November 27, 2016

Febreze Air Effects: 86 Chemical Ingredients found by the EWG

Febreze is now being sold as "asthma-friendly," and this is unconscionable,
being that it was found to contain respiratory irritants and known asthmatic
allergens.  Plus, they're now selling Febreze X2, making it a very effective
weapon for those who want to inflict violent assault upon the type of asth-
matic whose respiratory tract is adversely reactive to any of the ingredients
in Febreze,  The victims include those suffering from Reactive Airways
Dysfunction Syndrome, Occupational Asthma due to lmolecular weight
agents, Irritant-associated Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Irritant-induced Asth-
ma, etc.

Febreze Air Effects is showcased as
a technological odor eliminator that
will get you to breathe happily; as if
it were happy pills in a spray - even
space age magic that scientifically
makes odors disappear, despite the
fact that it kills no odor-producing

Febreze was heralded as phthalate-
free.  Yet, an ingredient detected
in it turns into Bis(2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate, a metabolite implicat-
ed in Sick Building Syndrome.

Keep in mind that the manipulative nature of the U.S. Congress is such that
it enabled a law which spares the fragrance industry of revealing their pro-
ducts' ingredients to the public.  In fact, there is even a law which spares
frackers from revealing to the public the chemicals used in their industry.
Plus, a chemical doesn't have to be proven safe, in order to be placed in
a fragrance product.  Rather, a chemical needs to be proven harmful, in
order for the regulating of said chemical to occur.

We in America do not get to know which chemicals are tearing into our
bodies and which are flooding our water supplies.  Thus is the nature of
an oligarchy called the United States which consists in government to the
highest bidder.  The highest bidders are known as lobbyists and campaign
funders.  The lobbyist is the one who destroyed national unity.

At this point, enter the 501(c) non-profit charity organization known as
the Environmental Working Group;  the EWG.  Its mission is that of
using the power of public information, to protect public health and the
environment.  The EWG team comprises scientists, engineers, lawyers,
data analysts, and board members, a few of whom have reputable names.

One of the EWG projects was that of analyzing the contents of Febreze
Air Effects Hawaiian Aloha.   According to the scientists, it was nothing
more than a cauldron of chemicals; 87, to be exact.  In as much, Febreze
has a glut of fragrance chemicals combined with noxious non-fragrance
chemicals that easily drowns-out whatever existing odor was in the air
before Febreze was applied to the airspace in question.

Febreze is neither a 'germ killer' nor a fungicide, meaning that it does not
kill the microbiological beings known the produce odors.  Plus, a Consum-
er Reports test likened to the Febreze 'blindfold commercial' proved that
Febreze certainly does not eliminate odors.  If it did so, then a number of
the test subjects would not have reported being sickened by the smell of
the testing chamber.

If Febreze were an odor eliminator, a person would smell nothing, as soon
as Febreze were sprayed into his/her airspace; not even a fresh, light scent,
and certainly not the gaudy odor that announces Febreze's presence like a
clanging gong ... or like a cheap honky-tonk barroom tramp.  Ladies and
gentlemen, Procter & Gamble has become another Monsanto. 

Categories of Chemicals found in Febreze Air Effects Hawaiian Aloha

The cast of characters detected by EWG scientists in Febreze Air Effects
Hawaiian Aloha includes chemicals which fit the following categories:

1} Genotoxins & Mutagenic chemicals, 2} Bronchoconstrictors & Irritants,
3} Oxidative chemicals that produce allergenic compounds upon being ex-
posed to air, 5} Reproductive Toxins, 6} Indoor Air Pollutants,  7} Hepato-
toxins (liver cell killers,)  8} Cell-mediated allergens which produce skin
reactions upon those allergic.  Therefore, Febreze is not hypo-allergenic.

               The results  of Febreze Hawaiian Aloha Analysis,
              According to the Environmental Working Group:

If the report of the Environmental Working Group analysis is correct, and
if the ingredient formula of Febreze Hawaiian Aloha remained unchanged
since the publication of the EWG report, then the following applies:

Eighty-seven chemicals were detected in Air Effects Hawaiian Aloha, along
with water, amounting to 88 ingredients.  The 89th ingredient was regarded
as Fragrance.  But, fragrance is actually a mixture of molecular compounds.
It's not an ingredient unto itself, when measuring compounds.  Therefore, its
more proper to regard Febreze Air Effects Hawaiian Aloha as an 87 chemi-
cal product.

Only three Febreze ingredients were disclosed on the label by name.  The oth-
er ingredients were labeled under the titles "quality control ingredients" and
fragrance, meaning that their exact identities were hidden from the public.
There was one propellant detected in Febreze, incidentally.

In addition, keep in mind that, in the United States, the safety of any chemi-
cal does NOT have to been proven, in order for it to be used as an ingredient
in any household product.  Also in America is what is popularly called, the
"Trade Secret Law."  Such a law excuses require companies from revealing
their product line ingredients on their products' labels or anywhere else.  Of
course, this ever so conveniently hides from the public the reality of what it

The Chromosome Chain Breaker

Concerning Febreze's mutagenic chemical it's 1,3-Dichloro-2-Propanol.
It's classified as a Clastogen.  Clastogens break chromosome chains.

Below is an outline of the ingredients Americans are purchasing, every time
they rush to a store, to get Hawaiian Aloha Air Effects sprayed throughout
their houses, taxi cabs, houses, apartments, offices, reception areas, storage
areas, classrooms, dance floors, shops, and automobiles.

            The Provider of Interleukin 6, the Inflammation Inducer

1] 2-ethyl-hexanol.  This chemical is a news article unto itself, in that it
     has been categorically identified as an indoor air pollutant which was
     found to activate a type of white blood cell which, in turn, produces a
     major inflammatory mediator, called Interleukin 6.  In as much, CD4+
     cells are activated by 2-ethyl-hexanol.  In sequence, 2-ethyl-hexanol
     has been implicated in the development of Building-related Illness, aka
     Sick Building Syndrome.  In fact:

     It has been reported that the number of people suffering 
     from occupational asthma and skin rashes triggered by 
    various chemicals in indoor air have increased markedly.  
    Two-ethyl-hexanol (2-EH) is known to be an indoor air 
    pollutant and its influence on health is of great concern.


   Asthma symptoms may be related to increased humidity in con-
   crete floor constructions and emission of 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, an
   indicator of dampness-related alkaline degradation of plastici-
   ser DEHP.

   Now, it's important for you to know that DEHP is a phthalate that
   comes from Febreze ingredient, 2-ethyl-1-hexanol.  The offshoot
   chemical is Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate.  The pertinence to this is
   that Febreze was showcased as a phthalate-free product.


      The Hangover Chemical and Airway Obstructor

 2] Acetaldehyde.  This is the hangover chemical that emerges after
     excessive alcohol consumption.  The Procter & Gamble people
     bring it to you directly.  Incidentally, acetylaldehyde happens to
     be recognized as a cancer risk to the upper digestive tract.  Now,
     as far as concerns its presence in any artificial fragrance product,
     it obstructs the airways.

     See:  Airway obstruction induced by inhaled acetaldehyde in asthma.


     Death at 180 Parts Per Million and Above

 3] Benzyl Acetate.  Produces respiratory tract irritation.  The con-
      tinued exposure to ambient levels of this compound at 50 parts
      per million will cause kidney damage.  Cats have died from this,
      at 180 parts per million.  See:

     A Suspect in Pancreatic Cancer Induction

     According to the University of Berkley, benzyl acetate is linked
     to pancreatic cancer, in addition to it being a respiratory irritant.  

     Automotive Additives and one Plasticizer

 4] Hexadecane.  This is known as cetane, a diesel fuel additive.
 5] Trimethyl  Pentanyl  Diisobutyrate.   A nail polish plasticizer.
 6] Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether.  An anti-freeze additive.

     A Literal Triple Threat to Health

 7] Dichlorohydrin, also known as 1,3-Dichloro-2-Propanol and
     1,3-DCP.   Carcinogenic, Hepatotoxic, and Genotoxic.   In fact,
     Dichlorohydrin was  clearly shown through scientifically valid
     testing, and according to generally accepted principles, to cause 
     Dichloro-2-Propanol (1,3-DCP; α,γ-Dichlorohydrin)

     As was previously mentioned, Dichlorohydrin has been found
     to cause liver damage, commensurate with the level of exposure
     to it.  For example, a 34 year old man suffered from fulminant
     hepatitis after cleaning a tank in which there were traces of
     dichlorohydrin.  In spite of daily plasma exchanges, he died
     10 days after exposure.  A 27 year old man with much lighter
     exposure showed only slight liver dysfunction.


     As far as goes this Air Effects ingredient being a mutagen, it's
     specifically classified as a clastogenic chemical.  As a review,
     a clastogenic chemical literally causes breaks in chromosome
     chains.  Genotoxicity of 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol in the SOS 
     chromotest and in the Ames test.   Elucidation of the geno-
     toxic mechanism.

     Poison Roulette.  Pick your additive.

 8] Denatured Alcohol, aka methylated spirits.   This is ethanol
      mixed with a poisonous additive that makes the alcohol unable
      to be consumed without extremely ill effects.  Originally, it was
      10% methanol (CH3OH.)   Today, denatured alcohol might con-
      tain methyl denatonium benzoate, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethyl
      ketone, acetone, denatonium benzoate.  Protecter & Gamble's
      people think nothing of you spraying this in the home of chil-
      dren, asthmatics, and pets.

     The Oxidizing Terpene
 9] Linalool.  A terpene that easily oxidizes.  Oxidized linalool is a
     skin sensitizer.  When exposed to air, it readily forms allergenic
     compounds.  It's recognized by experts as something that great-
     ly contributes to fragrance allergy which emphasizes the need 
     of testing with compounds that patients are actually exposed 
     and not only with the ingredients originally applied in com-
     mercial formulations.  Spraying Febreze, therefore, yields
     more chemicals than are in the canister, bottle, clip-on, etc.   


      Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Spray Form

10] Limonene.  "Bronchial hyperresponsiveness was related to
       indoor concentrations of limonene."  It tortures susceptible
       persons, otherwise known as people who are atopic.  See:
      Asthmatic symptoms and volatile organic compounds,
      formaldehyde, and carbon dioxide in dwellings.

      Limonene is also a contact allergen of the terpene family.  This
      means that, upon being exposed to air, limonene produces the
      allergenic substance that effects the skin, in addition to it being
      an assault upon the respiratory tracts of atopic persons.

      We continue with more ingredients detected by the EWG ...

11] Alpha-pinene.  It's a confirmed allergen.   See:  Gas chrom-
      atography:  an investigative tool in multiple allergies to 
      essential oils.


12] Butylated Hydroxytoluene.  This food additive happens to be a
       well established asthma trigger for a subset of asthmatics.  This
       is BHT.

13] Benzothiazole.  Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis
       showed this to be one of four most toxic chemicals in artificial turf.

14] Cyclamen Aldehyde.  This is member of the Formaldehyde
       family.  Refer to:

15] Geraniol.   A well established B-cell mediated allergen and the
       primary ingredient in Java type citronella oil.  This is a contact
       allergen, even through airborne contact.  See:  Cytochrome
       P450-mediated activation of the fragrance compound 
       geraniol forms potent contact allergens.

16] Methylpyrrolidone.  In Europe, Methylpyrrolidone is regarded
      as a reproductive toxicant.   It is also an irritant, meaning that it
      will make Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome patients fight
      to get a full breath, for as long as they are exposed to it.

17] Alpha-Ionone.  Respiratory sensitizer and skin sensitizer, mean-
       ing that it's something to which a person can become allergic, in
       repeated exposure thereof.  It's also an irritant, meaning that a per-
       son can have an adverse reaction to it without first developing an
       allergy to it.

18]  Butylphenyl Methylpropional.  This is Lilial, a known sensitiz-
        er (an allergen that has the power to make you become allergic
        to it.)  It's also known as Lilialdehyde, a member of the formal-
        dehyde family.  As well as being used as a powerful fragrance,
        it's also an intermediate for the agrochemical synthesis.  See:
        Identification of Lilial as a fragrance sensitizer in a perfume
        by bioassay-guided chemical fractionation and structure ac-
        tivity relationships.

19] Fragrance.  This is actually a mixture of ingredients, and not an
      ingredient unto itself.  None the less, it's pertinent to note that the
      EWG's Further Toxic Concern for "fragrance" is "Neurotoxicity,     
      Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous." 

      Febreze Air Effects additionally contains the following,
      according to the Environmental Working Group, as of 2011:




      Note:   There were more chemicals found in Febreze
                  Air Effects than what has been posted above.

      As is cited elsewhere on this site, fragrance is a medically recog-
      nized trigger of flare-ups in Asthma, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Urticaria,
      and Dermatitis, as well as flare-ups in Vocal Cord Dysfunction
      Syndrome,  Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome, and Small
      Airways Disease.  Furthermore, the twenty most common chemi-
      cals found in 31 tested fragrance products are listed at the follow-
      ing web page:

             All the Test Subject Plants Allegedly Died, in Both Tests

There's also the matter of every test plant allegedly dying in a supervised
Quebecois scholastic project.  Febreze was allegedly applied in both series
of tests.  In the second test, Febreze was heavily applied, and it was alleged
to have caused the test subject plants to die in a matter of hours.  In the first
test, it allegedly took a few days for all of the test subject plants to die.  The
conclusion was that Febreze burnt the cell walls of the plants, preventing any
further photosynthesize from occurring.  For the record, I was informed of
this scholastic project, from Quebec, even before it began.

         Lysol undid Procter & Gamble's advertising with one sentence

The 2013 Lysol commercial provides a reality check for Febreze users.  It
mentions that Febreze doesn't kill germs  ...  bacteria  ...  viruses  ...  mold.

Now, the odors of decomposing material usually come from the metabolites
of microbiological beings.  They are the emissions that the microbiological
beings send into the air.  This includes the mycotoxins that emit from mold.
Well, if Almighty & Ever-living Febreze does not kill 'germs,'  then the me-
tabolites and mycotoxins of the various 'germs' are still being emitted into
the air, along with their odors, no matter what quantity of Febreze is spray-
ed into a trash can, on moldy furniture, on a mildewed towel, etc. 

In light of this, Febreze commercials are marked with conflict of interest.
They're designed to persuade you to buy the product line, not to objective-
ly inform the people about Febreze.  After all, Protector & Gamble never
warned the public of the asthma, splitting headaches, etc. that Febreze has
triggered.  Plus, P&G never publicly disclosed the dozens of chemical in-
gredients in Febreze.  In as much, those who do not sale Febreze and who
are not competing against Procter & Gamble in the marketplace are the re-
liable sources of Febreze's metabolic mechanisms.   Thus, whatever Proc-
ter & Gambles' people claim about Febreze must be entirely ignored, due
to Procter & Gamble's conflict of interest and ulterior motive.

There are additional red flags attached to the Febreze product line, along
with the fact that it has triggered brutal asthma attacks and other adverse
reactions.   In fact, the severe reaction scenario was the sole purpose for
having embarked on an extensive research project involving Febreze.

The logic was that something incredibly violent had to have been attached
to Febreze, for it to have triggered asthma no less tortuous than an anaconda
wrapped around your chest.  The respiratory radar turned out 100% correct.
It turned out that there were a number of things deadly wrong with Febreze.

Next came a supervised Quebecois scholastic project that allegedly resulted
in Febreze killing 100% of the test plants, in two different tests.  News of
the project's outcome necessitated even more research on Febreze.

The logic was that any fragrance product that kills tested plant life as quick-
ly as Febreze did, while triggering violent asthma attacks, has got to have
something attached to it which must be banned from civilization.  It turned
out that the product line should instead be called Febreze Air Defects.

In addition, there is a nexus between the infamous Monsanto corporation
and Procter &Gamble.  Firstly, P&G's Chief Financial Officer ever so co-
incidentally is on Monsanto's board of directors; Jon Moeller.  Secondly,
as is shown at the end of this relatively long article, six of Monsanto's top
ten institutional stockholders are six of P&G's top ten.

Incidentally, Procter & Gamble was recently sued in California, for its vio-
lation of Proposition 65; specifically due to the level of 1,4 dioxane in its
Tide Detergent product.   In fact, according to the Environmental Working
Group, Febreze has a Propostion 65 chemical in its formula: acetaldehyde.
It's outlined below.  Thus, it isn't an exaggeration to state that Procter &
Gamble has become another Monsanto.

The Trade Secret Law and the Violation of Americans'
right to know what's going into their respiratory tracts

In America, chemical ingredients don't have to be proven safe, in order
to be included in a fragrance product that sits for sale on store shelves.
Furthermore, the infamous trade secret laws do not require fragrance
manufacturers to disclose to the public any of the ingredients in their
fragrance products.

If it deeply penetrates the fabric, 
it will NOT depart from the fabric.
Such a thing is known as contamination.

Background of that which necessitated further investigations on Febreze

A woman once wrote to me, asking how to get the smell of Febreze out of
her sofa.  The answer is to send it to Procter & Gamble's headquarters and
make its personnel get the Febreze odor out of it.  Another woman wrote to
me and informed me that Febreze is her worst nightmare.  Yet another lady
wrote to me and thanked me for given her the insight to remove Febreze
from her nightstand and entire home, being that the removal of it resulted
in the cessation of her symptoms.  Her letter was the second most detailed
one that I ever received in my life.  In fact, an asthmatic woman who works
in a sporting goods store told me that the Febreze automobile clip-on was
her worse assailant, and that she was able to detect from a notable distance
an automobile that had two Febreze clip-ons attached to its dashboard.  In
addition, another person easily concurs that Febreze clip-ons are the worst
nightmare of any automobile clip-on product, in this age of obnoxiously
invasive chemical fragrance gluttons.

A pharmaceutical ingredient used in 30 drugs 
is heralded as the star of the Febreze Show

The Procter & Gamble Outreach people disseminated the claim that a star
ingredient exists in Febreze which scientifically absorbs odors.  That claim
turned out to be a fraudulent misrepresentation; a severe twisting of the fact.

The heralded Febreze ingredient was/is a pharmaceutical ingredient in 30
or so drugs, mostly oral ones.  It was/is used as a complexing agent and the
transporter of the principle ingredient in a those 30 drugs, thereby making
a drug's active ingredient more readily available to the body.

The heralded Febreze ingredient is a sugar; a cyclic oligosaccharide which
has a cavity at its center that can pick up any one of a number of molecules
temporarily.  Thus, it has the ability to make complex compounds, and thusly
is the reason why it is categorized as a 'complexing agent.'  It's a derivative of  
C42H70O35, a sugar known as cyclodextrin.

This sugar was discovered in 1891.  If it were as divine as Procter & Gamble 
make it out to be, then mankind would have been using it ubiquitously in the 
past 120 years, spraying it everywhere on everything.  The Procter & Gamble 
outreach people make it out to be the ultimate panacea in the history of the 
universe.  But, it isn't a cure of any ailment, especially asthma.  It's a trans-
port molecule. 

This sugar has a cavity at its center which is hydrophobic.  This means that it
will repel water.  Therefore, whatever molecule is absorbed into its cavity will
be released into the first medium of water it encounters.  This is known as be-
ing water soluble.

This sugar was used in 30 or so prescription drugs for the sake of increasing
a drug's solubility in water, thereby increasing the drug's delivery deeper into
the body; to increase the 'bio-availability' of the 30 or so pharmaceutical drugs
that used cyclodextrin as a supporting ingredient.  The cavity is much like a
bomber's bomb bay, opening its doors and dispensing its bombs into a medi-
um of water.

The Impact of this Sugar Molecule on the Human Body

Clearly understand the following:  Cyclodextrin molecules sprayed from a
bottle of Febreze will collect into their cavities any molecule that will fit in-
side of them.  There will be NO covalent bonding involved.  No new sub-
stance is made.  Therefore, cyclodextrin is merely a molecule container;
a molecule's taxi cab - a molecular holding station.  Therefore, Procter &
Gamble lied when it claimed that 87-chemical Febreze eliminates odors
for once and for all.  In fact, in stating that it eliminates odor is to claim
that Febreze has the power to suspend the Law of Conservation of Mass.
Such a claim is psychosis, outside of divine miraculous intervention.

Your lungs are 83% water, and you inhale cyclodextrin molecules whenever
you are in a room where Febreze was sprayed.  This means that those stench-
related molecules you intended to eliminate get carried deeply within your
body and get dropped off inside of you, with NO change in their molecular
constitutions.  Cyclodextin is merely a component in a drug delivery system
that you inhale without a prescription when you enter a room reeking with
Febreze and its other 86 chemical ingredients. 

The one facet in pharmaceutical history which 
proves the Febreze advertisers to be outright liars.

Of course, the Procter & Gamble outreach people say that pharmaceutical in-
gredient cyclodextrin does the odor eliminator job.  Well, if cyclodextrin had
the power to absorb molecules and render them inactive, then cyclodextrin
would never have been used as a carrier molecule, in delivering 30 drugs' 
active ingredients into the depths of the human body.  Cyclodextrin would
have eliminated those 30 active ingredients, too.  Therefore, either the man-
ufacturers of 30 pharmaceutical drugs are lying or Procter & Gamble is ly-
ing to humanity.  Either cyclodextrin causes zero change to molecules that
enter its cavity, or it eliminates the active mechanism in all of them.

The decisive difference between cyclodextrin in pharmaceuticals and cyclo-
dextrin sprayed in an airspace of foul odors and putrefying material is this:  

Pharmaceuticals are made in sterile environments, and no appreciable con-
taminants are involved.  An active pharmaceutical ingredient approved by
the FDA is the molecule that medical cyclodextrin will absorb into its cav-
ity and deposit into the watery human body.  Plus, very little is used, when
comparing a bottle of medicine smaller than your hand to an entire living
room, store, office, taxi cab, or locker room flooded with Febreze.

Procter & Gamble's cyclodextrin derivative absorbs molecules that are not
in any type of sterile environment, but rather in an environment of rotting
fish, mildewed fabric, molding mattresses, musty attic trunks, and the con-
tents of a musty trunk.  The molecules of trash absorbed by cyclodextrin
molecules are then inhaled by those in the room, and the molecules from
the trash can are deposited in the body.  Procter & Gamble simply made
trash molecules, mildew molecules, mycotoxins, and the molecules of de-
caying fish more bio-available to the human body.  Keep the following in

Contamination is synonymous with penetrating deeply, and 
Febreze's sickeningly sweet sugar chemical penetrates & clings,
reminiscient of candida in the intestines.

The P&G Outreach people boldly stated that Febreze is deeply penetrating.
Well, such a thing is known as contamination and/or a staining mechanism.
Blood on fabric/carpeting is an example of how you don't want to penetrate
deeply into fabric.  People experienced in cleaning warn against scrubbing
a blood-ridden carpet too hard, lest the blood penetrate deeply into the car-
peting and never come out of it.

When you are cleaning, you do NOT want deeply penetrating molecules
involved.  Such things are all the more contaminating.  Remember blood
soaked carpeting, all the while keeping in mind that Procter & Gamble
makes  Febreze was made to sound like the air of the gods for no other
purpose than to have Procter & Gamble make hundreds of millions of
fast bucks during this era of the airhead;  during this era marked by the
dumbing down of America.

Febreze's cyclodextrin is an invader that takes over the material it pene-
trates.  It's a thief ... an unwelcome squatter who doesn't go away ... a pig
molecule that settles in fabric and takes control of it.  If you're a notably
sensitive asthmatic adversely reactive to chemicals, or a reactive airways
patient, you will continue to smell Febreze's sugar chemical and the effect
will be like Chinese water torture.

The dominating presence of cyclodextrin becomes obnoxious and sicken-
ingly sweet.  That odor, to persons physically sensitive, doesn't go away.
Rather, the taste of cyclodextrin clings to the mouth.  Such people keep
washing and rinsing clothing reeking with the smell of Febreze to no
avail.  They could not get that smell out. 

No person should be forced to smell the same odor continually.  After all,
you don't eat the same food continually.  You don't look at the same color
continually, and you don't hear the same one song continually.  You should
not be forced to smell the same sickeningly sweet sugar chemical until the
end of days.  Febreze is a contaminant, and certain types of asthmatics, like
coal mine canaries, can smell the contamination of Febreze's deeply pene-
trating substance that will not prevent any kind of bacteriological infection,
will not cure cancer, and will certainly not cure asthma.

Cyclodextrin is attached to a number of toxic drug reactions, notably those
of the lungs and kidneys.  The kidneys are 79% water.  Now, cyclodextrin
was mostly used in drugs that are ingested.  Only once was the cyclodex-
trin world used in a nasal spray; a hormonal spray called 17β-Estradiol,
an estrogenic steroid.  Cyclodextrin was also used rectally and intraven-

When it comes to Febreze, this chemical is inhaled.  The effects of inhaling
this chemical, and applying it topically, as well as ingesting it are different.
Keep in mind that the safety of chronically inhaling this sugar was not estab-
lished when this sugar was being added to oral drugs, made to be ingested. 
The vast majority of drugs containing cyclodextrin are oral drugs ... NOT

The following is an absolute must-read, in order for you to understand how
irresponsible Procter & Gamble is disseminating throughout modern civili-
zation a pharmaceutical ingredient that should never be ubiquitously sprayed
at will, along with 86 other chemicals ...

 ... and that such a chemical should never be put into the hands of cab drivers
who used it to hide the presence of cigarette smoke in those taxi cabs falsely
advertised as smoke-free ...

... and that such a chemical should never be put in the hands of tourists who
rent no-smoking beach houses and then spray Febreze to the point of toxicity,
in the mistaken belief that the smoke is being absorbed and eliminated from
the beach house that is actually being contaminated by Febreze.

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August 2013 Update:

As of August 2013 there is a new TV commercial advertising something
called Febreze Clear, meaning that the new Procter & Gamble product is
alleged to be free of the glut of fragrance chemicals that EWG scientists
reported to have detected in Febreze Hawaiian Aloha.

Keep in mind that some of the harmful chemicals reported to have been de-
tected in Febreze Hawaiian Aloha were NOT fragrance chemicals.  Thus,
Febreze Free, if it is like Hawaiian Aloha minus the fragrance chemicals,
has all of the menacing chemicals within it, including the following:     

2-ethyl-hexanol,  a diesel fuel additive,  an anti-freeze additive,  a nail polish
plasticizer,  one of the most toxic chemicals in artificial turf,  a chemical that
has been known to kill cats at 180 ppm and cause kidney damage at 50 ppm,
and other chemicals.  Therefore, if the non-fragrance ingredients in Febreze
Free are the same as the ones in Febreze Hawaiian Aloha, you will still have
the same contamination.

For the new Febreze commercial to have had any credibility, a certified ex-
pert in the field needed to state what mechanism in Febreze could eliminate
odors for all time, as if Febreze had the divine power to suspend the Law of
Conservation of Mass.

Of course, Febreze doesn't finish off stench-related molecules for all time.  It
merely delivers molecules deeply into the human body and into mankind's
water supplies.

Here is a quick example as to how Febreze doesn't absorb odors in the way
the Procter & Gamble people claimed Did you ever stand near a taxi cab
or a no-smoking-allowed motel room where Febreze was sprayed days prior,
in the attempt to deceptively hide cigarette smoke?  If so, did you notice, on
every occasion, an odor likened to pasty ash and tarry chocolate ... a type of
chocolate that no Belgian confectioner would ever use?  I did.

In the matter of Febreze, the concern is the bio-accumulative effects of in-
haling a pharmaceutical ingredient for absolutely no medical purpose, on a
daily basis. The other concern is why some people still smell the Febreze
months after it was sprayed near linens, upholstery, kitchen wares, etc. 

Odor Eliminators don't emit odors as gaudy as those emitted from Febreze

The initial gaudy smell of Febreze is following by a persistently sickeningly
sweet smell, due to the lingering effect of the synthesized sugar in Febreze.
The lingering effect of that synthetic sugar molecular is equal to the Chinese
water torture.  It clings and does not politely disappear.  In as much, Febreze's
so-called proprietary "odor eliminator" ingredient has an odor; one likened
to sugar that reportedly clings to the mouth in a very irritating fashion.  In
addition, it is neither a poison eliminator nor a toxin eliminator nor an aller-
gen eliminator.  Rather, it's a phthalate creator and allergen creator, as well
as chromosome chain disruptor, and a severe asthma trigger.

None the less, two woman who have neither asthma nor sinus headaches spoke
of Febreze the same way in which less-than-discrete women spoke about Burt
Reynolds and Robert Redford in the 1970s, George Clooney and Don Johnson
in the 1980s, and Brad Pitt in the 1990s.  Their thesis statement seemed to have
been, "With Febreze around, who needs a man."  Those two women didn't own
Febreze.  Febreze owned them.

Products that have light odors do not trigger such crass fetish behavior, as did
Febreze in two instances.  Thus, it is false advertising to claim that the clinging
odor of sickeningly sweet Febreze is anywhere near light and fresh.  The term
"light & fresh" denotes safe & harmless.  Well, Febreze is a violent asthma trig-
ger, as well as a persistent one.  It's assault & battery on the more vulnerable re-
spiratory tracts of humanity ... all for frivolous vanity.

Bio-accumultive Effect

Plus, there are the 86 other chemicals to consider;  the ones reported to have
been detected in Febreze Hawaiian Aloha.  None the less, the first point of
concern is the fact the Febreze has triggered  gnawing, clinching, gripping
asthma attacks, and that it lingers for far too long a time, making it able to
repeatedly trigger asthma.  This is a rude invasion of personal property and
a ruthless imposition upon the respiratory tracts of a certain class of asthma

Adjuvant Effect

Concerning the pharmacological aspect, there is the matter of Adjuvant
Effect.  This is when a couple of chemicals team-up to cause harm.

Pharmacological Effect

There is additionally the matter of one chemical being consumed by the
body which causes another chemical's level in the same body to be ele-
vated, as if the triggering chemical were a cue ball.  The classic example
of this type of pharmacological reaction is the organophosphate category
of pesticide.  Its presence elevates the level of acetylcholine in the lungs.

Oxidation Effect

There is also the oxidation effect in this falsely advertised product, at
least with the terpenes in Febreze.  Very simply, exposing an oxidative
chemical to the air will result in the formation of allergenic substances.
Such is the case with the fragrance ingredients Linalool and Limonene.
That is to say, spraying Febreze causes the formation of chemicals in
addition to what was put into Febreze at the factory.

Exorbitantly gaudy levels of chemical spray products,
when used by those with deadened senses.

Enter those members of the elderly who never achieved discipline, in
this hedonistic age.  These are the pathological pleasure seekers.  Con-
cerning them, realize the following pattern  The elderly are known to
crank up the volume on a radio and blow out everyone else's ears in
the process.  Elderly women, unaware of how addicted to chemicals
they have become, are known to crank up the volume on the chemic-
ally-laden fragrance products, thereby suffocating nearby asthmatics.

Why would you want to make your home, workplace, auto,
meeting hall, waiting room, or rec room a toxic waste dump?

In light of all the chemicals in Febreze, if you do use this product,
you are doing nothing more than contaminating your home, your
motor vehicle, your taxi cab, your apartment, your office, your
store.  In addition, if you happen to have an asthmatic neighbor,
you are suffocating that person out of house and home.

Now, autism has been statistically linked to the presence of certain
chemical classes and pesticide types.  Therefore, it is advisable to
keep Febreze away from developing children, as well as people
with allergic dermatitis and respiratory disease.

Consumer Reports Magazine wasn't impressed.

Consumer Reports Magazine did its blind test also, and reported that
the responses of the test subjects included those which were less than
laudatory.  There were people sickened by Febreze.  In fact, I received
emails by persons who were ill in an unexplainable fashion, and then,
as soon as they got rid of the Febreze in their bedrooms, kitchens, etc,
their symptoms completely vanished.

The 1980s Cigarette Commercial

In the 1980s, there was a TV commercial which pointed out the truth that
cigarette smoke nestles into all of the clothes in the closet of any cigarette
smoker, thereby resulting in the smell lingering in every piece of clothing
owned by a smoker.  Febreze, with its dozens of synthetic chemicals, in-
vades your life in the same way.  Clothing, upholstery, etc can easily reek
with Febreze.  However, the lingering effect is the sickeningly sweet one.
If you don't notice the smell, then welcome to the world of the neurotoxin

Why would you want your nerve cells killed-off?  Febreze isn't divine, in
any fashion.  Febreze doesn't bring enlightenment, and it doesn't cure any
disease.  It smells like a vandalized fragrance warehouse.

Plus, there is another series of questions you must consider:

Is or is not the Febreze pump and plug-in mostly water, and is or is not the
cyclodextrin ingredient immersed in that base of water, thereby negating the
purpose of the cyclodextrin derivative in Febreze?  Remember, cyclodextrin
is hydrophobic.  It doesn't absorb anything in water, including water spray,
from a Febreze bottle.  Yet, it emits that sickening sweet smell that eventual-
ly has the effect of a perpetual Chinese Water Torture session.  When it's wet
it collects nothing into its cavity.  It's emitted in wet-spray form.

The pharmaceutical world advocated that cyclodextrin be used as a means to
prevent the stomach irritation caused by certain drugs.  However, this involves
orally ingesting a drug ... not inhaling it with 86 other chemicals.

This brings us to a reality check for the users of Mr. Clean with Febreze.  Well,
is Mr Clean or is it not mostly water?  Is or is not cyclodextrin unable to absorb
anything in water?  Plus, is there or is there not dozens of other chemicals in
Mr. Clean?  In as much, is this product Mr. Clean or Mr. Contaminant?

In review:

Procter & Gamble makes that one chemical sound like a cure-all ... as if it were
the solution to all of mankind's ills.  Yet, it was discovered as far back as 1891
and registered in 1953, only having been used in limited drug preparations, and
as an occasional food stabilizer until Proctor & Gamble starting their Febreze
campaign, making it sound like magical fairy dust.  If cyclodextrin is so effec-
tive for the good of manking, then why wasn't it used decades sooner in house-
hold products?

The point in contrasting pharmaceutical preparations with Febreze goes as fol-
lows:  A patient only encountered cyclodextrins in small quantities, such as in
one pill every 2 to 4 to 24 hours.  A person is glutted with the cyclodextrin de-
rivative in Febreze for as long as a person, a dashboard clip-on, a plug-in, or a
canister releases Febreze into the air.

 There are 86 other chemical ingredients to consider

No matter what you say about cyclodextrin and its derivatives, you still need to
justify the inclusion of the other 86 chemicals that qualified scientists detected
in Febreze Hawaiian Aloha.  You must furthermore justify the asthma attacks
and incapacitating headaches that some people were forced to endure, on ac-
count of the rude imposition of Febreze in their airspace.

Quite frankly, the cyclodextrin in the Febreze product line immediately becomes
so overburdened with the task of absorbing the other 86 chemicals in Febreze that
it does not have the room to absorb the stench molecules in your trash can, the
mildew molecules in your towels, musty collectors' items, and moldy furniture.

Posted for a second time, an alleged startling revelation about Febreze, from
Quebec, concerning a supervised scholastic science project there to which I
was confided, even before it began: 

The Ultimate Red Flag:  Monsanto's Connection to Procter & Gamble

Here is your reality check, America:  The top institutional stockholders of
Monsanto are mostly the same as those of Procter and Gamble.  Now, a tree
is known by its fruits.  A corporation is known by its affiliations.   Now, it
has been sufficiently ascertained that Monsanto is the corporate personifica-
tion of evil, making Darth Vader look like a merit badge boyscout in com-
parison.  Whatever corporation is owned by the entities who own Monsanto
can reasonably be assumed to operate according to the same unconscionable
lack of moral standards.  Well, observe the major stock owners of Monsanto
and P&G.  Deja vu.  The following is NOT a misprint:

Monsanto's                                             Procter & Gamble's
top institutional stockholders               top institutional stockholders

  1} Fidelity Investments, aka FMR,        1}The Vanguard Group, Inc.
       otherwise known as Fidelity
       Management & Research Co.           2} State Street Corporation.
  2} The Vanguard Group, Inc.                3} BlackRock Institutional Trust Co.
  3} State Street Corporation.                  4} Fidelity Investments, aka FMR,
                                                                     otherwise known as Fidelity
  4} (one which hasn't P&G stock)              Management & Research Co.
  5} BlackRock Institutional Trust Co.   5} (one which hasn't Monsanto stock)
  6} (one which hasn't P&G stock)         6} Northern Trust Corporation.
  7} Northern Trust Corporation.            7} Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
  8} (one which hasn't P&G stock)         8} (one which hasn't Monsanto stock)
  9} Bank of New York Mellon Corp.    9} (one which hasn't Monsanto stock)
10} (one which hasn't P&G stock)       10} (one which hasn't Monsanto stock)

Monsanto's 1st,  2nd,  3rd,   5th,  7th,  and  9th  top institutional stockholders
are  P&G's  4th,  1st,   2nd,  3rd,  6th,  and  7th  top ones.  Keep in mind that
corporate management does what pleases the major stockholders.\

There are additional red flags attached to the Febreze product line, along
with the fact that it has triggered brutal asthma attacks and other adverse
reactions.   In fact, the severe reaction scenario was the sole purpose for
having embarked on an extensive research project involving Febreze.

The logic was that something incredibly violent had to have been attached
to Febreze, for it to have triggered asthma no less tortuous than an anaconda
wrapped around your chest.  The respiratory radar turned out 100% correct.
It turned out that there were a number of things deadly wrong with Febreze.

Next came a supervised Quebecois scholastic project that allegedly resulted
in Febreze killing 100% of the test plants, in two different tests.  News of
the project's outcome necessitated even more research on Febreze.

The logic was that any fragrance product that kills tested plant life as quick-
ly as Febreze did, while triggering violent asthma attacks, has got to have
something attached to it which must be banned from civilization.  It turned
out that the product line should instead be called Febreze Air Defects.

In addition, there is a nexus between the infamous Monsanto corporation
and Procter &Gamble.  Firstly, P&G's Chief Financial Officer ever so co-
incidentally is on Monsanto's board of directors; Jon Moeller.  Secondly,
as is shown at the end of this relatively long article, six of Monsanto's top
ten institutional stockholders are six of P&G's top ten.

Incidentally, Procter & Gamble was recently sued in California, for its vio-
lation of Proposition 65; specifically due to the level of 1,4 dioxane in its
Tide Detergent product.   Incidentally, according to the Environmental
Working Group, Febreze has a Propostion 65 chemical in its formula,
namely acetaldehyde which is outlined below.  Thus, it is not a lie to
state that Procter & Gamble has become another Monsanto.

At this point, we need to review the one observation which 
indicts the false advertising of Procter & Gamble's Febreze . . . 

If Febreze were the odor eliminator that Procter & Gamble claimed it was,
a person would smell nothing as soon as Febreze were sprayed into the air.
If Febreze is an odor eliminator, then it would also eliminate the odors of
the many aromatic chemicals that it contains.  In fact, test subjects of a Con-
sumers' Report test smelled, at times, the very things that Procter & Gamble
claims to be eliminated whenever Febreze is used.  Some of the test subjects
where sickened by what they smelled.

The irony is that the ingredient which Procter & Gamble falsely calls an
odor eliminator has an odor.  It's likened to a toxic form of sugar.  It has,
more than once, been reported to cling to the mouth persistently, in a very
annoying way.  It has been a rude intrusion.

In addition, take to heart the following, when you encounter someone who
has a literally fetish for Febreze:  Animals have found anti-freeze to smell
and taste wonderful.  They died after lapping-up a puddle of it.  Simply be-
cause these animals found anti-freeze to have been wonderful in taste and
odor, it didn't make it any less deadly than it is.  Sometimes the most dead-
ly blades are the shiniest.  Sometimes the sharpest shards of glass which
can effectively slit your wrists reflect the colors of the rainbow.

 © Patrick Anthony Pontillo: except for the 1892 satirical masterpiece
                                               drawn by Charles Allan Gilbert titled,
                                                All is Vanity.

November 26, 2016

Demand & shoppers w/ disposable income create jobs; and not the tax-sheltered holders of wealth which was kept away from sweatshop slaves.

Admitted, conceded, resolved . . .:is that Hillary Clinton is beyond corrupt
and that The Clinton-hijacked Democratic Party Platform is vile.  It's not the
Democratic Party of FDR, JFK, RFK, Hubert Humphrey, etc.  None the less,
the obscene level of Clinton Corruption does NOT automatically canonize the
Republican Party Platform, in its economics stance.
Christmas hiring increases only because shopper demand increases.
The rich don't create jobs.  Shoppers do.
Let us review review and review until the Reaganomics trance is broken:

Spending-money coming out of the pockets of citizens and businesses is the only thing
that creates jobs.  If there is no demand, there are no sales.  If there are no sales, there
are no jobs.  It's that simple.  In order to create jobs, more money must be in the hands
of CUSTOMERS, and not the rich who took tons of money and then put it into over-
seas tax havens and foreign sweatshop operations.

The ultimate example is Christmas time.  During Christmas, extra hiring occurs only
because there is a much higher demand for various products and services.   Thus, the
extra hiring that occurs during the Christmas Season is NOT due to the rich making
investments.  It's due to the customers making purchases.  If the money supply is tak-
en out of the hands of the consumers and then put into the hands of the rich, you end
up getting the Reagan 10.8% unemployment rate, as well as the Great Recession of
the Bush II administration.  It's that simple.  The rich have only been investing in
slave labor nations, all the while hiding personal money in overseas tax havens.

An example of how it is false to say that, "If you build it, they will come." 

There is only a limited need for funeral homes.  People are not going to start having
themselves killed and buried, just because the rich suddenly create a surplus of funer-
al homes.  Only so many people have cancer.  The cancer industry will not get more
clients, if the rich open more clinics.  Only so much of any type of product or service
can be consumed.  In as much, demand is the major determinant of added business
operations.  Should the demand be lacking, then new business will quickly go into
the history books and Voila.  No more new jobs. 

The rich have more than enough money for investment.  This is why they are called
rich.  These are the yuppies of the Reagan years.  They have already proven that they
don't care about you or the Chinese sweatshop workers who have threatened suicide
and even committed suicide.  The Reagan era yuppies are not your friend.  You are
their dupe, if you subscribe to the give-to-the-rich concept.  During Christmas, the
phrase used to be, "Give to the poor."  Not any more.

Money talks ... to politicians.   Witholding money also talks ... to big business.

Now, jobs are out there, in response to the demand that exists at this hour.  In fact,
the jobs are way out there ... in China's low-paying labor camps.  Being that foreign
sweatshop laborers make too little money, and being that there was typical protec-
tionism of the part of the Chinese Communist regime, there is the lack of demand
for American products from the Chinese workers who cannot afford them, in the
first place.

There aren't going to be any new businesses of appreciable numbers in America's
near future, if it keeps operating according to sweatshop economics, and if hiked-
up prices remain hiked, thereby draining the level of disposable income in America.
At this rate, the Republican Party will fulfill the Apocalyptic prophecy, "A Day's 
wages for a loaf of bread."  Republican economics is ushering-in Armageddon.

Disposable Income equals Potential Demand.  In as much, if you want positive
change, you have to establish the 21st Century version of Caesar Chavez's Grapes
& Lettuce Boycott.  It benefited the workers at the time.  It resulted in amended
ways of doing business.  It did not leave the workers out in the cold.

As a review, the sweatshop workers need disposable income in a two-way highway
trade system which will create the demand that will bring back the American jobs
that left for China and other sweatshop nations as far back as the mid 1990s.  Only
in two-way reciprocal trade is there free trade.  By now, you should realize that
NAFTA has nothing to do with freedom.  Only the opposite.

Putting added dollars in the hands of the rich isn't going to create demand, and there-
fore, it isn't going to create jobs that will last.  For example, the added dollars in the
hands of the rich won't increase the human body's capacity for food and drink.  So,
it won't create a greater demand for food and drink.  In as much, demand is the #1
determining factor for an economy's investment sector, in combination with the rate
of circulation of the money supply, in as far as concerns the Multiplier Effect.

It was recently proposed by a Reaganite that America is falling into the inflation trap.
In as much, take note:  As of October 2011, the U.S. dollar inflation rate was 3.53%.
At the beginning of the same year, it is 1.63%.  However, toward the end of the Bush
years the rate ranged from 5.6% to .09%, and this was in a six month period.  During
the Barack Obama years, the inflation rate has thus far been as low as MINUS 1.48%
(in Aug 2009).  In years past, the rate was an average of 13.58% in 1980, 11.03% in
1974, and even 14.65% in 1947.  In 1931, a Great Depression year, the inflation rate
was MINUS -10.3%.  Shortly after WWI, in 1919, it was 15.31%.  Plus, even though
1974 was a high inflation rate year, the United States was the second highest exporting
nation on Planet Earth in 1975.  Therefore, the present inflation rate is not alarming.

The middle class would be able to huddle together and start new businesses, if there
weren't a such a wide disparity in income between the top 10% and the bottom 90%.
Technically, it's the top 20% versus the bottom 80%, in term of stocks and securities.

As you can see, the Republicans disseminated yet another lie in claiming that you
absolutely must throw all the money in the world into the hands of rich, or else no
more jobs will be created.  The fact is that throwing more money into the hands of
the rich decreases demand by decreasing disposable income among potential con-
sumers.  The very thing that the Republicans claim to be the only cure to the econ-
omy has been the cause of its demise, all along.

November 25, 2016

The 'trickle-down' rich didn't create jobs. They created sweatshop slavery.

The Ghosts of Christmas Futures ... and Put & Call Options.

Just a reminder:  

Holiday shoppers are the
job-creators in November
and December; not the
tax-sheltered rich)
It is acknowledged that Hillary Clinton and her usurpers of the original demo-
cratic party are the most vile and treacherous politicians in the history of the
United States of America.  The woman IS a criminal who must absolutely be
held accountable for her criminal conduct.  However, simply because Clinton
is consummately evil, it doesn't automatically canonize the present Republican
Party platform.  It needs reformed, too.

When an American company fails to pay a livable wage, federal subsidy pro-
grams become the lifeline of the underpaid workers.  Meanwhile, individuals
such as the Walton heirs continue to accumulate obscenely disproportionate
amounts of wealth, in the spirit of 19th Century confederates whose wealth
would come to be torched and/or mangled during Sherman's March to the
Sea (Atlantic Ocean.)  However, the excessive amount of money held by
the Waltons & Romneys of this world is money due to underpaid workers.

In addition, in using low-waged foreign sweatshop labor, a lot of income was
kept away from the American worker, and therefore, a lot of state & federal
income tax dollars was deprived of the governing bodies of the United States.
Plus, empowering sweatshop labor nations causes untold pain to millions of
workers overseas and across the Mexican border.  This is why the Nuremberg
type of trial, along with that which transpired at the Hague ... and even the
Cromwell Regicide trials ... have been a part of civilization for centuries.

None the less, the American minimum wage either has to increase, or the cost
of basic necessities must decrease.  This includes fuel, clothing, shelter, and
food.  Furthermore, the French minimum wage is equivalent to $12.22 US,
and France's unemployment hovers around 5.5%.  In fact, in U.S. dollars,
the Australian minimum wage is $16.88, Belgium's is  $11.69, Ireland's is
$11.09, Luxembourg's is $14.24, New Zealand's is $11.18, and the mini-
mum wage in the Netherlands is $10.99.

The latest conclusion by those who have done their homework on the sub-
ject is to set the United States minimum wage at $12 an hour.  Of course,
this would increase the circular flow of currency, and if the non-stop rise
of the American Trade Balance Deficit ever ceases, the economy would
begin to rebuild the same way it did at the end of World War II.

Furthermore, in adjusted dollars, this would be a return to the late 1960's,
when the minimum wage was equivalent to $10.50.  That was a time when
it was not unheard-of for a young 21 year old union carpenter to own a Cor-
vette.  My present contracting officer, in government contract construction,
was one such carpenter in the 1960s.

The affordable life of the late 1960s was followed by a 1970s that saw the

United States, under Gerald Ford, was the #2 exporting nation on earth.  It
was a time when it was actually common to see a 20 year old Pittsburgh
steelworker own a Trans-Am or Z-28.  When money circulates, everyone
enjoys true liberty.  It's miserliness and greed that locks people into their
social prisons, including the prison of debt.   In the current era, WalMart
has been the richest corporation in America.  In the 1970s and even 1980s,
it was General Motors.

I now direct your attention to those who did an amount of homework on this
subject.  This includes mention that a $12 minimum wage would only require
WalMart to raise its prices by 1.1% one time.  In addition, according to the
same authors, a WalMart shopper's bill would only be raised 46 cents per
average trip to the store.  If I have time to take a surve on consumer prices,
the way I did a survey on corporate effective tax rates and military spend-
ing, I will do so.  Others have a head start on me on this topic, and they
present their writings very well.

November 24, 2016

The Actual Cause of the Massive U.S. National Debt

Ultimately speaking, Washington and the Lobbyists are the cause.
The Causes:  1} The Bush Tax Cuts (and overseas tax havens of the rich),
2} The Trade Balance Deficit, 3} Exorbitant DOD/NSA/CIA/HLS budgets,
4} Disparate-waged corporations who paid its full time employees wages so
    low that they needed to be given food stamp allotments, while the corpora-
    tions profit at the expense of federal taxpayers who pay the corporations'
    wage discrepancy for them.  The taxpayers are paying these corporation's
    wages-due for them..

A certain TV star recently mentioned on air that the food stamp program consists
in taxpayers helping huge corporations such as McDonald's, Walmart, and KFC
pay their underpaid workers who can't afford basic necessities, while corporate
management makes much more than their predecessors of decades past.

Reagan's former budget director was seen on TV air waves the same evening,
stating that the Bush Tax Cut was a disaster which cost America $4 trillion in
tax revenue.  This was known in 2010.  So, the economics expert was remind-
ing us of something that was already known ... but which was left to be forgot-
ten, via the insistent diversionary tactics of right winged conservatives.  None
the less, if it weren't for the Do-nothing 112th Congress, America would have
a much lower national debt than is has today.  Yet, FoxNews blames it on the
president.  In fact, the Bush Tax Cut was the #1 contributor to the rise of the
national debt.  Furthermore, the obscenely wealth never need personal income
tax cuts.  In their future is 21st Century version of the Nuremberg Trials, due
to the exploitation of sweatshop workers throughout the dictatorial venues of
the world.

Directly below is the link to an educational slideshow for orientation purposes.
It guides a person through a brief history of what has been occurring since the
start of the Reagan years, and it's written very simplistically.  It shows how the
Republican rhetoric about the debt is a skewed con game that misinforms people.
It contains bits of added facts hard to find anywhere else  . . .  and it is for people
with no background in Economics.


Next comes the reality check confirmed by world renown US News and World Re-
port by which the Democratic States pay more tax dollars than they receive, while
the Republican States receive more tax dollars than they pay.  This is extremely
logical in light of the existence of farm subsidies, coupled with the fact that the
farm states are Republican.  In as much, lying propagandists having been deceiv-
ing rural Americans into thinking that the cities have been leeching on off them.
The reality is that the subsidized farmer has been receiving city dollars, for their
sustenance ... or windfall profit.  So, the rural people need to start displaying re-
spect for the northern city dwellers ... and suburbanites ... without whom rural
folk could not economically survive.

I remember being told by a Ron Paul supporter that, if we had deregulation, the
national debt would be paid-off in five years.  Of course, he had zero training in
economics and/or accounting and/or international finance, etc.  Furthermore, the
non-government group called the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
concluded that Ron Paul's plan would merely reduce the federal debt to 76% of
GDP by 2021.

Moreover, America had pivotal instances of deregulation under Bush II, resulting
in the Great Recession of 2008/09.  This included the repeal of Sections 20 to 32
of the Glass-Steagal Act and the Phil Gramm rider placed in the Commodity Fu-
tures Modernization Act of 2000.  Even at the end of his administration, even
though he destroyed the economy and turned America into a Paranoia State,
George Bush II kept pushing for more deregulation.

Instead of radio talk show propaganda or TV sound bytes, visual aids of the United
States National Debt would help put things in perspective.  The links below provide
the aid.

America had a higher debt per GDP shortly after WWII than now.  The fact that the
U.S. was a manufacturing nation, and not a sweatshop import nation, is what saved

In the 1950s McCarthy era, military spending was ridiculously high, in terms of its
percentage of the GDP.   After all, constructing a vast nuclear arsenal is extremely

The U.S. national debt as a percentage of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) was
lowest during the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter years.  Yes, people rejected
Carter for a Ronald Reagan who would triple the national debt, make America
the top debtor nation on earth, send the unemployment rate soaring to 10.8%,
set America up for the October 19, 1987 stock market crash, give us the Iran-
Contra debacle, and usher in the Savings & Loan Crisis, as well as initiate the
foreign slave labor importation fad which made the U.S. Trade Balance Deficit

America can only be salvaged if the sweatshop waged importation and other
drains to the circular flow, such as Mitt Romney's Cayman Island accounts,
are halted.  A diminishing circular flow is the same as pulling the chair out
from under millions of Americans.

Keep in mind that the "stimulus" was an artificial way of injecting dollars into
the circular flow.  It was temporary.  The surmise is that the Republican Party
really has been destroying America all along, for the sake of a selfish few; for
the sake of  those with lobbyist dollars to fund re-election campaigns.  Inciden-
tally, as of July 2013, the US national debt was $16.7 trillion.

One more thing,  Alexander Hamilton issued bonds to pay for a small portion
of the American Revolutionary war debt.  He paid-off the bonds through an
8% import tariff passed by Congress.

In today's dollars, the Revolutionary War Debt equaled $900 billion, and it was
30% of GDP at the time.  Only 4,000 fatalities occurred on the American side
throughout the eight year war.  Now, the imports of sweatshop labor, coupled
with two wars during tax cuts years, and exorbitant military spending, caused
the debt to spiral upwards.  Look at history for a few remedies.  More than one
remedy is needed, meaning that the Republicans lie when they claim that all
of the ills of America's economy will be solved by reducing the tax rates of the
rich. Those rates were reduced in the Bush II years.  It was one of the four ma-
jor causes of the Great Bush Recession.  During the Reagan Years, lowering
the tax rate of the rich resulted in a 10.8% unemployment rate.

Now, the pushy and quite obnoxious right winged conservative Republican
mouthpieces claim that the debt is caused by welfare and Social Security.
Well, there is a number of pieces of historic evidence which proves the
Republican assertion to be a complete falsehood.  All are focused on the
following history observation:

During the economically prosperous times, such as during the Gerald Ford 
Years, numerous people were on food stamps, welfare, and Social Security.
The economy did just fine in the aggregate, despite rising uneployment and
inflation, during the Ford years.  When it came to LBJ's Great Society of the
1960s, unemployment dropped to 3.4%, and ge was the one who engaged in
the war on poverty.  The economy, as a whole, wasn't collapsing on account
of it.  However, while George Bush II catered completely to rich individuals
and select corporations, the U.S. economy was falling apart.

The unemployment rate through the decades:

A graphed chart with a bit of added comments.

Here is a table outlining deficits ... even per month since 1980.

Government debt as a portion of GDP (Gross Domestic Product.)

National Debt per presidential term, plus debt's rate of growth.

An article from The Atlantic which contains a graph of the debt spanning from
1790 to the American Civil War.

A very insightful Washington Post article on the debt which erases from the
reasonable mind the false conclusions of the right wing conservative world.

One very important note:  After WWII, the national debt was 121% of GDP.
Today, it is around 104% thereof.  If you abolish foreign sweatshop slavery
and the ensuing Trade Balance Deficit, you can save America.  If you do not
do so, you will not.  It's that simple.  The greed of few has been destroying
America, all along.  It's so simple that it's like a trick question.  But, there's
no trick involved; only greed and the lack of consciences amongst those
presently in seats of power and influence.  Such was the case with the
112th Congress, Newt Gingrich, etc.

November 23, 2016

Yesterday's Southern Democrat is Today's Conservative Republican

Bruce Bartlett was domestic policy advisor of Ronald Reagan, as well as a Treasury
Department official under George HW Bush (the first Bush.)  He is also regarded as
an expert of Supply Side Economics (a la Milton Friedman.)  So, one would expect
him to defend the TEA Party Republicans who have deified Ronald Reagan.  Well,
Mr Bartlett did the opposite.

On national TV, Bruce Bartlett referred to the TEA Party people as fringed fanatics
who have no idea of the economic repercussions that their acts will cause.  He also
said that yesterday's Southern Democrat is today's Republican.  However, I said it
first.  None the less, Mr. Bartlett went a step further in stating that the Southern
culture of old days took-over the Republican Party.  Incidentally, Dixiecrat is
synonymous with Southern Democrat.

There is no difference among them.  The difference is that the federal government
of the United States banned some of the evils closest to the Southern Heart.  But,
many of them perpetuate in altered forms, such as slavery.  Today, it's a matter of
slavery by proxy, where the sweatshop worker's of China, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
and similar nations replaced the African-American slave.

Here's a reality check for those still deceived into believing that the Republican Party
platform came down from Mt. Sinai with the late Jerry Falwell.   The truth is that the
Republican platform migrated from the Southern Democrats.  From the land of

  1} segregation, Jim Crow, and electoral gerrymandering,  2} poll taxes & grandfather
       clauses,  3} lynchings, 4} the murder of the Michigan Freedom Riders, 5} pellagra,
  6} anti-Catholicism, 7} congressional initiatives for obscenely high military spending,
  8} good ole boy networks,  8} very low wages,  9} anti-federal government diatribes,
10} anti-immigration sentiments, 11} antagonism toward civil rights, and 12} low SAT
       scores, as well as things that will not be stated here, out of a sense of politeness. 

As of October 2013, pursuant to the antics of Congressional members heavily from the
states of the former confederate South, you have witnessed the start on the path to the
second American civil war.

At this point, think:  They have been people advocating secession from the Union, ever
since the 2012 presidential election, even to the point of petitioning for it.  I personally
witnessed in the south that, amongst the good ole boy network of the holders of wealth,
there is no new South.  The federal government, as I have stated in other articles, is de-
spised by the rulers of the South, because it is perceived as the  watchdog who will
thwart their efforts to enrich themselves on injustice.  Thus, the federal government
must go.

The result was that they told the working class and poor that the federal government
is going to take away their guns, their jobs, their money, and liberty.  There was even
mention of marching on all federal buildings, and evicting all federal employees from
them.  Well, they did it, via the path of least resistance ... via government shutdown.

Concerning the recent shutdown and debt limit showdown, Dutch Ruppersberger of
Maryland's 2nd district said on October 1st, "It's bullying, not governing."

Similarities Between Southern Democrats of Old and Republicans of Now, 
and the 1964 ... as well as 1968 Civil Rights Acts were influential in their
egress from the Democratic Party.

The Southern Democrats were heavily into segregation.  Today's Republican party
was heavily committed to curtailing immigration.  This is an element of segregation.
In fact, oppressive immigration law is a contradiction for America, in light of the fact
that everyone in the States is a migrant, including native Americans  ... as in the Asian
9-repeat allele DNA coding on native American DNA, reaching into southern Chile.

At the turn of the prior century, Ellis Island was an open door for immigrants.  Today
however, achieving immigration status and eventual American citizenship is much
more difficult.  It used to be that a foreign national would automatically become a
citizen of the United States upon marriage.  No longer is this so.

At the turn of the prior century, the doors of Ellis Island were open for the sake of
amassing a population of low-waged factory and mill workers.  Today, America uses
the low-waged workers overseas, despite the fact that doing so caused the massive
and prolonged Trade Balance Deficit and loss of many American jobs.  All in all,
the slave-owning mindset of the South continues in the Conservative Republicans.
It consists in Slavery by Proxy, today.

The trade balance deficit incurred with China alone resulted in an estimated loss of
2.7 million American jobs, between 2001 and 2011.  This illustrates that southern
politicians are not the patriots that their propaganda machine make them out to be. 

The shift of the U.S. political axis began in 1964, stopped, and resumed in 1980

In general and approximate terms, today's Republican states were often the Democrat-
ic ones of the 20s and 30s, at least when it applied to presidential elections.   In similar
fashion, a number of today's Democratic states were Republican ones.  This includes
New York.  So, there has already been a shift in America's political axis.

An example of the shift goes as follows:  In 1924, democratic presidential candidate
John William Davis won all of the former confederate states, along with the State of
Oklahoma which didn't enter the Union until 1912.  In the 1920 presidential election,
James Middleton Cox of Ohio, won all but one of the former confederate states, while
losing Ohio to his Republican opponent.  Then, in the 1928 presidential election, the
democratic candidate, Alfred Emmanuel Smith, won a geographic line that comprised
six of the former Confederate states.  In one of history's anomalies, Smith won Rhode
Island and Massachusetts in the same election.  None the less, the former confederate
South was once a member of the Democratic Party.  I now has a Republican identity,
for the most part.

As an added example of America's polar axis shift, in 1944, the Midwestern States of
Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota went to the Republican side and
stayed there, except for the 1964 election.  Of course, that line of states was Republi-
can in a consecutive series of prior elections, and it appeared that the citizens of those
States simply switched to the Democratic side, in order to support the New Deal and
FDR.  Yet, the same state were democrat one in an even more previous series of pres-
idential elections.  So, the middle of America shifted its political axes more than once.

None the less, it was also in 1964 when the former confederate south went Republican
for the first time.  Of course, this was the year when civil rights activism was ratcheting
itself upward, and southerners were vehemently opposed to civil rights.  This political
swing would be followed by the 1968 election, when segregationist George Wallace,
along former Strategic Air Commander Curtis Emerson LeMay, won 9.44 million of
the popular votes, 46 of the electoral votes, and five former Southern Democrat states.

After a disastrous 1972 election, the Democratic Party sponsored a southern presiden-
tial candidate in the wake of the Republican Party's Watergate scandal.  Yet, the south-
ern gentleman and former Navy officer would only win by 1.7 million popular votes
and 57 electoral votes, despite the fact that the nation lost its trust in the Nixon admin-
istration.  Gerald Ford was perceived as a Nixon man and his democratic opponent
should have won by a landslide.  However, the South carried an unfavorable reputa-
tion, and even though James Earl Carter won all of the former confederate states ex-
cept for Virgina, he lost the entire west, except for Texas.

Now, keep in mind that the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s guaranteed that the former
confederate south would eventually be leaving the Democratic Party.  The Civil Rights
and Equality platform of the Democratic Party was the tipping point.

Then came 1980, along with Jerry Falwell and the Paul Weyrich who had founded the
Heritage Foundation with donation money given by beer magnate Joseph Coors.  The
combination of Falwell and Weyrich gave rise to the Moral Majority movement which
would eventually be associated with a Ronald Reagan who signed a decisive abortion
bill into California law and who was divorced & remarried.  Reagan's inclusion made
the Moral Majority movement one attached to hypocrisy.  Well, southerners became
Republican during this time.  It was the result of the Democratic Party now being
associated with civil rights and federal watch dog agencies designed to ensure the
safety and protection of Americans everywhere.

Even during the presidential elections of southern natives Bill Clinton and Al Gore,
the eastern part of the former confederate south largely voted Republican.  Of course,
Gore was from the State of Tennessee and Clinton was from Arkansas.  This resulted
in a southern presidential package in 1992 and 1996, as well as a democratic package
that even included Louisiana in the democratic victory.  After that time span, however,
the deep south would remain Republican in its sentiments, with the mid-atlantic states
of North Carolina and Virginia giving their electoral votes to Obama.

Florida would go the Obama route, also.  None the less, the Southern Democrat mind-
set continued to have its grasp on the traditional south.  They simply call themselves
Republican.  But, the song remains the same.

The Republican Party Platform, under Nixon, was low military spending.  In fact,
Republican President Eisenhower warned of the loss to the America's economy &
culture that excessive military spending would cause.  Moreover, it was under four
democratic presidents that America entered WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the
Vietnam War.  Thus, the war economy was associated with the Democrats and not
the Republicans.  However, after the Southern Democrats entered the Republican
Party, the Republicans became the long-term advocates of McCarthy-style military
spending.  Thus, the Southern Democrats turned Republican basically rekindled

Do not be deceived.  U.S. military spending as a part of GDP was very high, in the
50s. However, America was a manufacturing nation, and its workers were well paid
taxpayers.  America was reducing its debt, despite the high price of Cold War expen-
ditures, in the Arm's Race against Russia.  Today, excessive military spending does
nothing but sabotage America, because the manufacturing base of the United States
was decimated by the Republicans and NAFTA-type policies.

Anti-federal sentiments were a mark of the Southern Democrat who equated the fed -
eral government with the North and their loss in the American Civil War.  Republican
politicians of today carry anti-federal-regulation sentiments.  Plus, there was and is the
obsession with gun ownership, as in "Git off my land, you revenuers!"  None the less,
the 2nd Amendment only applies to a Well Regulated Militia.  It's common law in the
Restatement of Torts, 2d, which asserts the right of personal self-defense and even the
defense of a third party. 

All in all, today's conservative Republicans are the actual RINOs (Republicans In
Name Only.)  Today's conservative Republicans are nothing more than the Southern
Democrats of old.