January 24, 2017

The Reagan Presidency = Deficit Spending Every Year.

I was having a conversation with the executive of a very well known corporation
whose commercials are on TV and whose products are probably in your home.
This individual has an MBA, and we've conversed on a regular basis, whenever
she would fly-in from Chicago.  This is because she is one of the officers of the
moderate-sized construction corporation for whom I work.

Yours truly:  This is where I had the conversation with the
corporate vice president of a very well known corporation.
Incidentally, construction trailer offices can look very "lived in."
Well, shortly after New Year's Day 2015, she flew in from Chicago as she often
does, and we got to talking.  She suddenly said that the Reagan presidency had
budget surpluses.  I then explained to her about Reagan tripling the national debt
and other economic misfortunes that happened under Reagan's watch.  We then
changed the subject.

Anyway, I realized that the lies of the Republican Party are still being reiterat-
ed throughout corporate America and even corporate executives are believing
the lies in good faith.  Therefore, it's time to once again ring out the statistical
truths of the Reagan Years which were an encompassing act of sabotage upon
the United States economy, except where the inflation rate was involved.  We
will re-begin with the fact that 100% of the Reagan Presidential Years were
marked with record DEFICIT SPENDING.

Here is where I had the enlightening conversation
with the Chicago-based corporate exec.

We will adjourn to a work of gentlemen from the University of California at
Santa Barbara.  Their names are Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley.  They
are the compilers of the American Presidency Project and their statistical
outlay of surplus/deficit spending per president can be found at:

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/budget.php

Out of respect for copyright law and ethics, I only copied and pasted the stats on
Ronald Reagan.  When you do study him as I did, you find that he is the Great
Republican Lie ... the Republican Con Game ... the Republican Sham.  Present-
ing Reagan as the God of the Universe was the result of diverting from Ameri-
can memory the hideous presidency of George Bush II who literally can be de-
fined as a War Criminal, pursuant to one of the six counts of the Nuremberg
Trials, namely War of Aggression.

If Reagan were the god that the Republican Party made him out to be through-
out the 2008 and 2012 elections, the Republicans would have been singing
Reagan's praises before the Bush Years.

When surveying the national debt through the years, the important statistic is
the budget deficit as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product.  That stat was
lowest during FDR's first five years, George Bush II's second, third, and fi-
nal year in office, and Obama's first three years in office.

At this point, the following excerpt is to prove that Reagan most certainly had
wall-to-wall deficit spending.  In fact, all of the years of deficit spending sur-
passed the one hundred billion dollar per year mark, and no other president up
to that time ever surpassed $79 billion in deficit spending.  In conclusion, you
cannot believe anything that the Republicans say about Reagan.  You have been
duly forewarned.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/budget.php
             
Ronald Reagan

                    G.D.P.
        ReceiptsOutlays       Surplus
 or
Deficit
ReceiptsOutlaysSurplus
or
Deficit
       

1982617.8745.7-128.03,223.719.223.1-4.0
1983600.6808.4-207.83,440.717.523.5-6.0
1984666.4851.8-185.43,844.417.322.2-4.8
1985734.0946.3-212.34,146.317.722.8-5.1
1986769.2990.4-221.24,403.917.522.5-5.0
1987854.31,004.0-149.74,651.418.421.6-3.2
1988909.21,064.4-155.25,008.518.221.3-3.1
1989991.11,143.7-152.65,399.518.421.2-2.8

January 14, 2017

The greatest feats of humanity were all government projects.

In Marco Rubio's counterpoint
speech, spoken after the 2013
State of the Union address on
behalf of the Republican Party,
he asserted the post-Nixon-era
postulation that a national econ-
omy rooted in government will
inhibit technological progress;
and that government regulation
only suppresses creativity, while
stifling the economy.
The definitive response to his declarative statement is simple:

1} the Hoover Dam, 2} the Panama Canal, 3} NASA,  4} the Manhattan Project,
5} the Tennessee Valley Project, 6} the Great Wall of China,  7} the B-2 Bomber,
8} the Trans-Siberian Railway, 9} the English Channel Tunnel, 10} the Pan Amer-
ican Highway, 11} the Oresund Bridge that makes a dry road connection between
Denmark & Sweden,

12} the Erie Canal, 13} Christopher Columbus' rediscovery of America, funded
solely through the Spanish government, 14} Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery
Expedition, 15} the ARPANET which is now called the Internet, 16}  the micro-
chip, 17} Global Positioning System satellites, 18} the Apollo moon landings,
19} the Mars Exploration Rover, 20} vaccines,  21} Magellan's Pacific Passage
Voyage, 22} the discovery of the tectonic plates,  23} the discovery of RADAR,

24} the Human Genome Project which was a joint venture between two sovereign
nations, namely the U.S. & the U.K.,  26} the Lighthouse of Alexandria,  27} the
National Radio Astronomy Observatory,  28} the entire CERN operation (Conseil
Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) which happens to be a twelve nation pro-
ject,  28} the United States 6th Army,  29} the United States 7th Fleet,  29} the
United States 8th Air Force,  30} the United States 9th Marine Regiment, 31} the
Hubble Space Telescope,  32} the Voyager 1 Spacecraft which has reached inter-
stellar space, 33+} much more.

Add to this the Rickenbacker Causeway, the Melbourne Causeway, the Courtney
Campbell Causeway, the Sanibel Causeway, the historic Appian Way, the Cassian
Way, the Flaminian Way, and every inch of the 160,955 miles of U.S. highway that
neither the easily deceived Marco nor the pushy Sean Hannity nor Rush Oxycontin
Limbaugh would have at their trickle-down disposal, if it weren't for federal govern-
ment intervention.  Ironically, man landed on the moon under Republican Richard
Nixon.  Of course, today's Republican Party is no longer the party of Nixon, Ford,
Eisenhower, and Lincoln.  It's now the Dixiecrat Party;  the Southern Democrats in
another venue, being that they could not reconcile with the late 1960s' Democratic
advances in civil rights legislation.
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Now, the one criteria absolutely essential for a great economy is flowing currency.
This refers to currency not being horded in overseas tax havens.  In as much, the
overseas tax haven system, coupled with foreign sweatshop labor profiteering, is
what causes a bleeding economy, as well as causing the Multiplier Effect to go in
reverse, thereby causing the money supply to constrict.  It's air being let out of a
tire.

All foreign trade needs to be a two-way street.  When one trading nation imposes
tariffs on the other trading nation, while the other trading nation allows low-waged
labor merchandise to flood its market places, the slave merchandise nation bleeds
money into the tariff-imposing nation.  Thus was the system that lead to the 2008
economic crisis.

Jump slightly back in time, to the 2013 State of the Union Address.  The president
made mention of manufactured economic crises.  Concerning the state of America
in recent years, Obama expressly stated, "... rebuilding from one crisis, to see elect-
ed officials cause another."  He acknowledged that certain players orchestrated the
economic crises that has defined the modern world.  After all, oil futures speculators
and Phil Gramm were the causes of the drastic and sudden rise in petroleum prices.
The Phil Gramms of  this world betrayed the rule of seeking the Common Good, in
preference to line the pockets of a select and corrupt few.

This brings us to the president's proposal on the minimum wage which Ronald Rea-
gan kept frozen throughout his presidencyBarack proposed a $9 an hour minimum
wage.  His thesis statement behind his proposal was, "No one who works full time 
should  have to live in poverty."  Barack additionally stated that United States feder-
al law should "tie minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a 
wage you can live  on."

Raising the wages of workers will put dollars into the economyNo one will lose if
the workers of the United States all get paid a livable wage.  It will result in  more of
of those wage dollars ending up in cash registers throughout America.  This money is
known as disposable income, and the increased circulating dollars is known as an in-
jection into the circular flow of currency.  The added wages will result in added tax
revenue and added FICA payments.  All in all, this increases the Multiplier Effect.

Thus, the Republican policy of NAFTA and Asian sweatshop labor exploitation is
the #1 factor that is continuing to destroy the American economy.  The Republicans
kept causing the multiplier effect to go in reverse.  Republicans are misers, constrict-
ing the money supply, and hording the money for themselves.  This is why, in the cir-
cular flow of history, there regularly occurs Nuremberg type trials.

Obama additionally pointed out that there will be far less need of government wel-
fare and food stamp programs if American workers make a livable wage.  This takes
the economic pressure off of all of America.  The One Percent have been causing this
pressure and grief all along.

Let us go to the Reaganomic thesis statement of "trickle down economics."  Recent
history proved it to be entirely erroneous.  As was explained previously at this site,
Reaganomics was a prediction of wealthy persons' behavior, based on the subjective
Laffer Curve.  Reagan claimed that, if you  make the rich richer, they would take the
extra wealth and invest it in businesses that would create many new American jobs.
This was referred to as the Trickle Down Effect.

As recent history has shown, the added wealth did NOT trickle down to the Ameri-
can people.  It trickled out, into overseas tax havens and those foreign nations that
allowed the exploitation of labor.   The American infrastructure suffered greatly
from all the tax loopholes that deprived the federal government of revenue.  None
the less, tax incentives which reward companies for creating livable waged Ameri-
can job are needed.  The return of some type of manufactury to America in signifi-
cant proportions is needed.  What was reported in Barack's 2013 State of the Union
Address was that a handful of American corporations were bringing back manufac-
turing operations to the United States.  This is essential for America in a larger scale.

NOW ... the important point to this article is that the trickling out of American cur-
rency is still in progress.  It's the previously mentioned musical chairs game where
chair after chair after chair after chair is pulled out from under worker after worker
after worker after worker.  The bath tub draining is still occurring.  That drain must
stop or else it will eventually get to a point where too many people are left out in the
cold.  Economics is not rocket science.  Beware of those who pretend it's based on
magicians' tricks.
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January 8, 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.

____________________
____________________________
_____________________________________

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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January 7, 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.
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January 6, 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.


January 5, 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.