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Gender-Bending Chemicals Turning Man and Animals Feminine

Daily Mail UK

Daily Mail UK

  • Much research have been done on this and there is no doubt about its veracity. Of course, those in the plastic and chemical compound industry will disagree and come out with their ‘paid for’ research. Is this the real reason why are are seeing increasing sexuality problems? Are these problems merely cases of prolonged gradual poisoning?
     
  • The Daily Mail UK reports :
      
    Chemicals in food, cosmetics and cleaning products are ‘feminising’ unborn boys and raising their risk of cancer and infertility later in life, an expert warns today.
     
    Professor Richard Sharpe, one of Britain’s leading reproductive biologists, says everyday substances are linked to soaring rates of birth defects and testicular cancer, and to falling sperm counts.
     
    The government adviser’s report published today is the most detailed yet into the threat posed to baby boys by chemicals that block the action of the male sex hormone testosterone, or mimic the female sex hormone oestrogen.
      
    Professor Sharpe says many could be harmless on their own – but warned that their cumulative effect could be devastating for developing foetuses and warned women trying for a child to avoid them. ‘You can’t do anything about chemicals in the environment but you can control what you expose a baby to through your lifestyle choices,’ he said.
     
    ‘Because we don’t know the complete list of chemicals that may be hormone disrupters, and we don’t know how they interact, we can’t point a finger at an individual chemical. ‘The message is to avoid them, just as you should avoid alcohol and drugs.’
     
    Doctors are concerned about rising levels of birth defects, with 7 per cent of British boys born with partially descended testes and seven in 1000 with malformed genitals. The latest estimates indicate that one in six men in the UK has a low sperm count and will struggle to father a child. And the number of testicular cancer cases among men in their 20s and 30s has been doubling every 25 years.
     
    Following an analysis of available evidence, Professor Sharpe concluded that gender-bending chemicals are ‘likely to account for a proportion’ of birth defects in baby boys – and the testicular cancer and fertility problems the boys may suffer later in life.
     
    His report looked at studies into birth defects of boy’s genitals, low sperm counts and testicular cancer – a range of problems collectively called Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome or TDS.
     
    In repeated experiments, testosterone-disrupting chemicals found in pesticides, drugs, plastics and household products created symptoms of TDS in laboratory animals. Some of the experiments showed that the chemicals work in combination – causing problems at doses where the individual chemicals should be harmless.

     
  • In an earlier report the Daily Mail commented :
      
    The soaring number of gender-bending chemicals in the environment has disturbing fertility implications for humans and wildlife, scientists are warning.
     
    They say wild animals are being ‘feminised’ by a host of common man-made pollutants which mimic the female sex hormone oestrogen and escape into seas, rivers, the earth and air when waste is disposed of. The chemicals  –  found in food packaging, cleaning products, plastics, sewage and paint  –  cause genital deformities, reduce sperm count and even turn males into females.
     
    Dozens of species  –  including polar bears, fish, bald eagles, otters and whales  –  are suffering, according to the environmental group ChemTrust. Its report looked only at the impact of gender-bending chemicals on wildlife. But all vertebrates  –  or creatures with backbones  –  have similar sex hormone receptors in their bodies.
     
    ‘Therefore, observations in one species may serve to highlight pollution issues of concern for other vertebrates, including humans,’ the report says. Its author, Gywnne Lyons, a former government adviser on chemical-pollution, said: ‘Urgent action is needed to control gender-bending chemicals and more resources are needed for monitoring wildlife. ‘If wildlife populations crash, it will be too late. Unless enough males contribute to the next generation there is a real threat to animal populations in the long term.’
     
    Some studies have shown that sperm counts in the West have fallen over the past 30 years. Others have shown a rise in boys born with genital deformities. Communities heavily polluted with hormone-disrupting chemicals in Russia, Canada and Italy have produced twice as many girls as boys.
     
    The ChemTrust report draws on more than 250 scientific studies from around the world to look at the effect of hormone-disrupting chemicals  –  including bisphenol A used in the linings of food cans, plastic bottles and dental sealants, and phthalates added to plastics such as PVC and glues.
     
    ‘Males of species from each of the main classes of vertebrate animals (including bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) have been affected by chemicals in the environment,’ the report said. ‘Feminisation of the males of numerous vertebrate species is now a widespread occurrence.’ Fish have been badly hit by man-made gender-bending chemicals. In one study, half the male fish in British lowland rivers had signs of being feminised, including the development of eggs in their testes.
     
    Some male roach changed sex completely after exposure to oestrogen from the contraceptive pill pouring out of sewage works. A study at Cardiff University found that the brains of male starlings at a sewage plant were altered by a diet of worms contaminated with female hormones. The birds sang longer and more skilful ‘female’ songs.
     
    A University of Florida study revealed that 40 per cent of male cane toads had become hermaphrodites  –  having both male and female reproductive organs  –  in a heavily-farmed part of the state. Elsewhere in Florida, male snapping turtles have been found with female characteristics, while male alligators have been born with abnormal sexual organs and fertility problems.

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Medicine & Health | 4 Comments

China’s Yuan ‘Set to Usurp US dollar’ as World’s Reserve Currency?

  • I seriously doubt this will happen. The Illuminati New World Order that controls western civilization will not allow this to happen. Will all these Illuminati banksters willingly lose their fiat money power base? their control of the financial system, central banks, monetary system of the western world? I don’t think so. War is highly likely in the event that their grip on the western world is threatened.
     
  • I think it is more likely that this New World Order, 4th world empire, will sacrifice America in a war for global dominance and control. A World War 3 for One World Government. America is already being militarized and will be used as the military arm of this revived Roman empire.
     
  • The Telegraph UK reports :
      
    The Chinese yuan is preparing to overtake the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency, economist Nouriel Roubini has warned.  
      
    Professor Roubini, of New York University’s Stern business school, believes that while such a major change is some way off, the Chinese government is laying the ground for the yuan’s ascendance.
     
    Known as “Dr Doom” for his negative stance, Prof Roubini argues that China is better placed than the US to provide a reserve currency for the 21st century because it has a large current account surplus, focused government and few of the economic worries the US faces.
      
    In a column in the New York Times, Prof Roubini warns that with the proposal for a new international reserve currency via the International Monetary Fund, Beijing has already begun to take steps to usurp the greenback.
     
    China will soon want to see the yuan included in the International Monetary Fund’s special drawing rights “basket”, he warns, as well as seeing it “used as a means of payment in bilateral trade.”
     

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , | 1 Comment

Celente: The “Bailout Bubble” – The Bubble to End All Bubbles

  • Gerald Celente has been right countless times. I agree with his forecast that America is slipping into the ‘Greatest Depression’. I am of the opinion that it will lead to a major war. Celente of Trends Research Institute has this to say about all the bailouts :
      
    The biggest financial bubble in history is being inflated in plain sight, said Gerald Celente, Director of The Trends Research Institute. “This is the Mother of All Bubbles, and when it explodes,” Celente warns, “it will signal the end to the boom/bust cycle that has characterized economic activity throughout the developed world.”  
     
    Either unwilling or unable to call the bubble by its proper name, the media, Washington and Wall Street describe the stupendous government expenditures on rescue packages, stimulus plans, buyouts and takeovers as emergency measures needed to salvage the severely damaged economy.
     
    “All of this terminology is econo-jargon,” said Celente. “It’s like calling torture ‘enhanced interrogation techniques.’ Washington is inflating the biggest bubble ever: the ‘Bailout Bubble.’ “This is much bigger than the Dot-com and Real Estate bubbles which hit speculators, investors and financiers the hardest. However destructive the effects of these busts on employment, savings and productivity, the Free Market Capitalist framework was left intact. But when the ‘Bailout Bubble’ explodes, the system goes with it.”
     
    The economic framework of the United States has been restructured. Federal interventionist policies have given the government equity stakes, executive powers and management control of what was once private enterprise. To finance these buyouts, rescue and stimulus packages — instead of letting failed businesses fail and bankrupt banks and bandit brokerages go bankrupt — trillions of dollars are being injected into the stricken economy.
     
    Phantom dollars, printed out of thin air, backed by nothing … and producing next to nothing … defines the “Bailout Bubble.” Just as with the other bubbles, so too will this one burst. But unlike Dot-com and Real Estate, when the “Bailout Bubble” pops, neither the President nor the Federal Reserve will have the fiscal fixes or monetary policies available to inflate another.
     
    With no more massive economic bubbles left to blow up, they’ll set their sights on bigger targets. “Given the pattern of governments to parlay egregious failures into mega-failures, the classic trend they follow, when all else fails, is to take their nation to war,” observed Celente.
     
    Since the “Bailout Bubble” is neither called nor recognized as a bubble, its sudden and spectacular explosion will create chaos. A panicked public will readily accept any Washington/Wall Street/Main Stream Media alibi that shifts the blame for the catastrophe away from the policy makers and onto some scapegoat.
     
    “At this time we are not forecasting a war. However, the trends in play are ominous,” Celente concluded. “While we cannot pinpoint precisely when the ‘Bailout Bubble’ will burst, we are certain it will. When it does, it should be understood that a major war could follow.”

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Worse is Yet to Come! If You’re Not Petrified, You’re Not Paying Attention!

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  • This talk about ‘green shoots’ is purely delusional optimism and manipulated economic statistics. The data from the Bureau of Labor (or Lying) Statistics (BLS) is highly questionable. It is frequently revised and uses ‘iffy’ Birth-Death statistical modeling. Jim Willie comments in Imaginary Green Shoots of Economic Recovery Based on Manipulated Statistics :  
      
    Alan Abelson of Barrons and David Rosenberg of Merrill Lynch surely noticed the statistical shell game. It is difficult to see the Green Shoots or anything positive in the Non-Farm job losses or the fast rising continuing claims graphs or home foreclosure data. See the small business adjustment shell game from the USGovt website, a true black eye of embarrassment to statistical modeling laced with fantasy (CLICK HERE). The Birth-Death Model was pressed into duty to add a mythical 226 thousand jobs in April, double the mythical 114 thousand jobs added in March, a handle tool indeed, based in statistical fraud.
     
    The Birth-Death Model might be a sophisticated statistical model, called an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA-11) eleventh order time series, but that don’t impress me when the small business climate is horrible and they are not hiring! They are fighting for survival, retrenching, and some failing. Such ARIMA models have their place, like in forecasting the 7-year sunspot cycle, but surely NOT in forecasting small business job creation. Such is a sham, with political motivation, laden with intentional distortions to foment false optimism. They admit it misses economic turns, but they distort using it anyway. Someday it will be illegal to write truthful commentary like this, since it causes distress to the citizenry. See a House Bill being drafted right now. Fairy tales are more blessed by authorities.
     
    If one removes the cockeyed fabrication of the Birth-Death Model, then February, March, April job loss totals would sequentially be 815 thousand, 813 thousand, 765 thousand. Hardly a green shoot, and more like a tiny reduction in the pH level in the economic hydrochloric acid bathing the tiny shoots.
     
  • Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates comments on the state of the economy :
      
    The green shoots story took a bit of hit this week between data on April retail sales, weekly jobless claims and foreclosures. But the whole concept of the economy finding its footing was “preposterous” to begin with, says Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates.
     
    “We’re in a complete mess and the consumer is smart enough to know it,” says Davidowitz, whose firm does consulting for the retail industry. “If the consumer isn’t petrified, he or she is a damn fool.”
     
    Davidowitz, who is nothing if not
    opinionated (and colorful), paints a very grim picture: “The worst is yet to come with consumers and banks,” he says. “This country is going into a 10-year decline. Living standards will never be the same.” This outlook is based on the following main points:
     
    – With the unemployment rate rising into double digits – and that’s not counting the millions of “underemployed” Americans – consumers are hitting the breaks, which is having a huge impact, given consumer spending accounts for about 70% of economic activity.
     
    – Rising unemployment and the $8 trillion negative wealth effect of housing mean more Americans will default on not just mortgages but student loans and auto loans and credit card debt.
     
    – More consumer loan defaults will hit banks, which are also threatened by what Davidowitz calls a “depression” in commercial real estate, noting the recent bankruptcy of General Growth Properties and
    distressed sales by Developers Diversified and other REITs.
     
    As for all the
    hullabaloo about the stress tests, he says they were a sham and part of a “con game to get private money to finance these institutions because [Treasury] can’t get more money from Congress. It’s the ‘greater fool’ theory.”
     
    “We’re now in Barack Obama’s world where
    money goes into the most inefficient parts of the economyand we’re bailing everyone out,” says Daviowitz, who opposes bailouts for financials and automakers alike. “The bailout money is in the sewer and gone.”   

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | Economics | , , | 1 Comment