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We Need Your Help! RJ Hender Dies With Family By His Side May 20, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

5/21/2016 Ryan Hender

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Robert Hender has devoted his life to serving in many capacities, including right here on this very website www.morningliberty.com. 5 of his 11 kids still live at home with him and depend on him financially. They suffered extreme financial hardship as his body deteriorated during the last few years of his life. Suffering from a genetic liver disease, knowing there was no cure, he pushed forward often without his own feelings considered.  The selfless work that he did for over 10 years was his way of serving his country, he believed that with all of his soul even until his dying breath. There was never really any money in it, in fact, most months the family went without basic necessities. The family had Sub For Santa Christmases for the last 18 years, but dad hid it really well. 

About 2 years ago he started having weekly surgeries to relieve the pressure off of his liver. He was on the liver transplant list at the University of Utah, and was waiting for a donor. We were told that most people die on the transplant list, but we had hope. As he worsened, he lost his voice almost completely, and was unable to continue being a radio talk show host, which he loved so much. He then dedicated his time to continuing his work on his website, which he was still hard at work maintaining until just days before “the worst week of my life”.  

On May 14th I got word f rom my younger sisters that my dad was exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. He was taken to a Hospital in Provo Utah where it was determined that his ammonia levels were dangerously high. His liver function was diminishing. He stabilized after a brief stay at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was released to go home. Less than 24 hours later, his wife found him unresponsive in his favorite chair. 

He was taken by helicopter back to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where at first things looked optimistic, but then things took a turn for the worst. Having been on life support since 9am, his body was giving out. Around 9pm we were told that he only had hours to live. His kidneys had stopped functioning, and his seizures were getting closer together, and worsening. 12:00am May 20, 2016 he was taken off life support and left to his own devices. With his family by his side, he went peacefully back to his Father in Heaven at 12:15am May 20, 2016. 

He leaves behind his wife Virginia, and 11 kids, 5 of which were financially dependent on him. Without his miniscule disability check coming in, the family is now displaced from their home of 8 years, and forced to start life over again without the one person that held them all together. His wife, who had recently started working part time at Walmart, still not even able to cover basic necessities is now left with no option but to uproot her family and start life over 2 hours away from the place they called home for so many years because where they once lived, there is not sufficient work to support a family. 

Robert did not have life insurance, nor was he able to prepare in any way for what might happen to his kids if he were to leave them this early. We are scrambling to figure out how we can pay for a burial at all, let alone how the little ones (youngest being 10) will be able to get back to life as normal. 

We are asking for your help, in any way you can. This is a desperate cry for help, and we would not be asking if it wasn't 100% necessary. Time is of the essence. We were able to find a mortuary that is inexpensive, but due to this they do require payment in full before they can even schedule the funeral. 

We have setup a GoFundMe campaign to help collect funds to pay for final expenses. Click here to donate. 

 

Thank you so much for reading this, it means the world. 

 

-Ryan Hender

 

Help Fund Funeral Services For RJ Hender

Friday, May 20th, 2016

5/20/2016 Robert Hender

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

Robert Albert Hender Jr. AKA “RJ”

 

Born in October 1960 in Seattle Washington, the oldest of 5 children. Early in life, Robert was responsible for caring for his younger siblings, who loved him dearly. 

 

Though he desired strongly to serve an LDS mission, Robert was unable to due to reasons beyond his control. He instead dedicated his life to serving others with his best asset, his voice. Robert loved to sing, and had a great singing voice, he also served in the local media in several capacities, including but not limited to KPAX TV, KTKK Radio, and he took on the world with his website www.morningliberty.com

 

A father of 11 kids, of which 5 currently live at home and depend on him fully, he set aside his own wants and continued to serve the community, his country. For years he worked tirelessly in radio, and through his website to bring to the forefront news that the rest of the world ignored. Robert was no stranger to controversial topics, in fact there were many radio stations that silenced him for being willing to openly discuss topics that mainstream media ignored. The selfless work that he did for over 10 years was his way of serving his country, he believed that with all of his soul even until his dying breath. There was never really any money in it, in fact, most months the family went without basic necessities. 

 

7 years ago, Robert found out that he was suffering from a genetic liver condition referred to as Alpha One Antitripsin Deficiency (A1AD) that would eventually take his life. He spent as much quality time with his family as he could, knowing that his time could be up at any moment. About 2 years ago he started having weekly surgeries to relieve the pressure off of his liver. He was on the liver transplant list at the University of Utah, and was waiting for a donor. As he worsened, he lost his voice almost completely, and was unable to continue being a radio talk show host, which he loved so much. He then dedicated his time to continuing his work on his website, which he was still hard at work maintaining until just days before “the worst week of my life”.  

 

On May 14th I got word f rom my younger sisters that my dad was exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. He was taken to a Hospital in Provo Utah where it was determined that his ammonia levels were dangerously high. His liver function was diminishing. He stabilized after a brief stay at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and was released to go home. Less than 24 hours later, his wife found him unresponsive in his favorite chair. 

 

He was taken by helicopter back to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where at first things looked optimistic, but then things took a turn for the worst. Having been on life support since 9am, his body was giving out. Around 9pm we were told that he only had hours to live. His kidneys had stopped functioning, and his seizures were getting closer together, and worsening. 12:00am May 20, 2016 he was taken off life support and left to his own devices. With his family by his side, he went peacefully back to his Father in Heaven at 12:15am May 20, 2016. 

 

He leaves behind his wife Virginia, and 11 kids, 5 of which were financially dependent on him. Without his disability check coming in, the family is now displaced from their home of 8 years, and forced to start life over again without the one person that held them all together. His wife, who had recently started working part time at Walmart, still not even able to cover basic necessities is now left with no option but to uproot her family and start life over 2 hours away from the place they called home for so many years. 

 

Robert did not have life insurance, nor was he able to prepare in any way for what might happen to his kids if he were to leave them this early. We are scrambling to figure out how we can pay for a burial at all, let alone how the little ones (youngest being 10) will be able to get back to life as normal. 

 

We are asking for your help, in any way you can. This is a desperate cry for help, and we would not be asking if it wasn't 100% necessary. Time is of the essence. If you can help in any way, we would be eternally grateful. I wish it didn’t come to this. 

 

We have setup a GoFundMe campaign to help collect funds to pay for final expenses. Click here to donate. 

 

Thank you so much for reading this, it means the world. 

 

-Ryan Hender

 

 

Aspartame Spoonful of Toxic Chemicals – Lupus, Seizures & Formaldehyde

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Yvonne Holterman
Sun, May 1, 2016
Subject; Aspartame Poisoning Secrets
www.MorningLiberty.com

Chronically Ill For Years – Aspartame Poisoning – Do You Have The Symptoms

How much aspartame are you consuming in your daily life? Are you getting symptoms of aspartame poisoning?

Aspartame is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to GAIN weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates.

The woman in this story, who remains anonymous, is the sister of a writer who was featured on Rhonda Gessner’s blog. We hope her story will serve as a warning to anyone who consumes diet drinks with the ingredient aspartame.

The woman began to get very ill in 2001. It started with stomach spasms; she had so much pain that she had a hard time walking around and even getting out of bed. She had several biopsies done to determine what was wrong with her. Doctors couldn’t give her a definite diagnosis, but they suspected she might have multiple sclerosis (MS).

By March of 2002 she was on 24 different kinds of prescription medications and had to be in a wheelchair. She was in so much pain and felt so sick that she actually felt death was close. She began her final preparations, putting her home, bank accounts, and life insurance in her older daughter’s name, and making sure her younger kids would be taken care of.

Finally she planned a trip to Florida so she could have one last getaway. Her trip was scheduled for March 22nd. Her sister called on March 19th to ask about her test results. During the conversation, her sister recalled an article she had read about the dangers of aspartame poisoning. She asked the woman if she ever drank diet soda.

The woman responded that she did, and was about to have one that very moment! Her sister told her not to drink it ever again and emailed her the article about aspartame poisoning. Shortly thereafter, the woman called her sister with astonishing news – she had stopped drinking the diet soda and, only 32 hours later, she was able to walk again and no longer had muscle spasms!

When she got to Florida, she was no longer taking her myriad of prescription pills and only had to take one pill for aspartame poisoning. She ended up making a full recovery!

Aspartame is being marketed around the world as a sugar substitute and is found in all diet soft drinks, such as Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. It is also found in artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet, Equal, and Spoonful; and it is used in many other products as a sugar replacement.

Aspartame is marketed as a diet product, but it is not a diet product at all. In fact, it will cause you to GAIN weight because it makes you crave carbohydrates.

Aspartame is extremely poisonous, and here is why. One of the toxic ingredients of Aspartame is wood alcohol. When the temperature of Aspartame exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in the
Aspartame is converted to formaldehyde, and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis.

Formaldehyde is grouped in the same class of poisons as Cyanide and Arsenic – which are very deadly toxins. The only difference is… Formaldehyde kills quietly, and it takes a little longer. And, in the process of killing people, it causes all kinds of neurological problems.

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There are 92 documented symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning leading to coma and death. The majority of these symptoms are neurological, because the Aspartame attacks and destroys the nervous system. Some of the symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning are covered below.

One of these symptoms is Lupus, which has become almost as rampant as Multiple Sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.

People who have aspartame poisoning often suffer from symptoms like breathlessness, elevated blood pressure, diarrhea – that’s always fun, right? – stomach pain, intense itching, and hives.

So if you’re experiencing similar issues like the woman in this story, you might want to ask your doctor about aspartame poisoning and see if that might be a contributing factor to your health problems.

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42 Day HPV Journey to Hospital Emergency Rooms

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Mike Adams – The Health Ranger
Sun, May 1, 2016
Subject; HPV vaccine Canada Statistics
www.MorningLiberty.com

SHOCK STUDY: Ten percent of Canadian females receiving HPV vaccines are sent to Emergency Rooms… scientists declare rate to be ‘low’ for vaccines

(NaturalNews) A shocking new science study funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health and published in the VACCINE science journal has found that nearly 10 percent of Canadian females end up in emergency rooms (the “Emergency Department” in Canadian vernacular) following HPV vaccine injections.

The study is entitled Adverse events following HPV vaccination, Alberta 2006-2014 and is also found at this source.

Even more shockingly, vaccine researchers funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health declare this 10% emergency room visitation rate to be “low” and “consistent with those seen elsewhere [with vaccines].”

This shocking admission unveils a highly disturbing truth about routine vaccinations given to children and teens: They are well known to cause emergency room visits, hospitalizations and adverse effects among those receiving them. This science paper, in fact, just confirmed all that while calling the entire phenomenon safe.

195,270 girls tracked after receiving HPV vaccine injections… 9.9% ended up in emergency rooms in just 42 days

In the study, authored by Xianfang C. Liu and others, 195,270 females received one or more HPV vaccine injections and were monitored for 42 days.

As the study clearly states in its results, ” Of the women who received HPV vaccine 958 were hospitalized and 19,351 had an [Emergency Department] visit within 42 days of immunization.”

That’s 9.9% of the females receiving the injections. Not only were 19,351 sent to emergency rooms, 958 of the females were hospitalized, meaning they endured overnight stays at the hospital to treat some serious condition. That comes to about 1 out of every 200 persons receiving the vaccine injection.

None of this is surprising to those who are aware of 75% of vaccine recipients in a Mexican town winding up hospitalized or dead following vaccinations.

Here’s a capture from the study itself, admitting the 19,351 who ended up in the Emergency Department (ED).

So how are these vaccines “safe” if they send so many people to the emergency department?

Now, consider the context in which these data are being published in a peer-reviewed science journal. We are all routinely told by vaccine proponents and “science bullies” who troll the internet that vaccines have no side effects. They’re perfectly safe, delivering 100% safety and efficacy, with no risks whatsoever. As proof, check out this story: Australian Health Minister utters the most insanely stupid anti-science statement ever recorded… ‘no risks in vaccinating children’.

And yet, every time we take a look at the published science — in this case funded by the Canadian government, no less! — we find horrifyingly high numbers of dangerous adverse effects, emergency room visits and hospitalizations. When we point out these scientific observations, we are called “anti-science” by irrational vaccine fanatics who, in reality, have long abandoned anything resembling real science.

Furthermore, when scientists observe these horrifying rates of hospitalizations, emergency department visits and venous thromboembolism, they declare such events to be “low”. Their conclusions reveal two things about vaccine science, both of which are absolutely shocking:

1) Vaccines really are sending huge numbers of people to emergency rooms and hospitals, as is admitted in this study.

2) Doctors and scientists consider this to be totally normal. They do not see any cause for alarm in 10% of vaccine recipients ending up in the Emergency Department.

It makes you wonder at what percentage of emergency room visits might pro-vaccine doctors finally experience alarm bells going off in their heads. What if the emergency room visitation rate were 20%? 40%? 50%? Would those rates also be considered “normal” in order to cover up the truth about vaccine damage? Is there any point at which a pro-vaccine zealot will admit vaccines are not 100% safe, or are vaccines supposed to be obediently believed in a faith-based fashion to be beyond scientific and medical scrutiny?

The truth is that vaccines earn money for the medical establishment due to the medical complications they cause

What can we possibly conclude from all this?

1) Vaccines are major revenue drivers for hospitals. The revenue generated from 19,351 vaccine recipients visiting the emergency room, even if each visit only cost $500, would be $9.67 million.

2) When doctors or scientists say vaccines are “safe,” in their minds that definition clearly includes huge numbers of vaccine recipients ending up in the emergency room. This stands in great contrast to what the public hears in the claim that vaccines are “safe.” In the public’s mind, “safe” means nobody ends up in the hospital or emergency room. If automobiles were as “safe” as these vaccines, then 10% of people who buy a new brand of car would end up in an accident in the first 42 days. No rational person would declare that automobile to be “safe.”

3) Government-funded scientists are incapable of reaching rational, scientific conclusions on the subject of vaccines. Sadly, government funding for scientific research — whether carried out by the EPA, FDA, CDC, USDA or any other agency — is contingent upon researchers arriving at the conclusions which are desired by government. Because government wants to push unsafe vaccines for a long list of reasons discussed elsewhere on Natural News and Vaccines.news, it only funds scientists whose research supports the politicized conclusions of government.

4) The mainstream media is engaged in a large-scale cover-up of the real dangers of HPV vaccines and other vaccines. Can you imagine the media outcry if some other product resulted in 10% of its customers visiting the emergency room within 42 days? If any food, dietary supplement or medicinal herb caused such a shockingly high number of ER visits, stories about it would be exploding all over the media. Yet when the culprit is a vaccine, the response from the media is a complete blackout of all reporting that might be critical of vaccine safety.

Science study source for this article: Liu XC, et al. Adverse events following HPV vaccination, Alberta 2006–2014. Vaccine (2016), Download the study PDF from the “Vaccine” journal at ScienceDirect.

Top 48 Pill Pushers Bribing Congress – PhRMA Lobby to Raise Prices

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Julie Wilson
Thur, Mar 31, 2016
Subject; PhRMA Bribery to Congress for Big Pharma
www.MorningLiberty.com

(NaturalNews) The long, drawn-out political circus that accompanies a presidential election can be exhausting to say the least, especially when, as usual, the candidates are far from representing the public's needs and wants.

But thanks to social media and alternative news outlets, some genuinely important matters have made their way to the surface and served as talking points among this year's 2016 presidential candidates, i.e. unwarranted and unethical price hikes on pharmaceutical drugs.

Nearly all of the candidates have commented on Big Pharma's ugly practice of hiking up the price on important life-saving drugs, but regardless of whether or not those statements are rhetorical in nature is a moot point, because now, the issue is front and center.

Big Pharma throws its weight around in Washington

As a result, Big Pharma has launched a public relations campaign aimed at lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

A new report by The Hill details a plan by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, to use top level scientists and researchers to sway lawmakers away from policy changes that could ultimately hinder the industry's lucrative business model.

Representing 48 pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA is one of the largest and most influential lobbying organizations in Washington, according to SourceWatch. It has a history of concealing its lobbying and PR activities by paying other organizations to act as a front group, including the United Seniors Association and the Consumer Alliance.

PhRMA serves on the corporate board of the right-winged American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a powerful bill mill in which "corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line."

ALEC was behind 2011 Wisconsin Act 2, which according to SourceWatch's reporting sought to limit "the ability to hold corporations accountable for causing injury or death" and to "make it easier for corporations like drugmakers to escape liability for manufacturing dangerous products or products with insufficient warnings about hazards."

"Focused on defense"

Over the last eight months, PhRMA has gone on the defense with a campaign led by the group's president and CEO Steve Ubli, "who has been working to spot clean" Big Pharma's public image.

Part of its strategy includes distancing itself from drug companies under fire for massive price hikes, including Martin Shkreli's former company Turing Pharmaceuticals, as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Gilead, the latter of which began selling a hepatitis C drug at $1,000 per pill.

PhRMA is also working to "push out the federal policy changes" it believes can "limit price increases," The Hill reports.

"When I talk about going on offense, yes I want to educate about the myopic debate, the misinformation about the way the market is working, but I'm referring to a sort of proactive agenda," said Ubli.

Making the rules

Earlier this month the group released a 10-page "policy platform" of desired federal policy changes, which included a pitch for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to weaken its criteria for clinical trials.

The 21st Century Cures Act, already passed by the House, may give PhRMA exactly what it wants.

Also called H.R.6, the bill could weaken the approval process for prescription drugs and medical devices, allowing the latter to gain approval based simply on an article from a "peer-reviewed" medical journal, according to reports.

Safety testing by manufacturers is largely omitted under the 21st Century Cures Act. Drug and device makers could receive FDA approval for products based solely on the anecdotal experiences of individuals.

This is arguably why PhRMA wants "offices on Capitol Hill" to "get face time with the patients who have benefited from some of the newest, and most costly, drugs." Their new multi-million-dollar campaign "From Hopes to Cures" hit the airwaves beginning in 2016 and is aimed directly at lawmakers in Washington.

Top 5 Monsanto Crimes – Monsanto Evil History by Hateful People

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Mike Adams
Mon, Mar 21, 2016
Subject; Monsanto Global Terrorism
www.MorningLiberty.com

The complete history of Monsanto; the world's most EVIL Corporation

(NaturalNews) How much do you really know about Monsanto beyond the fact that the corporation is extremely evil? Most people's knowledge of Monsanto barely scratches the surface. Monsanto is far more than just a dangerous threat to humanity that profits from weedkiller chemicals linked to cancer; it's also the same entity that gave rise to Agent Orange, saccharin, aspartame, deadly PCBs and pesticides with dioxins.

The entire history of Monsanto has been one of creating deadly, toxic chemicals that devastate human populations and then lying about their toxicity (while profiting from their widespread use that poisons the planet). There is no single greater chemical threat to humanity that exists on this planet right now than the Monsanto corporation, and its chemical poisons are faithfully mirrored by the poisonous personalities and sleaze tactics of its attack dogs who troll the internet to discredit all scientists and activists that oppose Monsanto's "chemical domination" agenda. (Much of Wikipedia is now run by biotech trolls, by the way, who specialize in internet disinfo terrorism tactics like the hit piece recently waged against GM Watch.)

A website called The Last American Vagabond has published a comprehensive history of Monsanto, and it's so good that I'm reprinting some of it here (while encouraging you to see the full article there).

Here's the beginning of it:

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as "most evil corporation on Earth!" Not content to simply rest upon its throne of destruction, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.

As true champions of evil, they won't stop until…well, until they're stopped! But what is Monsanto and how did they get to be so obscenely evil in the first place? I think that's the best place to start this journey, so grab a few non-GMO snacks or beverages and let's go for a ride into the deep, murky sewers of their dark past.

1901: The company is founded by John Francis Queeny, a member of the Knights of Malta, a thirty year pharmaceutical veteran married to Olga Mendez Monsanto, for which Monsanto Chemical Works is named. The company's first product is chemical saccharin, sold to Coca-Cola as an artificial sweetener.

Even then, the government knew saccharin was poisonous and sued to stop its manufacture but lost in court, thus opening the Monsanto Pandora's Box to begin poisoning the world through the soft drink.

1920s: Monsanto expands into industrial chemicals and drugs, becoming the world's largest maker of aspirin, acetylsalicyclic acid, (toxic of course). This is also the time when things began to go horribly wrong for the planet in a hurry with the introduction of their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Even though PCBs were eventually banned after fifty years for causing such devastation, it is still present in just about all animal and human blood and tissue cells across the globe. Documents introduced in court later showed Monsanto was fully aware of the deadly effects, but criminally hid them from the public to keep the PCB gravy-train going full speed!

1930s: Created its first hybrid seed corn and expands into detergents, soaps, industrial cleaning products, synthetic rubbers and plastics. Oh yes, all toxic of course!

1940s: They begin research on uranium to be used for the Manhattan Project's first atomic bomb, which would later be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands of Japanese, Korean and US Military servicemen and poisoning millions more.

The company continues its unabated killing spree by creating pesticides for agriculture containing deadly dioxin, which poisons the food and water supplies. It was later discovered Monsanto failed to disclose that dioxin was used in a wide range of their products because doing so would force them to acknowledge that it had created an environmental Hell on Earth.

1950s: Closely aligned with The Walt Disney Company, Monsanto creates several attractions at Disney's Tomorrowland, espousing the glories of chemicals and plastics. Their "House of the Future" is constructed entirely of toxic plastic that is not biodegradable as they had asserted. What, Monsanto lied? I'm shocked!

1960s: Monsanto, along with chemical partner-in-crime DOW Chemical, produces dioxin-laced Agent Orange for use in the U.S.'s Vietnam invasion. The results? Over 3 million people contaminated, a half-million Vietnamese civilians dead, a half-million Vietnamese babies born with birth defects and thousands of U.S. military veterans suffering or dying from its effects to this day!

Monsanto is hauled into court again and internal memos show they knew the deadly effects of dioxin in Agent Orange when they sold it to the government. Outrageously though, Monsanto is allowed to present their own "research" that concluded dioxin was safe and posed no negative health concerns whatsoever. Satisfied, the bought and paid for courts side with Monsanto and throws the case out. Afterwards, it comes to light that Monsanto lied about the findings and their real research concluded that dioxin kills very effectively.

Monsanto partners with I.G. Farben, makers of Bayer aspirin and the Third Reich's go-to chemical manufacturer producing deadly Zyklon-B gas during World War II. Together, the companies use their collective expertise to introduce aspartame, another extremely deadly neurotoxin, into the food supply. When questions surface regarding the toxicity of saccharin, Monsanto exploits this opportunity to introduce yet another of its deadly poisons onto an unsuspecting public.

GMO Dark Side – Consumers Demand GMO Labels

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Julie Wilson – NaturalNews.com
Thur, Mar 17, 2016
Subject; The Dark GMO Act in Congress
www.MorningLiberty.com

Senate set to vote on DARK Act TODAY, bill would criminalize any and all claims that say non-GMO food is safer
Thursday, March 03, 2016 by: Julie Wilson staff writer
Tags: DARK Act, GMO labeling, United Sates Senate
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(NaturalNews) A piece of legislation that would prohibit states from enacting GMO-labeling laws, as well as make it difficult for companies wishing to voluntarily label GMOs, is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote today. The Senate vote has been dreaded by the Right to Know movement ever since it passed the House of Representatives 275–150 in mid-July.

Authored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), the bill has been labeled the "Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act" by healthy food advocates because it eliminates a person's right to know exactly what is in their food.

The newly "introduced legislation [is] intended to preempt state GMO labeling laws – and it's expected to come to a floor vote TOMORROW," said the Environmental Working Group in an action alert email sent on March 15, 2016.

The clock is ticking
"This is our LAST CHANCE to stand up for GMO labeling and keep Big Food and Monsanto's allies in Congress from robbing us of our right to know," warned EWG in the email. "Americans should have the same right as citizens of 64 other countries to know whether or not their food contains genetically engineered ingredients."

You can take action now by sending a message to the Senate and voicing your support for GMO-labeling here.

One of the worst components of the DARK Act is that it would reverse any GMO-labeling laws already passed by individual states. Therefore, Vermont's GMO-labeling law, scheduled to take effect July 1, would be nullified.

"The DARK Act is Big Government's desperate effort to stifle free speech about food, and if passed, it would usher in a new Dark Ages of totalitarian, government mandated censorship and oppression of food transparency," said Mike Adams of Natural News, author of the new book Food Forensics and lab science director of CWC Labs.

"This DARK Act effort is the opposite of science; it is the desperate hiding of facts from consumers so that people are denied factual information about what they are eating. Every U.S. Senator who votes for this bill will be publicly exposed and shamed as 'food traitors' to America's moms and dads who are merely trying to understand what they're feeding their own children."

DARK Act favors Big Food and the world's seed monopolies
The DARK Act was largely backed by Republicans when it passed the House last summer. Only 12 Republicans voted against it, acknowledging its "infringement of states' rights and local control," reported EcoWatch.

"If the United States Senate votes to censor and cover up this information in order to protect the financial interests of Monsanto, then that Senate will forfeit every last ounce of credibility it might have possessed. If the DARK Act passes, the U.S. Senate effectively declares a FOOD WAR on the American people," Adams added.

The DARK Act, an outright attack on America's health, is so sinister that its passing is almost unimaginable, particularly when you consider the fact that society is more interested in clean, healthy and organic food than ever before.

More than 40 percent of consumers are either avoiding or reducing GMOs in their diet, a group primarily led by millennials and parents of children under eight-years-old, according to a report[PDF] produced by Whole Foods.

The report also found that more than half of people living in China, Russia, Germany and Brazil are concerned about GMOs.

Not only are organic labels on the rise, but so are GMO-free stamps. "Organic claims were more prevalent on new product in 2011 and 2012, but in 2013 GMO-Free claims made up a larger percentage of all food launches."

GMO-free labels increased from 19 percent to 45 percent over a one-year period between 2012 and 2013. It's difficult to say what might happen to one of the world's fastest growing markets if the DARK Act were to pass.

GMO King Monsanto Buys Ted Cruz

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Seth McLaughlin
Thur, Mar 17, 2016
Subject; Monsanto Buys Ted Cruz
www.MorningLiberty.com

Ted Cruz: Don’t let ‘anti-science zealotry’ shutdown GMOs

Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that the nation should push back against the “hysteria” over food made with genetically modified organisms, saying these innovations in science should be celebrated for the positive impact they’ve had both at home and abroad.

Speaking the Iowa Agricultural Summit, Mr. Cruz said he is sick of politicians “blowing smoke” in Washington and vowed that Iowans have no bigger ally then him when it comes to pushing back against the federal government.

Mr. Cruz said GMOs helped to provide food for people across the globe and strengthen farms across the nation. He said that people who oppose GMOs and want to buy organic food can do that.

“People who decide that is what they want, they can pay for it already, but we shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shutdown the ability to produce low-cost quality food for billions across the globe,” Mr. Cruz said.

The freshman lawmaker and tea party was among a slate of candidates to sit down Saturday for a question and answer sessions at the first annual Iowa Agricultural Summit, which was put together by Bruce L. Rastetter, a GOP power broker who has made millions off the agricultural industry.

During a question and answer session, Mr. Cruz knocked the approach that the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to international affairs, describing it as a foreign policy of “appeasement.” He said he is the biggest advocate of legal immigration in the Senate.

Top 5 Poisons in Puget Sound Fish

Monday, February 29th, 2016

RT.com
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Subject; Human Drugs Leeching Into Rivers & Fish
www.MorningLiberty.com

Fish found in Washington’s Puget Sound are tripping on cocaine, Prozac, Advil, Benadryl, and Lipitor. Unfortunately, there is no aquatic drug dealer responsible for it. Instead, the intoxication is the result of tainted discharge water.

Pharmaceutical pollution could be to blame for the many drugs showing up in the tissues of juvenile Chinook salmon. Estuary waters near the sewage treatment plants were found to contain a cocktail of up to 81 different drugs, according to a new study out of the National Oceanie and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

There are several plausible theories about the Puget Sound’s high concentration of drug-infused water. Jim Meador, an environmental toxicologist at the NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, published a study that offered two options.

One possibility is that people in the areas around the Puget Sound use more of the detected drugs. However, it is also likely that the problem lies with the treatment of waste water.

“The concentrations in effluent [waste water] were higher than we expected,” Meador said in the Seattle Times, “We analyzed samples for 150 compounds and we had 61 percent of them detected in effluent. So we know these are going into the estuaries.”

The connection between the chemicals found in the water and fish was determined after the same substances were found in both juvenile Chinook and staghorn sculpin. The two species have different life cycles, with the sculpin staying in the same body of water while the Chinook migrate from the Sound to the sea and back again. For both species to be exposed to the same chemicals suggests a shared habitat was affected.

Salmon are an indicator species, meaning that they act as a warning system for environmental problems due to their sensitivity to changes in their living conditions.

Drugs that humans take can get into the water in a few different ways. The most obvious way is that when a person discontinues using a drug, they may flush the leftover supply down the toilet, with the effluent not properly filtered by sewage treatment plants. On other occasions, when a human takes a pill, their body may not absorb all of the drug and will eliminate the remaining amount in urine which then (ideally) will be flushed down the toilet.

Human drugs leeching into the rivers are causing problems for fish. In the heavily polluted portions of the Potomac River near Washington DC, intersex fish have been found. Scientists believe this is the result of estrogen from birth control and menopausal medication finding its way into the water.

It gets worse for fish exposed to anti-anxiety drugs. In a study from the Scientific American, perch that were placed in clean water were less aggressive than fish that had been exposed to benzodiazepines – calming drugs, such as Valium or Xanax. In addition, the fish that were exposed to benzodiazepines explored more dangerous areas, ate faster, and put themselves in riskier situations.

Although brave fish may not sound like a problem, the change in their behavior could spell bad news for their ecosystem. For example, while increased eating speed sounds harmless, if perch eat more zooplankton at a faster rate, then there is less zooplankton to eat algae. This, in turn, causes algae blooms. In addition, more fearless fish will expose themselves to more predators, which could then impact the perch population.

The EPA is attacking this problem by adding various pharmaceuticals to a watch list of potentially harmful contaminants that warrant investigation. The World Health Organization is also calling on water treatment plants to seek methods to improve wastewater treatment so as to remove drugs and contaminants from their main source of entry: effluent water.

For those anxious about the effects of their anxiety medication, scientists have some advice to reduce the pharmaceutical footprint at home, the most obvious of which is to not flush unused pills down the toilet or pour them down the drain. Instead, locate a community based drug take-back program. More and more local governments have been encouraging drug take-back days since a federal law went into effect in 2010. For more information, speak to a local pharmacist.

1,200 Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson in Line – Talcum, Dioxane & Formaldehyde Admissions

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Associated Press
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Subject; Johnson & Johnson Carcinogen Admissions
www.MorningLiberty.com

Johnson & Johnson loses lawsuit linking its baby powder to ovarian cancer

A Missouri jury has awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer, which she said was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's well-known baby powder and other products containing talcum.

The civil suit by Jackie Fox of Birmingham was part of a broader claim in the city of St. Louis Circuit Court involving nearly 60 people. Her son took over as plaintiff following his mother's October death at 62, more than two years after her diagnosis.

Marvin Salter of Jacksonville, Fla., said his late mother, who was a foster parent, used the talcum powder as a bathroom staple for decades.

"It just became second nature, like brushing your teeth," he said. "It's a household name. "

A Fox attorney said the jury verdict, which came Monday night after nearly five hours of deliberations at the conclusion of a three-week trial, was the first such case among more than 1,000 nationally to result in a jury's monetary award.

The jury said that Fox was entitled to $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages. Attorney James Onder said he "absolutely" expects Johnson & Johnson — the world's biggest maker of healthcare products — to appeal the verdict.

The New Jersey-based company previously has been targeted by health and consumer groups over possibly harmful ingredients in items including its Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo.

In May 2009, a coalition of groups called the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics began pushing Johnson & Johnson to eliminate questionable ingredients from its baby and adult personal care products. After three years of petitions, negative publicity and a boycott threat, the company agreed in 2012 to eliminate the ingredients 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde, both considered probable human carcinogens, from all products by 2015.

Spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson was considering its next legal move. In a written statement, she said the verdict "goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products," citing supportive research by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Cancer Institute.

At trial, Fox's attorneys introduced into evidence a September 1997 internal memo from a Johnson & Johnson medical consultant suggesting that "anybody who denies [the] risks" between "hygienic" talc use and ovarian cancer will be publicly perceived in the same light as those who denied a link between smoking cigarettes and cancer: "denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary."

Talc is naturally occurring, mined from the soil and composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. It's widely used in cosmetics and personal care products, such as talcum powder, to absorb moisture, prevent caking and improve the product's feel.

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Nora Freeman Engstrom, a Stanford University law professor not involved in the Missouri case, said it's unlikely the $72-million award will survive, noting that the U.S. Supreme Court, in a recent series of rulings, has maintained that appellate courts clamp down on punitive damages.

"Big jury verdicts do tend to be reined in during the course of the appellate process, and I expect that to be the case here," she told the Associated Press.

The verdict Monday "doesn't bode well for Johnson & Johnson" as it faces at least 1,200 still-pending lawsuits and possibly thousands more, she said.

"This case clearly was a bellwether, and clearly the jury has seen the evidence and found it compelling," she said.