidents to Lee Johnson’s attorneys landed Wisner in charge of this epic high-stakes trial just two weeks before it started. Discover the dramatic events leading up to the historic verdict.
Monsanto’s HUGE Mistake: How we got the secret Monsanto Papers
This video reveals the courtroom drama of how The Monsanto Papers — their internal corporate documents — were exposed during the trial and then released to the public. Watch this moving tale of one attorney’s courage as he risks his law license and reputation to pierce Monsanto’s veil of corporate deceit and manipulation. Please note: this video occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children).
Monsanto’s Shocking Disregard for Science and Truth
In this interview, Wisner outlines Monsanto’s shocking manipulation and willful disregard of scientific evidence which proves the harm caused by Roundup. This video goes deep into the science of GMOs and pesticides, with Jeffrey Smith mining his decades of experience and Brent bringing his deep understanding gained from his trial research and preparation.
The Most Dramatic (and Pivotal) Day of the Trial
This highly personal and riveting interview recounts Lee Johnson’s heroic testimony, and its winning impact on the jury, as well as the testimony of his wife and physician. Wisner also provides the insider information that just the day before Johnson’s testimony, his team was gravely concerned about the outcome of the trial.
Guilty! Monsanto Acted with Malice
In this interview, Wisner outlines Monsanto’s malice and blatant disregard for human safety as demonstrated in their own documents and even in their statements and behavior during the trial. Wisner explains how this evidence provided the basis for the enormous punitive damages award. Despite the recent reduction in Johnson’s award, the judge upheld the verdict that Monsanto was acting with malice.
The videos vary in length between approx 20 to 35 minutes. Here’s the link to watch the videos online is here. https://responsibletechnology.org/wisnerinterviews/watch-the-wisner-interviews/
The internal Monsanto documents which Monsanto did not want revealed to the public (mentioned in interview 2) but are now in the public domain (because their high paid, arrogant, jack-donkey lawyers screwed up big time) can be accessed here:
It’s about that time for an “outsider” to step “inside”. After sharing my story of domestic with you all a few years ago I was basically told by many of you that I was ineffective and simply hurt. I was advised to heal and move on by many.
However, there were a few who understood what must be done and took great lengths to advise me how to proceed.
Today I comment with an update that one of your very own daughters is in the abuse cycle as we speak. And she needs all of our help to get out.
Shall we revisit the topic many try to avoid touching on and realize our full collective potential to be agents of change?
Or do you all still harbor the bias and stigma that domestic violence is a private matter?
What say you?
November Snow In Texas? Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models
Our sun has been behaving very strangely, and this unusual behavior is really starting to affect our weather patterns. There have been virtually no sunspots in 2018 as solar activity has dropped to alarmingly low levels. As a result, our atmosphere has been cooling and shrinking, and experts are warning that we are heading for a bitterly, bitterly cold winter. And even though the official start of winter is well over a month away, winter weather is already sweeping the nation. As you will see below, a giant winter storm is about to slam into the east coast, but what is happening in Texas is even more unnerving. On Wednesday morning, the temperature in San Antonio plummeted to just 23 degrees, and that absolutely shattered the old record…
Another scientist that is sounding the alarm is Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. According to him, NASA’s Thermosphere Climate Index is now showing a reading that is “10 times smaller than we see during more active phases of the solar cycle”…
Across the Atlantic, another expert that is sounding the alarm is Piers Corbyn. He believes that the lack of solar activity that we are witnessing could rapidly produce another “mini ice age”…
What he is referring to is a period of substantial global cooling that occurred during “the Maunder Minimum”. If you are not familiar with “the Maunder Minimum”, the following is what Wikipedia has to say about it…
During that time, farming became much more difficult and horrific famines erupted all over the globe. (My emphasis /GM)
If our planet is now entering a similar period, we are going to be in very deep trouble very rapidly. Today, we barely produce enough food to feed the entire globe, and so a major worldwide climate shift could potentially produce unprecedented chaos on a global scale.
So let us hope that solar activity returns to normal soon, because if it doesn’t, the unthinkable is going to begin to happen.
Children who exercise have more brain power, finds study
We know that exercise boosts memory and thinking skills. But now, researchers have shown for the first time that physical activity can increase the size of children’s brains and improve academic performance.
The study by a team from the University of Granada in Spain found that children who are physically fit have a greater volume of grey matter in the brain’s frontal and temporal regions and the calcarine cortex, all of which are important for executive function (the mental skills that help us get things done), as well as learning, motor skills and visual processing.
The researchers aimed to determine whether the brains of physically fit children were different to those of their less-fit peers and if this affected their academic performance.
“The answer is short and forceful: yes, physical fitness in children is linked in a direct way to important brain structure differences, and such differences are reflected in the children’s academic performance,” said lead researcher Francisco B Ortega, of the University of Granada’s Sport and Health Institute.
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Next time you see parents give a tablet to a toddler to play with in order to keep them occupied and out of the parents’ hair. Instead of saying how cute it looks to see a 3 year is old already learning to use computers, bear the following in mind.
Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of advising against kids’ excessive use of screens as well as exposure to digital, electronic, and cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation-emitting devices and infrastructure.
There’s plenty of research that has already suggested – if not already proven – that the more ALL KIDS use screens – the more this is harming them behaviorally, educationally, emotionally, mentally, physically, psychically, and spiritually. See 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6, 7.
New research released earlier this week confirms this once again:
From Time.com: Too Much Screen Time Can Have Lasting Consequences for Young Children’s Brains
From Reuters: Too much toddler screen time tied to worse social, motor skills by kindergarten
From Healthline.com: Excessive Screen Time for Kids Can Cause Developmental Delays by Kindergarten
For many years now, Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been sending their kids to “low tech schools” and limiting their use of technology at home. Within the last few months, they’ve been reportedly taking more desperate measures to shield their kids from screens– even spying on their nannies.
The Crisis of Science
“In recent years, the public has gradually discovered that there is a crisis in science. But what is the problem? And how bad is it, really? Today on The Corbett Report we shine a spotlight on the series of interrelated crises that are exposing the way institutional science is practiced today, and what it means for an increasingly science-dependent society.”
Processed Foods Lead to Cancer and Early Death
The struggle with weight gain and obesity is a common and costly health issue, leading to an increase in risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, just to name a few.
According to the latest available data,1 18.5 percent of American children and nearly 40 percent of adults are now obese, not just overweight. That’s a significant increase over the 1999/2000 rates, when just under 14 percent of children and 30.5 percent of adults were obese.
Research has linked growing waistlines to a number of different sources, including processed foods, sodas and high-carbohydrate diets. Risks associated with belly fat in aging adults includes an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.2
Researchers have actually predicted obesity will overtake smoking as a leading cause of cancer deaths,3 and recent statistics suggest we’re well on our way to seeing that prediction come true as obesity among our youth is triggering a steep rise in obesity-related cancers at ever-younger ages.
Definition of Ultraprocessed Food
As a general rule, ultraprocessed foods can be defined as food products containing one or more of the following:
Ingredients that are not traditionally used in cooking.
Unnaturally high amounts of sugar, salt, processed industrial oils and unhealthy fats.
Artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners and other additives that imitate sensorial qualities of unprocessed or minimally processed foods (examples include additives that create textures and pleasing mouth-feel).
Processing aids such as carbonating, firming, bulking, antibulking, defoaming, anticaking, glazing agents, emulsifiers, sequestrants and humectants.
Preservatives and chemicals that impart an unnaturally long shelf-life.
Genetically engineered ingredients, which in addition to carrying potential health risks also tend to be heavily contaminated with toxic herbicides such as glyphosate, 2,4-D and dicamba.
250 Concerned Scientists Issue Major Warning About Potentially Carcinogenic Effects of Wireless Tech
The opening statement of the petition lists a litany of current technological products that are all linked to physiological disorders, disease and even cancer.
“We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).”
4th Child in 3 Years Develops Cancer after Small Cell Tower Installed on School Property
By B.N. Frank
Cell towers have been known to cause clusters of illnesses before. This appears to be another one – now at a California school.
From EHTrust (DOT) org, in regard to children and federal Safety Standards:
… no “safe” level has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women. Therefore, the claim that a device “meets government standards” or that radiation levels are “FCC compliant” gives a false impression of safety.
The FCC guidelines rest on five fallacies (false assumptions) and therefore renders FCC guidelines obsolete. Compliance with “federal safety standards” does not assure your nor your family’s safety. In fact, our federal safety limits are in essence meaningless when it comes to our health.
Exposure to cell phone and WiFi radiation as well as Dirty Electricity (aka Electrosmog) can cause a wide variety of disabling health conditions in addition to cancer. This is also why many schools are now preventing the installation of cell towers and antennas on school property as well as replacing WiFi with wired Internet.
For many years already, telecom companies have been warning shareholders that they may eventually be held liable for harm caused by their products and infrastructure. Insurance companies don’t seem to be interested in doing business anymore with them either.
Are Apple Air Pods putting you at risk for cancer?
Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in on the growing concern over the wireless earbuds.
Tucker Carlson’s statement in the video that hundreds of scientist have warned that wireless headphones could pose a health risk is probably related to the following press release in which 250 scientists petition the UN and the WHO to issue warnings to consumers about the potential dangers of WIFi and cell phone radiation, especially with regards to children and the fetuses of pregnant women.:
International EMF Scientist Appeal
To: His Excellency Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations;
Honorable Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization
Honorable Joyce Msuya, Acting Executive Director of the U.N. Environment Program and Assistant Secretary-General of the U.N.;
U.N. Member Nations
Scientists call for Protection from Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure
We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).
Scientific basis for our common concerns
Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.
These findings justify our appeal to the United Nations (UN) and, all member States in the world, to encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development. By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent international public health agency.
Contunued at: emfscientist.(DOT) org/index.php/emf-scientist-appeal
So the white elephant made by Windies cricket still sits idle? While even the US gets a match on the upcoming tour by India to Windies?
No wonder Windies cricket is dead. No matter what they say, Barbados was the core of Windies success.
The Little Boy And The Flute
When I was a little boy, about five or six years old in Barbados, to be precise in Brittons Hill. My mother took me to Bridgetown for window shopping at Christmas.
In a shop window at Cave Shepherd I saw a small wooden flute priced at just a couple dollars and was much taken to it.
As my mother and I boarded the bus (the old style open ones) on our way home I continued to pester my mother about how much I wanted the flute.
I kept annoying her and went on and on. Later in the evening with no respite. She grabbed me by the wrist and took me out the back door.
She angrily pointed to the moon and said: “young man that is the moon and if I could give it to you I would but there a some things I just cannot afford.”
I never mentioned that flute again.
I knew my mother was angry because she had gripped my wrist so tightly. There was a lesson I learned at a tender age in Barbados and it has served me well throughout my life.
In life there are some things you cannot “afford” despite the temptations forget them and move on.
If you can be anything be kind.
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Took them long enuff? Sentence was late April 2021, serving began in July 2021, and now Nov 2021 for appeal.
By the time the appeal is heard he may be out on parole, or even back home in Bim
Money diverted into a US account as payment for issuing Barbados Government contracts IS MONEY LAUNDERING
Derek Chauvin to change plea in federal case in death of George Floyd