August 8, 2017

The Monsanto Scorecard

These are vineyard posts.  Below is the Monsanto Reference Post.
Being that the month of March archive is about war, a Monsanto post is
fitting, being that Monsanto declared war on human civility and the en-
vironment, especially when Round-up reaches water supplies.  So, let's
proceed:

This is a bibliography page of Monsanto-related articles.  Actually, it's a link
page, to YouTube transmissions and writings on the subject of Monsanto, Inc.
You're welcome to make benefit of this one-stop linking.

The probationary period is over, concerning the need to first employ prudence
before presenting Monsanto was the most evil business enterprise ever known
to modern man.  In fact, the more Monsanto gets researched, the more unjust,
poisonous, and predatory that corporation turns out to be.  Monsanto basically
declared war on life-on-earth.

Monsanto gave humanity 1} Saccharin, 2} PBC's (polychlrinated biphenyls)
3} Polystyrene, 4} the Vietnam-related nightmare known as Agent Orange,
and 5} the banned pesticide DDT.  (Monsanto's evil contributions to society
include the dioxin-bearing chemical 2,4,5-T, an ingredient in Agent Orange,)

Monsanto Inc also gave humanity 6} recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone 
(rBGH).  It was additionally the corporation  which marketed 7} G.D. Searle's
methanol-bearing Aspartame in such a way that we don't know who is correct
in the pro vs con health debate on the subject, because the objective clinic find-
ings are not presented in a capsulized outline.

How Evil Thou Art ... Monsanto turned out to be really really evil, after all.

Monsanto also sued farmers, on account of the fact that the farmers cannot con-
trol the wind and therefore cannot prevent Monsanto seeds from blowing onto
their crop fields. All in all, Monsanto is a corporate predator, negatively affect-
ing humanity and the ecology of the Earth.  None the less, accusations against
Monsanto must be presented maturely and clearly without theatrics and any
degree of emotional accentuation.

The evils of any predatory corporation must be presented to-the-point, for the
sake of prompting action that will undo the evil of the unconscionable corpor-
ation.  If society remains indifferent and inactive, then the poisoning of life on
Earth will continue its course.

       You might perhaps want to start here, with a Monsanto documentary
        presented by Abby Martin of the Empire Files.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTi0_ZQtPTY

         If you desire, you can even start here, with the World According
           to Monsanto.  It's a documentary includes covers Monsanto's
          administrative practices, advertising practices, advocations, as
           well as business practices.  It includes one Stalinesque tactic.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfOSFaaLx_o

Next would be a video that gives an outline that explains the GMO
food creation process actually is.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ5OxdIq5DY
                                                               __________

2016 News:  St. Louis Jury order Monsanto to pay $46.5 million in latest PCB
                      PCB lawsuit

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-jury-orders-monsanto-to-pay-million-in-latest/article_08e25795-0d36-5155-999c-c6bd954a6c2e.html
                                                            ______________

                         The March 29, 2016 Corporate Rap Sheet on Monsanto,
                                             from the Corporate Research Project

                                          http://www.corp-research.org/monsanto
                                                      ____________________

                        Let's continue with Jeffrey Smith, executive director of
                                the Institute for Responsible Technology

      *****      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4JfFDTGXKQ   *****
                     ______________________________________________

Next is the Canadian case of Monsanto seeds inadvertently blowing into many hec-
tares of an independent farmer.  The court judgment and opinion can easily be re-
ferred to as a blatant miscarriage of justice.  Part of a Monsanto contact is read in
the film.  This is the Percy Schmeiser Case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su0om5L4Bhg
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Adam Sich of Truthloader competently takes us through a history of Monsanto
and shows the pattern of that corporation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G5dlNzPnzU
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Concerning the existence of terminator seed technology, Monsanto claims that it
doesn't market such a thing.  Yet, it admits that such technology is a present-tense
possibility.  In fact, in 2007, it was involved in gene-stacking technology & research
with Chromatin, Inc.

http://news.monsanto.com/press-release/chromatin-and-monsanto-announce-agreement-advance-gene-stacking-technology

Of course, Monsanto's herbicide, Roundup, has been getting the attention, even in
the research laboratory.  More specifically, it has been the Roundup ingredients,
glyphosate and polyethoxylated tallowamine, which has been attracting the atten-
tion.  As an example, glyphosate was found to be a clastogen.  This means that it
breaks chromosome chains even in human beings.

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jt/2009/308985/

In addition, the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation reported on a connection between
the ingestion/inhalation of Roundup and the development of Parkinson's-related brain
damage.  This makes the issue very serious.

https://nwpf.org/stay-informed/news/2012/04/roundup-herbicide-linked-to-parkinson%E2%80%99s-related-brain-damage/

A number of nearly criminal allegations have been leveled against Monsanto.  How-
ever, needed was to first investigate the records, being that a lot of worthless gossip
transpires on the internet and radio talk shows, such as is the case with the all-night
coast-to-coast tin foil hat show which claims that the sky is always falling, some-
times with UFOs, Grays, and an occasional Moth Man, in the spirit of campfire
stories.

No kangaroo courting is permitted here.  So, a bit of research on Monsanto was
first needed.  From the records, archives, and articles, Monsanto does get into a
lot of environmental trouble, in the form of lawsuits.  So, that part is confirmed.
In fact, it appears that Monsanto is a corporation run by individuals who keep
trying to place a square peg in a round hole, for the sake of profit, only to get
served with lawsuits and then earn the distrust of humanity.

Monsanto does appear to be a corporation without a conscience.  But, one has to
be detailed in presenting the evidence, when it comes to the scathing accusations
against Monsanto.  There is cause for the scathing, however.

The corporation has admitted to have committed wrongdoing in Indonesia, between
1997 and 2002.  It was found liable in France, for weedkiller poisoning.  It was even
found liable in an Alabama PCB poisoning case.  None the less, the Alex Joneses of
America and the UFO talk show hosts can't go piling on without evidentiary support.

Here are a list of articles on Monsanto which certainly don't make that corporation
look like a branch of Mother Theresa's Sisters of Charity ... to say the least.

Let's start with articles on Roundup, the Monsanto herbicide and the controversy
of a two-year study on Roundup:

http://anh-europe.org/news/anh-feature-french-study-indicates-monsanto-maize-and-roundup-cause-cancern

The  adjuvant effect of chemical toxicity when studying them in combination,
as opposed to individually:

http://www.rodalenews.com/roundup-weed-killer-more-toxic-originally-believed

A Year 2011 article on weeds developing a resistance to herbicides:

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/07/monsanto-superweeds-roundup

As of late June 2013, another wheat-related civil action filed against Monsanto

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/08/4334882/another-wheat-lawsuit-filed-against.html 

http://hdnews.net/news/wheatharvest062713-side1 

This articles addresses Roundup being found in US water supplies:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/31/us-glyphosate-pollution-idUSTRE77U61720110831 

This is a general outline of the corporation:

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/02/04/monsanto-the-evil-corporation-in-your-refrigerator/ 

Monsanto's GMO corn allegedly linked To organ failure, study reveals:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/12/monsantos-gmo-corn-linked_n_420365.html 

Farmers actually sued Monsanto this year, instead of visa-versa 
Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto

http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-03-31-reversing-roles-organic-farmers-sue-monsanto-over-gmo-seeds 

The epidemic of suicide amongst Indian farmers who ever so 
coincidentally happen to have been Monsanto customers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genocide-Thousands-Indian-farmers-committing-suicide-using-genetically-modified-crops.html 

Also about the epidemic of suicides among India's farmers.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/asia/jan-june07/farmers_06-26.html 

Monsanto admits to Wrongdoing in Indonesia between 1997 and 2002:

http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/business-practices-in-indonesia.aspx

Monsanto denies marketing terminator seeds (GURT seeds):

http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/terminator-seeds.aspx 

50 civil society organizations (CSO's) asked the United Nations to ban GMO's:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/organic-authoritycom/are-monsantos-days-number_b_988104.html

http://www.foeeurope.org/world-leaders-fail-Rio-220612 

Monsanto found liable for weedkiller poisoning in France

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/monsanto-found-liable-for-weedkiller-poisoning-in-france/2012/02/13/gIQAp2WcBR_blog.html 

Monsanto being sued in Oregon for illegal strain of GMO wheat
that blew onto an Oregon farm

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/30/2079071/illegal-monsanto-wheat-contamination/?mobile=nc

http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-lawsuits-gmo-wheat-603/ 

Monsanto found liable for PCB pollution in 2002

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/02/22/monsanto.htm

http://www.globalethics.org/newsline/2002/03/04/monsanto-found-liable-in-pollution-case/

The 2013 global march against Monsanto which transpired in 52 nations

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/2-million-march-in-50-countries-against-monsanto.html

83 plaintiffs against Monsanto, in a lawsuit which addresses Monsanto's
practice of suing farmers who unintentionally have Monsanto seeds blow
onto their farms

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/763/home

Scientists dismiss Monsanto's explanation for 
the gene-altered wheat supply that emerged

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-06/scientists-unswayed-by-monsanto-findings-on-rogue-wheat.html?cmpid=msnmoney&industry=IND_CHEMICALS&isub=

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1256543/plant-scientists-question-monsantos-findings-about-escaped

In re: Monsanto's use of Glyphosate

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10878512.htm

Connecticut State Assembly recently passed a law requiring GMO labeling

http://www.thewestonforum.com/11414/connecticut-is-first-state-to-pass-gmo-labeling-law/
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August 6, 2017

Corporate Welfare: Government Paying
for Illnesses Caused by Corporations

Concerning the woman whose medical records contain the following
findings, would the reasonably minded person conclude that she has
a psychosomatic illness or a physical one?

  1 - Wheezing.
  2 - Tachycardia.
  3 - Hypopotassemia.
  4 -
Rales and crackles.
  5 -
Gruntled breathing.
  6 - Erythematous uvula.
  7 - Grossly enlarged turbinates.
  8 - Erythema of the oropharynx.
  9 - Edema of the true vocal cords.
10 - Adenopathy in the left postauricular region.
11 - Productive response in Spiriva challenge testing.
12 - A circumscribed nodule in the left occipital region.
13 - Thickened coating over the dorsum of the tongue.
14 - A firm 1x1 cm nodule in the right postauricular region.
15+ A couple additional findings consistent with Rhinitis.


Unless you are an avowed liar, the answer to that question is beyond
obvious.  Therefore, what right do corporate-funded attorneys and an
independent medical examiner have in asserting that the woman found
to have these objectively observed ills is mentally ill?  What gives them
the right to claim that she has no objective medical findings that would
validate her symptoms?  Her symptoms have included:

[1]  a stinging tongue.
[2]  shortness of breath.
[3]  burning nasal passages.
[4]  a metallic taste in the mouth.
[5]  an adrenal-like stream throughout her solar plexus.
[6]  headaches accompanied by the bruised feeling at the
      cheekbones and temples.
[7]  ice-like numbness pervading her upper-respiratory
      tract (on specific occasion.)


Moreover, diagnoses given to her have included:

(1)  Allergic and Irritant Asthma (Reactive Airways).
(2)  Glossitis (inflammation of the tongue).
(3)  Rhinitis and Turbinate Hypertrophy.
(4)  Chemical and Irritant Sensitivities.
(5)  Reactive Hyperplasia.

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____________________________
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Introduction

The corporation involved in the following account is one whose 2005
financial report marked its stockholder equity value at $11.2 billion.
Net tangible assets were marked at $4.2 billion.

December 2006 one-line addition/update:

Until mid-2006, the corporation involved was legally known as the
Cendant Corporation, of  Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ.  In addition,
the geographic region involved in the following account is Elizabeth-
ton, Tennessee.  Cendant Corporation once operated business there.

The apex of  the following account concerns a year when the corpora-
tion's CEO received $17 million in salary and bonus income.   During
that same year, $1.02 million was placed into the CEO's pension fund.
An additional $4.54 million of  stockholder  money was used to pay
the premiums on his $100 million life insurance policy.

The place of work involved in the following account is a former coal tar
pitch research center.  The corporation no longer uses it.  It was found
to have minute sized monfilament fibers pervading the employees' work
areas.  And needless to say, the smaller the molecular agent, the greater
is its potential to infiltrate and afflict the complex human anatomy.  After
all, this was the case with a number of  WTC cleanup crew members
exposed to the Manhattan site's pulverized concrete dust. It resulted in
Small Airways Disease.

This account highlights a former employee of that corporation.  She
was in the process of  loosing the sum total of  everything during the
same year when the corporation's CEO was amassing a multimillion
dollar income. Throughout the account, she is simply referred to as
"the woman."  That is to say, her name will not be used.  In addition,
other persons who worked in the former research center reported
symptoms similar to hers.

The corporation was advertised as the world's largest real estate brok-
erage franchiser, the world's largest vacation ownership organization,
and the world's largest "provider of outsourced corporate employee
relocation services," as well as one of  the largest hotel franchisers in
the world and one of  the world's largest car rental operators.  Opera-
tions included the telemarketing of its services.

                      Not Even a Get Well Card


During her six months with the corporation, the woman highlighted in
this account generated approximately $500,000 in sales revenue.   In
fact, her sales of hotel room reservations averaged $2,777 per four
hour shift.  In return for her services, she was rewarded with a chron-
ic disability.  To this day, the corporation has offered her no apology,
while thecorporation's insurer has offered her no compensation.  She
was not even sent a Get Well card.  Instead, the defense attorneys and
independent medical examiner involved in her workman's comp case
sought to have her tagged with a psychiatric label which can conveni-
ently serve as an excuse for the severe illness which developed during
her time of work at the former coal tar pitch research center.

She Had to Fire Her Attorneys, in their Gross Negligence
       That is to say, she had to file a voluntary dismissal


The woman won her Social Security disability case a year ago. But, in
December 2005, she had to fire the legal counsel involved in her work-
man's comp case.  Technically speaking, she filed a voluntary dismissal.
Her attorneys refused to enter into evidence recent medical findings that
resulted from an October rhinolaryngoscopy.  And in the refusing there-
of was mention of  the cost of entering the new evidence.

The attorneys furthermore refrained from emphasizing the woman's pri-
or medical findings.  In fact, they accepted as uncontroverted truth the
averments (assertions/allegations) of  the defense counsel.  Such aver-
ments would have resulted in the woman loosing her case, and those
averments contradict her medical records.  Therefore, the woman had
to dismiss her attorneys and start anew.

HER OBJECTIVE MEDICAL FINDINGS

The defense counsel in her workman's compensation case asserted that
she had no objective medical findings to support her symptoms.  In fact,
a mental health person diagnosed her as having agoraphobia, along with
panic anxiety.  Yet, she has over a dozen objective medical  findings at-
tached to her medical records.  Such findings indicate the presence of a
physical illness, and not a psychiatric one.

Furthermore, three board certified physicians diagnosed her outside of
emergency room settings.  And those diagnoses are much different than
the one given by the "mental health person."

One of the diagnosing physicians is an allergist & immunologist, while
another one is a cytopathologist (a cytopathologist diagnoses illness at
the cellular level.) And the third diagnosing physician is an Ear, Nose,
& Throat specialist who is also a fellow of  the American College of
Surgeons.  The diagnoses given to the woman came predominately
from the fine-needle biopsy, the fiberoptic rhinolaryngoscopy, and
ER room records.  In examinations and testing performed outside of
emergency room settings, the woman was found to have:

(1)  Grossly enlarged turbinates
(2)  Erythematous uvula.
(3)  Edema of the true vocal cords.
(4)  Adenopathy in the left postauricular region.
(5)  Thickened coating over the dorsum of the tongue.
(6)  A firm 1x1 cm nodule in the right postauricular region.
(7)  A circumscribed nodule in the left occipital region.

Plus, attending ER physicians recorded the following findings:

(1)  Wheezing.
(2)  Tachycardia.
(3)  Hypopotassemia.
(4)  Gruntled breathing.
(5)  Rales and crackles.
(6)  Erythema of the oropharynx.
(7+) A couple additional findings consistent with Rhinitis.

Her diagnoses were:

(1)  Allergic and Irritant Asthma (Reactive Airways).
(2)  Glossitis (inflammation of the tongue).
(3)  Rhinitis and Turbinate Hypertrophy.
(4)  Chemical and Irritant Sensitivities.
(5)  Reactive Hyperplasia.

Upon certain environmental exposures, her symptoms reproduce them-
selves in a predictably reoccurring pattern.  Nothing about her symp-
toms is random.  In fact, due to the predictability of  her condition, she
quit keeping a diary of  her ills as far back as June 2003.  Furthermore,
she has been in need of filtered masks and air cleaners, as well as ready
access to oxygen.  In addition, prescription medications posted in her
medical records are consistent with one who has severe asthma.  Her
medications have included Albuterol,  Ipratropium Bromide, Xopenex,
Levalbuterol Hydrochloride, and Salmeterol, as well as intravenous
steroids.

Keep in mind that she was exposed to obscenely inordinate amounts
of dust at her place of work (as is described in her exposure history
account.)  Well, she tested severely positive for dust mites (in RAST
testing, I believe), while having tested negative for every other type of
high weight molecular agent (such as ragweed.)  In as much, a person
can become sensitized to dust mite proteins as much as he/she can be-
come sensitized to formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, phthalic anhydride,
etc.  In fact, barn workers have been documented as having become
sensitized to storage mites.

HER EXPOSURE HISTORY
(transposed from her diary)

THE FIRST 3 MONTHS

April 10th 2002 Health:  Perfect
Mental Health:  "Optimistic, inspired, forward looking".


She moved from Tuscaloosa, AL to Johnson City, TN.  Jogged and
walked everyday. Could go up and down the entire complex; a span
of about four miles.  Went to the library, to Bristol Stores and malls.
Explored the local university and the book stores.  She generally did
what one does when one moves to a new city.

May 2002 Health:  Perfect


She was hired by the previously mentioned corporation, and put into
a two week training program.  Near the end of the two weeks, she de-
veloped what appeared to be the flu.  This included a sore throat and
fever, along with body aches and headaches.  She did not complete
the training at that time.

After her health improved, her training restarted.  Shortly afterward,
she was hired as a temporary and part time employee.  During the
last few days of training, one of her fellow trainees had an asthma
attack.  She noticed some stuffiness in the corridors, along with a
strange chemical odor.  But, she did not pay attention to this at the
time.

Late June/July 2002 Health:  Perfect (for the final time)


Her group was assigned to work downstairs, at the main call center.
During her first day there, she noticed a stuffy stale smell.  The chemi-
cal odor downstairs was more far intense than the smell on the floor
where she was trained.  She also noticed an inordinate amount of dust
everywhere.  Plus, on the cubicle walls were tiny and transparent fibers
the width of a human hair.  They were embedded into the cubicle walls'
fabric.  In fact, the cubicle partitions had a visible layer of brown dust
on them.  Upon a slight tap,  a cubicle wall would spew out dust.

The agent resource books were laden with dust, also.  Picking one of
them up would result in dust spewing out from the pages.  The carpet-
ing was dirty, also.  Pesticides were sprayed indoors, even with call
center employees on duty.  Some of the ceiling titles had the marks of
water damage attached to them, and within time, her fellow employees
would point out blackened mold to the woman.

THE NEXT 11 MONTHS

July/August 2002
Health:  Alternating between well and ill


She began to get a dry cough.  Things then worsened, and it became
very difficult for her to talk on the phone.  Yet, she was expected to
take a new phone call every three minutes.  She soon felt a degree of
tension in her lungs and bronchi, due to the dust and the continual talk-
ing.  She resorted to throat lozenges, Tylenol, and Robutussin.

While the HVAC system was being fixed, her crew was often told to
sit upstairs.  The chemical odor was still present upstairs, and in addi-
tion to that, free-standing fans were run at the far end of the call cen-
ter.  She preferred to sit at that end, being that the other end was an
entranceway crowded with smokers and cigarette butts.  Every time
the door opened, smoke would waft into the room.

During the hot summer months, whenever the air conditioning was not
functional, this same door would be left open.  Because of the obvious
air quality issues there, she requested to sit upstairs.  Her supervisor
agreed.  However, another supervisor spoke of having almost passed
out when training new employees upstairs.

While working downstairs, the former employee had trouble breath-
ing.  It initially started off as a “choking” episode each time the free
standing fans were turned on.  The fans were laden with dust, and
they were turned on frequently.  The blowing air would agitate the
dust in the room and propel it directly into the employees' breathing
space.  Many fellow employees began to complain about choking.

August 2002 Health:  Quite Ill

When upstairs, the sensation of burning eyes was very much prevalent,
as was the dry cough and the choking.  Dust was on the cubicle walls
upstairs, also.  The woman developed sinus congestion, a runny nose,
headaches, and a continual low grade fever.  She would arrive home
from work exceptionally fatigued.  Many of her fellow employees who
were stationed upstairs had the same symptoms.

On one occasion, as she was going upstairs to clock in, her heart be-
gan to palpitate furiously.  The staircase had not been cleaned, or if it
had been, the cleanliness had not lasted long.  Furthermore, the heavy
chemical odor was present.  In addition, there was a strong musty and
greasy smell.

Her hands began to sweat, her knees started to shake, and a tightness
in her chest was making it hard for her to take in a breath.  She was al-
so dizzy.  She went to her work area and clocked in.  She then realized
that if  she didn't get fresh air soon, she would pass out.  She went out-
side and then walked to a nearby gas station, getting a package of Ben-
adryl and something to drink.

September 4th, 2002.  First ER Visit.
Health:  Declining


She was now starting to feel fairly bad on an everyday basis.  She no-
ticed that she felt better at home.  It was only when she was at work
when her symptoms were induced.  This included the dry cough, the
burning eyes, the choking, and the palpitations that would begin soon
into the shift.  In addition, her nasal passages, throat, and lungs felt as
if they were filled with grittiness.

This was the time when she first went to an ER.  She was prescribed
Claritin and Biaxin, having been diagnosed as having Allergic Rhinitis.
The doctor noted on her records that she had a fever, rhinorrehea, and
erythema of the oropharynx, along with post nasal drip.  He also noted
abnormal constitutional signs.

She continued to treat herself with Benadryl, as it was getting progress-
ively difficult for her to work.  After twenty minutes into a work shift,
she would start coughing.  She could now hardly speak on the phone
and the Benadryl made her sleepy.  Her throat hurt and her voice now
squeaked, breaking-up frequently.  The heart palpitations continued.

A co-worker told her that he had begun to have these same types of
symptoms soon after he had started working there.  He also said that
it seemed to be getting worse for him in 2002.  Another employee told
her that he had frequent heart palpitations when at work, in addition to
the dry cough.

September 8th 2002 Second ER Visit

She began work at 8 p.m and worked until 2 am. Throughout this time
she felt a tightness forming in her chest area.  She was taking Children's
Benadryl and thought that this anti-histamine would be sufficient.  Due
to these exposures, she had a lot of congestion, along with dry cough-
ing.  She completed the shift with much difficulty.

After work, as she was driving out of the parking lot when she began to
choke.  She tried to cough but no phlegm emerged.  She pulled over at
a gas station and called Emergency Medical Services.  The EMS crew
gave her an albuterol breathing treatment in the vehicle.  She was then
taken to a hospital.  The treating physician prescribed Volmax and an
inhaler.  In fact, he stated in her medical records that she was allergic to
the work environment.  He noted the following: "Constitutional signs:  
abnormal; Tachycardia."
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August 5, 2017

The Icy Numbing

                            "Imagine a strange metallic taste and magnify it at at least 
                             50 times.  Then imagine it pervading your nose, throat,
                             larynx, tongue, bronchi, and brain  . . .  smashing you 
                             completely." 

                          "A very weird state.  Hard to explain.  Almost the feeling 
                            one gets when exposed to subzero temperatures.  Your 
                           membranes seem to get anesthetized.    Yet, they make 
                           their presences known, despite the absence of sensation."

March 2003 Health:  fair/fatigued
Emotional Outlook:  well/optimistic


She was now practicing Avoidance.  This is the practice of avoiding
the airborne agents that trigger one's asthma.  It's a practice advocat-
ed in Report 4 (A-98) of   the AMA's Counsel on Scientific Affairs.

On the woman's mind at this point in time was her plan to go to Hunts-
ville, Alabama and search for an apartment there.  This created hope-
ful optimism in her.  Job opportunities were opening in Alabama, and
a physician told her that moving away from Johnson City could reduce
her frequency of asthma.  This optimism negates any suspicion that her
ills were triggered by anxiety or depression during this time span.

March 16, 2003


She went to a grocery store, in order to buy some last minute items for
her trip.  She had been in the store for only a minute, when an asthma
attack was triggered.  After all, the store was laden with strong odors,
and the AMA has already defined strong odors as asthma triggers.  On
this occasion, her inhaler took much longer than usual to work.  On this
occasion, she became disoriented for the first time.  On this occasion,
she had entirely lost her sense of direction.  An EMS crew had to drive
her home.

March 18, 2003  EMS call - hospitalized.
Health: severe illness
Mental outlook:  scared after the attack


Being that her trip had been arranged, she convinced herself that she
could travel.  So, she and her son left for Alabama.  En route to her
destination, she suddenly became sensitive to vehicle exhaust fumes.
Her face seemed to get hot and swollen, while a gland near her ton-
sils seemed to enlarge.  Chest tightness & asthma then set in.  It felt
as if a 10 inch ball of burning fire (exhaust fumes) hit her in the chest,
spreading throughout her entire body.  She could taste the petroleum
odors.

In having become too weak to continue the trip, she searched for an en-
vironmentally friendly hotel.  Her son finally located a room that seemed
suitable for her.  Yhe result was that the irritants triggered another asth-
ma attack.  She was placed on oxygen for six hours, and given breath-
ing treatments via Xopenex, Atrovent, and Salmeterol.  She was given
the intravenous form of steroids every four hours.  That night, while in
the hospital, her blood pressure dropped drastically.

She had been diagnosed with: (a) Acute and severe asthma attack, and
(b) Hypopotassemia.  Objective medical findings already noted on re-
cord, were:   (a) labored breathing, (b) wheezing, (c) rales, (d) rapid
heart beat, (e) gruntled sounds.  This negates the defense attorneys' al-
legation of mental illness.  Then came the October 2005 rhinolaryngo-
scopy whichindicated the presence of  a physical illness much more in
depth.

March 20, 2003  Health:  debilitated.


She recalled being barely able to function in Huntsville.  Yet, she and
her son attempted to explore the city.  When waiting for a traffic light
to change, she started to become hypersensitive to exhaust fumes once
again.  She had another asthma attack.  This time, her inhaler did not
seem to help.

Wwhen driving back toward the hotel, she completely lost her sense of
direction once again. This is the second time that this happened.  EMS
personnel escorted her back to the hotel.

March 21, 2003  E.M.S call/Huntsville hospital


She went to a health food store.  Her son went inside, while she waited
outside.  He bought rosemary juice and suggested that she put some in
her bath water, thinking that a warm bath would help her.  Being that
she had always enjoyed the odor of Rosemary, she put a small capful
into the bath.  It was a mistake to have done that.  The bath was relax-
ing, but upon coming out of the tub, she starting to feel warm, and then
faint, being unable to take in a full breath.  For the third time on this trip,
she became totally confused, while feeling very lightheaded.   Her son
called EMS, and en route to the hospital, she was administered oxygen
and an IV.  At the hospital, she was given saline.

March 22, 2003  Health:  very bad; EMS call


She realized that it was not possible for her to live in Huntsville, being
that it seemed to have a lot more vehicular exhaust than did Johnson
City.  Yet, she felt that she had to complete the trip to Tuscaloosa as
planned.  She did. 

March 23, 24, 25, 2002


She spent 3 days in Tuscaloosa with friends and  had trouble breathing
outside their house as much as inside of  it.  Her friend smoked indoors,
so she stayed with her friend's sister.  She went to a Chinese restaurant
with friends, but had to leave, because of  its indoor air quality.  It was
the familiar type of irritant airspace.

She and her friends went to Books-a-Million.  She would spend many
hours there when she lived in Tuscaloosa, with no problem being there.
This time, however, she had been seated for no more than five minutes,
when the aroma of coffee became too noxious to her.  Another asthma
attack was  triggered.  So, she went outside and resorted to her inhaler.

Late that night, her friend's sister turned on a gas heater.  An ensuing
odor made the woman sick, bringing her close to having another asth-
ma attack.  She had to sleep next to a window, while wearing a filter
mask throughout the entire night.  Her friends then took her to church
the next day, and she sat next to the open back door, wearing two fil-
ter masks.

She went back to Johnson City that week.  On the way back, she got
stuck in traffic.  She became ill once again.  When she finally reached
home, she collapsed out of weakness.   She also had a headache, a
sore throat, and chest inflammation.  This collapse mode lasted for the
next few years.

Since April, 2003, she had varying degrees of tightness in the chest,
along with asthma, nasal pain, burning, and congestion.  She took all
of her prescribed medications, and resorted to wearing activated car-
bon masks much of  the time.  In addition, she has a car interior air
cleaner, as well as dust screens for the car.  This helps, but she is
still able to smell odors, even through the carbon masks.

There were two doctor's appointments that she was unable to keep.
One was missed because she couldn’t find the doctor’s office in the
midst of another irritant response to exhaust fumes.  The other physi-
cian had his office in a commercial building downtown.  As she was
approaching the entrance, she caught sight of nurses smoking.  She
knew that she would not be able to make it down the smokey, fra-
grance laden, and cleaning agent laden corridor.  Her need to find a
primary care physician was pressing.

May 31st, 2003  Health:  Depends on exposures.
Mental:  Good/Fair


She found two doctors at a nearby university who understand her type
of medical condition.  They did all they could to help her.  She was ap-
prehensive on her first visit to one of the newly located physicians, and
it was with the utmost self-control that she waited in the waiting room.
This was due to her extreme sensitivity to fragrances and various clean-
ing agents.  Blood tests were ordered after a lengthy consultation.  Yet,
en route to the testing  area, she started to feel ill again, more so than
previously.

She was once scheduled to take a CT scan.  The building where the
scan was to be taken was a bit worse than the building where she had
previously been.  The technician had the woman go into the machine
promptly and performed the scan.  Meanwhile, she began to feel light
headed.  It seemed as if a metallic smell were causing it.  In fact, she
had to be helped out of  the room, after the scan.  She felt dizzy, even
to the point where she felt that she was about to pass out.

She remained ill up to 48 hours after the CT scan.  After the scan, she
was short of  breath.  But, this form of  shortness of breath was much
different than the previous bouts.  It appeared to be a tissue reaction,
she said; one accompanied by a hollow lack of sensation and even a
numbness.  This absence of sensation extended to her  nose, bronchi,
esophagus, trachea, and lungs.  She said that her lungs hurt.  But, it was
a dull chronic inflammation that she felt.  She described it in the follow-
ing manner:

      "A very weird state.  Hard to explain.  Almost the feeling
      feeling one gets when exposed to subzero temperatures.
      Your membranes seem to get anesthesized.  Yet, they
      make their existences known, despite the absence of
      sensation."

   "All this is very strange.  It's anxiety-causing, because if it's

     not ameliorated, it leads to a strange sort of  “inability" to 
     breath.  It's not like congestion, in the usual sense.  It leads 
     to the desire to cough, but the cough does not lead to any
     cessation of  symptoms.  I also feel as if I'm in the process 
     of fainting at times.  I feel shakey."

June 05, 2003

She began to feel better, two days after the CT scan.  The “hollow” 
and metallic” syndrome finally resolved itself.  About this she wrote:
"Just that little exposure to the CT Scan environment made me 
ill for two days!"

She had to go to the bank one day, and it was a hot and/or humid 84
degrees outside.  She started to feel ill in the heat, with the activated
carbon mask on.  The mask itself was starting to emit traces of ex-
haust odor.  She never made it to the bank that day.
==============================================

August 4, 2017

An Examation Report

The Chemically Sensitive Woman with More
Than a Dozen Objective Medical Findings:


Let us review.  The stereotypical pro-chemical and pro-corporate
propaganda has repeatedly been that chemically sensitive persons
have no objective medical findings to validate their symptoms, de-
spite the fact that RAST TESTING includes tests for chemical al-
lergies ... despite the recognition of Reactive Airways Dysfunction
Syndrome ... despite the fact that the golden rule for diagnosing
Irritant-associated Vocal Cord Dysfunction is the very objective 
Fiberoptic Rhinolaryngoscopy ... and despite the existence of the 
diagnosis of Occupational Asthma due to Low Weight Molecular 
Agents.

Posted below is one of  the pages in the medical record of  the pa-
tient high-lighted in The Chemically Sensitive Woman Who Has
More Than a Dozen Objective Medical Findings.  The report
records grossly enlarged turbinates, shoddy adenopathy, and a 
thickened coating over the dorsum of  tongue, among other things.
Quite frankly,  the grossly enlarged turbinates were enough to illu-
strate the presence of  a physical illness.   In the total tally, her med
records report her as having:

- Wheezing.
- Tachycardia.
- Hypopotassemia.
- Gruntled breathing.
- Rales and crackles.
- Erythematous uvula.
- Blistering of the tongue.
- Grossly enlarged turbinates.
- Erythema of the oropharynx.
- Edema of the true vocal cords.
- Adenopathy in the left postauricular region.
- Thickened coating over the dorsum of the tongue.
- Productive response in Spiriva challenge testing.
- A circumscribed nodule in the left occipital region.
- A firm 1x1 cm nodule in the right postauricular region.
- A couple additional findings consistent with Rhinitis.

The bottom line concerning this woman is that, whatever be her ill- 
ness, it's one of  a physical nature and not a matter of  psychiatric
illness.   The more universal bottom line is that there are chemically
sensitive people who have objective medical findings that validate
their sufferings.  In all such cases, allegations of  mental illness con-
stitute a defamation of  character hurled against an entire class of
people.   Clicking on the photo below will enable you to read the
medical report.  In addition, Glossitis mentioned in the following 
report is inflammation of the tongue.


August 3, 2017

Case Closed, due to a technicality

Late in the Year 2010 the woman's son was in an auto accident sever-
al states away from Tennessee.  Plus, by this time, the woman had al-
ready moved to the East Coast.  Now, the hearing was scheduled dur-
ing the time when she still tending to her son, in his need.  The judge
refused to grant a continuance, stating that the case had been granted
so many continuances already that no more could be granted.  How-
ever, it was the corporation's defense attorneys who kept requesting
the continuances, stalling the case.  The woman never asked for a
continuance until the time of her son's automobile collision.     
       

August 1, 2017

My Security Clearances, to counter a 70+ yr old hag's whistle blower retaliation against me.



I'm one of those guys who, from time to time, plays the real-life role of Dudley
Doright.  This has resulted in whistle blower retaliations against me.

As an example, on April 14, 2016, I caught an employee stealing 19 tools from
the company --- I'm in the construction industry, if you are new here.  Well, after
very heated words from the guy to the president of the company, he attempted to
kill me --- right in front of the president of the humble-sized construction corpor-
ation for whom I work.

In fact, in 2017, a former member of "the deep state" went on a rampage against
me, after I reported his present employer for wrongdoing.  He was bullying me
intensely.  Yet, I did not submit to his bullying.

Now, this guy was in the U.S. Department of Defense, meaning that you paid for
him to learn how to inflict severe bodily damage on humans.  In fact, after he real-
ized that I was not going to run away from him and not submit to his bully tactics,
he said to me, "I know a lot of defense systems," upon which he moved into a strike
pose and repeatedly semi-circled me, literally bouncing into my face, with the pre-
sumed purpose of scaring me so badly that I would flinch or swing at him in self-
defense.   Such movement would give him a bogus excuse to do his taxpayer fund-
ed martial arts practice on me and cause me severe physical harm.

The same whistle blower retaliation prince did a different form of retaliation up-
on me the following week.  This time, he used other people, and they were carry-
ing guns.  In that instance, he kept his distance from me.  After all, if you can't get
a guy to even flinch, after repeatedly lunging toward him, you can assume that the
guy is also a martial arts expert who can do you sufficient enough bodily harm to
get you to quit lunging for him.

The other retaliations against me:

I was also caught in the retaliations committed by the former personal secretary
of Washington DC Roman Catholic Cardinal Donald Wuerl, after I came to the
assistance of a poor soul who was being graphically and sexually harassed by
the priest.

Now, this occurred in Pittsburgh, when Donald Wuerl was bishop of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of the City of Three Rivers, Six Super Bowl Rings, and Five
Stanley Cup championships, not to mention 446 bridges.  In that instance, things
got so intense that two men came to my domicile with extreme prejudice against
me.  Meanwhile, Wuerl looked the other way.  Incidentally, that account is writ-
ten in a "citizen's report form" by a third-party witness and can be viewed online
at  www.donaldwuerl.com

The whistle blower retaliation presently at hand:

I uncovered the lies of the false accuser of a priest whose life was completely de-
stroyed.  I went into detail about her con game, at www.donaldwuerl.com.  The
priest's name was Anthony Cipolla.  The accuser was a former teen pregnancy
queen of the 1960s.  After an intense measure of research, and after having fin-
ally found the retired police officer who was said to have arrested Cipolla, I
found that the 1960s teen pregnancy queen was lying from A to Z.

In retaliation against me, this 70+ year hag who is lowly educated publicly an-
nounced that 1} one can search online all day for information about Patrick
Anthony Pontillo and find nothing,  2} meaning that I am Anthony Cipolla
in disguise operating a child molester protection ring.

Firstly, Anthony Cipolla is dead.  Thus, he is NOT the one posting articles at
www.donaldwuerl.com,  at this site, or at the other Pontillo site which bears
the title, the Heart and Mind of the Virgin Mary.  Plus, Cipolla is NOT the
posting anything at the Pontillo Google+ URL.   I am NOT the ghost of the
late Anthony Cipolla.

Concernig the 70+ year old hag's claim that you can search all day for informa-
tion about me and find none, know this:

Online are numerous photos of me, including a couple newspaper sports-section
photos of me in my football days.  I have literature on a Harvard University shelf,
as well as at UNC Chapel Hill, Northwestern University, Sweet Briar College and
elsewhere.  I also have a couple pages of my medical records online.  But, most
importantly are the photos of my security clearance certifications, proving to you
that I am NOT Anthony Cipolla in disguise operating a child molester's protection
ring.

In my life, I have obtained EIGHT security clearances.  They included the FBI
Clearance, a Pennsylvania Dept of Corrections Clearance, A Child Abuse His-
tory Background Check Clearance, a Concealed Weapons Carry Clearance, etc.

My 70+ year old defamer never met me and never had a conversation with me.
How would she know anything about me outside of what's posted online.  In fact,
shortly before she claimed that I didn't exist, but was Anthony Cipolla in disguise,
she sent a number of harassing emails to me, proving that she knew that I existed.

Well, in order to undo a lying hags' solitary work, I present to you copies of my
security clearance certificates once again and remind you of two more things.

1} You have to be incredibly wealthy to operate a child molester protection ring,
     and I am a construction worker who occasionally does construction-related
     legal work.  I work in Pittsburgh and Chicago, and I have to drive between
     those two cities.  The company does not have the money to provide me with
     airfare, time after time after time.

2} If I were a criminal protecting child molesters, I would have been arrested by
     now.  This woman proved that she was deliberately lying about me, because
     she never called the police or FBI on me.  Case Closed.

In addition, I have been in over a hundred domiciles, ranging from welfare hous-
ing to the homes of the rich.  I have been on dozens of government contract con-
struction sites, as well, and I have been in schools, to do construction work and
to take measurements for project bidding purposes.  I have NEVER been accus-
ed of any felony or misdemeanor in any of those homes or on any of those sites.

P.S. ... A mentally ill man in New Hampshire who is on psychiatric disability
copied that hag's writings and posted them on his blog.  He is the one who was
arrested for harassing Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League.  So, keep
in mind that no newspaper and no magazine ever reported me for being what the
hag claimed.  I had never been arrested or even questioned for her claims.  This
shows that she deliberately lied and that she thinks that you are really stupid.

She insulted your intelligence.  Are you going to sit there and let her get away
with doing so?  For now, view a sample of the security clearances that I receiv-
ed through the years and know that that hag lied deliberately.  Such a person has
murder in her heart.  Concerning this, she caused untold stress to Anthony Cipolla.
He had bypass surgery and later died of a heart attack.
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I did a lot of work on the www.donaldwuerl.com site, on this site, and on the Heart
and Mind of the Virgin Mary.  You can go back to reading my works and viewing
my photography.  My works have been viewed over 5 million times, as it is.  You
can continue the trend now.

    This clearance, alone, should speak volumes and shut up slanderous hags.

     For the record, I got my FBI clearance through the Dept of Education

                 This is one of those clearances where the sheriff's dept called  
                 a couple people who knew me, to vouch for my character.
I also have the 2017 edition of this security clearance.  
Okay then.  Go back to enjoying my works.

July 20, 2017

Intro: Selling Short, Put & Call Options, Futures Derivatives

This covers a very brief and rudimentary review of the following:
 
1) Selling Short,  
     2) Put and Call Options,
          3) Oil Speculation in futures derivatives. 

Selling Short

In brief, the terminology refers to a broker leading you a block of stock of which
you are short and don't yet own.  The full amount of stock that you borrow is im-
mediately sold by you.  Yet, you intentionally remain in debt to the broker.  You
pay the broker for the stock later, at a designated time.  You hope that, by that
time, you will have to pay for the borrowed stock at a lower price.  One sells
short when he/she is gambling on the price of the stock to go down.

Selling short consists in:

1} literally borrowing a block of stock from a broker and immediately selling it
     to someone else,
2} followed by buying an equal amount of stock at a later time, at a different price,
3} thereby paying the broker.

This means that:

1} if the price of the stock goes down, you re-purchased it at a price cheaper than
     the price by which you previously borrowed it and then immediately sold it. 
     You have made a profit.

2} if the price of the stock goes up, you end up losing money, because you have
     to pay for the block of stock that you owe at a higher price.

Example:  You borrow 1,000 shares of Widgetville Inc. which cost $100 per
share.  You immediately sell that block of stock at $100 per share, for a price
of $100,000.  Thus, you have $100,000 on hand, to buy an equal amount of the
same stock later.  Then, when it comes time to buy an equal amount of Widget-
ville stock, it's price has already dropped to $90 per share.  This means that you
buy the 1,000 shares of stock for $90,000 and keep $10,000 for yourself.

Of course, you give the 1,000 shares of Widgetville to the stock broker who
originally lent you 1,000 shares of it.

The previous example in review:  1,000 shares of Widgetville borrowed ... You
immediately sold it at $100 per share for $100,000 ... 1,000 shares are purchased
by you later at $90 per share ... You paid $90,000 for the 1,000 share ... You keep
$10,000 for yourself, minus any fee and applicable dividend reimbursement.  The
1,000 shares of Widgetville Inc. are given to the broker who originally lent you
the 1,000 shares of it in the first place.

Remember If the stock price rises, you lose money.  For example, if the price
was hypothetically $110 at the time you purchased the new set of shares that
were to be given to the broker whom you owe 1,000 shares, you had to pay
$110,000.  You lost a hypothetical $10,000.

Until 2007, investors were forbidden to sell short, unless the price were above
the present stock price, or unless the previous stock price was lower than the
present price.  This was the uptick rule.  You could only sell after the price in-
creased, or you increased the price yourself, thereby permitting you to sell.

Calling the Short

Note that the broker may instantly require you to cover the price of the stock
you  borrowed.  It is solely done at his/her discretion.

Put and Call Options

Concerning a Put Option, it's a contract which grants the contractee the option
to sell a block of 100 shares of stock at a specific price, if the contractee elects
to do so.  The price is known as the Strike Price.   A Call Option consists in
having the option to buy a 100 shares of stock at the designated Strike Price. 

Oil Futures Derivatives

Oil Speculation, in the form of oil futures derivatives, is what artificially caused
the price of oil to skyrocket in 2008.  During this time, FoxNews had guests go
on air, stating the wrong reasons why the price of gasoline skyrocketed. 

The news show guests continued to state that supply and demand market forces
caused the sudden rise.  The invalidating feature of the FoxNews claim is that,
in the Year 2006, the oil supply was at an eight year high.  Yet, the price of oil
started its ascent into economic havoc.  The price should have dropped.  Thus,
FoxNews perpetuated a lie until a Senate hearing uncovered the true cause of
the price hike.

Oil futures consist in making a binding pledge to buy oil at a specified price at
a specific future date.  The 2008 crisis consisted in investors not looking to buy
oil, but to merely buy oil futures.  This is referred to as paper oil   This meant
that significant amounts of oil needed to be reserved for investors who had no
intention to use the oil.  This was the delivery aspect of futures derivatives.

This meant that oil was going to be kept away from oil consumers, in order to
honor the contractual obligation of the futures contracts.  As a result, a reduc-
tion in the oil supply was being artificially induced.  This, in effect, was the
hording of oil.   It was a game of keep-away from the oil consumer.   It was
the ploy of reducing supply, artificially.   The barrels of oil attached to spec-
ulator futures contracts were all dressed up with nowhere to go.  They were
the collectors' dolls never taken out of the box.

Deregulation, and NOT regulation, caused the price of oil to skyrocket.  In fact,
the Enron Loophole was basically the oil speculators' reporting exemption.     
See:

http://oilgeopolitics.net/Financial_Tsunami/Oil_Speculation/oil_speculation.HTM

http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/opachilton-41

Incidentally, Texas Senator Phil Gramm's late night Enron Loophole simply
made it that oil futures contracts didn't have to be monitored by the CFTC
(Commodities Future Trading Commission.)  Thus, no one could tell if prices
were being manipulated, until it was too late.  As a result, the price of oil rose
to $137.11 in July 2008, and later to $147.27 a barrel.  Gasoline reached $4.09
a gallon.  Even in April 2011, the price of a barrel of oil was $113.93 or so.

Keep in mind that it was the deregulated speculators who caused oil prices to
rise.
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June 15, 2017

Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the MCS Diagnosis

Brief Outline

Stephen Barret MD is a never-board-certified psychiatrist of early retire-
ment.  He has zero experience as a practicing physician.  He obsessively
asserted that the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity diagnosis is an act of mal-
practice given to those who are merely mentally ill.  He then called Sick
Building Syndrome (SBS) a "fad diagnosis."  He additionally stated that
the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity diagnosis is the fabrication of a "small
cadre of physicians" who identify themselves as "clinical ecologists."  Of
course, this has been a falsehood, all along.  In fact, his anti-chemical
sensitivity article was originally titled, "Unproven allergies."  Well, those
allergies were proven long before he wrote his defamatory article.  To-
day, chemical allergies can be ascertained through the RAST Test.  They
used to be identified through stick prick testing, just like any other allergy.

The Induced Deceptions

Barrett's literature can easily deceive ant novice into assuming that the
MCS diagnosis has yet to be given at an Occupational & Environmen-
tal health clinic, as well as at any world renown medical institution.  Be-
ing that Barrett associated SBS with MCS, it leaves a novice to assume
the same things about Sick Building Syndrome.  Barrett's assertions call
for a response.

The Response

The Association of  Occupational & Environmental Clinics posts updat-
ed profiles of  its members, in State-by-State directory form.  In each
AOEC profile, mention is made of  the profiled member clinic's Most
Common Occupational Diagnoses & Most Common  Environment-
al Diagnoses.  Placed into focus at this point are the AOEC members
listed directly below.  The profile of each one dates from May 2008
to November 2011.

{1}  the world renowned Yale University,
{2}  the world renowned Mount Sinai,
{3}  The world renowned Johns Hopkins University.
{4}  The West Virginia school, Marshall University.

{1}  In the AOEC directory for the State of Connecticut, the second
       member profiled is the Yale University Occupational and Envir-
       onmental Health Clinic.  For years, it marked as one of its Most
       Common Environmental Diagnoses, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
       At this present time, it simply states it to be Chemical Sensitivity,
       without the word, "multiple."

See:   http://www.aoec.org/content/directory_CT.htm

      This can be additionally confirmed at the following Yale University
      web address, under the heading, Chemical Sensitivites:

See:   http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/occmed/clinical/index.aspx

{2}  We next go to the State of New York. The fourth clinic profiled
        in the New York directory is The Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff 
        Center. Among its three Most Common Environmental Diagnoses
        is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.  In fact, the Occupational Health 
       Clinical Centers, located in Syracuse, New York, also has Multiple 
       Chemical Sensitivity marked as one of its most common environ-
       mental diagnosis.  In addition, the Long Island Occupational and
       Environmental Health Center, in Medford NY, has MCS marked
       as one of its two most common environmental diagnoses.

See: http://www.aoec.org/content/directory_NY.htm

{3} Next comes Johns Hopkins' Division of Occupational and Envi-
      ronmental Medicine.  According to the AOEC directory for the
      State of Maryland, among Johns Hopkins most common envi-
      ronmental diagnosis is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Seehttp://www.aoec.org/content/directory_MD.htm

Furthermore, a notable number of AOEC members have Sick Build-
ing Syndrome listed among their most common diagnoses.  This in-
cludes:

[] Presbyterian Occupational Medicine Clinic (Albuquerque),
[] The University of Washington Harborview Medical Ctr,
[] The University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine,
[] Georgia Occup. & Environ. Toxicology Clinic (Atlanta),
[] The University of Stony Brook School of Medicine, 
[] University of California-Davis Medical Center
[] The University of Illinois - Chicago,
[] Wayne State University (Detroit),
[] The University of Pittsburgh,
[] Johns Hopkins, as was previously mentioned.

  Note:  The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Boston's
  Children's Hospital, and Boston University's clinic marks among
  their most common occupational diagnoses Building Related 
  Disease/Illness. 

In addition, a number of AOEC members have Indoor Air Quality
listed among their most common diagnoses. For example, the world
renown Duke Medical Center has Indoor Air Quality Assessment
listed among its most common diagnoses, while Yale University
has Indoor Air Quality Problems listed.

The 21st Century proposed mechanism for MCS does not come from
the world of the "clinical ecologist."  It comes from a school of molec-
ular bio-sciences via an American university.  The expanded diagram
of that proposed mechanism mentions, in a favorable light, the conclu-
sions about chemical sensitivity which come from the school of  emer-
gency medicine of  yet another American university.  In fact, findings
in chemical sensitivity also come from the technologically advanced
nations of  Germany, Sweden, Austria, France, Italy, South Korea,
Spain, the Netherlands, and Japan.
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The Proposed Mechanism for Multiple (body system) Chemical Sensitivity

It's popularly known as Multiple Chemical  Sensitivity (aka MCS.)
However, the diagnostic title does NOT refer to the phenomenon of
sensitivity to multiple chemicals.  It refers to chemical sensitivity
simultaneously afflicting multiple body systems, and not merely
one of them.

Concerning sensitivity to multiple chemicals, that phenomenon had long
since been proven to be real in cases of asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, vocal
cord dysfunction, dermatitis, and a medical condition known as Reactive
Airways Dysfunction Syndrome.

The 21st Century's proposed mechanism for MCS identifies two general
categories of chemical sensitivity.  They are Central Chemical Sensitiv-
ity and Peripheral Chemical Sensitivity.  The outline goes as follows:

Central Chemical Sensitivity

This type of chemical sensitivity involves the central nervous system, and
it's triggering point is proposed to be found in chemoreceptor activation
(action potential.)

Specific chemoreceptors, upon their activation, elevate nitric oxide levels
in the body.  The nitric oxide reacts with superoxide, producing peroxy-
nitrite.

While the nitric oxide is engaged in producing peroxynitrite, it is simul-
taneously engaged in an additional function.  This function is "retrograde
signaling."

Nitric oxide's role in retrograde signaling is proposed to be that of send-
ing an electrical signal to the presynapse cells, thereby stimulating the re-
lease of  two types of neurotransmitters.  The  two types are glutamate
and aspartate.

Those types of neurotransmitters then stimulate receptors in the post
synaptic cells, known as N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors.  Abbreviat-
ted "NMDA receptors", they react by producing nitric oxide from their
own sites, thereby maintaining the inordinately high level of nitric oxide
already present.  Nitric oxide's ample presence proceeds to maintain the
inordinately high levels of  peroxynitrite.

While the NMDA receptors maintain an elevated nitric oxide level, per-
oxynitrite is engaged in causing the cells that contain those receptors to
be depleted of their energy pools.  Adenosine triphosphate is what's be-
ing depleted in the process.  Now, ATP is the carrier of energy in all liv-
ing organisms, and peroxynitrite inhibits mitochondrial function.  There-
for, it inhibits the production of ATP.

When cells containing NMDA receptors become deprived of their ener-
gy pool's replenishment, the NMDA receptors become hypersensitive to
stimulation.  And while the cells containing NMDA receptors are being
deprived of energy replenishment, peroxynitrite is engaged in yet another
process; that of  breaking down the blood brain barrier.  This enables in-
creased chemical access to the brain.

Meanwhile, nitric oxide performs yet another function; that of  inhibit-
ing cytochrome P450 activity.  Therefore, nitric oxide is proposed to
inhibit the process by which chemicals get metabolized and become
harmless.  The result is heightened sensitivity to chemical exposure.

The aforementioned scenario was proposed by Dr. Martin L. Pall, of
the School of  Molecular Biosciences of  Washington State.  The afore-
mentioned scenario is called "a vicious cycle mechanism"  and a paper
written by Dr. Pall which describes this vicious cycle.

http://www.allergyresearchgroup.com/Explaining-by-Martin-Pall-PhD-sp-35.html 

Vanilloid Receptor TRPV1

Recently added to this proposed mechanism is the first member of the
Vanilloid Receptor family, TRPV1.  The involvement of  TRPV1 in
MCS is the subject of a paper written by Drs. Pall and Julius Ander-
son, M.D., Ph.D., of West Hartford, Vermont;   The Vanilloid Re-
ceptor as the Putative Target of Diverse Chemicals in Multple 
Chemical Sensitivity.  The bibliographical citation for it is Arch
Environ Health. 2004 Jul;59(7):363-75.

The vanilloid receptor is implicated as a major target for a number of
chemicals which can activate it.  Therefore, vanilloid receptor activa-
tion is proposed to be the point where the vicious cycle begins.  The
vanilloid receptor paper also addresses the phenomenon of  masking,
a phenomenon duly noted in Central Chemical Sensitivity. 

    The Phenomenon of Masking is actually Dephosphorylation

Masking is the phenomenon where a chemical exposure scenario gets
muted at the outset by the overshadowing effect of  a previous and dif-
ferent one.  That same chemical exposure would have resulted in a not-
able adverse reaction if  it were the first one of that day.  The same ex-
posure will result in an adverse reaction when it becomes the first one,
on some future day.  The masking effect muted the presence of  that
specific chemical exposure for that particular day.

Masking is liken to drinking scalding coffee.  After having done so, ev-
en cold water gives a scalding effect.  Yet, if the cold water were taken
before the scalding coffee, it would have no ill effect.  Thus, after having
been exposed to one incitant (trigger), there is an inability to differentiate
between things to which you are hyper-reactive and things to which you
are not.

The authors of  the vanilloid receptor paper propose that masking occurs
during a cyclic phase known as dephosphorylation.  It's a phase triggered
by Ca2+ calmodulin phosphatease calcineurin.  Vanilloid receptor activity
is decreased during that phase; the "desensitization" phase.  Conversely,
it is during the alternate phase, the one known as phosphorylation, when
vanilloid receptor activity increases, and hypersensitivity reactions resume.
Therefore, the phosphorylation state determines the activity or inactivity
(desensitization) of  the vanilloid receptors.

In addition to the paper that Martin Pall co-authored, there is an article
on the vanilloid receptor that he individually authored.  Titled, Multiple
Chemical Sensitivity: towards the end of  controversy.  It was pub-
lished in the August/September 2005 edition of  Townsend Letter for
Doctors and Patients.  It can be accessed by clicking on the following
web address:

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Paper/6500302

Now, the proposed mechanism of Dr. Pall is a hypothesis.  It is a hypo-
thesis which involves intricate details and intricate mapping.  This means
that the objective medical findings of chemically sensitive patients contin-
ue to carry the sole weight in proving that chemical sensitivity is a physi-
ological condition and not a psychiatric one.

The objective medical findings include instances of  anaphylaxis triggered
by nontoxic/ambient/therapeutic levels of  chemical-bearing agents.  The
findings include cases where two entirely different species of  localized
chemical sensitivity were found co-existing in the same one patient, and
such co-existence hints of the authentic existence of  MCS. 

Peripheral Chemical Sensitivity

This general type of chemical sensitivity is proposed to involve the per-
ipheral tissues.  Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome is placed in
this category, as is Reactive Upper-airways Dysfunction Syndrome.
The contact sensitivity conditions, such as Airborne Irritant Contact
Dermatitis, are also placed in this category, as is Occupational Asth-
ma due to low-weight molecular agents..

This type of chemical sensitivity is proposed to involve neurogenic in
flammation.  One can obtain more information on this type of chemi-
cal sensitivity by clicking on the following links:

Hypothesis for Induction and Propagation of 
Chemical Sensitivity Based on Biopsy Studies.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1469810/

Neurogenic Inflammation and Sensi-

tivity to Environmental Chemicals.

http://www.herc.org/news/mcsarticles/meggs-full.html
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Systemic and Co-existing Forms of Chemical Sensitivity, along with some of the chemicals which triggered them

Anaphylaxis:   It impairs multiple body systems in one systemic fashion,
and it has been triggered by a number of chemicals at ambient (nontoxic)
levels.   The chemicals which have thus far been documented as having
triggered anaphylaxis at nontoxic levels include:

[01] the hair bleaching agent, Ammonium Persulfate.
[02] the antimicrobial agent, Chlorhexidine (0.05%).
[03] the medical disinfectant, Ortho-phthalaldehyde.
[04] the fungicide, Chlorothalonil (0.01% aqueous).
[05] the analgesic ingredient, Polyvinylpyrrolidone.
[06] the diagnostic agent, Isosulphan Blue Dye.
[07] the dialysis ingredient, Ethylene Oxide.
[08] the additive, Sodium Benzoate.
[09] the analgesic, Acetaminophen.
[10] the xanthine dye, Flourescein.
[11] the food coloring, Tartrazine.
[12] common aspirin.
[13] formaldehyde.
[14] nitrites.
[15] sulfites ... etc.

The existence of Systemic Chemical Sensitivity has already been docu-
mented under the name, anaphylaxis and even urticaria.   It is not a pro-
posed hypothesis yet to be proven.

An Assertion Negated by Evidence Gathered
in the Field of Occupational Medicine


An objection to the recognition of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity exist-
ed in the assertion that a chemical, whenever encountered at a nontoxic
level, cannot impair more than one body system in the same one person.
However, chemicals have individually done this during anaphylaxis.

In the world of occupational medicine there have been DOCUMENTED
instances where the same one chemical, at an ambient level, has impaired
two body systems in the same one worker (or subset of workers.)   This
phenomenon can be regarded as dual chemical sensitivity.  It has thus far
involved the integumentary system (the skin) in combination with the re-
spiratory system in the following forms:

[1] airborne irritant urticaria (hives) accompanied by rhinitis.
[2] asthma and rhino-conjunctivitis accompanied by dermatitis.
[3] asthma accompanied by dermatitis.
[4] asthma accompanied by urticaria.

Dual Chemical Sensitivity has already been documented.  It appears
in documentation under the title "co-morbid conditions," as well as
"coexisting conditions."   It is a documented phenomenon and not a
hypothesis yet to be proven.  The chemicals which have thus far been
documented as having induced it, in the world of Occupational Medi-
cine, include:

[1] dental acrylates;
[2] dusts of persulfate salts;
[3] epoxy resin diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A;
[4] leather tanning ingredient potassium dichromate;
[5] spray paint additive, polyfunctional aziridine cross-
linker CX-100.

The coexistence of different forms of localized chemical sensitivity en-
tirely negates the assumption that a chemical sensitivity reaction can
impair no more than one body system in a person at a time.  Clicking
on each of the following titles will connect you to the documentary evi-
dence, concerning dual chemical sensitivity

Occupational allergic airborne contact dermatitis and delayed bronchial asthma from epoxy resin revealed by bronchial provocation test.

Occupational Asthma and Contact Dermatitis in a Spray Painter after Introduction of an Aziridine Cross-Linker.

Occupational asthma and dermatitis after exposure to dusts of persulfate salts in two industrial workers (author's transl).

Dentist's occupational asthma, rhino-conjunctivitis, and allergic contact dermatitis from methacrylates.

Pronounced Short-term Chemical Exposure 
Causing Long-term Illness in Dual Body Systems

Then there are cases where pronounced chemical exposure (such as
in the case of chemical spills) has resulted in adverse affects to dual
body systems.   It has furthermore resulted in chronic hypersensitivity
to a number of chemicals other than that which was encountered dur-
ing the chemical overexposure.

One case study involves a tank truck hauler who developed symptoms
during and after an eight and a half hour stay around an alleged tank of
paraffin, due to the fact that he experienced a tire blowout while driving,
and had to wait for a road crew to get him back on the road.

Within one hour of the blowout, the driver underwent racking cough,
a severe headache, and an irritated throat.  Within forty hours, his feet,
hands, and abdomen started to swell.  The swelling continued to the
point triggering shortness of breath and chest pains.  The medical ex-
amination of the driver resulted in the following objective findings:

[1] an elevated CD 26 cell count;
[2] a protuberant/distended abdomen;
[3] a decreased T-suppressor cell count;
[4] the presence of the antinuclear antibody;
[5] and the presence of the anti-thyroid antibody.
[6] the presence of the anti-smooth-muscle anti-body;
[7] liver function test results consistent with hepatotoxic
      injury.

When the driver was examined a year after the blowout, he stated that
exposure to chemical agents resulted in his suffering gastrointestinal dis-
tress, fatigue, weakness, neuralgia, and irritability.  This is a description
of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and this is pertinent to note in light of
the fact that the detractors of MCS have repeatedly claimed that persons
manifesting signs of MCS have no objective medical findings to support
their reported symptoms.  This driver had seven objective medical find-
ings at the outset of his illness.

In meeting rooms where position statements are drafted, the name
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity was changed to that of Idiopathic En-
vironmental Intolerance.   This substitute title is an entirely erroneous
title in the case of the tank truck hauler, being that "idiopathic" means
"of unknown origin," and the hauler's ills originated at a known time
and a known place.

That case study and seven other ones are described in medical article
titled,  Reactive Intestinal Dysfunction Syndrome Caused by 
Chemical Exposures - RIDS.

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a920920118~frm=titlelink 

An Assertion in anti-MCS Literature Negated by
Evidence Gathered in the Field of Occupational Medicine


Needless to say, anti-MCS literature asserts that persons suffering from
MCS are merely mentally ill, despite the fact that there is no consensus
as to what particular type of mental illness this might be.  Nonetheless,
a few propagandists assert that persons suffering from MCS are mere-
ly phobic of chemical exposure, and that the fear of chemicals causes
them to imagine illness.   However, a number of persons suffering from
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity are those  who worked in chemically lad-
en environments for extended periods of time.   If such persons were
phobic of chemical exposure, they would have never taken the chemi-
cally laden jobs they took.   They would have never even applied for
those jobs.  The propagandists' assertion completely falls apart.
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