Monday, March 13, 2017

                    




                     The Facebook Investigations  
         Freedom of speech & censorship of the medical press
                                            3-13-2017

                                           Published March 13, 2017
                                         Last update: July 13, 2017

                                       Edited by: Michael James Ross
                                          


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Chapter 1: Facebook
Chapter 2: Political religious extremism
Chapter 3: IAC corporation ( Match.com, Tinder.com, & POF.com)
Chapter 4: Banned Cancer Research




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Current news:


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For the record, Youtube blocked my channel "Youtube.com/Investigations2012," a week after I uploaded this article. My video site was up for over 6 years. I understand it is the government and social networking sites such as Facebook, that are trying to restrict and limit the free press as much as they can right now. Many people who are trying to tell the truth, are being blocked from different controlled social networking sites such as Facebook. I do a lot of good science and cancer research, I am also part of the free and independent press. I feel that it is my right to show the people the truth. I do not think that my cancer research should be blocked from the public as well. 

I want to to state for the record that Google and Youtube are harming my cancer research currently, by blocking my video site. Some of them even think this is funny, this is how fascist societies are created. People will look back on this harmful monopoly, and see the type of harm that the censorship of the free medical press has become. I challenge the people at Google, to come out with better cancer research, shame on the people of Google. Youtube will currently not even allow me to review my science and cancer videos, to find the information and version of the video that I had on. If youtube continues to block me, then I accuse youtube of going against the scientific community, and harming science and cancer research. Youtube should not be the platform, for the free world to practice cancer research, science research and freedom of speech. We should break up Google into multiple pieces, to make sure that this monopoly does not harm more science and cancer researchers.This is a good example of why we need to stop politicians and people in the government, with too much foreign influence. This includes in other areas such as the Middle East and Asia. We need to revolt against this foreign influence trying to destroy America.

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Watch: Zuckerberg Gives Most Accurate Interview Ever

Be sure to share with your friends on Facebook!

Infowars.com - July 10, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/watch-zuckerberg-gives-most-accurate-interview/

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Obama’s Ministry Of Truth Pushing For Complete Censorship Of Internet

Freedom of speech online is being attacked at record levels

August 3, 2017
 https://www.infowars.com/obamas-ministry-of-truth-pushing-for-complete-censorship-of-internet


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YouTube’s ‘extremist-tackling’ technology misses mark by removing wrong content

A number of accounts, such as those of Airwars, Bellingcat, Middle East Eye and Orient News have had videos removed or suspended as a result of past videos deemed ‘extreme’

  August 13, 2017
https://www.infowars.com/youtubes-extremist-tackling-technology-misses-mark-by-removing-wrong-content/
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Diamond and Silk rip YouTube, say 95% of videos demonetized over Trump support

“Not Suitable For All Advertisers.”

Washington Times - August 11, 2017
Two of President Trump’s most ardent supporters, the YouTube stars known as Diamond and Silk, say a financial stranglehold has been placed on their videos.
Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson of North Carolina, whose support of Mr. Trump and no-nonsense delivery during the 2016 U.S. presidential season turned them into online sensations, said Thursday their YouTube videos have become casualties of the company’s attempt to silence “extremism.”

“@YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped over 95% percent of our videos from being monetized, stating: ‘It’s Not Suitable For All Advertisers,’” the two said in a series of tweets. “Wonder if @YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped the monetization of our videos because we are loyal supporters of the @POTUS. Hummmm. Sounds like Censorship to us, which is a Violation of our First Amendment. A Bias Method used to Silence our Conservative Voices. @YouTube, how was it OK to monetize our videos for the past two years and now those same videos are no longer eligible for monetization?”
The popular duo, who were also paid $1,275 for “field consulting” work by the Trump campaign, boast 89,000 subscribers on YouTube and another 361,000 on Twitter.

 https://www.infowars.com/diamond-and-silk-rip-youtube-say-95-of-videos-demonetized-over-trump-support/

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REVEALED: Google’s Social Justice Warriors Create Wrongthink Blacklists

“There are always social consequences.”

Breitbart - August 8, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/revealed-googles-social-justice-warriors-create-wrongthink-blacklists/

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Former Google Employee: ‘There Are Efforts to Demote Anything Non-PC from Search Results’

 8 Aug 2017

Google was thrown into turmoil last night after the company fired James Damore, author of a manifesto defending viewpoint diversity and a fact-based approach to the alleged gender gap in tech. In exclusive interviews with Breitbart News, more Google employees are now speaking out in support of the manifesto.

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/08/08/former-google-employee-there-are-efforts-to-demote-anything-non-pc-from-search-results/

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Scientists Say Google Whistleblower Is Completely Correct

Vindicated whistleblower exposed Google

  August 9, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/scientists-say-google-whistleblower-is-completely-correct/

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Google's Worst Nightmare

 Aug 10, 2017

Jack Posobiec has launched the website marchongoogle.com in an attempt to raise awareness that Google is rigging algorithms to manipulate it's search results in what they see as a favorable manner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Ap95w0K3w

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GREENFIELD: The Google Gulag

Internet cannot remain in hands of anti-free speech corporation

Front Page Mag - August 9, 2017

James Damore is an FIDE chess master who studied at Princeton, MIT and Harvard. He had been working as a software engineer at Google for four years.
Danielle Brown is the new Vice President of Diversity at Google. She has an MBA from the University of Michigan and campaigned for Hillary.
She had been working at Google for a few weeks.
James Damore wrote a memo suggesting that Google should pursue ideological diversity, end discriminatory efforts to achieve identity politics diversity and be honest about gender differences. Danielle responded by denouncing his paper. “It’s not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages.”


https://www.infowars.com/greenfield-the-google-gulag/

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We can see the conflict of interest, when the new Vice President of Diversity at Google, selfishly goes and campaigns for a corrupt politician such as Hillary Clinton, while trying to go after reporters and shut down their video and news sites that are attacking Hillary Clinton, simply because some individual disagrees. This is a good example of why we cannot let many of these people such as this, try to control the internet.

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FAKE NEWS: CNN Says Fired Google Employee Argued Women “Aren’t Suited For Tech Jobs”

“This is a guy who is basically saying, I don’t like women around computers.”

Steve Watson | Infowars.com - August 9, 2017
CNN once again proved it is the fakest of fake news networks by arguing that James Damore, the man fired by Google for saying the company uses diversity as an excuse for advancing “discriminatory practices,” was actually just saying he dislikes women having tech jobs.
Damore, wrote a memo that explained his concerns over Google using affirmative action programs and services available only to women, thus being discriminatory, in a quest to advance ‘diversity’.
Damore argued that “the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women … may explain” why women and men aren’t represented equally “in tech and leadership,” and that “biological causes” play a role.
He noted the scientific FACT that men are different from women, and for that Google fired him:

 https://www.infowars.com/fake-news-cnn-says-fired-google-employee-argued-women-arent-suited-for-tech-jobs/

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Google Fires Diversity Manifesto Author James Damore For WrongThink

I guess Google needs to keep up the left-wing’s ideological reign of terror

August 8, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/google-fires-diversity-manifesto-author-james-damore-for-wrongthink/

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Ideological Diversity Under Attack

Increasingly tyrannical internet giants are cracking down on free speech

| Infowars.com - August 11, 2017

 https://www.infowars.com/ideological-diversity-under-attack/

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Google Cancels “Diversity Meeting” After Employee Leaks To “Right-Wing” Websites

Mr. Damore’s firing “has made it explicitly clear that any view not left (of) center is not welcome.”

Zero Hedge - August 11, 2017

 https://www.infowars.com/google-cancels-diversity-meeting-after-employee-leaks-to-right-wing-websites/

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Paul Joseph Watson: I’m Leaving Youtube Until They Change Their Policies Against Us

The video platform has been censoring conservatives more and more

The Alex Jones Show - August 11, 2017
 https://www.infowars.com/paul-joseph-watson-im-leaving-youtube-until-they-change-their-policies-against-us/

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Friday: The Alex Jones Show. Breaking: Twitter Begins Censorship of Pro-Trump News

Aug 4, 2017

http://tv.infowars.com/index/display/id/8027

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Twitter Triggered When Declaration Of Independence Tweeted

Many internet users were deeply offended by the words of America’s founding fathers

| Infowars.com - July 6, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/twitter-triggered-when-declaration-of-independence-tweeted/


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How Gab Can Defeat Twitter

Today’s social media giants will be taken down if they continue to attack free speech

| Infowars.com - August 9, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/how-gab-can-defeat-twitter/

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Silicon Valley “Outraged” After Google Employee Pens Viral Doc Slamming “Anti-Conservative” Culture

The 10-page Google Doc document was met with furious derision

Zero Hedge - August 7, 2017

 https://www.infowars.com/silicon-valley-outraged-after-google-employee-pens-viral-doc-slamming-anti-conservative-culture/

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Google Paid Professors to Publish Papers Attacking Anti-Trust Charges

Google joins Soros in funding “Net Neutrality” censorship rules

| Infowars.com - July 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Wall Street Journal stepped up pressure on Google Wednesday morning by publishing a report documenting that, over the last decade, Google has paid academics between $5,000 to $400,000 for research supporting the company’s market dominance position, seeking to have academics publish research useful to Google in deflecting antitrust accusations by the Federal Trade Commission.


Last month, regulators in the European Union slapped Google with a huge $2.7 billion fine for anti-trust activities that included Google rigging its search engine to stack the deck in favor of Google’s own comparison shopping service.
Infowars.com has previously reported Google has joined George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the Ford Foundation in funding more than $72 million since 2006, lobbying hard to retain the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” rules in place that allow Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter to continue censoring conservative and libertarian websites including Infowars.com.
The Wall Street Journal article on Wednesday revealed Google receives nearly $80 billion a year in ad sales drawn mostly from seven products that each attract more than a billion global users a month, including Gmail, YouTube and Google maps.
The article indicated Google’s search engine handles more than 90 percent of online searches globally.

 https://www.infowars.com/google-paid-professors-to-publish-papers-helping-google-defend-anti-trust-charges/
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Google Exposé Reveals Scam Behind Climate Change

Professors get funding to push "global warming"

| Infowars.com - July 12, 2017

Google’s scheme of paying professors to influence public opinion is also how the “global warming” scam works.
“Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley,” the WSJ reported.

https://www.infowars.com/google-expose-reveals-scam-behind-climate-change/

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 [People writing bogus articles on the Climate, has happened before, this does not mean that many parts of the world are still very polluted. We must question what many of these petrochemicals companies are doing to the planet.]


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Soros Alliance of Tech Giants Join PornHub to Create “Day of Action” Protest

Soros Alliance with Google Teams with Porn Giant to Preserve Obama-era “Net Neutrality” Censorship Rules

| Infowars.com - July 12, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Google, Facebook and Amazon are among the Internet giants in an alliance engineered by George Soros teaming up with PornHub to create a day of Internet havoc, billed as the “Battle for Net Neutrality,” designed “to show the world the real impact of net neutrality by hitting Internet users where it hurts: Their porn consumption habit.”
PornHub plans to load its Internet website today, Wednesday, July 1, with a slow-loading icon PornHub plans to irritate Internet users, demonstrating what the Soros alliance of Internet giants wants to represent as a slower, less user-friendly Internet that will be the future should the FCC repeal the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” rules.


https://www.infowars.com/soros-alliance-including-google-facebook-amazon-and-netflix-join-pornhub-to-create-day-of-action-protest/



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EMERGENCY ALERT: Communist Chinese Now Taking Over US Media

 Jan 26, 2017

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeG7C7X36yI


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Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Wife Help Illegal Immigrants with College Tuition


Jul 5, 2017
Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Wife Help Illegal Immigrants with College Tuition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x4IOi4NuNg

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Mark Zuckerberg comes out against Trump's orders on immigration

 Jan. 27, 2017

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-bashes-donald-trumps-orders-on-immigration-2017-1

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Donald Trump calls out Mark Zuckerberg on immigration

 

http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/17/news/companies/donald-trump-mark-zuckerberg-immigration/

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Notice how many Zionists such as Mark Zuckerberg, including many foreigners, are the people that want to destroy America. The political Zionists want to allow more anti-American foreigners into America, to try and bring America down from the inside. This is being done while the Zionists try to control the press, and then they wonder why history repeats itself, and these Zionist extremists trying to undermine America, are kicked out of the country eventually.
We are for taking all political power away from the Zionist movement in America and the government, that continues to undermine America. I know a lot of cool Jews that oppose Zionism, and the suppression of the media. Many Jews don't even like what Israel has become, and know that the Rothschilds own Israel, which gives them a bad name. They say that people need to talk about radical Zionism, to solve the problem of the world. I can agree that many Jews deserve the right to live here on Earth, and create their own culture, and not face genocide from the Muslims, this is the same for the Europeans.We are for expanding and promoting all races into space. We need to stop radical Islam, from harming the rest of the planet.

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Jews Against Zionism And Rothschilds

 Nov 23, 2012

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awCOSRg-gks


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Leaked: Facebook Targeted Insecure Children And Vulnerable Trendies

 May 1, 2017

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we6Ru55iNUM

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Alex Jones: Facebook Is A Literal Cuck Factory

 May 1, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we6Ru55iNUM

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Full Show - Google Caught in Giant Censorship Scandal - 04/17/2017

 Apr 17, 2017

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZXUmtj2XdM

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Google Throws Party in D.C. for “Digital Democrats” Next Week

Google-Soros fight to keep “net neutrality” rules to control Internet and censor Infowars.com

 July 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infowars.com received this week (certainly by mistake) an invitation from Google to attend a reception in conjunction with the newly-formed Democratic Digital Communications Staff Association, on Thursday July 13, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm ET at the Google Washington, D.C. office.
Infowars.com has repeatedly warned that Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google and the current executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Inc., was among Hillary Clinton’s top funders and closest advisors in the 2016 presidential campaign.



https://www.infowars.com/google-throws-party-in-dc-for-digital-democrats-next-week/

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YouTube Regularly Leaves Islamic State Videos Up for Days, Weeks

June 19. 2017

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/newm9m/youtube-regularly-leaves-islamic-state-videos-up-for-days-weeks

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 NHS SHARES MEDICAL RECORDS OF 1.6 MILLION PATIENTS WITH GOOGLE AS PART OF DATA-SHARING AGREEMENT

May 3, 2016

 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-google-medical-records-data-sharing-16-million-a7011891.html

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Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam.
In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" that were not named at the time.
They had allegedly been tricked into wiring more than $100m to the alleged scammer's bank accounts.
On 27 April, Fortune reported that the two victims were Facebook and Google.
The man accused of being behind the scam, Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, allegedly posed as an Asia-based manufacturer and deceived the companies from at least 2013 until 2015.
"Fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the victim companies, which regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions with [the Asian] company," the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said in March.
These emails purported to be from employees of the Asia-based firm, the DOJ alleged, and were sent from email accounts designed to look like they had come from the company, but in fact had not.
The DOJ also accused Mr Rimasauskas of forging invoices, contracts and letters "that falsely appeared to have been executed and signed by executives and agents of the victim companies".
"We detected this fraud against our vendor management team and promptly alerted the authorities," a spokeswoman for Google said in a statement.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39744007

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I am glad that Facebook and Google were scammed out of so many millions of dollars, this seems to be fate taking its course. This goes to show how incompetent the leaders of Facebook are, and that we should not trust their judgement.




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Google Rewrites Algorithm To Bury ‘Fake News’ in Search Results

Contractor previously cited Infowars as example of untrustworthy content

  Infowars.com - April 25, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/google-rewrites-algorithm-to-bury-fake-news-in-search-results/

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‘Fake News’: BBC, AFP, Google, Facebook Collude to Tell Voters ‘Who to Trust’ in French Election

 March 1, 2017

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/01/fake-news-bbc-afp-google-facebook-collude-tell-voters-trust-french-election/

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Facebook Suspends 30,000 French Accounts 10 days Before Election in Attempt to Censor Le Pen Supporters





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Soros Funds Google to Stop Populist Le Pen

Feb 14, 2017

Google launches "CrossCheck" in France to censor pro-Le Pen news

https://www.infowars.com/soros-funds-google-to-stop-populist-le-pen/
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UK Govt: Facebook Leaves Pedophile Content Up After Being Notified

 April 15, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/uk-govt-facebook-leaves-pedophile-content-up-after-being-notified/

Tech company targets press while ignoring illegal content


Facebook may be in legal trouble after leaving up pedophile & violent ISIS content up after being notified.
Meanwhile, former Federal Elections Commission member, Democrat Ann Ravel, wants social media to be scrutinized and controlled for political content.


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‘Hunt & Kill All White Women’ Facebook Post Deemed Not Hate Speech

 March 24, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/hunt-kill-all-white-women-facebook-post-deemed-not-hate-speech/

Shocking double standard of social network giant exposed yet again


The way in which Facebook polices content on its network is under scrutiny again after it was revealed that a post in which a user called for white women to be “hunted and killed” was deemed to not be a violation of community standards.
“White women should be hunted and killed then we won’t get white babies who think the(y) own the world,” the user posted.

When the post was reported by another user for “hate speech,” Facebook responded with the message, “We reviewed the comment you reported for displaying hate speech and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.”
Meanwhile, posts by Christians that simply state bible passages in discussions about homosexuality are being removed, while pages devoted to showing grisly mock images of President Trump being assassinated are not taken down.


The social networking giant has also received criticism for several recent incidents during which rapes of women have been been live video streamed on the platform.
Facebook also refused to remove the infamous video where a mentally disabled man was tortured by a group of young black men when it was reported.


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"Female Marines are still criticizing Facebook for not doing enough to stop revenge porn (FB)"

April 14, 2017

http://livenetworknews.com/bz/article/100100100102218645

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Chapter 1: Facebook


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Facebook Created a Censorship Tool for China

 November 23, 2016

https://www.infowars.com/facebook-created-a-censorship-tool-for-china/

Facebook employees say the company created a third-party censorship tool. Will that help unlock China?

Mark Zuckerberg wants the entire world using Facebook, but he’ll never achieve that as long as the 1.4-billion-strong population of China is blocked from accessing the social network. And now it has become apparent how far Zuckerberg is willing to bend in an attempt to unlock access to China.
Three current and former Facebook employees have confirmed to the New York Times that a software tool exists allowing the social network to be censored. The software was not created for use by Facebook employees, though. Instead, Facebook would allow a third-party to use it in order to monitor and censor the posts of users on a per region basis.
In the case of China, the tool would most likely be controlled by a Chinese company the government tasked with monitoring the social network. Of course, that would only happen if Facebook was allowed to operate inside the Great Firewall.



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Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

 NOV. 22, 2016

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has cultivated relationships with China’s leaders, including President Xi Jinping. He has paid multiple visits to the country to meet its top internet executives. He has made an effort to learn Mandarin.
Inside Facebook, the work to enter China runs far deeper.

The social network has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity because the tool is confidential. The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market where the social network has been blocked, these people said. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/technology/facebook-censorship-tool-china.html?_r=0

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Internet Kill Switch Activated On Facebook

 Mar 8, 2017

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-h6v2zgeSY



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Mark Zuckerberg Caught on Hot Mic Saying Facebook Will Censor Anti-Migrant Posts

Facebook CEO tells German chancellor "we need to do some work"

September 28, 2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was caught discussing the censorship of anti-migrant posts at the United Nations development summit Saturday while speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to CNBC, the pair were picked up by a hot mic after Merkel confronted Zuckerberg on social media posts critical of “the wave of Syrian refugees entering Germany.”
After being asked about Facebook’s efforts to curtail speech, Zuckerberg stated, “We need to do some work,” confirming he’d already started looking at ways to hinder comments in opposition to Merkel’s immigration stance.
“Are you working on this?” Merkel asked. “Yeah,” Zuckerberg responded before their microphone was cut.

https://www.infowars.com/mark-zuckerberg-caught-on-hot-mic-saying-facebook-will-censor-anti-migrant-posts/


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ILLUMINATI AND FACEBOOK

Jan 23, 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otxM--fTOcM


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FACEBOOK SECRETS EXPOSED!!!

  Aug 4, 2015

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

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FACEBOOK & MIND CONTROL! THE ILLUMINATI'S WEAPONS TO CONTROL YOU!

 Oct 21, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqrE2szsCs4



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Mark Zuckerberg accused of abusing power after Facebook deletes 'napalm girl' post

Norway’s largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company’s decision to censor a photograph of the Vietnam war.

Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, lambasting the company’s decision to censor a historic photograph of the Vietnam war and calling on Zuckerberg to recognize and live up to his role as “the world’s most powerful editor”.
Espen Egil Hansen, the editor-in-chief and CEO of Aftenposten, accused Zuckerberg of thoughtlessly “abusing your power” over the social media site that has become a lynchpin of the distribution of news and information around the world, writing, “I am upset, disappointed – well, in fact even afraid – of what you are about to do to a mainstay of our democratic society.”


https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/08/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-napalm-girl-photo-vietnam-war




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Mark Zuckerberg


 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (/mɑɹk_ˈɛli̯ət ˈzʌkʰɚbɚg/, born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US $53.6 billion as of 2017, ranking him the 5th richest person in the world.



 On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan announced the birth of their daughter Max, and in an open letter to Max, they pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, then valued at $45 billion, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their new organization that will focus on health and education. The donation will not be given immediately, but over the course of their lives. However, instead of forming a charitable corporation to donate the value of the stock to, as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and other tech billionaires have done, Zuckerberg and Chan chose to use the structure of a limited liability company. This has drawn criticism from a number of journalists

Politics

In 2002, Zuckerberg registered to vote in Westchester County, New York, where he grew up, but did not cast a ballot until November 2008. Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Spokeswoman, Elma Rosas, told Bloomberg that Zuckerberg is listed as “no preference” on voter rolls, and he voted in the past two general elections, in 2008 and 2012. On Zuckerberg's Facebook page, he has Chris Christie, Cory Booker, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Barack Obama in his likes section.
Zuckerberg has never revealed his own political views: some consider him a conservative, while others consider him liberal.
On February 13, 2013, Zuckerberg hosted his first ever fundraising event for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Zuckerberg's particular interest on this occasion was education reform, and Christie's education reform work focused on teachers unions and the expansion of charter schools. Later that year, Zuckerberg hosted a campaign fundraiser for Newark mayor Cory Booker, who was running in the 2013 New Jersey special Senate election. In September 2010, with the support of Governor Chris Christie, Booker obtained a $100 million pledge from Zuckerberg to Newark Public Schools. In December 2012, Zuckerberg donated 18 million shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a community organization that includes education in its list of grant-making areas.
On April 11, 2013, Zuckerberg led the launch of a 501(c)(4) lobbying group called FWD.us. The founders and contributors to the group were primarily Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, and its president was Joe Green, a close friend of Zuckerberg. The goals of the group include immigration reform, improving the state of education in the US, and enabling more technological breakthroughs that benefit the public, yet it has also been criticized for financing ads advocating a variety of oil and gas development initiatives, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Keystone XL pipeline. In 2013, numerous liberal and progressive groups, such as The League of Conservation Voters, MoveOn.org, the Sierra Club, Democracy for America, CREDO, Daily Kos, 350.org, and Presente and Progressives United agreed to either pull their Facebook ad buys or not buy Facebook ads for at least two weeks, in protest of Zuckerberg ads funded by FWD.us that were in support of oil drilling and the Keystone XL pipeline, and in opposition to Obamacare among Republican US senators who back immigration reform.

Zuckerberg placed a statement on his Facebook wall on December 9, 2015 which said that he wants "to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world" in response to the aftermath of the November 2015 Paris attacks and the 2015 San Bernardino attack.The statement also said that Muslims are "always welcome" on Facebook, and that his position was a result of the fact that "as a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities."

In January 2017, Zuckerberg criticized Donald Trump’s executive order to severely limit immigrants and refugees from some countries.

Pakistan criminal investigation

In June 2010, Pakistani Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque launched a criminal investigation into Zuckerberg and Facebook co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes after a "Draw Muhammad" contest was hosted on Facebook. The investigation named the anonymous German woman who created the contest. Sidiqque asked the country's police to contact Interpol to have Zuckerberg and the three others arrested for blasphemy. On May 19, 2010, Facebook's website was temporarily blocked in Pakistan until Facebook removed the contest from its website at the end of May. Sidiqque also asked its UN representative to raise the issue with the United Nations General Assembly.


Hawaiian land ownership

In January 2017, Zuckerberg filed eight "quiet title and partition" lawsuits against hundreds of native Hawaiians to get them to sell their land to him. This land is contained within the 700 acres of land in the Hawaiian island of Kauai that Zuckerberg had purchased in in 2014. When he learned that Hawaiian land ownership law differs from that of the other 49 states, he dropped the lawsuits.



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Criticism of Facebook


 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook

Customization and security

In July 2007, Adrienne Felt, an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia, discovered a cross-site scripting (XSS) hole in the Facebook Platform that could inject JavaScript into profiles. She used the hole to import custom CSS and demonstrate how the platform could be used to violate privacy rules or create a worm.

Quit Facebook Day

Quit Facebook Day was an online event which took place on May 31, 2010 (coinciding with Memorial Day), in which Facebook users stated that they would quit the social network, due to privacy concerns. It was estimated that 2% of Facebook users coming from the United States would delete their accounts. However, only 33,000 (roughly 0.0066% of its roughly 500 million members at the time) users quit the site. The number one reason for users to quit Facebook was privacy concerns (48%), being followed by a general dissatisfaction with Facebook (14%), negative aspects regarding Facebook friends (13%) and the feeling of getting addicted to Facebook (6%). Facebook quitters were found to be more concerned about privacy, more addicted to the Internet and more conscientious.

Photo recognition and face tagging

Facebook enabled an automatic facial recognition feature in June 2011, called "Tag Suggestions", a product of a research project named "DeepFace". The feature compares newly uploaded photographs to those of the uploader's Facebook friends, in order to suggest photo tags.
National Journal Daily claims "Facebook is facing new scrutiny over its decision to automatically turn on a new facial recognition feature aimed at helping users identify their friends in photos". Facebook has defended the feature, saying users can disable it. Facebook introduced the feature in an opt-out basis. European Union data-protection regulators said they would investigate the feature to see if it violated privacy rules. Naomi Lachance stated in web blog for NPR:All Tech Considered that Facebook's facial recognition is 98% of the time compared to the FBI's 85% out of 50 people. It's also noted, however, that the accuracies of Facebook searches being from a larger, more diverse photo selection compared to the FBI's closed database. Mark Zuckerberg showed no worries when speaking about about Facebook's AIs saying, "Unsupervised learning is a long term focus of our AI research team at Facebook, and it remains an important challenge for the whole AI research community" and "It will saves lives by diagnosing diseases and driving us around more safely. It will enable breakthroughs by helping us find new planets and understand Earth's climate. It will help in areas we haven't even thought of today".


Censorship of 'blasphemic' content

Facebook has worked with Pakistani government to censor 'blasphemic' pages and speech inside Pakistan.

Censorship of 'hate speech'

Facebook also caved in to demands of the German government and plans to or actively censors anti-refugee political expressions.

Censorship of conservative news

In May 2016, Facebook was accused by a former employee for leaving out conservative topics from the trending bar. Although Facebook denied these allegations, the site planned to improve the trending bar. Facebook was also in the news regarding this issue, on June 13, after anti-jihad activist Pamela Geller said that two of her pages were deleted (one was a page and the other a group, both named "Stop Islamization of America") and in the aftermath of Sunday’s Orlando massacre, in which a pro-Islamic State gunman murdered 49 people, and injured 53 others, at a popular gay nightclub before being killed by a police tactical unit.



Third-party responses to Facebook

Government censorship

Main article: Censorship of Facebook
Several countries have banned access to Facebook, including Syria,[217] China,[218] and Iran.[219] In 2010, the Office of the Data Protection Supervisor, a branch of the government of the Isle of Man, received so many complaints about Facebook that they deemed it necessary to provide a "Facebook Guidance" booklet (available online as a PDF file), which cited (amongst other things) Facebook policies and guidelines and included an elusive Facebook telephone number. This number when called, however, proved to provide no telephone support for Facebook users, and only played back a recorded message advising callers to review Facebook's online help information


Litigation

ConnectU.com lawsuit

Main article: ConnectU
Divya Narendra, Cameron Winklevoss, and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of the social network ConnectU, filed a lawsuit against Facebook in September 2004. The lawsuit alleged that Zuckerberg had broken an oral contract to build the social-networking site, copied the idea, and used source code that they provided to Zuckerberg to create competing site Facebook.Facebook countersued in regards to Social Butterfly, a project put out by The Winklevoss Chang Group, an alleged partnership between ConnectU and i2hub. It named among the defendants ConnectU, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, Divya Narendra, and Wayne Chang, founder of i2hub. The parties reached a settlement agreement in February 2008, for $20 million in cash and 1,253,326 Facebook shares. On August 26, 2010, The New York Times reported that Facebook shares were trading at $76 per share in the secondary market, putting the total settlement value now at close to $120 million.
 ConnectU filed another lawsuit against Facebook on March 11, 2008, attempting to rescind the settlement, claiming that Facebook, in settlement negotiations, had overstated the value of stock it was granting the ConnectU founders as part of the settlement. ConnectU argued that Facebook represented itself as being worth $15 billion at the time, due to the post-money valuation arising from Microsoft's purchase in 2007 of a 1.6% stake in Facebook for US $246 million. Facebook announced that valuation in a press release. However, Facebook subsequently performed an internal valuation that estimated a company value of $3.75 billion. ConnectU then fired the law firm Quinn Emanuel that had represented it in settlement discussions. Quinn Emanuel filed a $13 million lien against the settlement proceeds and ConnectU sued for malpractice. On August 25, 2010, an arbitration panel ruled that Quinn Emanuel had "earned its full contingency fee". It also found that Quinn Emanuel committed no malpractice. ConnectU's lawsuit against Facebook to quadruple its settlement remains ongoing.


Aaron Greenspan

Aaron Greenspan created a web portal as a Harvard undergraduate called houseSYSTEM that launched in August 2003. In February 2004, when thefacebook.com launched, Greenspan recognized aspects of his own work in the site, and later came to believe that Zuckerberg was copying his work one feature at a time—a claim that Zuckerberg denied. Regarding Greenspan's allegations, Zuckerberg was described in The New York Times as "saying through a spokeswoman that he was not sure how to respond." Greenspan's company filed a Petition to Cancel the "Facebook" trademark, which included claims of prior use and fraud by Facebook, Inc. against the USPTO. Facebook, Inc. agreed to a formal settlement with Greenspan in late May 2009 and issued a press release, but the terms were not disclosed.

Young v. Facebook, Inc.

In Young v. Facebook, Inc., plaintiff Karen Beth Young alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state laws on disability as well as breach of contract and negligence. A District Court judge dismissed the complaint, ruling that Facebook is a website, not a physical place, so the Americans with Disabilities Act does not apply.

Terms of Use controversy

While Facebook originally made changes to its terms of use or, terms of service, on February 4, 2009, the changes went unnoticed until Chris Walters, a blogger for the consumer-oriented blog, The Consumerist, noticed the change on February 15, 2009. Walters complained the change gave Facebook the right to "Do anything they want with your content. Forever." The section under the most controversy is the "User Content Posted on the Site" clause. Before the changes, the clause read:
You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content.
The "license granted" refers to the license that Facebook has to one's "name, likeness, and image" to use in promotions and external advertising. The new terms of use deleted the phrase that states the license would "automatically expire" if a user chose to remove content. By omitting this line, Facebook license extends to adopt users' content perpetually and irrevocably years after the content has been deleted.
Many users of Facebook voiced opinions against the changes to the Facebook Terms of Use, leading to an Internet-wide debate over the ownership of content. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) prepared a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Many individuals were frustrated with the removal of the controversial clause. Facebook users, numbering more than 38,000, joined a user group against the changes, and a number of blogs and news sites have written about this issue.
After the change was brought to light in Walters's blog entry, in his blog on February 16, 2009, Zuckerberg addressed the issues concerning the recently made changes to Facebook's terms of use. Zuckerberg wrote "Our philosophy is that people own their information and control who they share it with." In addition to this statement Zuckerberg explained the paradox created when people want to share their information (phone number, pictures, email address, etc.) with the public, but at the same time desire to remain in complete control of who has access to this info.
In order to calm criticism, Facebook returned to its original terms of use. However, on February 17, 2009, Zuckerberg wrote in his blog, that although Facebook reverted to its original terms of use, it is in the process of developing new terms in order to address the paradox. Zuckerberg stated that these new terms will allow Facebook users to "share and control their information, and it will be written clearly in language everyone can understand." Zuckerberg invited users to join a group entitled "Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities" to give their input and help shape the new terms.
On February 26, 2009, Zuckerberg posted a blog, updating users on the progress of the new Terms of Use. He wrote, "We decided we needed to do things differently and so we're going to develop new policies that will govern our system from the ground up in an open and transparent way." Zuckerberg introduces the two new additions to Facebook: the Facebook Principles and the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Both additions allow users to vote on changes to the terms of use before they are officially released. Because "Facebook is still in the business of introducing new and therefore potentially disruptive technologies", Zuckerberg explains, users need to adjust and familiarize themselves with the products before they can adequately show their support.
This new voting system was initially applauded as Facebook's step to a more democratized social network system. However, the new terms were harshly criticized in a report by computer scientists from the University of Cambridge, who stated that the democratic process surrounding the new terms is disingenuous and significant problems remain in the new terms. The report was endorsed by the Open Rights Group.
In December 2009, EPIC and a number of other U.S. privacy organizations filed another complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding Facebook's Terms of Service. In January 2011 EPIC filed a subsequent complaint claiming that Facebook's new policy of sharing users' home address and mobile phone information with third-party developers were "misleading and fail[ed] to provide users clear and privacy protections", particularly for children under age 18. Facebook temporarily suspended implementation of its policy in February 2011, but the following month announced it was "actively considering" reinstating the third-party policy.

Like fraud

Facebook offers an advertising tool for pages to get more "likes". According to Business Insider, this advertising tool is called "Suggested Posts" or "Suggested Pages", allowing companies to market their page to thousands of new users for as little as US$50.


Philanthropy


On December 9, 2010, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and investor Warren Buffett signed a promise they called "The Giving Pledge ", in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time, and invited others among the wealthy to donate 50% or more of their wealth to charity.
On December 19, 2013, Zuckerberg announced a donation of 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to be executed by the end of the month—based on Facebook's valuation as of then, the shares totaled $990 million in value. On December 31, 2013, the donation was recognized as the largest charitable gift on public record for 2013. The Chronicle of Philanthropy placed Zuckerberg and his wife at the top of the magazine's annual list of 50 most generous Americans for 2013, having donated roughly $1 billion to charity.
In October 2014, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to combat the ebola virus disease, specifically the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan announced the birth of their daughter Max, and in an open letter to Max, they pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, then valued at $45 billion, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their new organization that will focus on health and education. The donation will not be given immediately, but over the course of their lives. However, instead of forming a charitable corporation to donate the value of the stock to, as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and other tech billionaires have done, Zuckerberg and Chan chose to use the structure of a limited liability company. This has drawn criticism from a number of journalists.

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Mark Zuckerberg is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.


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Alpha Epsilon Pi

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Epsilon_Pi

Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is a college fraternity founded at New York University in 1913 by Charles C. Moskowitz. The fraternity has more than 186 active chapters across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Australia,  and Israel, and has initiated more than 102,000 members. Although the fraternity is based upon Jewish principles, it is non-discriminatory and is open to all who are willing to espouse its purpose and values.

Discriminatory Allegations and controversies

Alpha Epsilon Pi's mission statement describing a "non-discriminatory fraternity" has often come under fire, particularly under current Executive Director Andrew Borans. In 1990, Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers at MIT decided to disband their chapter after the international fraternity kicked out 45 of 55 members of the chapter. Members believed it was largely in part due to the international fraternity's desire to re-colonize the chapter as a Jewish fraternity. Joseph P. Wong, former Vice President of the chapter who was invited to stay, was quoted saying "AEPi is inherently discriminatory and does not deserve a place on this campus". In 1998, members of the UCLA chapter dropped out, stating that the international organization was "discriminatory against non-Jewish pledges". In 2009, the Mu chapter at University of Virginia was shut down, with members claiming the international fraternity told them they "weren't Jewish enough". In 2014, the Beta Rho chapter at Brown University disaffiliated with Alpha Epsilon Pi, citing mistreatment of non-Jewish members by their international organization, and a lack of emphasis by the international organization on sexual assault education.


[Here is a nice little death skull logo on the Coat of arms of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.]




                                       (Coat of Arms of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.)


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                                                   Alpha Epsilon Pi

                                  http://www.aepi.org/about-aepi/notable-alumni/

                                                           Notable Alumni

                                                  Mark Zuckerberg
                                                    
Harvard 2006
                                           Creator of Facebook.com


                                                     Wolf Blitzer
                                               
SUNY Buffalo 1970
                                Journalist, Author, CNN Correspondent
 


                                                   Charles Moskowitz
                                                      
New York 1914
                                   
Former President/Treasurer, MGM Studios

                                                              Irving Azoff
                                                        
Illinois 1970
                   
Former Chairman of Ticketmaster & LiveNation Entertainment
                             
Current Chairman of Azoff MSG Entertainment



Bernard Marcus
Rutgers University 1952
Co-Founder, Home Depot

                                                            Sanford Weill
                                                            
Cornell 1955
                                              
Former CEO & Chairman, Citigroup



Josh Mandel
Ohio State 2000
State Representative of Ohio 
Ron Klein
Ohio State 1979
United States Congressman
Samuel Shapiro
Illinois 1929
Former Illinois Governor
Gary Bettman
Cornell 1972
Commissioner, National Hockey League
Jerry Reinsdorff
George Washington 1957
Owner of Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox
Chet Simmons z”l
George Washington 1950
Founder of ESPN
 
 
Steve Stone
Kent State 1969
Cy Young Winner 1980 Orioles,
Chicago White Sox Sportscaster
Myles Brand z”l
R.P.I. 1964
Former President, NCAA


Michael Yormark
Maryland 1988
Former President, Florida Panthers
Current President, Roc Nation Sports Agency


Newton Becker z”l
Kent State 1952
Founder, Becker CPA Review Course
 

 
Alan Galumbeck
Old Dominion 1968
Creator of The Weather Channel
 
Craig Borten
Syracuse University 1987
Co-Writer & Academy Award Nominee, “Dallas Buyers Club”

 
James L. Brooks
NYU 1958
Academy Award and Emmy Award winning Producer/Director (The Simpsons)
 
Gene Wilder z”l
Iowa 1955
Actor/Producer/Director


Richard Lewis
Ohio State 1969
Actor/Comedian


Art Garfunkel
Columbia 1964
Singer/ComposerPaul Simon
Queens 1963
Singer/Composer


Scott Wolf
George Washington 1991
Actor

    Alan M. Dershowitz
Honorary Initiate
American Lawyer, Jurist, Author and Political Commentator

Howard Lorber
C.W. Post 1970
CEO/President, Nathan’s Famous and Vector Group
 Alan Barry
Toledo 1965
Former CEO, Masco Corporation

 
Listed in alphabetical order:
Sheldon Adelson - Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.  Established the Adelson Family Foundation that has been a large supporter of Yad Vashem and the Birthright Israel Foundation.
Michael Albert, MIT 1969 – Political activist, economist, co-founder/co-editor of Z Magazine
Scott Arogeti, Georgia 2006 - Former Jewish Liaison to the White House
Alan Baker, Carleton University - Current Israel Ambassador to Canada
Mitchell Bard, UCSB – Author of Myths and Facts/Israel Advocate
Herbert Baum, Drake 1958 - Former president, Quaker Oil
Giora Becher, Drexel - Past Consul General of Israel-Philadelphia
Eliyahu Ben-Elissar, Johns Hopkins – Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States
Melvin Benovitz, Bradley 1958 – Cofounder of Master Charge (to become MasterCard), Senior VP of First National Bank of Louisville, Senior VP of JC Penney Credit Card Services
Jeffrey Berkowitz, American 2001 – Former White House liaison to the Jewish Community from 2005-2006
General Robert Bernstein, Vanderbilt 1942 - Former Commander of the Walter Reed Hospital (Deceased)
Gary Bettman, Cornell 1972 – Commissioner, National Hockey League 
Dr. James Borin, Yale ’93 – US Fencing Team
Matthew Brooks, Brandeis 1988 – Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition
Ron Carner, Honor Initiate – President of Maccabi Games in Israel
Ken Chertow, Penn State 1989 – U.S. Wrestling Team
Jeff Cohen, UC-Berkeley 1996 – Entertainment Attorney/Actor
Matty Cohen, Florida International University - Past Deputy Consul General of Israel-Florida
Honorable Irwin Colter, McGill – Former Canadian Minister of Justice
Ehud Danoch, UC-Los Angeles – Past Consul General of Israel-Los Angeles
Rabbi Stanley Davids, Case Western 1961President of Assocociation of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)
Jacob Dayan – Consul General of Israel-Los Angeles
Rabbi Shalom Denbo, Honorary Initiate – Creator of AEPi’s Jerusalem Road Trips
Alan M. Dershowitz, Honorary InitiateAmerican lawyer, jurist, author and political commentator
Bob Diener, University of Florida, 1979 - Founder and former owner of hotels.com and current President and Co-Founder of getaroom.com
Haim Divon, Carleton University - Former Israel Ambassador to Canada
Ian Eagle, Syracuse 1990 – Sports Broadcaster
Eric Engelmayer, Chicago 1999 – Vice-President, HSBC Private Bank of Luxembourg, Vice President of B’nai B’rith Europe
Boris Epshteyn, Georgetown 2004 - Trump Campaign Senior Advisor

Jeffrey M. Ettinger, California-Los Angeles 1981 - Chairman, CEO, and President of Hormel Foods Corporation
Jay Feinberg – Founder and Executive Director, Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
Richard H. Frank, Illinois 1964 – Former president of Walt Disney Studios
Steven Friedman, Illinois 1968 – Executive producer of NBC Nightly News
Frank Gehry, USC - Architect, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Leonard Goldberg, Pennsylvania 1955 – Former Chairman of 20th Century Fox
Rob Goldberg, Washington U. 2001 – Vice President of External Affairs for Hillel International
Neil Goldman, Yale ’93 – Television Writer and executive producer, Family Guy, Scrubs, Worst Week
Steve Goldman, Illinois 1964 - Executive Vice President, Paramount Pictures
Nathaniel Goldstein, NYU 1915 – Former New York Attorney General (Deceased)
Sheldon Good, Illinois 1955 – International Realtor, Former World President of FIBICA
Josh Gottheimer, Pennsylvania 1994 – Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, former Presidential Speech Writer for President Bill Clinton, and author
The Right Honourable Herb Gray, Carleton - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Chancellor of Carleton U.
Sanford Grossman, Alabama 1957 - Director of NFL telecasts for CBS and now FOX (Deceased)
Patrick Harker, Pennsylvania 1981 - Dean of the Wharton School of Business
David Harris, Washington University - Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council
Merrill Hassenfeld, Pennsylvania 1938 - Creator of Hasbro Toys (Deceased)
Yoel Hasson, York – Member of Knesset
Russ Herman - Past President, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Gil Hoffman – Chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post
David Horowitz, Bradley 1959 - Television Personality/Consumer Advocate
H. Robert Horvitz, M.I.T. 1968 – Nobel Prize recipient in Medicine
William Immerman, Wisconsin 1959 – Former senior VP for 20th Century Fox/Film Producer
Eddie Jacobson, Missouri – Confidant of President Harry S. Truman (Deceased)
Allan Jaffe, Pennsylvania 1957 – Family Owner of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall (Deceased)
Richard Joel – President, Yeshiva University
Jonathan Kessler – Director of AIPAC/Political Leadership Development Program
Allyn Kilsheimer, George Washington 1963 – Structural Engineer who orchestrated the rebuiling of the Pentagon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
Howard Kohr - Executive Director of AIPAC
Taylor Krauss, Yale 2002 – Flimmaker, Voices of Rwanda
Martin Leaf, Illinois 1947 - Family Owner, Founder, Leaf Candies and Donruss Baseball Cards
Jerry W. Levin, Michigan 1966 - Chairman & CEO of JW Levin Partners, LLC.  Current chairman of Wilton Brands, Inc.  Past chairman of The Sharper Image, American Household Inc., the Coleman Company Inc., Revlon Inc., and the Burger King Corporation.
Robert H. Lurie, Michigan 1964 - Real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist (deceased)
Dan Mariaschin, New Hampshire 1971 - Executive Director of B’nai B’rith International
David Markin, Bradley 1953 - Former Chairman of U.S. Tennis Association
Brad Meltzer, University of Michigan, 1992Bestselling author, host of Decoded
Phil Meltzer, New York 1957 - President Jewish Agency
Perry Mendel, Emory 1943 – Founder, Kinder Care Day Care Centers
Jerrald Nadler – 8th Congressional District of New York, Columbia
Louis Nizer - Lawyer/Novelist, Columbia (deceased)
Rabbi Bob Orkand - Current President Assoc. of Reform Zionists of America
Ron Popeil, Illinois 1957 – Inventor, Infomercial Producer, Owner, Ronco Industries
Stanley Prusiner, Pennsylvania 1962 – Nobel Prize recipient in Medicine
Adam Richman, Emory 1996 - Creator and star of Man vs. Food
Jacob Rosen – Past Consul General of Israel-Atlanta
Samuel Rothberg, Bradley – Creator of Israel Bonds (Deceased)
Avi Rubel - Director of North American Operations for MASA
Abe Saperstein, Illinois - Former owner of Harlem Globetrotters (Deceased)
Alexander Schindler, WPI – Past President of Union of American Hebrew Congregations (Deceased)
Alan Schulman, NYU 1955 – Retired CEO/Chair of Board, Ecolab, Inc.,
Michael Schwerner, Cornell 1961 – Civil Rights worker killed June 21, 1964, depicted in Mississippi Burning
Rabbi Levi Shemtov - Director Chabad, Washington, D.C.
Neal Sher – Former head of the Office of Special Investigations, former Executive Director of AIPAC
Seth “Yossi” Siegel, Cornell 1974 - Co-founder of The Beanstalk Group and Sixpoint Partners.  He was an advisor and agent for AT&T, IBM, Apple, Harley-Davidson, Unilever, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, Hershey Foods, and Campbell Soup.
Fred Silverman, Syracuse 1958 – Independent Producer, Former President NBC Television
Norm Sisiski, Virginia - U.S. Congressional Representative of Virginia
Randy Sklar, University of Michigan, 1994- comedian and sportscaster
Jason Sklar, University of Michigan, 1994- comedian and sportscaster
Moishe Smith – Past International President of B’nai B’rith
Jack Stahl, Emory 1976 – Current President of Revlon
Matt Weitzman, American 1989 – Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of American Dad
Walter Winchell, Miami – Early Gossip Columnist/Radio Personality (Deceased)
Oliver Worth, Hebrew U. – President of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS)
Asher Yarden - Consul General of Israel-Houston
H. Albert Young, Delaware 1926 - Former Delaware Attorney General (Deceased)
Saul Zabar, Kansas 1950 - Co-owner of Zabar’s
Stanley Zabar, Pennsylvania 1953 - Co-owner of Zabar’s
Stephen N Zack, University of Florida, 1969 - past President of the American Bar Association
Mitch Zacks, Yale ’95 – Author and columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
Lew Zale, Texas 1950 - Owner of Zale’s Jewelry Corporation


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Why Are So Many Pro Basketball Owners Jewish (Like Donald Sterling)?

May 6th, 2014

The 14 Jewish principal owners of NBA teams are a diverse group. Some have been in the league for decades, others for just a few years. Herbert Simon has co-owned the Indiana Pacers since 1983. Joe Lacob and his partners bought the Golden State Warriors in 2010. Perennially strong teams, like Micky Arison’s Miami Heat, are owned by Jews, as are longtime losers like the Milwaukee Bucks, which Jewish owner Herbert Kohl is preparing to sell to a group co-led by Jewish hedge fund billionaire Marc Lasry.

Also Jews: former NBA commissioner David Stern, current commissioner Silver, legendary basketball broadcaster Marv Albert and Arn Tellem, the league’s leading agent, who represents 44 NBA players with combined salaries of $301 million.


http://forward.com/news/israel/197643/why-are-so-many-pro-basketball-owners-jewish-like/



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He isn't an anti-Semite. He's right

April 3, 2007

http://www.latimes.com/la-oe-chafets3apr03-story.html

UNTIL LAST week, Micheal Ray Richardson (that's how he spells it) was slightly famous for having once told a sportswriter that his team, the New York Knicks, was "a sinking ship." When the writer asked how far the ship might sink, Richardson replied, "The sky's the limit."
That remark, however, wasn't what got Richardson into trouble; repeated drug use did. He wound up banned from the NBA, a vagabond basketball player in Europe. Lately he has been making a comeback as coach of the Albany Patroons in the Continental Basketball Assn.
But the comeback hit the skids on Wednesday. Once again, sportswriters were involved. Asked about his contract negotiations, Richardson said he didn't expect problems because "I've got big-time lawyers. Big-time Jew lawyers."
Alarmed, the reporters warned Richardson that his words could be considered insulting because they fit the stereotype of Jews as crafty and shrewd.
Richardson didn't even blink. "Are you kidding me?" he demanded. "They've got the best security system in the world. Have you ever been to an airport in Tel Aviv? They're real crafty. Listen, they are hated all over the world, so they've got to be crafty. They got a lot of power in this world, you know what I mean? Which I think is great. I don't think there's nothing wrong with it. If you look in most professional sports, they're run by Jewish people. If you look at a lot of most successful corporations and stuff, more businesses, they're run by Jewish [sic]. It's not a knock, but they are some crafty people."
For these observations, Richardson was suspended by the Patroons, forbidden by team owner Ben Fernandez to even attend practice. Predictably, Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, praised this punishment and demanded an apology: "Micheal Ray needs to understand that when he suggests that all Jews are crafty, that Jews have a lot of money and power, he is conjuring up classic anti-Semitic stereotypes…. We hope that Micheal Ray will realize the pain his words have caused to many people and make clear that he understands why his remarks about Jews were so inappropriate and offensive."
Excuse me, but Richardson didn't say anything offensive (and while we're on the subject of offensive, what's with the "Micheal Ray"? Are he and Foxman first-name buddies?).
In fact, Jews, as a people, are smart, in my experience. And they're proud of it (especially the dumb ones). Wake up a Jew in the middle of the night and he can rattle off the Jewish Nobel Prize winners in alphabetical order. Believe me, I've been a Jew for 59 years, and I know what I'm talking about.







































































What other hurtful things did Richardson supposedly say? That Israel has the best airport security in the world? This is both true and something Israel itself brags about. That Jews are hated and need to protect themselves? That's the founding premise of the Anti-Defamation League itself.Sure, Richardson exaggerates when he says that Jews own most sports teams. As far as I can tell, Jews (about 1% of the population) only own about half the teams in the NBA (and a pretty fair proportion in baseball and football too). So what?As to the observation that Jews run a lot of successful businesses, no kidding. Jews are very likely the most economically successful ethnic group in the U.S. What's the matter with that?Richardson, who was a popular player in Israel during his NBA exile years, is guilty of nothing more than free speech. Even if his observations were wrong — which they are not — there's nothing at all insulting about them. What is insulting is the notion that you can't speak honestly about Jews without getting into trouble.At the moment, Jews have real enemies in the world: Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and the mullahs of Iran, to name a few. You want to fight anti-Semites, fight them.


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Jews in Sports: National Football League (NFL)

 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-in-the-national-football-league-nfl

Coaches/Executives

  • Arthur Blank - Owner, Atlanta Falcons
  • Steve Bornstein - CEO, NFL Network
  • Norman Braman - Owner, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Mark Cohon - Commissioner, CFL
  • Al Davis - Owner, Oakland Raiders
  • Sid Gillman - Coach, San Diego Chargers
  • Malcolm Glazer - Owner, Tampa Buccaneers
  • Sydney Halter - Commissioner, CFL
  • Leon Hess - Owner, New York Jets
  • Gene Kline - Owner, San Diego Chargers
  • Robert Kraft - Owner, New England Patriots
  • Al Lerner - Owner, Cleveland Browns
  • Randy Lerner - Owner, Cleveland Browns
  • Marv Levy - Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • Jeffrey Lurie - Owner, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Art Modell - Owner, Baltimore Ravens
  • Carroll Rosenbloom - Owner, Baltimore Colts
  • Stephen Ross - Owner, Miami Dolphins
  • Ed Sabol - President, NFL Films
  • Dan Snyder - Owner, Washington Redskins
  • Bob Tisch - Owner, New York Giants
  • Steve Tisch - Owner, New York Giants
  • Marc Trestman - Coach, Chicago Bears
  • Sonny Werblin - Owner, New York Jets
  • Zygi Wilf - Owner, Minnesota Vikings
  • Ron Wolf - GM, Green Bay Packers



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There are good Jewish baseball and basketball players out there. I think it is good that people have the freedom to play the sport that they want. This type of freedom to play the sport that you want, is much better than many Sharia countries in the Middle East, that restrict many sports for different people and women. We can at least see how having some freedom to play sports, can bring out different talents in many people. Playing sports at a young age is good for manual dexterity, and it also helps keeps your body active and healthy. I do not like how many Sharia controlled countries, try and restrict sports.


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Modern Baseball's Jewish Owners, Executives and Players

 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/901825-modern-baseballs-jewish-owners-executives-and-players


It is a paradox, but it can be explained.
Most Jewish individuals are proud that many baseball owners, executives and players are Jewish, but those same individuals become uncomfortable when that fact is pointed out in the media.
The reason might be related to the bias faced by Jews throughout history, which has resulted in the almost reflexive action that, while one’s Jewishness should not be hidden, it should not be overemphasized.
Baseball’s commissioner, Al “Bud” Selig, the former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, is Jewish.
Owners Paul Godfrey (Toronto Blue Jays), the Lerner family (Washington Nationals), Jamie McCourt (former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers), Jerry Reinsdorf (Chicago White Sox), Stuart Sternberg (Tampa Bay Rays), Fred Wilpon (New York Mets) and Lewis Wolff (Oakland A’s) are Jewish.



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Murdoch's slam of 'Jewish-owned' press

 November 28, 2012

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/19/opinion/kurtz-murdoch-tweets/

 But over the weekend, Murdoch sent out a tweet...

The subject was the violence flaring in the Middle East, with Israel mounting airstrikes in Gaza after a long series of rocket attacks by the Hamas government. The message:
"Why is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?"


That's right, he said Jewish-owned press, reviving the old canard about Jews controlling the media. Who, exactly, is he talking about?
Well, there's the Jewish heritage of the Sulzberger family, which owns The New York Times and Murdoch sees as a rival. Beyond that, most major media outlets are owned by public companies: Comcast (NBC), Viacom (CBS), Disney (ABC), Time Warner (CNN), Tribune (Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times), Gannett (USA Today). The Graham family, which owns The Washington Post, isn't Jewish.
And isn't there something rich in a complaint about media ownership by the man who controls Fox News, the Fox broadcast network, 20th Century Fox, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, the Sunday Times, Sky News, HarperCollins and other properties?
Beyond that, it's hard to take ethical lectures from a man who presided over a phone-hacking scandal in London that -- whatever his knowledge of it -- prompted him to close the longstanding News of the World tabloid and has led to the arrests of several of his former lieutenants.


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Is the Media Controlled by Jews?

 http://www.whiteoutpress.com/timeless/is-the-media-controlled-by-jews/

That used to be considered a crazy question only asked by bigots, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists. However, one celebrity after another has fallen victim for simply admitting that the long-held notion is actually true. Beginning with Walt Disney, Henry Ford and Charles Limdbergh, the accusations have been leveled by Jews and non-Jews alike. Some Hollywood insiders who’ve been black-listed at one time or another for publically suggesting the television and movie industry is controlled by a cult-like Zionist underground network include; Oliver Stone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, a chief National Public Radio executive and even the LA Times’ Joel Stein.
In fact, in his column in the LA Times (Dec. 19, 2008), Stein says that Americans who think the Jews do not control Hollywood and the media are just plain "dumb". "Jews totally run Hollywood" Stein proudly admits. He then goes on to provide a long, long list of Hollywood and media chiefs to prove his point. All of them - Jews. They include:
  • Fox News President Peter Chernin
  • Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey
  • Walt Disney CEO Robert Igor
  • Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton
  • Warner Brothers Chairman Barry Meyer
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves
  • MGM Chairman Harry Sloan
  • NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker.
  • Even the head of the Actors' Union, the Screen Actors Guild, Alan Rosenberg, is a Jew.
"The Jews are so dominant" writes Stein, "I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. But lo and behold" Stein says, "even one of that six, AMC President Charles Collier, turned out to be a Jew! As a proud Jew" says Joel Stein, "I want America to know of our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood."

In 1998, National Vanguard Books began publishing and distributing the following essay regarding Jewish control over America’s airwaves and news sources.

From National Vanguard Books
There is no greater power in the world today than that wielded by the manipulators of public opinion in America. No king or Pope of old, no conquering general or high priest ever disposed of a power even remotely approaching that of the few dozen men who control America’s mass news and entertainment media.
There power is not distant and impersonal; it reaches into every home in America, and it works its will during nearly every waking hour. It is the power which shapes and molds the mind of virtually every citizen, young and old, rich or poor, simple or sophisticated.
The mass media form for us our image of the world and then tell us what to think about that image. Essentially, everything we know – or think we know – about events outside our own neighborhood or circle of acquaintances comes to us via our daily newspaper, our weekly news magazine, our radio or our television.
It is not just the heavy-handed suppression of certain news stories from our newspapers or the blatant propagandizing of history-distorting TV ‘docudramas’ which characterizes the opinion-manipulating techniques of the media masters. They exercise both subtlety and thoroughness in their management of both the news and the entertainment which they present to us.
For example, the way in which the news is covered, which items are emphasized and which are played down, the reporter’s choice of words, tone of voice and facial expressions; the wording of headlines; the choice of illustrations – all of these things subliminally and yet profoundly affect the way in which we interpret what we see or hear.
On top of this of course, the columnists and editors remove any remaining doubt from our minds as to just what we are to think about it all. Employing carefully developed psychological techniques, they guide our thought and opinion so that we can be in tune with the ‘in crowd’, the ‘beautiful people’, the ‘smart money’. They let us know exactly what our attitudes should be toward various types of people and behavior by placing those people or that behavior in the context of a TV drama or situation comedy and having the other TV characters react to them in the politically correct way.
The average American, of whose daily life TV-watching takes such an unhealthy portion, distinguishes between these fictional situations and reality only with difficulty, if at all. He responds to the televised actions, statements, and attitudes of TV actors much as he does to his own peers in real life. For all too many Americans, the real world has been replaced by the false reality of the TV environment, and it is to this false reality that his urge to conform responds. Thus, when a TV scriptwriter expresses approval of some ideas and actions through the TV characters for whom he is writing, and disapproval of others, he exerts a powerful pressure on millions of viewers toward conformity with his own views.
Because there are differences in degree, however, most Americans fail to realize that they are being manipulated. The control of the opinion-molding media is nearly monolithic. All of the controlled media – television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, motion pictures – speak with a single voice, each reinforcing the other. Despite the appearance of variety, there is no real dissent, no alternative source of facts or ideas accessible to the great mass of people which might allow them to form opinions at odds with those of the media masters. They are presented with a single view of the world – and the pressure to conform to that view is overwhelming. People adapt their opinions to it, vote in accord with it and shape their lives to fit it.


Continuing government deregulation of the telecommunications industry has resulted, not in the touted increased competition, but rather in an accelerating wave of corporate mergers and acquisitions that have produced a handful of multi-billion dollar media conglomerates. Regardless of what you’re watching or reading, it is very likely that the information or entertainment was produced and distributed by one of these mega-media companies.
The largest media conglomerate today in 1998 with revenues of $23 billion is the Walt Disney Company. Its chairman and CEO, Michael Eisner, is a Jew. Disney’s cable networks include more than 100 million subscribers. As for feature films, Walt Disney Picture Group, headed by Joe Roth (also a Jew), includes Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Caravan Pictures. Disney also owns Miramax Films, run by the Weinstein brothers, also Jewish.
In 1995, Eisner and Disney acquired Capital Cities/ABC, Inc, which owns the ABC Television Network, which in turn owns ten TV stations outright in such big markets as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. In addition, it has 225 affiliated stations in the United States and is part owner of several European TV companies.
ABC’s cable subsidiary, ESPN, is headed by president and CEO Steven Bornstein, who is a Jew. The corporation also has a controlling share of Lifetime Television and the A & E Network. ABC Radio Network owns 26 radio stations, again in major cities such as New York, Washington and Los Angeles. Together it has over 3,400 affiliates. Although primarily a telecommunications company, Capital Cities/ABC earned over $1 billion publishing in 1997. It owns seven daily newspapers and the Diversified Publishing Group.
Time Warner, Inc., with 1997 revenues of more than $13 billion, is the second of the international media leviathans. Time Warner leapfrogged over Walt Disney to first place among media giants when it acquired Turner Broadcasting System in 1996. It slipped back to second place however in 1997. The chairman of the board and CEO of Time Warner, Gerald M. Levin, is Jewish. Time Warner’s subsidiary HBO is the country’s largest pay-TV network.
In addition to cable and music, Time Warner is heavily involved in the production of feature films – Warner Brothers Studio, Castle Rock Entertainment and New Line Cinema. Time Warner’s publishing division led by editor-in-chief Norman Pearlstine, a Jew, is the largest magazine publisher in the country publishing Time, Sports Illustrated, People and Fortune magazines.
Number three on the list, with 1997 revenues of just over $13 billion, is Viacom, Inc., headed by Sumner Redstone (born Murray Rothstein, also Jewish). Viacom, which produces and distributes TV programs for the three largest networks, owns 13 television stations and 12 radio stations. It produces feature films through Paramount Pictures, headed by Jewish Sherry Lansing.
Its publishing division includes Simon & Schuster, Scribner, The Free Press and Pocket Books. It distributes videos through over 4,000 Blockbuster stores. It is also involved in satellite broadcasting, theme parks and video games.
Viacom’s chief claim to fame, however, is as the world’s larges provider of cable programming through its Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon and other networks. Since 1989, MTV and Nickelodeon have acquired larger and larger shares of the juvenile television audience. Redstone, who owns 76 percent of the shares of Viacom, until recently offered Beavis and Butthead as teen role models. MTV pumps its anti-social, violent, alcohol abusive, drug abusive, sexual-assaulting television content into the homes of over 210 million teenagers in 71 countries, mostly in the US.
The new star on the megamedia block is Edgar Bronfman, Jr., president and CEO of Seagram Company, Ltd., the liquor giant. His father, Edgar Bronfman, Sr., is president of the World Jewish Congress. Seagram owns two large production companies, MCA and Universal Pictures (now merged under the name Universal Studios).
Bronfman became the biggest man in the record business in May 1998 when he also acquired control of PolyGram Records by paying $10.6 billion to the Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips. With the revenue from PolyGram added to that from MCA and Universal, Bronfman will have the fourth largest media empire, with revenues around $12 billion annually.
With the top four media conglomerates in the hands of Jews, it is difficult to believe that such an overwhelming degree of control came about without a deliberate, concerted effort on their part.
Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp, which owns Fox Television Network, 20th Century Fox Films and Fox News, is the fifth largest megamedia corporation in the country with 1997 revenues of over $11 billion. Murdoch is a Gentile, but Peter Chernin, who is president and CEO of Fox Group, which includes all of NewsCorp’s film, television and publishing operations in the US, is a Jew. Under Chernin, as chairman of Fox, is Laura Ziskin, a Jew. Peter Roth (also Jewish) works under Chernin as president of Fox Entertainment. NewsCorp also owns the New York Post and TV Guide, which are both published under Chernin’s supervision.
Most of the smaller, independent television and movie production companies that are not owned by the largest corporations are also controlled by Jews. For example, New World Entertainment is owned by Ronald Perelman, A Jew who also owns Revlon cosmetics and offered a job to Monica Lewinsky as a favor for friend Bill Clinton, then President.
The best known of the smaller media companies, DreamWorks SKG, is a strictly Jewish affair. DreamWorks was formed in 1994 amid great media hype by recording industry mogul David Geffen, former Disney Pictures chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and film director Steven Spielberg, all three of whom are Jews.
Films produced by just the four largest motion picture companies mentioned above – Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount and Universal – accounted for two-thirds of the total box office receipts for the entire movie industry in 1997.
The big three in television broadcasting used to be ABC, CBS and NBC. With the consolidation of the media empires, these three are no longer independent entities. Each has been controlled by a Jew since its inception: ABC by Leonard Goldenson, CBS first by William Paley and then by Laurence Tisch, and NBC first by David Sarnoff and then by his son Robert. Over the period of several decades, these networks were staffed from top to bottom with Jews.
For example, the executive producers of all three of the main network news programs are Jewish. The executive producer of ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings is Paul Friedman. The executive producer of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw is Neal Shapiro. The executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather is Al Oritz. CBS This Morning News has Al Berman as executive producer. While CNN is produced by Rick Kaplan – all Jews.
After television news, daily newspapers are the most influential information medium in America. Sixty million papers are sold each day. These millions are divided among some 1,500 different publications. One might conclude that the sheer number of different newspapers across America would provide a safeguard against minority control and distortion. Alas, such is not the case.
The days when most cities and towns had several independently owned newspapers published by local people with close ties to the community are gone. Today, most ‘local’ newspapers are owned by a rather small number of large companies controlled by executives who live and work hundreds of miles away. The fact is, only about 25 percent of the country’s 1,500 papers are independently owned. The rest belong to the giant chains.
Many towns and cities have only one newspaper. And even when there are two, there is no competition or difference of opinion or spin. Very often, the competing morning and afternoon papers, complete with different names and staff, are actually under the same ownership. Examples of this are the Huntsville morning News and afternoon Times, the Birmingham morning Post Herald and afternoon News, the Mobile morning Register and afternoon Press, the Springfield morning Union and afternoon News plus their Sunday-only Republcian, the Syracuse morning Post Standard and afternoon Herald Journal – all owned by the Jewish Newhouse brothers through their holding company Advance Publications.
The Newhouses own 26 daily newspapers, including several large editions in Cleveland, Newark and New Orleans. The Newhouse empire also includes 12 television broadcasting stations and 87 cable TV systems including some of the nation’s larges cable operators. They also own the Sunday supplement Parade, with a circulation o more than 22 million per week. The Jewish Newhouse family also owns some two dozen major magazines including Vogue, New Yorker, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Bride’s, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Self, House and Garden and all the other magazines of the wholly owned Conde Nast group.
This Jewish media empire is the perfect example of how the news media industry became dominated by Jews. The founder, Samuel Newhouse, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, died at age 84 in 1979. Before he did however, he discovered that newspapers aren’t supported by their readers or subscribers. Instead, they’re financed by advertisers. It’s the advertising revenue, not the small sale price collected from each reader, that funds a newspaper.
Newhouse knew that whenever the large advertisers in a city choose to favor one newspaper over another with their business, the favored newspaper will flourish while its competitor dies. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, Jews have taken over a number of key industries including television, movies, banking, credit and government. With those being the largest paying advertisers in any major city, all the Jews had to do was funnel their corporate or government advertising dollars to only the Jewish Newspapers. Before long, most of their competing Gentile newspapers were forced out of business, or forced to sell for pennies on the dollar – and to whom? The same Jews that suffocated their businesses in the first place.
News Magazines are pretty much controlled by Jews just as their newspaper counterparts, including the three largest news magazines in America. Time magazine, with a weekly circulation of 4.1 million, is published by a subsidiary of Time Warner Communications, the media conglomerate formed by the 1989 merger or Time, Inc, with Warner Communications. The CEO of Time Warner Communications, as mentioned above, is Gerald Levin, a Jew.
Newsweek, is published by the Washington Post Company under the Jewish Katherine Meyer Graham. Its weekly circulation is 3.2 million. US News & World Report, with a weekly circulation of 2.3 million, is owned and published by the Jewish Mortimer B. Zuckerman, who also has taken the position of editor-in-chief of the magazine. Zuckerman also owns the Atlantic Monthly and New York’s Daily News, the sixth largest paper in the country.
Jewish media control determines the foreign policy of the United States and permits Jewish interests rather than American interests to decide questions of war and peace. By permitting the Jews to control our news and entertainment, we are doing more than merely giving them a decisive influence on our political system and virtual control of our government. Worst of all, we also are giving them control of the minds and souls of our children, whose attitudes and ideas are shaped more by Jewish television and Jewish films than by parents, schools or any other influence.
*Media owners, executives and corporate relationships change from time to time. All of the names and other data in this report have been checked carefully and are accurate as of November 1989.


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List of Jewish American politicians


Federal government

Senators

Current senators


State Class Senator Name Party Prior public office/position Education Assumed office Date of birth Term expires

California 1
Dianne Feinstein Democratic Mayor of San Francisco, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Stanford University (B.A.) November 10, 1992 June 22, 1933 January 3, 2019

Colorado 3
Michael Bennet Democratic Denver Public Schools Superintendent Wesleyan University (B.A.)
Yale University (J.D.)
January 21, 2009 November 28, 1964 January 3, 2023

Connecticut 3
Richard Blumenthal Democratic Connecticut Attorney General, Connecticut Senate, Connecticut House of Representatives Harvard University (B.A.)
Trinity College, Cambridge (attended)
Yale University (J.D.)
January 5, 2011 February 13, 1946 January 3, 2023

Hawaii 3
Brian Schatz Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, Hawaii House of Representatives Pomona College (B.A.) December 26, 2012 October 20, 1972 January 3, 2023

Maryland 1
Ben Cardin Democratic U.S. House, Maryland House of Delegates University of Pittsburgh (B.A.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (J.D.)
January 3, 2007 October 5, 1943 January 3, 2019

Minnesota 3
Al Franken Democratic
Harvard College (B.A.) July 7, 2009 May 21, 1951 January 3, 2019

New York 3
Chuck Schumer Democratic U.S. House, New York State Assembly Harvard University (A.B.; J.D.) January 3, 1999 November 23, 1950 January 3, 2023

Oregon 3
Ron Wyden Democratic U.S. House University of California, Santa Barbara (attended)
Stanford University (B.A.)
University of Oregon (J.D.)
February 6, 1996 May 3, 1949 January 3, 2023

Vermont 1
Bernie Sanders Democratic[1][2] Mayor of Burlington, U.S. House Brooklyn College (attended)
University of Chicago (B.A.)
January 3, 2007 September 8, 1941 January 3, 2019







Former senators




Representatives

Current representatives


District
Name Party Religion Prior experience Education Assumed office Born in Notes

California 28
Adam Schiff Democratic Judaism[citation needed] California State Senate, Assistant Prosecutor for the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California Stanford University
Harvard University
2001 1960

California 30
Brad Sherman Democratic Jewish California Board of Equalization University of California, Los Angeles
Harvard Law School
1997 1954

California 47
Alan Lowenthal Democratic Jewish California State Senate, California State Assembly Ohio State University
Hobart College
2013 1941

California 53
Susan Davis Democratic Jewish California State Assembly University of California, Berkeley
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2001 1944

Colorado 2
Jared Polis Democratic Jewish Colorado State Board of Education, Internet Executive Princeton University 2009 1975 First openly gay man elected as a freshman

Florida 21
Lois Frankel Democratic Jewish West Palm Beach mayor Boston University
Georgetown University Law Center
2013 1948

Florida 22
Ted Deutch Democratic Jewish Florida Senate University of Michigan
University of Michigan Law School
2010* 1966

Florida 23
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic Jewish Florida Senate, Florida House of Representatives University of Florida 2005 1966 Former Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee

Illinois 9
Jan Schakowsky Democratic Jewish Illinois House of Representatives University of Illinois 1999 1944 Democratic leadership as a Chief Deputy Whip

Illinois 10
Brad Schneider Democratic Jewish Former Member of Congress Northwestern 2017 1961

Kentucky 3
John Yarmuth Democratic Jewish Newspaper Publisher, Vice-President for University Relations University of Louisville Yale University 2007 1947 First Jewish congressman from Kentucky

Maryland 8
Jamie Raskin Democratic Jewish Maryland Senate Harvard University
Harvard Law School
2017 1962

Michigan 9
Sander Levin Democratic Jewish U.S. Government administrator University of Chicago
Columbia University
Harvard Law School
1983 1931 Former chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means

Nevada 3
Jacky Rosen Democratic Jewish
University of Minnesota 2017 1957

New Jersey 5
Josh Gottheimer Democratic Jewish Speechwriter for President Bill Clinton University of Pennsylvania
Harvard Law School
2017 1975

New York 1
Lee Zeldin Republican Jewish New York Senate University at Albany, SUNY
Albany Law School
2015 1980

New York 10
Jerrold Nadler Democratic Jewish New York State Assembly Columbia University
Fordham University
1992* 1947

New York 16
Eliot Engel Democratic Jewish high school teacher, New York State Assembly Lehman College
New York Law School
1989 1947

New York 17
Nita Lowey Democratic Jewish New York Assistant Secretary of State Mount Holyoke College 1989 1937 First female and second chairperson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Rhode Island 1
David Cicilline Democratic Jewish Mayor of Providence Brown University
Georgetown University Law Center
2011 1961

Tennessee 8
David Kustoff Republican Jewish Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee University of Memphis 2017 1966

Tennessee 9
Steve Cohen Democratic Jewish Tennessee Senate, Attorney Vanderbilt University
University of Memphis
2007 1949 First Jewish congressman from Tennessee






Former representatives




Supreme Court justices

Current justices

Name Born Appt. by Age at appt. First day /
Length of service
Previous positions
Ruth Bader Ginsburg March 15, 1933
(age 83)
in Brooklyn, New York
Bill Clinton 60 August 10, 1993
23 years, 7 months
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1980–1993); General Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (1973–1980); Professor, Columbia Law School (1972–1980); Professor, Rutgers University School of Law (1963–1972)
Stephen Breyer August 15, 1938
(age 78)
in San Francisco, California
Bill Clinton 55 August 3, 1994
22 years, 7 months
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1990–1994); Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1980–1990); Professor, Harvard Law School (1967–1980)
Elena Kagan April 28, 1960
(age 56)
in New York, New York
Barack Obama 50 August 7, 2010
6 years, 7 months
Solicitor General of the United States (2009–2010); Dean of Harvard Law School (2003–2009); Professor, Harvard Law School (2001–2003); Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School (1999–2001); Associate White House Counsel (1995–1999); Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (1995–1999); Professor, University of Chicago Law School (1995); Associate Professor, University of Chicago Law School (1991–1995)




Former justices

Name Born Died Appt. by Retired under Age at appt. First day Date of retirement
Louis Brandeis November 13, 1856
in Louisville, Kentucky
October 5, 1941
in Washington, D.C.
Woodrow Wilson Franklin D. Roosevelt 55 June 1, 1916 February 13, 1939
Benjamin Cardozo May 24, 1870
in New York, New York
July 9, 1938
in Port Chester, New York
Herbert Hoover Franklin D. Roosevelt 61 March 2, 1932 July 9, 1938
Felix Frankfurter November 15, 1882
in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
February 22, 1965
in Washington, D.C.
Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy 56 January 20, 1939 August 28, 1962
Arthur Goldberg August 8, 1908
in Chicago, Illinois
January 19, 1990
in Washington, D.C.
John F. Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson 53 September 28, 1962 July 26, 1965
Abe Fortas June 19, 1910
in Memphis, Tennessee
April 5, 1982
in Washington, D.C.
Lyndon B. Johnson Richard Nixon 55 October 4, 1965 May 14, 1969




Cabinet officials

Current Cabinet secretaries

State government

Governors

Current governors

Office Secretary Name Assumed office Date of birth Prior public office/position Education
Secretary of the Treasury Steven-Mnuchin.jpg Steve Mnuchin February 28, 2013 August 29, 1955 White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Harvard University (A.B.)
Georgetown University (J.D.)
Secretary of the Veterans Affairs
image = SECVA-David-Shulkin-MD.jpg

State Governor Name Party Assumed office Term expires Notes

Delaware
Jack Markell Democratic January 20, 2009 January 17, 2017 Former Chairperson of the National Governors Association
Former Chairperson of the Democratic Governors Association

Missouri
Eric Greitens Republican January 9, 2017 January 11, 2021 No Previous Positions Held



Former governors


Name Party State Term Other Public Office/Position Note

Moses Alexander Democratic Idaho 1915-1919 Mayor of Boise, Idaho Idaho's first and so far only Jewish governor

Simon Bamberger Democratic Utah 1917-1921
First non-Mormon, first Democrat, and first and to date only person of Jewish heritage to be elected governor of the state of Utah

Washington Bartlett Democratic California 1887 Mayor of San Francisco California's first and so far only Jewish governor

David Emanuel Democratic-Republican Georgia 1801
Emanuel is considered to be the first Jew elected to public office in the South and the first Jewish governor of any U.S. state, although he may not have been an openly practicing Jew. As an adult he became a Presbyterian, confusing later researchers about his identity, but modern historians accept that he was Jewish.[53]

Neil Goldschmidt Democratic Oregon 1987-1991 United States Secretary of Transportation
Mayor of Portland, Oregon


Ernest Gruening Democratic Territory of Alaska 1939-1953 United States Senator

Henry Horner Democratic Illinois 1933-1940
Illinois' first Jewish governor

Madeleine Kunin Democratic Vermont 1985-1991 United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Vermont's first and, to date, only female and Jewish governor

Herbert H. Lehman Democratic New York 1933-1942 United States Senator
Lieutenant Governor of New York


Frank Licht Democratic Rhode Island 1969-1973 Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
Rhode Island's first Jewish governor

Linda Lingle Republican Hawaii 2002-2010 Mayor of Maui Hawaii's first and, to date, only female and Jewish governor

Marvin Mandel Democratic Maryland 1969-1979
Maryland's first and to date only Jewish governor

Julius Meier Independent Oregon 1931-1935
Oregon's first Jewish governor

Ed Rendell Democratic Pennsylvania 2003-2011 Mayor of Philadelphia

Abraham Ribicoff Democratic Connecticut 1955-1961 United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
United States Senator
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Connecticut's first and to date only Jewish governor

Edward S. Salomon Republican Washington Territory 1870-1872


Arthur Seligman Democratic New Mexico 1931-1933
New Mexico's first native-born, non-Hispanic, governor of Jewish ancestry

Samuel H. Shapiro Democratic Illinois 1968-1969 Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Milton Shapp Democratic Pennsylvania 1971-1979
Pennsylvania's first Jewish governor

Peter Shumlin Democratic Vermont 2011-2017 Vermont House of Representatives
Former President pro tempore of the Vermont State Senate


Eliot Spitzer Democratic New York 2007-2008 New York Attorney General

Bruce Sundlun Democratic Rhode Island 1991-1995

Lieutenant governors

Current lieutenant governors


State Governor Name Party Assumed office Term expires Prior public office/position

Connecticut
Nancy Wyman Democrat January 5, 2011 2019 Comptroller of Connecticut

Former lieutenant governors

Municipal government

Mayors of major cities

Current mayors of major cities


City State Mayor Name Party Assumed office Term expires Prior public office/position

Anchorage Alaska
Ethan Berkowitz Democratic July 1, 2015 2019 Member of Alaska House of Representatives

Austin Texas
Steve Adler Democratic January 6, 2015 2019

Burlington Vermont
Miro Weinberger Democratic April 2, 2012 2016

Chattanooga Tennessee
Andy Berke Democratic April 15, 2013 2017 Member of the Tennessee Senate

Chicago Illinois
Rahm Emanuel Democratic May 16, 2011 2019 White House Chief of Staff
U.S. House

Jersey City New Jersey
Steven Fulop Democratic July 1, 2013 2017 Jersey City Councilman

Las Vegas Nevada
Carolyn Goodman Independent July 6, 2011 2019

Los Angeles California
Eric Garcetti Democratic July 1, 2013 2017 President of the Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Councilman

Madison Wisconsin
Paul Soglin Democratic April 19, 2011 2019

Oakland California
Libby Schaaf Democratic January 5, 2015 2019 Member of Oakland City Council

St. Petersburg Florida
Rick Kriseman Democratic January 2, 2014 2017 Member of the Florida House of Representatives

Tucson Arizona Jonathan Rothschild 2013.jpg Jonathan Rothschild Democratic December 5, 2011 2015

 

 

 [How is it that we still allow a Rothschild in political office in America. It is the American people that should be ashamed, for allowing a Rothschild in our government. This is why we need to revolt against the current politicans, and get rid of all traitorous Rothschild politicians in America.]

 

Former mayors of major cities

Presidential candidates


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List of British Jewish politicians



 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_Jewish_politicians


Pre–1900

 [Why do we have all of these Zionist Rothschilds in European politics. Why is it that the Rothschilds try and claim that they are in a "liberal" political party. We need to stop these types of Rothschilds and political Zionists, from trying to undermine Europe and its people.]


1900–1939




1940–1973



1974–2000

2000–present


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List of German Jews

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_Jews#Politicians

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List of Austrian Jews

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Austrian_Jews#Historical_figures

Historical figures

Politicians


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List of Canadian Jews

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_Jews#Politicians

Historical figures

Politicians

Jurists and public servants

  • Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court Justice
  • Morris Fish, Supreme Court Justice
  • Bora Laskin, Supreme Court Justice
  • Michael Moldaver, Supreme Court Justice
  • Louis Rasminsky, Order of Canada,[50] banker, economist, 3rd Governor of Bank of Canada, alternate chairman foreign Exchange Control board, member of Economic and Financial section of the League of Nations, contributed to the Bretton Woods Conference
  • Marshall Rothstein, Supreme Court Justice
  • Tillie Taylor, judge, first chair of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission


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List of French Jews

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_Jews#Politicians

Nobles


Politicians


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List of Polish Jews

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Polish_Jews#Politicians

Historical figures

Politicians


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List of Jews born in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jews_born_in_the_Russian_Empire_and_the_Soviet_Union#Politicians

Historical figures

Politicians

Israeli politicians


Business figures


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List of Jews in politics

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jews_in_politics

Jewish politicians by country

Jewish heads of state

All Presidents of Israel have been Jewish (see list).

Non-Jews with Jewish descent

Jewish heads of government

All Prime Ministers of Israel have been Jewish (see list).

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List of European Jewish nobility

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_European_Jewish_nobility

Austrian

Belgian

  • Baron Lambert
  • Baron Jacques Brotchi
  • Baron Julien Klener
  • Francisco de Silva y Solis (Marquis de Montfort): Military commander under Emperor Leopold I; greatly aided in the defeat of the French François de Créquy in 1675. He settled in Antwerp as a professed Jew.
  • Cahen d'Anvers
  • Hirsch

British

Baron Harry Emanuel de Almeda[1]

Czech

Dutch

French

German

Between 1819 and 1900, a number of titles were conferred on Jews. Of a sample of 700 German nobles create during this period, 62 were Jewish.[2]
  • Auerbach
  • Bleichroder
  • von Kaullas
  • von Oppenheim
    • Baron Georg von Ullmann
  • Maurice de Hirsch of Bavarian "Von Hirsch Auf Gereuth" family.
  • von Redé
  • Reuter
  • Rothschild family
  • Rotbert
  • von Schwarzau (originally de Suasso)
  • von Gil
  • Aviel Justice Stein (commonly known as Avi Stein)
  • Von Collen/von Cölln

Greek

Hungarian

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Famous Jewish Politicians

http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-jewish-politicians/famous-jews


 A. Martin Katz
 Abe Aronovitz New York City, New York, USA
 Abe Beame
 Abner Mikva
 
 Abraham Ribicoff
  Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America
  Slovakia
  Aachen, Eurasia, North Rhine-Westphalia
  New York City, USA, New York
  New York City, New York, United States of America
  Manhattan, New York City, New York
 Alan Solomont
 Alice M. Rivlin
 
  New York City, New York, United States of America
  Houston, Texas, United States of America
  New York City, New York, United States of America
  Pound Ridge, New York, United States of America
  Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
 Arthur J. Goldberg
 Arthur Naftalin
  Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
  Darmstadt, Germany
 
  Bayonne, New Jersey, United States of America
 Barry M. Goldwater
  New York City
  Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
  Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
 Benjamin Erdreich
  Williamsport, Kentucky, Kentucky
 Benjamin Gilman
 Benjamin S. Rosenthal
  Camden, South Carolina, United States of America
 Bernard Stone
  New York City, USA, New York
 Bill Gradison Ohio, Cincinnati, United States of America
Bob Filner Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Bobbi Fiedler Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Brad Sherman Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Bruce Sundlun Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Carl Levin Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Caspar Weinberger San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California
Chuck Schumer New York City, New York, United States of America
Dan Glickman Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
Daniel C. Kurtzer
David Adelman New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States
David Axelrod New York City, USA, New York
David Cicilline Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
David Emanuel Pennsylvania, Contiguous United States, United States of America
David Hermelin
David Levy Yulee Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
David Spangler Kaufman
Dawn Zimmer Towson, Baltimore, Maryland
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Forest Hills, New York City, New York
Dennis Ross
Dianne Feinstein California, United States of America
Don Bandler
Douglas J. Feith United States of America
Dov Hikind New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division ...
Ed Koch New York City, USA, New York
Ed Perlmutter Denver, Colorado, USA
Ed Rendell New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States
Edward Levi
Edward Rendell
Edward S. Salomon Duchy of Schleswig
Edward Salomon Ströbeck, Germany
Edward Zorinsky Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Elena Kagan Manhattan, New York City, New York
Eliot Engel New York City, New York, United States of America
Eliot Spitzer New York City, USA, New York
Elizabeth Holtzman New York City, New York, United States of America
Elliot Levitas
Elliott Abrams New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States
Emmanuel Celler
Eric Cantor Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Eric Fingerhut Ohio, United States of America
Eric Garcetti Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Ernest Gruening New York City, New York, United States of America
Eugene Meyer Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Fiorello LaGuardia
Florence P. Kahn
Francis Salvador
Frank Lautenberg Area code 862, Paterson, Area code 973
Frank Licht Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Franklin Israel Moses, Jr.
Franklin J. Moses ,Sr.
Gabrielle Giffords Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Gary Ackerman New York City, New York, United States of America
George Allen Whittier, California, United States of America
Harold Brown New York City, New York, United States of America
Harold Dobbs
Haym Solomon
Henry Grunwald
Henry Horner Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Henry Kissinger Fürth, Germany
Henry Morgenthau Sr.
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. New York City, New York, United States of America





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List of Jewish American businesspeople

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_businesspeople

Financial services

Cosmetics

Food and retail

Newspapers and publishing

Real estate

Tourism and hotels

Technology

Television, film and video





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 Why is it that many Zionists are in control of banks, the media and politics. Look at the amount of power that the Zionist bankers have in Europe, America and the world. We cannot trust the Zionist press, because we have seen how fast many of these groups such as Facebook, will censor the web.



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Max Levchin

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Levchin

 Maksymilian Rafailovych "Max" Levchyn (Ukrainian: Максиміліан Рафаїлович Левчин; born July 11, 1975) is a Ukrainian-born American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He is the Chief Executive of digital lending start-up Affirm. He is also the former chief technology officer of PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998. As CTO he was primarily known for his contributions to PayPal's anti-fraud efforts and is also the co-creator of the Gausebeck-Levchin test, one of the first commercial implementations of a CAPTCHA challenge response human test.

Born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR to a Ukrainian Jewish family, Levchin moved to the United States under political asylum, and settled in Chicago in 1991. In an interview with Emily Chang of Bloomberg, Levchin discussed his overcoming adversity as a child. He had respiratory problems and doctors doubted his chance of living. With guidance from his grandmother and his parents he took up the clarinet to expand his lung capacity.[10] He attended Mather High School and earned a bachelor's degree in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997.


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Jeremy Stoppelman


Jeremy Stoppelman (born November 10, 1977) is an American business executive. He is the CEO of Yelp, Inc., which he co-founded in 2004. Stoppelman obtained a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. After a short time working for @Home Network, he worked at X.com and later became the VP of Engineering after the company was renamed PayPal. Stoppelman left PayPal to attend Harvard Business School. During a summer internship at MRL Ventures, he and others came up with the idea for Yelp Inc. He turned down an acquisition offer by Google and took the company public in 2012.

Stoppelman was born in Arlington, Virginia in 1977. His mother, Lynn, was an English teacher, and his father, John, was a securities lawyer. Stoppelman is Jewish. He attended a Reform temple as a child and had a Bar Mitzvah. As a child Stoppelman had an interest in computers and business and began investing in stocks at the age of 14. Stoppelman aspired to be a video game developer and took computer programming classes, where he learned the Turbo Pascal software programming system. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained a bachelor's degree in computer engineering in 1999. After graduating he took a job with @Home Network.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Stoppelman

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clearXchange

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClearXchange

clearXchange, also known as Zelle, is a U.S.-based digital payments network owned by Early Warning that enables U.S. individuals and businesses to electronically transfer money directly from a bank account to another person's bank account using a web interface or mobile device. Unlike when using an Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfer, the payer does not need to know the bank account information of the payee in order to make a payment. Instead, that information is held by the clearXchange service, and the payer only needs to know the email address or phone number of the payee as a way to uniquely identify the recipient. Also unlike an ACH transfer, the service only allows transactions initiated by the payer, not the payee. Once initiated, a payment cannot be canceled. The service's web site says that "Your recipient will generally receive the funds within 5 business days".
Before it was sold to Early Warning in January 2016, clearXchange was owned by a group of banks consisting of Bank of America, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, US Bank, and Wells Fargo.
clearXchange was rebranded as "Zelle" in August, 2016, but also continues to operate as clearXchange
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Early Warning Expands Its Ownership

Last month, Early Warning announced that Capital One, N.A., a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, acquired an equity position in Early Warning, joining leading financial services organizations Bank of America, BB&T, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo as an owner of the company.

As a top ten bank and top five credit card issuer, Capital One's expertise will be instrumental in guiding us as we develop new solutions to address credit card fraud. We are delighted that Capital One recognizes our vision and the success of our business model and we believe this expanded ownership structure will significantly enhance the strength and capabilities of Early Warning.

 https://www.earlywarning.com/newsletter/06-11-early-warning-expands-its-ownership.php
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The banks are the enemy of the people. How many people go starving, while these banks now try to gain even more power over our current economic and political system. Many of these banks mentioned above, are controlled by political Zionists, or have Zionist influence as well. We should boycott many of these banks such as Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. You will notice that a lot of people behind this clearXchange are foreigners, including Zionists that are trying to undermine the American economy and freedom.
We are now in favor of banning political Zionists from America, that want to undermine America and its people. Zionists have been kicked out of dozens of countries, over the past thousand years. Many now ask why do Zionists get kicked out of so many countries. Look at how much the Zionists try to control the banks and media in all of these countries. We can see how it is the Zionist press that tries to make it to the top, then limit and restrict freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The best thing we can do is close down these Zionist banks and media organisations, if they want to continue to harm the American people, our economy and freedom of speech. History often repeats itself, and we can see how these rabid Zionists are now going to be forced to leave America.

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 Different governments and groups also want to use digital currency to try and destabilize and get rid of physical currency. This tactic to use digital currency, is another way for the government and the banks, to gain more control over the common person.

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Bitcoin makes aliyah: Cryptocurrency finds Israeli fans

 


TEL AVIV (JTA) — Blocks away from the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the headquarters of two major banks, in the corner of the lobby of a boutique hotel, Nimrod Gruber sticks his hand into an ATM.
A few seconds later, a QR code prints out. Gruber takes the slip of paper and walks away, no cash in hand.
He’s not worried. He owns the ATM, and there’s nothing like it in the Middle East. It identifies users by scanning their palms, and instead of dispensing dollars, euros or shekels, it dispenses Bitcoin.

 http://www.jta.org/2014/06/12/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/bitcoin-makes-aliyah-cryptocurrency-finds-israeli-fans-2



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 Bitcoin, Maxcoin & The Real Solution
  February 16, 2014

 MAX KEISER JUST CAME OUT with Maxcoin, yet another cryptocurrency. You can buy some now and get in on it from the beginning.
Maybe you’ll get rich. Maybe it’ll catch on like wildfire.
Cryptocurrencies are transparent and objective—the opposite of debt-based money which Jewry has enslaved us with. A popular promoter like Keiser can make an investment soar.
Wouldn’t it be fun to defy the establishment and make a profit too? Cryptocurrencies are a real solution to some obvious problems like bank processing fees.
With at least a hundred brands of cryptocurrencies now in circulation, each brand is yet still in its infancy. It remains to be seen how long they’ll survive.
The recent shutdown of Mt Gox Bitcoin Exchange raised questions about cryptocurrency survivability. The shutdown caused a significant drop in Bitcoin prices.
Bill Holter, Jewish Austrian School salesman that he is, admits that he hasn’t a clue why Mt Gox went down. But ignorance doesn’t slow him down a bit. His Austrian School training provides him with all the answers he needs.
However, the inside explanation is that Mt Gox finalized the transactions before the network confirmed it. This is against protocol because during the confirmation period, transactions can be reversed and ownership is not guaranteed.
Thus the crash was blamed on Mt Gox for “breaking the rules.”
But what if they were squeezed into breaking the rules by the inherent weakness of the blockchain? If they couldn’t afford the confirmation time now while the blockchain is still tiny, they’ll be less able to do so when the blockchain is gigantic.

 http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=901

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 Is Max Keiser a Plant?

 http://mileswmathis.com/max.pdf

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The Jewish Media: The Lie That Won’t Die



http://fair.org/extra/the-jewish-media-the-lie-that-wont-die/


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Oliver Stone: Jewish Control of the Media Is Preventing Free Holocaust Debate

 Jul 26, 2010

 http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/oliver-stone-jewish-control-of-the-media-is-preventing-free-holocaust-debate-1.304108

Outspoken Hollywood director says new film aims to put Adolf Hitler, who he has called an 'easy scapegoat' in the past, in his due historical context.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/oliver-stone-jewish-control-of-the-media-is-preventing-free-holocaust-debate-1.304108

Jewish control of the media is preventing an open discussion of the Holocaust, prominent Hollywood director Oliver Stone told the Sunday Times, adding that the U.S. Jewish lobby was controlling Washington's foreign policy for years.


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We know the German side of the war, killed millions of people. It is debated still, how many were actually murdered by the German army.

Some people even mention how the German people were blamed for killing more people, than they really did kill. The allied bombings killed a lot of people in Germany. Some will tell you that many of the people that died in allied bombings in Germany, were written up as being murdered by the German Army. They claim that this was to make the https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6497809875587374718#editor/target=post;postID=2012249613374425618;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=linkGerman People, look more evil of an empire. Do you see how this was an information war.


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David Irving - WW2 Lies So Big Few Have the Courage to Believe It!

 Oct 9, 2016

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB0T8vRU8GQ

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David Irving at The London Forum - 'Saturation Bombing in World War II - who is to blame? '

  Aug 4, 2015

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

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World Defeated The Wrong Enemy

Jul 9, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm34sj65MkA

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Trump Was Right: Jewish Teen Arrested For Bomb Threats To Jewish Centers

 https://www.infowars.com/trump-was-right-jewish-teen-arrested-for-bomb-threats-to-jewish-centers/

President Trump was viciously attacked in February for suggesting the threats may have been a false flag to "make people look bad."

 March 24, 2017

A 19-year-old Jewish teenager with dual Israeli-American citizenship was arrested Thursday by Israeli police as the “main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States,” the AP reports.
President Trump was viciously attacked in February for suggesting the threats may have been a false flag to “make people look bad.”
The ADL and other far-left Jewish groups, without any evidence, blamed “white supremacists” who were “embolden by Trump” for being behind the calls.


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Organist paints ‘Heil Trump,’ gay slur on own church to ‘mobilize movement’

“I’m very sad to have created more hate in a world that already has too much hate.”

 May 5, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/organist-paints-heil-trump-gay-slur-on-own-church-to-mobilize-movement/

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We should also stop the expansion of all Islamic Sharia governments and influence across the globe. For more information on the dangers of Sharia law, including religious political Zionist extremism, view our article titled: 

"Islamic Sharia Law & Genocide - The Middle East Conflict Investigation - 1/27/2017 " http://islamicshariagenocide.blogspot.com



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Iranian court serves 'Zionist' Mark Zuckerberg with summons for 'breaches of privacy'

 27 May 2014


http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/iranian-court-serves-zionist-mark-zuckerberg-with-summons-for-breaches-of-privacy-9440996.html

The 30-year-old is unlikely to heed the summons of conservative lawmakers

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran as part of conservative lawmakers’ continued protests against the influence of the internet.
State news agency ISNA reported that Zuckerberg had been summoned by a court in the southern province of Fars as part of a case against social networks brought by citizens complaining of breaches of privacy.
Iranian censors have previously banned Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, with the official reason cited by the Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content as “the reason for this is the adoption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist.”
The same language was used in this recent incident, with Ruhollah Momen-Nasab, an Iranian internet official, reported as saying “according to the court's ruling, the Zionist director of the company of Facebook, or his official attorney must appear in court to defend himself and pay for possible losses.”
Zuckerberg is, of course, unlikely to pay any attention to the court, not least of all because Iran is still under international sanctions due to its disputed nuclear projects, making it difficult for US citizens to secure travel visas to the country.
Iran’s approach towards the internet and social media especially has become fraught in recent months as the moderate president Hassan Rouhani moves to loosen the restrictive policies of his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who routinely jailed bloggers and shut down access after social media was used to organize protest in 2009.
In a statement made last week and reported by IRNA, the country’s official news agency, Rouhani said "We ought to see (the internet) as an opportunity. We must recognize our citizens' right to connect to the world wide web.”
Despite country-wide filters, internet usage in Iran remains high, with reports suggesting that the country’s youth are proficient at using proxies and other software to bypass restrictions.


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EP-0203 Mark Zuckerberg, Zionist Agent and the Facebook Agenda

 Dec 17, 2014

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AOoX0KwqEI

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We will not tolerate mainstream media agencies that betray the American people.  It is a risk to national security, that we allow these political religious Zionists, to try and take over America and limit freedom of speech. We are calling on the American people to stop Mark Zuckerberg from trying to censor the web. Mark Zuckerberg is to be treated as an enemy of the American people, and will dealt with accordingly as a traitor to America. 

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Americans have the right to bear arms, in order to overthrow dangerous invading armies, such as the Sharia armies and militias across the globe. We also have the right the bear arms, to stop tyrants and media corporations, from trying to undermine and overthrow America. We are going to ask that Mark Zuckerberg go to the Middle East, if he wants to have his freedom of speech taken away, while being under Sharia Law. This is America, we will not tolerate these  Sharia or Zionist religious political extremists, from trying to undermine America and the world.

Remember, I am not against Jews or people from the Middle East. I do not consider myself to be an anti-Semitic person. I just do not like religious extremist groups that try to gain political power across the globe.

We mentioned before, with over 190 different countries, that many people voted on Israel. Many think that even if we moved Israel to Africa, that many Islamic extremists would still want to attack the nation of Israel.

Is having a state of Israel, considered having a Zionist State? Yes.

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 Zionism - Definition and History



                                                   http://www.mideastweb.org/zionism.htm



The word "Zionism" has several different meanings:

1. An ideology - Zionist ideology holds that the Jews are a people or nation like any other, and should gather together in a single homeland. Zionism was self-consciously the Jewish analogue of Italian and German national liberation movements of the nineteenth century. The term "Zionism" was apparently coined in 1891 by the Austrian publicist Nathan Birnbaum, to describe the new ideology, but it was used retroactively to describe earlier efforts and ideas to return the Jews to their homeland for whatever reasons, and it is applied to Evangelical Christians who want people of the Jewish religion to return to Israel in order to hasten the second coming. "Christian Zionism" is also used to describe any Christian support for Israel. 

2. A descriptive term -  The term "Zionism" was apparently coined in 1891 by the Austrian publicist Nathan Birnbaum, to describe the new ideology.  It is also used to describe anyone who believes Jews should return to their ancient homeland.

3. A political movement - The Zionist movement was founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897, incorporating the ideas of early thinkers as well as the organization built by Hovevei Tziyon ("lovers of Zion").  



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How Modern is Israel? “Zionism has Little to do with Judaism”

 July 24, 2016

 http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-modern-is-israel-zionism-has-little-to-do-with-judaism/5537626

Zionism is primarily a Christian Protestant enterprise that has little to do with Judaism. This explains why US Christians are the most ardent Zionists and the most powerful supporters of Israel. The largest opposition to Zionism came initially from the rabbinical elite, which viewed it as heretical and an aberration of the Jewish faith. Zionism represents a break with Jewish tradition and historical continuity. Israel has to be seen in terms of European nationalism, colonial expansion, and geopolitical interests rather than as the divine fulfillment of biblical prophecies or even a culmination of Jewish history.
The traditional Judaic yearning for “Return”, which is a purely spiritual concept, was turned into a political cause by Christians in order to accelerate the coming of Christ and force the Jews to convert to Christianity. The influence of Christian Zionists plays a very important role up to the present day. These are only some of the most provocative conclusions of Yakov M. Rabkin’s excellent analysis of modern day Israel.
What was true of the 18th and 19th centuries, also held true for the 20th century. Many leading British politicians such as Lord Balfour were anti-Semantic. So there was a fertile ground for anti-Semitism in Britain among Protestants. Therefore, it should not surprise anyone, that the zeal of Protestant Christianity to settle the Jews of Britain in the so-called Holy Land, had little to do with Christians affection for Judaism, but rather with their latent anti-Semitism and pure self-interests.
Yakov M. Rabkin is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Montreal. He has been a visiting scholar at many universities around the world. He has written extensively on subjects such as science, technology, and ideology. His most acclaimed book, however, is  “A Threat from Within: a Century of Jewish opposition to Zionism”, which has been nominated for Canada’s Governor-General Award, Israel’s Hecht Prize for Studies in Zionism and listed as one of the three best books of the year in Japan. This book has been translated into twelve languages.
In nine chapters, the author compares the Zionist claims to the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel) with rabbinical Jewish teachings. He shows that the Zionist narrative has little to do with Judaism. Leading representatives of Zionism have cherry-picked from Jewish tradition to incorporate it into Zionist mythology. John Rose calls in his book “The Myth of Zionism” David Ben-Gurion the “greatest myth-maker”. The “Land of Israel” claim, as made by the Zionists, has a totally different meaning in Judaism. “‘Promised land’ means, in fact, that it belongs not to the to whom the promise was made, but to the one who made the promise.”



To understand modern-day Israel, one should put Judaism and Jewish tradition aside because such a connection is misleading; for “Zionism and the state that incarnates it are revolutionary phenomena”. Such provocative theses are very numerous scattered all over Rabkin’s book. It’s easier to understand the policies and the structure of the State of Israel by leaving aside references to Jewish history. As a consequence, Rabkin suggests that one should speak of the State of Israel as a “Zionist state” rather than a “Jewish state”. The same holds true for the Israel lobby, that should be designated as a “Zionist lobby” rather than a “Jewish lobby”. Instead of delving into the religious mythology of Jewish history, Rabkin urged readers to analyze Israel within the context of international politics, Western interests and the resources of the Middle East.
“The Jews came to Zionism long after the Christians”, states the author. Even Zionist leader Theodor Herzl was influenced by Christian protestant thinking. Herzl’s wanted first to “solve the Jewish question” (Judenfrage) by having all Jews convert to Catholicism. The idea to gather all Jews in one location did not originate with Jews but in English and American Protestant circles. It was considered of “supreme importance to Christianity” writes Rabkin. Herzl got initially familiar with this idea through a Protestant clergyman from the British embassy in Vienna. Till today, Protestant support for Zionism continues to play a crucial role, which can be seen in the U. S. According to a Pew poll, 82 percent of WASPs (=White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) believe that God gave the State of Israel to the Jewish people, while only 42 percent of Jews share this belief, as Rabkin says.
For several decades, the Zionist national movement was associated in Western public opinion with leftist socialist ideas. For socialist internationalists, it was not natural to support a movement that the second pillar is nationalism, whose ideas rooted in Europe and were popularized by a “mere handful of assimilated Jews in Central Europe”, said Rabkin.  Consequently, many Jews rejected Zionism as a reactionary movement, leave alone orthodox Jews all across Europe. They rejected the Zionist agenda of return to the “Land of Israel” by “political means” as incompatible with “the idea of salvation in Jewish tradition”, writes Rabin.


The most active Zionists in Palestine were Russians, who strove to build a new society. They wanted to build a socialist society but without the native Arabs. The word they mostly used was “separation”. Along the socialist Zionists, the Jewish community in Palestine included political Zionists from France, Germany, and Austria, who brought with them a liberal-bourgeois world-view.
Rabkin stresses the importance of the Russian dimension within the Zionist movement and highlights the fact that modern day Israel can’t be properly understood without accounting for the Jewish Russian influence. Jews from the Russian Empire formed the backbone of the Zionist colonial settlement enterprise in Palestine. Although there hasn’t been any significant emigration from the Soviet Union to Palestine/Israel since the 1920s until the end the 20th Century, over 60 percent of Knesset members in the 1960s were of Russian origin or descent.
That’s why it’s no coincidence that the Netanyahu government gets along so well with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in particular, Moldova-born Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. It should be added that common interests, smart diplomacy, and the esteem of the role of the nation-state are shared values between Israel and Russia.

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[If the Jews don't get their own land, then where are they to go? Over to Europe?  Israel and the Hebrew people would not last a year, if it were not for the western nations defending Israel. All of the Islamic Sharia countries would slaughter many Jews, if they were not defended by other nations. I hear eventually that they could try to establish Israel over in Africa, cause some Jews claim that is where they originated. We hear about the Jews being in ancient Egypt, etc, etc. We have seen too many problems with the current illegal activities of the State of Israel. We should hold the Israeli government accountable for their actions.  Maybe we are just better off dismantling the current government of Israel. However, we need to have an area for Israelites and Jews to live, without having to face genocide from the radical Muslims. Should we have the Israelites all go into other countries instead? Some have mentioned that eventually Israel might not exist for various reasons, and that the Jews will have to move to a different country. We also have the right to not want the expansion of a Zionist State or a Sharia State, across the Middle East and the world. A Zionist State would be considered a joining of a religious movement and a government. This would be the same as an Islamic Sharia State, trying to expand across the globe. We have seen the problems with the expansion of Sharia Law around the globe, and it needs to be stopped as well. We are for these two groups to live in peace and without fighting each other in war. We currently think that all Sharia and Zionist governments (Israel), are corrupt. We can see how fanatic religious zealots that get in political power, and why the world is now threatened with destruction, from these two political religious governments and groups. I think I have explained this situation  very well. This is why I can state with good faith, that I am against these religious governments getting more power and more nuclear weapons. The world would be better off, without these two religious governments threatening the happiness and lives of the entire planet. Both of these Zionist and Sharia governments do not want one another to expand, and are willing to go to war over this. I am trying to say this from a tolerant scientific type of logic. I have every right to say that I would not be in favor of a religious government in any of these countries. I am for these two groups to have better systems of government that is not corrupted. I believe that Sharia government is highly corrupt and that we should not have it expand. The Muslims would kill off the Jews, just like the genocide of the Armenian people, which was carried out by the radical  Muslims. These two groups would kill each other in the Middle East, if it were not for western countries defending Israel. This has given Israel time to build up an illegal nuclear arsenal. This is why many of the Israelites, do not want want to dismantle Israel. They want to defend this state, with illegal nuclear weapons. We should not allow any religious Sharia government, or religious Zionist government to have nuclear weapons. Do you see how insane this has now become? This is a huge burden on me, I think it will even be more of a burden for future generations, if we do not stop these religious fanatics from trying to dominate and harm the planet. These two religious political extremist  groups are a nuisance to the planet, and I personally think we would be better off without Sharia or Zionist governments, especially with nuclear weapons.] 


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Jewish diaspora


 The Jewish diaspora (Hebrew: Tfutza, תְּפוּצָה) or Exile (Hebrew: Galut, גָּלוּת; Yiddish: Golus) is the dispersion of Israelites, Judahites, and later Jews out of their ancestral homeland (the Land of Israel) and their subsequent settlement in other parts of the globe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_diaspora 


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With all respects, and we know some people take the phrase "The Jewish Question" offensive. However, we want to try and best explain how to avoid war with the Israelites and the Muslims.



Jewish question

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_question

The Jewish question is the name given to a wide-ranging debate in European society pertaining to the appropriate status and treatment of Jews in society. The debate was similar to other so-called "national questions" and dealt with the civil, legal, national and political status of Jews as a minority within society, particularly in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The debate started within societies, politicians and writers in western and central Europe influenced by the Age of Enlightenment and the ideals of the French Revolution. The issues included the legal and economic Jewish disabilities (e.g. Jewish quotas and segregation), Jewish assimilation, Jewish emancipation and Jewish Enlightenment.
The expression has been used by antisemitic movements from the 1880s onwards, culminating in the Nazi phrase "the Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Similarly, the expression was used by proponents for and opponents of the establishment of an autonomous Jewish homeland or a sovereign Jewish state.

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 So after the west set up this state of Israel, we can see how this religious Zionist state is trying to expand across the globe. This leads many to think that this was a mistake to give Israel too much power. We should have the separation of church and state in the governments of the world.

Some say that since millions of people voted for this country to be named Israel, could we vote on another country that was not named Israel, and that was not a Zionist State. What if Israel were to fall, and that Jews would be forced to live in another country. Would the world be better off without the state of Israel? That would depend on who you ask.

I am for the Jews living in peace, without facing genocide from the radical Muslims.
Some people will disagree with that statement.

We are not for the expansion of the joining of government and religion, through the expanding of an imperial religious Sharia State or religious Zionist State.

The problem is that radical Muslims keep attacking Israel, Europe and America. The expansion of radical Islam is equal of a problem, if not worse of a problem than Israel. Both of these religious governments, threaten the peace and prosperity of all beings on this planet.

Israel already has illegal nuclear weapons, including dozens of other bad crimes, war crimes and spying on America. This includes a base for wanting to expand more religious Zionist governments across the globe. It would be one thing if Israel did not expand its borders and collect an illegal nuclear arsenal. The Sharia governments and Islamic radical terrorist attacks, are as equal of a problem. We can already see how much land Israel has stolen from the Palestinian people. What if we did shutdown the government of Israel on behalf of all of the problems that have happened in the past. We think it would be a good idea, to shutdown the corrupted government of Israel, including all religious Sharia governments. Many Jews are against Israel, because they even claim that Israel is a Zionist State. They say that it is not how Jews originally intended to live. Some claim that the Rothschilds also established the new government of Israel. If we didn't have so many Islamic Sharia controlled countries, maybe we could have more open and free societies in the Middle East. Should we still have a land near the Middle East, where Jews could worship and live freely, without persecution from Islamic extremists?

We can also take a look at the Muslim world, including the European Empires of the past, as well as the Vatican, that have a vast amount of power as well. We also must not forget different Asian countries including China and Russia gaining power around the globe as well. The point I am trying to make here, is that all of these nations have wanted to have a good quality of life for themselves, their nation and their family. They wanted to expand their cultures and empires across the planet, to also avoid becoming a weak society that could fall victim to cultural genocide through war or passive influence.

For more information on this subject, view our blog titled  Islamic Sharia Law & Genocide - The Middle East Conflict Investigation - 1/27/2017 - http://islamicshariagenocide.blogspot.com

The war crimes of the Israeli government - Middle East conflict investigation 1 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83mb-ftafzM&list=PL12429ECB685CDAF3&index=1


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Chapter 3: IAC corporation ( Match.com, Tinder.com, & POF.com)

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 Match.com, and Tinder.com have their sites set up to where you can sign in with your Facebook account to log on Match.com or Tinder.com. Many think that this is a conflict of interest, and that since these companies are allied together, that Facebook can also have influence on these dating sites as well. This is also another way for Facebook to gather and collect more information about people as well.


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 Match.com Flirts with Facebook

12/17/2007

Online dating standby and social networking site seek to link members



 Match.com, an old standby of online dating, wants to make some new connections among the fast-growing number of Facebook users worldwide.
Dating Web site Match.com, owned by media mogul Barry Diller's InterActiveCorp (IAC) conglomerate, plans to launch two new features this week that bring greater social networking capabilities to its more than 15 million Match members and to the roughly 58 million active users of Facebook.
Dallas-based Match, which started in 1995, will announce Thursday the launch of Little Black Book, a new way to link Facebook users with Match.com daters. Already this week, it has introduced Match My Friends, which allows friends or family members of a prospective online dater to create a profile for him or her — with the approval by the wanna be-dater.
"There are a lot of people out there who are interested in online dating and just need that extra push, if you will," Match.com general manager Craig Wax said.
"Both (features) are looking at the social nature of the Internet as it is today," said Kristy McKnight, vice president of product management at Match.
Little Black Book lets Facebook users sign up to see the other Facebook users who hope to date someone. Once they're signed up, users of Little Black Book will receive potential matches among Facebook users and non-Facebook users who are signed up with Match.com.
New York-based IAC owns other Internet properties including Citysearch, Evite and Ask.com.


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IAC (company)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAC_(company)

History

1980s and 1990s

IAC was established in 1986 as Silver King Broadcasting Company, as part of a plan to increase viewership of the Home Shopping Network (HSN) by purchasing local television stations. By 1988, Silver King had bought 11 stations for about $220 million. The company was later renamed as HSN Communications, Inc., and then Silver King Communications, Inc. In 1992, Silver King was spun off to HSN shareholders as a separately traded public company. In August 1995, Barry Diller acquired control of Silver King, in a deal backed by the company's largest shareholder, Liberty Media. Diller, who had led the creation of the Fox network, reportedly hoped to use Silver King's stations as the foundation for a new broadcast network.
In December 1996, Silver King acquired an 80% stake in HSN for $1.3 billion in stock, and changed its own name to HSN, Inc. At the same time, the company acquired Savoy Pictures, a failed film studio that owned four Fox affiliate stations through SF Broadcasting, for $210 million in stock.
The company acquired several assets in the late 1990s. HSN purchased a controlling stake in Ticketmaster Group in July 1997, and then acquired the rest of the company in June 1998. In February 1998, it acquired the television assets of Universal Studios (including USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel, and Universal Television's domestic production and distribution arms) for $4.1 billion. The company's name was changed to USA Networks, Inc. at this point. Continuing its acquisition strategy, the company acquired the Hotel Reservations Network in May 1999 for $149 million.
USA Networks merged the online division of Ticketmaster with city guide website City Search in September 1998, establishing a new company that went public as Ticketmaster Online–CitySearch (TMCS). USA then sold Ticketmaster proper to TMCS in 2001, retaining a 61 percent share in the combined company, which became known as simply Ticketmaster. USA brought Ticketmaster back under full ownership in 2003, purchasing all outstanding shares.

2000s

In the early 2000s, USA Networks began divesting itself of its traditional television broadcasting and production units. In May 2001, Univision Communications  acquired USA Broadcasting (a division of USA Networks including 13 local stations). The next year, Vivendi bought the rest of USA's broadcast entertainment businesses, including the USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel. This led to the creation of a new company named Vivendi Universal Entertainment, led by Diller. Throughout this transition, USA Networks continued to build up its online portfolio. In July 2001, the company entered the online travel business with its acquisition of Expedia, followed the next year by an acquisition of Interval International.
Following the shift in focus to online assets, the company changed its name to USA Interactive (USAI) in May 2002; InterActiveCorp in June 2003; and finally to IAC/InterActiveCorp in July 2004.
In August 2003, IAC acquired the online mortgage comparison site LendingTree, and in September, the company added discount travel website Hotwire.com to its growing list of acquisitions. In October, IAC agreed to buy French travel site Anyway.com from Transat A.T. for $62.7 million.
In 2004 and 2005, IAC continued its growth through acquisition, adding assets including TripAdvisor, ServiceMagic, and Ask Jeeves. It also launched Gifts.com during this period. In August 2005, the company bundled together its travel-related sites and spun them off as a new public company, Expedia, Inc. Additional acquisitions in 2006 included Shoebuy.com and CollegeHumor.
In May 2008, IAC and Ask.com acquired Lexico, the owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com. In August 2008, IAC spun off several of its businesses, including: Tree.com (formerly LendingTree), the Home Shopping Network, Ticketmaster, and Interval International. 2009 saw the acquisition of UrbanSpoon and People Media, and the launch of production company Notional.
In July 2009, IAC partnered with Ben Silverman to create  Electus, a company focused on multimedia production and online distribution


2010s

IAC's long-time largest shareholder, Liberty Media, exited the company in 2010, following a protracted dispute over the 2008 spinoffs. Liberty traded its IAC stock for $220 million in cash, plus ownership of Evite and Gifts.com. On the same day, Diller stepped down as CEO, though he remained as chairman, with a 34% voting stake in the company; Match.com CEO Greg Blatt was appointed to succeed him.

In 2010, IAC acquired dating site Singlesnet and fitness site DailyBurn. In February 2011, IAC acquired the free-to-contact dating site, OkCupid, for $50 million. In April 2011, IAC extended its deal with Google, originally worth $3.5 billion, to hand over all search advertising on Ask.com and other IAC search products through March 31, 2016.
On February 14, 2012, Barry Diller [political Zionist] introduced Aereo, an Internet television service. In March 2012 in New York City, Aereo started streaming all of the broadcast networks to smartphones, tablets and televisions with Internet capability. On June 25, 2014, in a 6-3 Opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Aereo. The Court found that Aereo infringed upon the rights of copyright holders.

On August 26, 2012, IAC acquired About.com from the New York Times.

In January 2013, IAC acquired online tutoring firm Tutor.com. On August 3, 2013, IAC sold Newsweek to the International Business Times on undisclosed terms. In November 2013, IAC acquired Investopedia and PriceRunner from ValueClick.

On December 22, 2013, IAC fired their Director of Corporate Communications, Justine Sacco after an AIDS joke she posted to Twitter went viral, being re-tweeted and scorned around the world. The incident became a byword for the need for people to be cautious about what they post on social media.

In January 2014, IAC acquired a segment of ValueClick's business, including Investopedia and PriceRunner. Later that year, in August, IAC acquired ASKfm for an undisclosed sum.

In January 2015, IAC sold Urbanspoon to Zomato for $52 million.

In June 2015, IAC announced its intent to pursue an IPO of Match Group, which officially filed documents for an initial public offering on October 16. Shares of Match Group (MTCH) debuted on the Nasdaq on November 19, and finished that first day up 23% from the initial public offering price of $12.

On July 14, 2015, the dating service PlentyOfFish was purchased for $575 million in cash to become a part of Match Group.

On December 9, 2015, IAC announced the creation of IAC Publishing, a unit that combines The Daily Beast, About.com, Dictionary.com and Investopedia into a single operating group.

On January 21, 2016, IAC announced a realignment of its reportable segments and a change of its ticker symbol to IAC from IACI.

In March 2016, IAC completed the sale of PriceRunner to NS Intressenter AB, a Swedish private equity firm.

On May 2, 2016, IAC’s Vimeo announced the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top subscription video channels.

On December 30, 2016, IAC completed the sale of ShoeBuy to Jet.


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 Why is it that IAC corporation owns all these personal dating and social media sites, when it owns a broker site for home mortgages named LendingTree.com.   It appears that these people want to know what you do, what you and your house are worth, and if they can take your house from you. These corporations such as LendingTree.com, thrive off Americans and their families losing their homes to these Zionist mortgage and loan companies. IAC corporation will sell your information off to these home mortgage sites, that can see if they can give you a loan, or take your home for a profit off of a mortgage. We can see how different political Zionist groups such as the IAC group, are behind this treachery of the theft of American's homes. This illegal practice needs to stop, we believe that many of these people should not have had their homes taken in the first place.


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Barry Diller

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Diller

 Barry Charles Diller [An American Zionist] (born February 2, 1942) is an American businessman, who currently serves as the Chairman and Senior Executive of  IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc. and the media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and
USA Broadcasting. Diller is a member of the Television Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1994.

Diller was born into a Jewish household in San Francisco, California, and is the son of Reva (née Addison) and Michael Diller.

Career

Diller began his career through a family connection in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency after dropping out of UCLA after one semester. He was hired as an assistant by Elton Rule, then west coast head of ABC who was promoted to network President at the same time Diller went to work for him in 1964, taking him on to New York City, and Diller was soon placed in charge of negotiating broadcast rights to feature films. He was promoted to Vice President of Development in 1965. In this position, Diller created the ABC Movie of the Week, pioneering the concept of the made-for-television movie through a regular series of 90-minute films produced exclusively for television.

Paramount

Diller served for ten years as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation starting in 1974. With Diller at the helm, the studio produced hit television programs such as Laverne & Shirley (1976), Taxi (1978), and Cheers (1982) and films that include Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and sequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Beverly Hills Cop (1984).

Fox

From October 1984 to April 1992, Diller held the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc, the parent company of Fox network and 20th Century Fox, where he greenlighted megahit shows such as Married...with Children and The Simpsons. Diller quit 20th Century Fox in 1992 and purchased a $25 million stake in QVC teleshopping network. Diller then launched a bid to purchase Paramount Communications, but lost it to Viacom. Diller resigned from QVC in 1995.


USA Broadcasting

In 1997, Diller acquired the assets of Silver King Broadcasting, the collective group of over-the-air TV stations owned by then Bud Paxson's Home Shopping Network as well as the Home Shopping Network itself. Along with this acquisition, Diller also purchased the rights to the USA Network from the Bronfman family. Due to Home Shopping getting more notoriety on the cable networks from his former dealings with the QVC Network, Diller sought to repurpose the broadcast stations into independent, locally-run stations as part of a station group dubbed USA Broadcasting of which the flagship station was WAMI-TV in Miami Beach, Florida.
The purpose of the network was to have the flagship, WAMI, produce sports and news programming while testing general interest programming for the other stations in the group, of which the general interest programming would be locally produced by the other stations in the group. Due to the high costs involved with producing and acquiring talent for shows outside the typical areas of New York City and Los Angeles, plus the significantly low ratings such shows received in Miami Beach, the remaining shows were moved to Los Angeles to regain traction, but never did. Diller eventually sold the TV assets to Univision after rejecting a bid from The Walt Disney Company. The USA Network and its assets were later sold off to Vivendi. Diller retained the assets of the Home Shopping Network and the subsequent Internet assets he acquired later to bolster the HSN Online stable that later became IAC/InterActiveCorp.

2000s



Diller was the Chairman of Expedia and the Chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, an interactive commerce conglomerate and the parent of companies including HomeAdvisor, Match.com, Citysearch, and Connected Ventures, home of Vimeo and CollegeHumor. In 2005, IAC/InterActiveCorp acquired Ask.com, marking a strategic move into the Internet search category. He stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp on December 2, 2010.
The new headquarters for the IAC/InterActiveCorp, IAC Building was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2007 at 18th Street and the West Side Highway in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The western half of the block is dedicated to the building, which stands several stories taller than the massive Chelsea Piers Sporting complex just across the West Side Highway. The extra floors guarantee a panoramic Hudson River view from Diller's sixth-floor office.
Diller has been on the board of Coca-Cola since 2002.
In 2003, on the PBS TV program NOW with Bill Moyers, Diller vocalized a strong warning against media consolidation. In the interview he referred to media ownership by a few big corporations as an oligarchy, saying the concentration strangles new ideas.
Diller was "the highest-paid executive [of 2005 fiscal year]" according to a report by The New York Times on Thursday, October 26, 2006 with a total compensation package in excess of $295 million (mostly from stock). In an opinion article in the New York Times of Nov 7, 2006, Nicholas D. Kristof awarded him his annual Michael Eisner Award, consisting of a $5 shower curtain, for corporate rapacity and laziness.

Personal life



 In 2001, Diller married fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, mother of Alexander von Fürstenberg and Tatiana von Fürstenberg, despite the fact that his homosexuality had long been an open secret in Hollywood and later became public knowledge. He is a member of the Democratic Party and supporter of related political causes. As of October 2015, Diller's estimated net worth was $2.6 billion.

Philanthropy

In 2012 Diller donated $30 million to the Hollywood Fund, which provides health and social care to retired individuals from the show-business world.
In 2011 the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation announced a donation of $20 million to support the completion of the High Line park project in Manhattan.
In 2015, Diller and his wife committed to donate US$113 million toward a floating public park and performance space on a pier in the Hudson River, New York. It is stated to be the largest donation to a public park in New York's history, with the project completion estimated around 2019. Together the couple formed the Diller-von Furstenberg Foundation.


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Jet.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet.com


Jet.com is an American e-commerce company headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey. The company was cofounded by entrepreneur Marc Lore [Zionist] (who had sold his previous company, Diapers.com, to Amazon.com) along with Mike Hanrahan and Nate Faust, and has raised $820 million over four venture rounds from firms including Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital Ventures, Accel Partners, Alibaba Group, and Fidelity. The site was publicly launched in July 2015.
It was announced on August 8, 2016, that Walmart would acquire Jet.com for $3.3 billion ($3 billion in cash and up to $300 million in stock paid out over time to the founders and other selected individuals at the company). As of September 19, 2016 (the closing date of the deal) it ceased being an independent company, and is now a subsidiary of Walmart.


Features

One of core features of Jet is the "realtime pricing algorithm" which, according to cofounder Marc Lore, aims to gauge "the true marginal cost of getting that product to [customers]". Items are priced based on their locations in distribution centers. If, for example, a user purchases several items that are all located in the same distribution center, their price would be lower than if they are located in separate centers. If the user waives their right to return an item, the item decreases in price. Paying by a less expensive form of payment, for example by using a debit card rather than a credit card, will also decrease the price. The site is also linked with partner sites such as TigerDirect.com and the Sony Store.

Jet Anywhere is a program that allows Jet users to spend money at other venues and earn "JetCash" which can be spent on the actual Jet site. Partner sites in the program include Ann Taylor, Bloomingdale's, Hotels.com, and Nike.

Jet ran into some backlash in August 2015 after displaying some links to other sites as if they were partnering sites without obtaining their permission. Brands such as Macy's, Wal-Mart, and Home Depot detached themselves from Jet because of the incident. Jet removed all the links to brands that requested removal. Jet's chief customer officer stated the brands that wished to be removed viewed Jet as a competitor.



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Match.com

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Match.com

Match.com is an online dating service with web sites serving 25 countries in more than eight languages. Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. The company has offices in Dallas, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Beijing. Match.com is owned by IAC.

History

Match.com was founded by Gary Kremen [A political Zionist], Fran Maier, and Peng T. Ong in 1993. It was started as a proof-of-concept for Electric Classifieds which aimed to provide classified advertising systems for newspapers. Early on, Kremen was assisted by Peng T. Ong, who helped in the design of the initial system, and Simon Glinsky [another political Zionist], who helped in the development of one of the first Internet business plans for Match.com and also provided management and marketing expertise. The initial business scope developed by this team included a subscription model, now common among personals services, and inclusion of diverse communities with high first trial and market leaders status, including women, technology professionals and the Gay and Lesbian community. Fran Maier joined in late 1994 to lead the Match.com business unit where she significantly bolstered the strategy to make Match.com friendly and accessible to women (the men would then follow).
Match.com went live in early 1995 as a free beta. It was first profiled in Wired magazine in 1995.
The initial users of the service were given free lifetime charter memberships for signing up in an effort to build up the initial database of users for other paying customers to be able to match with.
In 1998, Match.com was purchased by Cendant. A year later Match.com was purchased by IAC (then still operating under the name TicketMaster). In late 1999, Match.com was moved to Dallas, Texas, to merge with another matching site, One & Only networks, that IAC had purchased the same year.
In September 2001, Match.com merged with Love@AOL, partnering with AOL [Zionists] and MSN  to bring online dating to the general public. Love@AOL was no longer free, after it became Match.com, but all the names were transferred, allowed a more diverse audience to gain access to Match.com. Cost of membership for one month was $24.95.

[Now we see how it is MSN, that is deciding who they get to ban on these sites. This is a huge problem, cause many people are supporting these corrupt corporations that are trying to destroy freedom of speech in America. Do you really think that the MSN, would allow a legit journalist to showcase his work on a lot of the harmful problems and pollution, being caused by these exact companies such as MSN.]

Between September 9, 2004, and April 24, 2007, Jim Safka was the Chief Executive Officer of Match.com. Thomas Enraght-Moony was the CEO from April, 2007 to February 19, 2009. Gregory R. Blatt served as the CEO of Match.com from February 2009 – December 2010.
In November 2004, Guinness World Records recognized Match.com as the largest online dating site in the world. At the time, more than 42 million singles globally had registered with Match.com since its launch in 1995, and worldwide there were over 15 million members using the service.
In late 2005, Match.com in the United States entered into a strategic partnership with Dr. Phil on a new US marketing campaign called "MindFindBind", a monthly subscription program that Match.com members can pay an extra fee to access

In December 2006, the layout of the United States Match.com site was redesigned, to go in line with the newly launched series of black and white TV advertisements in the US featuring Match.com members.

It was announced in February 2009 that Match.com's European operations was sold to Meetic for 5 million Euros and a reported twenty-seven percent interest in the company. At the same time that this sale was announced, the current CEO Thomas Enraght-Mooney stepped down, while IAC's (Match.com's parent company) Executive VP and General Counsel, Greg Blatt, took his place.

In July 2009, Match.com acquired People Media from American Capital for $80 Million. People Media powers AOL Personals and operates such sites as BlackPeopleMeet.com and OurTime.com.

On February 4, 2010, Match.com and Meetic announced a joint venture in the Latin American dating market. The two companies formed a partnership to combine ParPerfieto in Brazil with extended Match.com presence in Latin America.

SinglesNet was also acquired by Match.com in February 2010, adding to Match.com's collective portfolio of domestic and international online dating brands.

Match.com announced its mobile application for Android in March 2010, making Match.com apps available on all major smartphone platforms.

On May 24, 2010, Match.com became the exclusive provider of online dating service for Yahoo! via the formation of a co-branded site, "Match.com on Yahoo!".

In December 2010, Match.com’s CEO Greg Blatt was made CEO of parent company IAC.

It was announced in February 2011 that Match.com would acquire dating site OkCupid, diversifying its portfolio of dating sites with a non-subscription based site. OkCupid’s co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan remains CEO of the site. Yagan was named CEO of Match.com in October 2012.

In May 2011, Match.com announced a planned public tender offer for all outstanding shares of Meetic S.A.

In September 2011, Match.com invested a 20% interest in Zhenai Inc., a leading Chinese dating site.



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Gary Kremen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Kremen

Gary Kremen (born 1963) is an American engineer and entrepreneur who invented online dating, founded the personals site Match.com, was the first registrant of Sex.com and founder of Clean Power Finance, and is the current chair of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Since 1993, Kremen has been a private and angel Investor in over 50 companies (individually or through venture capital funds), of which several have gone public or had liquidity events.

Career

Kremen launched the software firm Los Altos Technology and headed the company until late 1992.

In 1993, Kremen founded Electric Classifieds, Inc. Funded by private investors in November 1994, he launched the online personals service Match.com in April 1995. After troubles with venture capitalists over his insistence that the company serve profitable alternative market segments including the LGBT market, he left Match.com in March 1996, remaining on the board of Electric Classifieds. Over Kremen's objections, Match.com was sold to Cendant Corporation for $7 million in 1998 and sold by Cendant to Ticketmaster a year and a half later for $50 million.

From 1995 to 1996, Kremen founded and served as president of NetAngels.com, Inc., an Internet profiling and personalization company that suggested web sites to users. He left when NetAngels merged with Boston personalization software firm Firefly Network, Inc. in 1997, and Firefly was sold to Microsoft in 1998 in a reported $40 million deal.

In 1999, Kremen was listed as an equity-holding officer or director of Brightcube, Inc. The same year, he sold Computer.com for $500,000.

Kremen is credited as a primary inventor on a 1995-filed patent for dynamic web pages, US patent number 5,706,434, which he later sold for over $1,250,000. Additionally, Kremen holds two other patents in financial-related systems management: US patent number 7,698,219 and US patent number 7,890,436

A 2007 New York Times article on "millionaires who don't feel rich" reported that Kremen estimated his net worth at $10 million.

Kremen resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of residential solar financing start-up Clean Power Finance, Inc., which raised $6.9 million from investors in January 2010, $25 million from Kleiner Perkins, $75 million from Google  in September 2011, and $62 million from other investors.

He was also founder and chairman of Sociogramics, a financial services company that focuses on bringing credit to the underbanked, having raised seed capital from Tugboat Ventures, Harmony Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Greylock Partners, Claremont Creek Ventures, and QED Investors.


Kremen is the founding investor and a board member of CrowdFlower and WaterSmart Software and CapGain Solutions. He is an elected board member and president of the Purissima Hills Water District as well as involved with local non-profit organizations. He is also a co-founder of Menlo Incubator, which is an early-stage startup program that focuses heavily on mentorship.

Kremen was appointed to the Proposition 39 Citizens Oversight Board by California State Controller John Chiang in January 2014. On February 24, 2014, Identive Group appointed him a member of the Board of Directors. He is a University of California, Merced foundation board member.

Kremen was elected to the Santa Clara Valley Water District of Directors in the 2014 election. On January 13, 2015, the Board elected him as the 2015 Board Chair.

[Why is it that people such as Gary Kremen and other political Zionists,  try to gain all this power over American infrastructure. This is also the type of person they put in charge of being a director for water management. This happens while they are on record, for putting harmful chemicals in our tap water. These people such as Gary Kremen do not care about the well being of the public.

 We are calling out Gary Kremen, along with other directors of different districts, as being part of the problem with all of these harmful chemicals they find in tap water. We would like to state that it is because they put people such as Gary Kremen, in charge of allowing these chemicals in your tap water, to harm your family.]

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Cancer-Causing Hexavalent Chromium In Tap Water For 89% Of US Sampled Cities -

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/212079.php


 

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U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated

EPA finds 202 unregulated chemicals in 45 states

A three-year study of the nation's drinking water quality has found more than 200 unregulated chemicals in the tap water of 45 states.

The Environmental Working Group analysis of 20 million tap water quality tests found a total of 316 contaminants -- including industrial solvents, weed killers, refrigerants and the rocket fuel component perchlorate -- in water supplied to the public between 2004 and 2009.

U.S. EPA regulates 114 of those pollutants, setting maximum legal levels that water utilities achieved 92 percent of the time, according to the study.

EWG frets that the remaining chemicals, which have no mandatory federal safety standards, can come in potentially toxic combinations for long-term consumption.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tap-drinking-water-contaminants-pollutants/


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So Many Dating Sites Are Owned by the Same Company

 6/29/15

 http://jezebel.com/so-many-dating-sites-are-owned-by-the-same-company-1714634722

Conglomerate IAC is spinning off its online dating-focused Match Group with an IPO, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek takes the opportunity to survey the company’s grip on the digital romance industry. Besides Tinder, OK Cupid, and Match, IAC also owns HowAboutWe, BlackPeopleMeet.com, LDSPlanet.com (Mormons) and OurTime (the 50+ crowd). That’s quite a wide swath of folks:

http://jezebel.com/so-many-dating-sites-are-owned-by-the-same-company-1714634722


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[Don't you find it strange, how these political Zionists are behind many of these Christian dating sites, interesting.]


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NSA Keeping Tabs On Christians! All The More Reason To Hold THIS Event...

Mar 6, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Hnfrz6lNM

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[All these people are just trying to store people's profiles like a Big Brother type system. They are some of the people behind all the facial scanning software.

We need to hold people like Mark Zuckerberg accountable, Mark Zuckerberg is a traitor to America. Mark Zuckerberg needs to be taken out of power, at all costs necessary. We need to stop the fascist Zionist political press, that continue to threaten American freedom, including freedom of the press. Many people are now supporting this type of traitorous behavior, when they use a Facebook account. I feel that it is the people that are not doing enough in the world. We often hear the people blame the media about covering-up many stories. However, it is the citizens that have betrayed the people and the free press, by supporting these corrupt media sites such as Facebook. We are calling for a full boycott of Facebook.com, and a full boycott of the IAC corporation.]




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I keep explaining to people that I am cool and alright with the Jews. However, that we cannot tolerate all of this radical political Zionism in the American government, media and politics, this is what I keep trying to tell people. Many Jews that I know will also agree with statement. America is about the separation of church and state. America is not about establishing a religious Zionist State or religious Sharia State in America. I can say this with those most respect, for not wanting the joining of church and state together.

For more information on this subject and to continue this discussion, view our articles titled "The Middle East Conflict Investigation."

 Islamic Sharia Law & Genocide - The Middle East Conflict Investigation - 1/27/2017 - http://islamicshariagenocide.blogspot.com


The war crimes of the Israeli government - Middle East conflict investigation 1 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83mb-ftafzM&list=PL12429ECB685CDAF3&index=1



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Will Facebook Steal Online Dating Sites’ Girl?



...People aren’t exactly waiting for Facebook to create its own dating arm. Snap Interactive Inc., the makers of Are You Interested, a dating app that has a Facebook component, has seen its stock have a wild ride after Bloomberg ran an admiring profile noting that it was adding more users per day than Match.com. Its share price has grown more than sixfold since last month, although concerns about the app’s real value remain. Zoosk, another dating site, has a Facebook utility as well. Others cannot be far behind.
The Stanford study cited above notes that a quarter of the people who met online already had some kind of social connection. Facebook would seem to present a way of overcoming many of the dating sites’ drawbacks — including the fact that a lot of them charge a fee — while offering almost as many benefits. (Although if you’re into shy introverts terrified of social networking, you might find slim pickings.) Not that the dating websites are exactly hurting. They still have revenues in the hundreds of millions and in 2010 was a banner year for Match.com, the CEO of IAC told Bloomberg.
But would people prefer to trawl in unknown waters or lakes where they had a better sense of the quality and type of fish? The angling metaphor breaks down eventually, because most daters are really only looking for that one special sea bass. A good way to find him, might be to see if any of your friends know him. If a Facebook app of some kind doesn’t replace dating sites, it could certainly offer a reasonable, cheap alternative, always a scary specter for others working the same customer base.


http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/03/will-facebook-steal-online-dating-sites-girl/




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I wanted to make an ad on one of these dating sites as a reporter. I thought it was very strange how right when I started posting links about my cancer research, that my account was banned. Here is the following story of what happened.

I was banned off Plenty of Fish (Pof.com), the same day that this video Alex Jones produced.



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BREAKING LIVE: Twitter Bans Sending Links

Mar 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWtgg75DAaY

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 Chapter 4:  Banned Cancer Research


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I was banned off Plenty of Fish (Pof.com), just a couple hours after I started posting the following cancer research that I have accomplished. I ask the people of the world to not betray the scientific community, by supporting these media agencies such as the IAC corporation and Facebook.com. If you support these websites, you are now associated with supporting these corrupt media agencies. We feel that Facebook.com and the IAC corporation, are betraying the free press and the scientific community, by their censorship of the medical news. I can understand that many people have no idea, who is really behind many of these groups with these online dating sites. I personally was not fully aware of how much power that these corporations really have together. This is why I am glad to present this article, as being part of the free and independent press.

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Major Media Censorship In Medical News Exposed

 Mar 9, 2017

Jon Rappoport hosts the fourth hour of the Alex Jones show and breaks down how the media is used to censor all kinds of information from the public.
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Silent Medical War Against The People

 Mar 9, 2017

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 I would like to state what my posting was about, here is the following ad I posted.


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 Filmmaker seeking a new girlfriend/wife type.
Looking for someone who is intelligent, loyal and that has a good sense of humor.
I have been very busy recently with my work, I feel that there is more to accomplish however. I am looking to set aside some time, to meet the right woman.
I find my work to be some of the most interesting and fascinating work. We often hear about many of the harmful chemicals, being found in food and clothing for children and people.
I eventually want to have a wife and child of my own.

 I would only want the best for my family when we are together. I would want my family to live as natural of a lifestyle as possible.
 My book on DuPont can explain a lot of the reasons why so many children and people are coming down with cancer.
This includes how a lot of these chemicals made by these companies, do not properly biodegrade in the wild.

 Here is some of my various work.

My media website: Http://Monsantoinvestigation.com

The video on Monsanto - The Monsanto investigation part 1 - The Bayer investigation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXr1z6fMOj4

My book on DuPont - DuPontInvestigation.Blogspot.com

The video on DuPont - The DuPont Investigation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn5Pjh00vEI

One of my video sites. Youtube.com/Investigations2012

Another book published on cancer: Pollution Science 101 Cancer Investigated (California) - PollutionScience101CancerInvestigated.Blogspot.com

My music video: Teemo shroom field tricks 1 vs 5 Quadra kill (music video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhpojzXxtU

Photo album: http://s328.photobucket.com/user/Ross1983/library/?sort=3&page=1


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[Here is the information I posted, I was banned for posting this information just a few hours later. My profile was up for about 3 weeks, until I posted the following information on my cancer research. I was planning on eventually messaging everyone this information in my area. I love doing news events such as these, here is the cancer research I posted and sent off to different people.] 




Euro 2012 football shirts are "toxic"

http://www.footballshirtculture.com/12/13-kits/euro-2012-football-shirts-are-toxic.html


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Your Work-out Clothing May Be Toxic!

Toxic clothing is made with harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), insecticides, flame retardants and nano-particles. Chemicals are introduced at various levels in the manufacturing process of making clothes – growing the raw material, making the yarn, knitting and weaving the fabric and in the color dyeing process. When the clothing is worn (and sweated in), those chemicals are emitted, so that by both having the clothing touch or be in close proximity to our skin, we are exposed to these toxins. Toxic clothing is a more urgent issue than ever before. As we move away from buying and wearing natural fibers that have been the staple of apparel-making over the last sixty years – cotton, wool and silk - and move towards a predominance of and demand for high-tech, “innovative” and man-made fabrications – nylon, spandex, Teflon, these toxic chemicals used in making these synthetic garments are increasingly prevalent in the clothing that we wear to exercise. The chemicals reside in the very fibers of the clothing; and do harm to our bodies in very real ways. Significant increases in fertility problems, respiratory disease, contact dermatitis and cancer have all be directly linked to the contact and exposure to clothing made from a cocktail mix of chemicals. Scary stuff indeed!


http://omalamusings.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/your-work-out-clothing-may-be-toxic/

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Toxic Water Bottles

http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2008-04/toxic-water-bottles


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Contamination of Canadian and European bottled waters with antimony from PET containers.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16470261

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Bisphenol A Exposure from Plastic Mouth Guards

http://www.debralynndadd.com/_blog/greenlivingqa/post/Bisphenol_A_Exposure_from_Plastic_Mouth_Guards


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The 6+ Synthetic Fabrics You Most Want to Avoid, and Why



Toxins in Your Textiles


Most synthetic fabrics, from towels to dress shirts to bed linens, are treated with chemicals during and after processing. These chemicals not only leach into the environment, leaving an impact on groundwater, wildlife, air and soil, but they also may be absorbed or inhaled directly.


• PFCs in "wrinkle-free" pants, often used for school uniforms, may cause cancer, according to the EPA.


• Acrylic fabrics are polycrylonitriles, which may be carcinogenic.


• Nylon and polyester are made from petrochemicals, whose production creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's 310 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/05/12/21/the-6-synthetic-fabrics-you-most-want-to-avoid-and-why.htm


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Are your child’s clothes TOXIC?



Most likely the clothes you are wearing on you back and the ones you dress your kids in have harmful toxins in them. The effects of these toxins on your children can range from hyperactivity to hormone imbalances. - See more at: http://www.mygutsy.com/are-your-childs-clothes-toxic/#sthash.lp1FtYEF.dpuf

Most likely the clothes you are wearing on you back and the ones you dress your kids in have harmful toxins in them. The effects of these toxins on your children can range from hyperactivity to hormone imbalances...



http://www.mygutsy.com/are-your-childs-clothes-toxic/


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The Clothes that Kill You Slowly but Surely


http://cancerdefeated.com/newsletters/The-Clothes-that-Kill-You-Slowly-but-Surely.html

Today's clothing (a $7 trillion/year industry) is manufactured using an astounding 8,000 synthetic chemicals. Nowadays, clothes also contain toxins like formaldehyde, brominated flame retardants, and perfluorinated chemicals (Teflon) to provide "non-iron" and "non-wrinkle" qualities.


For half a century, skin and chemicals have been interacting… creating problems like infertility, respiratory diseases, contact dermatitis, and cancer. -


When toxins are absorbed through your skin — your largest organ — they bypass your liver, the organ responsible for removing toxins.

You also may not realize that your skin keeps you healthy by venting toxins… up to a pound per day.


Petrochemical fibers restrict and suffocate your skin — shutting down toxic release. Meanwhile, they contribute to your total toxic burden and may become the "tipping point" for triggering the onset of disease.

Two contributing factors are (1) toxic buildup in your body and (2) multiple chemicals that interact together to create even worse problems than the individual chemicals by themselves.


Skin rashes, nausea, fatigue, burning, itching, headaches, and difficulty breathing are all associated with chemical sensitivity. If you have mysterious health symptoms that you can't seem to get control over, it's worth checking out whether your clothes could be the problem.




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 How Green Are Your Jeans?

 Some 450 million pairs of jeans are sold in the United States each year -- 1.5 pairs for every man, woman, and child. The average woman has eight pairs in her closet. Chances are that to make those jeans, cotton crops were drenched in pesticides; fibers were stained with toxic dyes; and the resulting fabric was sandblasted, chemically softened, and ripped and scrunched to create the wrinkles and tears that make new jeans look perfectly broken in.

There is another option: the eco-minded can invest in a pair of jeans woven from organic cotton, dyed with natural indigo, and faded with nontoxic ozone.

 http://www.onearth.org/article/how-green-are-your-jeans

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The dirty secret behind jeans and bras

 http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/news/stories/toxics/2010/textile-pollution-xintang-gurao/



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 New fear about food dyes

 The research team, out of the Slovak University of Technology, studied two blue dyes, Patent Blue and Brilliant Blue. The former is banned from food products in the United States, but Brilliant Blue (also known as FD&C Blue No. 1) is used in food, textiles, leathers, and cosmetics in several countries including the U.S.
 Hojerová and her colleagues have shown that the dyes can actually enter the bloodstream via the skin or through the digestive tract. That’s a major surprise, because it was believed that the skin blocked the dye from seeping into the body, and that ingested dyes were destroyed by the gastrointestinal system.
The team reached their conclusions by studying pig tongues coated with human saliva: Brilliant Blue and Patent Blue dye were placed on the tongues for 20 minutes, in an effort to mimic licking a lollipop. One day later, the team found that both dyes had actually been absorbed through the tongue and into the bloodstream, with Patent Blue penetrating to a greater extent.



http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/blue-food-dyes-absorbed-bloodstream
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Food Dyes Linked to Behavioral Problems

Red 40 is used mainly in junk foods. Linked to hyperactivity. Banned in Denmark,
Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Sweden being phased out in the entire EU. Made of petroleum and 2-naphthalenesulfonic acid.

http://www.inspirationgreen.com/food-dyes-linked-to-behavior-problems.html


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Food Dyes Linked to Cancer, ADHD, Allergies

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/07/popular-food-dyes-linked-to-cancer-adhd-and-allergies/#.UmH8shDNkmx


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POSSIBLE CARCINOGENIC POTENTIAL OF VARIOUS MARKETED DYES


Water pollution due to effluents from textile dyeing industry is a cause of serious concern. The techniques for detection of dyes are cost intensive and futile because the dyes undergo chemical changes under environmental conditions and the transformation products may be
more toxic and carcinogenic than the parent molecule. Hence instead of detecting each chemical individually it is advisable to study the toxic effect of the effluents on various living organisms.
Various techniques of toxicity and carcinogenicity measurements are discussed in this review. Remediation using physical, chemical and biological methods has also been critically reviewed.

 http://www.ijpcbs.com/files/10-353.pdf


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 In the Ink: Do All Tattoo Pigments Use Mercury and Other Toxic Heavy Metals?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=tattoo-ink-mercury-and-other-toxins

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Tattoos, Red Ink, and Sensitivity Reactions 

 http://chemistry.about.com/b/2006/05/07/tattoos-red-ink-and-sensitivity-reactions.htm

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Is colored tattoo ink dangerous to your health?

 http://www.americanownews.com/story/16500057/colorful-tattoo-inks-could-be-dangerous-to-your-health

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Toxic Tattoo Ink Could Increase Risk Of Cancer, Experts Warn

 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/23/toxic-tattoo-ink-cancer-risk_n_3974893.html

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Tattoo ink 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattoo_ink

Manufacturers are not required to reveal their ingredients or conduct trials, and recipes may be proprietary. Professional inks may be made from iron oxides (rust), metal salts, plastics. Homemade or traditional tattoo inks may be made from pen ink, soot, dirt, blood, or other ingredients.



Heavy metals used for colors include mercury (red); lead (yellow, green, white); cadmium (red, orange, yellow); nickel (black); zinc (yellow, white); chromium (green); cobalt (blue); aluminium (green, violet); titanium (white); copper (blue, green); iron (brown, red, black); and barium (white). Metal oxides used include ferrocyanide and ferricyanide (yellow, red, green, blue). Organic chemicals used include azo-chemicals (orange, brown, yellow, green, violet) and naptha-derived chemicals (red). Carbon (soot or ash) is also used for black. Other compounds used as pigments include antimony, arsenic, beryllium, calcium, lithium, selenium, and sulphur.



Tattoo ink manufacturers typically blend the heavy metal pigments and/or use lightening agents (such as lead or titanium) to reduce production costs.


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Tattoo medical issues 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattoo_medical_issues


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Carnival Glass 101


 If you look at the recipe that remains from E. A. Dugan's notebook (page 26 of the Dugan/Diamond book by Heacock, Measell & Wiggins), for a turquoise blue opal glass, you have 300 parts sand (silica), 81 parts soda (calcium carbonate), 50 parts lead (most likely lead oxide), 24 parts pearls (potassium phosphate), 54 parts feldspar (most likely potassium aluminum silicate), 50 parts fluorspar (calcium fluoride), 5 parts kryolite (sodium fluoraluminate),-actually used as a stomach insecticide as the crystals punch holes in insect gut cells!), 5 parts arsenic, and 7 oz. of copper scales (for the blue color). As you can tell from this formula, there's a lot more lead and fluoride than arsenic in the batch and the dust during the mixing of the batch would be quite dangerous. However, once fused in the melting process, none of these chemicals would be chemically active. If they were, all of our lead crystal glass would be highly dangerous to use! (That rumor goes around occasionally).

I hear all the time that cobalt (blue), selenium (pink to red) and uranium (yellow) compounds that are used as colorants in glass are highly toxic or are no longer available.

http://carnivalglass101.carnivalheaven.com/id136.ht



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SILK SCREEN PRINTING 

http://www.uic.edu/sph/glakes/harts1/HARTS_library/silkscrn.txt

 Silk screen printing is one of the most hazardous processes in the arts and crafts.

Dermatitis, narcosis (dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue, nausea, lack of
coordination and headaches), eye irritation, adverse reproductive hazards including increased risk of miscarriage, and serious neurological problems can all result from the processes of screen printing.

 Traditionally, silk screen printing has been performed using organic solvent-based materials.  Water-based inks containing less hazardous ingredients provide a safer and increasingly popular alternative.

Many silk screen inks contain many hazardous chemicals and solvents. Poster inks can contain toluene and xylene, which are highly toxic aromatic hydrocarbons, and large amounts of mineral spirits. Other inks, e.g. vinyl inks, can contain large amounts of other highly toxic solvents, for example, isophorone


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Toxic chemicals in children's clothes, explained


A report released this week by Greenpeace has detected a range of toxic chemicals in children's clothing, made by various manufacturers around the world. The environmental organization found the chemicals in most of the 82 items of children's apparel that it tested, bought in 25 different countries and produced by 12 major brand names, including from high-end retailers.



http://www.dw.de/toxic-chemicals-in-childrens-clothes-explained/a-17366181


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Many plastic shoes toxic - study 


http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/09/15/09/many-plastic-shoes-toxic-study



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High level of toxins detected in shoes


 http://www.iol.co.za/business/business-news/high-level-of-toxins-detected-in-shoes-1.707500#.UeYfM23piSo


In a study released last week, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) found high levels of a toxic chemical known as diethyl-hexyl phthalate (DEHP) in 17 out of 27 pairs of shoes manufactured in various countries including India, Indonesia, Tanzania, The Philippines, Sweden and South Africa.


The chemical can cause cancer, severe damage to a developing fetus and the central nervous system.


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Toxic chemical found in school shoes


http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/toxic-chemical-found-in-school-shoes-20120519-1yxik.html



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Toxins in leather shoes 


http://inspirationgreen.com/toxins-in-leather-shoes.html


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Occupational cancers in leather tanning industries: A short review


http://www.ijoem.com/article.asp?issn=0019-5278;year=2007;volume=11;issue=1;spage=3;epage=5;aulast=Rastogi


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Be cautious of water resistant clothing with PFCs


What are PFCs - http://www.everydayexposures.com/toxins/pfcs


Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) are organofluorine compounds that have an ability to make products stain, grease, and water resistant, and are popular for their non-stick and stain-repellant uses. Due to these properties, PFCs are often used in paper food containers such as microwave popcorn bags and fast food wrappers. PFCs are considered persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and resist chemical, biological, and photolytic degradation in the environment. These chemicals biomagnify in the food chain and bioaccumulate in animal and human tissues.


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Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women?


http://www.nrdc.org/living/pregnancy/toxic-chemicals-pregnant-women.asp


In January 2010, a study by the University of California San Francisco confirmed that pregnant women carry multiple chemicals in their bodies that can be passed onto their fetus. Published in Environmental Health Perspectives, the study evaluated data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003-2004. Overall, 43 banned as well as currently used chemicals -- including PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, PFCs, phenols, PBDE flame retardants, phthalates -- were detected in 99-100% of over 250 pregnant women.



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Are your child’s clothes TOXIC? 


http://www.mygutsy.com/are-your-childs-clothes-toxic/


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Harmful Effects of Polyester Resin


http://www.ehow.com/list_6757223_harmful-effects-polyester-resin.html


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Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2008/03/should-you-ditch-your-chemical-mattress


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Chemicals in Mattresses

http://www.myessentia.com/research/glues-toxic-components

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Health Risks of the Serta Memory Foam

http://www.ehow.com/about_5806962_health-memory-foam-mattress-topper.html

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How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)

http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-buy-a-non-toxic-mattress/

Other organochlorine pesticides that have been found at sheep dips sites in New Zealand are lindane, DDT, aldrin and endrin. Long term exposure to organochlorine pesticides can affect the central nervous system and can cause liver damage in humans and animals.
Arsenic is a known human carcinogen and is very toxic to humans and animals” (Source:Sheep Dip Factsheet).

I haven’t yet been able to confirm this regarding antimony and phosphorous, but I
wouldn’t be surprised if excessive levels are really contaminants from industrial
practices.

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Pretty Scary: Heavy Metals in Face Paints


What We Found


For this report, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics sent 10 children's face paints to an independent lab to test for heavy metals. Among our findings:

10 out of 10 children's face paints we tested contained low levels of lead, ranging from 0.05 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm).

6 out of 10 products contained the potent allergens nickel, chromium and/or cobalt at levels ranging from 1.6 to 120 ppm – far above the safety recommendations of industry studies.


http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=584

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Many hair dyes contain carcinogen, report finds

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/article/Many-hair-dyes-contain-carcinogen-report-finds-1146660.php


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Carcinogenicity of hair dye components.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6993608

If you dye your hair, it might be good to use natural and organic dyes. People have
been using organic dyes for thousands of years.

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How toxic is Halloween face paint on your child’s face?

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/10/28/toxicity-of-halloween-face-paint-concerns-some-parents/


The other thing that surprised me is how few Berkeleyans seem to know about this. Even Berkeley independent kids’ stores are selling these toxic brands, which include Alex Face Paint, which had the highest lead quantity of the ten face paints in the study.

Just this weekend my daughter was painted by “Snazaroo” face paint at a family fair down the street from our home. I assumed that the face paint used would be a safe brand given that it was a local Berkeley event, but when I got home I looked up Snazaroo. The CSC report said it contained lead, nickel and cobalt. Lead can lead to a low blood count (anemia). Small amounts of lead in the body can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention, and succeed in school.

    Higher amounts of lead exposure can damage the nervous system, kidneys, and other major organs. Very high exposure can lead to seizures or death.

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 Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Can be Cancer Risks

http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/cosmetics_personal_care.htm

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The Price of Red Lips

http://www.emagazine.com/blog/the-price-of-red-lips

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Safety Assessment of Nylon as Used in Cosmetics

http://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/nylon122012tent_faa_final%20for%
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Americans Should Know What's in Their Soap and Shampoo

April 20, 2016


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/04/20/soap-shampoo-toxic-chemicals.aspx

Sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant, detergent and emulsifier used in thousands of cosmetic products, as well as in industrial cleaners.
It's present in nearly all shampoos, scalp treatments, hair color and bleaching agents, toothpastes, body washes and cleansers, make-up foundations, liquid hand soaps, laundry detergents, and bath oils/bath salts.
The real problem with SLES/SLS is that the manufacturing process (ethoxylation) results in SLES/SLS being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a carcinogenic byproduct.
Phthalates are plasticizing ingredients that have been linked to birth defects in the reproductive system of boys and lower sperm-motility in adult men, among other problems. Be aware that phthalates are often hidden on shampoo labels under the generic term "fragrance."
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT), a chemical used in shampoo to prevent bacteria from developing, which may have detrimental effects on your nervous system.
Parabens, chemicals found in shampoo, deodorants and other cosmetics, have been shown to mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen, which can drive the growth of human breast tumors.
A study published in 2012 suggested that parabens from antiperspirants and other cosmetics indeed appear to increase your risk of breast cancer.3
The research looked at where breast tumors were appearing and determined that higher concentrations of parabens were found in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied.

Cancer-Causing, Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals and Heavy Metals Are Common

Unfortunately, you cannot assume that your personal care products are safe, and it's not only shampoo and soap (often loaded with toxic antibacterial triclosan) that's the problem.
One of the biggest offenders is hair straightener, some brands of which may contain up to 10 percent pure, cancer-causing formaldehyde. Not only does this pose a risk to the customers using the product but also the stylists who apply it.
Further, when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested teens to find out which chemicals in personal care products were found in their bodies, 16 different hormone-altering chemicals, including parabens and phthalates, were detected.4
Another EWG study found that 37 nail polishes from 22 companies contained dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is known to cause lifelong reproductive impairments in male rats, and has been shown to damage the testes, prostate gland, epididymus, penis, and seminal vesicles in animals.
It's used in nail polish because it increases flexibility and shine; research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that all 289 people they tested had DBP in their bodies.5
Worse still, this chemical, which is linked to birth defects in animals, was found at the highest levels in women of childbearing age.
Environmental Defense also tested 49 different makeup items, including foundations, concealers, powders, blushes, mascaras, eye liners, eye shadows, lipsticks and lip glosses.6 Their testing revealed serious heavy metal contamination in virtually all of the products:
  • 96 percent contained lead
  • 90 percent contained beryllium
  • 61 percent contained thallium
  • 51 percent contained cadmium
  • 20 percent contained arsenic

Environmental Chemicals May Become More Toxic When Combined

It's thought that 1 in 5 cancers may be caused by exposure to environmental chemicals, and according to a study published in the journal Carcinogenesis, this includes chemicals deemed "safe" on their own.7
However, the analysis found that by acting on various pathways, organs and organ systems, cells, and tissues, the cumulative effects of non-carcinogenic chemicals can act in concert to synergistically produce carcinogenic activity, turning conventional testing for carcinogens on its ear.
This is especially concerning because the average U.S. woman uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals, the cumulative effects of which are completely unknown.8
While most men use fewer products, they're still exposed to about 85 such chemicals daily, while teens, who use an average of 17 personal care products a day, are exposed to even more.


FDA Would Be Required to Review at Least Five Cosmetic Ingredients Each Year

The bill includes a system requiring product manufacturers to register their products and ingredients, and would require the FDA to review five chemicals in personal care products each year in order to evaluate their safety. The first set of chemicals recommended for testing include:
  • Diazolidinyl urea
  • Lead acetate
  • Methylene glycol/formaldehyde
  • Propyl paraben
  • Quaternium-15 



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Toxic Shampoo: Read before Applying

 
10/02/2012 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-rodale/toxic-shampoo-read-before_b_1932049.html



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Are You Using This Popular But Cancer-Causing Shampoo?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/14/johnson-johnson-baby-products-toxic.aspx

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The ‘No More Tears’ Shampoo, Now With No Formaldehyde

 JAN. 17, 2014

 https://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/business/johnson-johnson-takes-first-step-in-removal-of-questionable-chemicals-from-products.html?_r=0

SKILLMAN, N.J. — The only hint that something is different inside millions of bottles of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo arriving on store shelves are two words: “Improved Formula.”
The shampoo has the same amber hue, the same sudsy lather and — perhaps most important — the same familiar smell that, for generations of Americans, still conjures memories of childhood bath time.
What’s different about the shampoo, and 100 other baby products sold by Johnson & Johnson, isn’t so much about what’s been added; it’s what’s missing. The products no longer contain two potentially harmful chemicals, formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, that have come under increasing scrutiny by consumers and environmental groups.


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 Sunscreen Ingredient May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120507131951.htm

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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

 http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=222


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 Are You or Your Family Eating Toxic Food Dyes?

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/24/are-you-or-your-family-eating-toxic-food-dyes.aspx

Food dyes are one of the most widely used and dangerous additives. While the European Union has recently placed regulations on labeling food dyes to inform consumers of the health risks, the United States has no such requirement.
Here are some of the most common food dyes used today, according to the Food Freedom Network:

    Blue #1 (Brilliant Blue)
    An unpublished study suggested the possibility that Blue 1 caused kidney tumors in mice. What it's in: Baked goods, beverages, desert powders, candies, cereal, drugs, and other products.
    
    Blue #2 (Indigo Carmine)
    Causes a statistically significant incidence of tumors, particularly brain gliomas, in male rats. What it's in: Colored beverages, candies, pet food, & other food and drugs.

    Citrus Red #2
    It's toxic to rodents at modest levels and caused tumors of the urinary bladder and possibly other organs. What it's in: Skins of Florida oranges.
    
    Green #3 (Fast Green)
    Caused significant increases in bladder and testes tumors in male rats. What it's in: Drugs, personal care products, cosmetic products except in eye area, candies, beverages, ice cream, sorbet, ingested drugs, lipsticks, and externally applied cosmetics.
    
    Red #3 (Erythrosine)
    Recognized in 1990 by the FDA as a thyroid carcinogen in animals and is banned in cosmetics and externally applied drugs. What it's in: Sausage casings, oral medication, maraschino cherries, baked goods, and candies.
    
    Red #40 (Allura Red)
    This is the most-widely used and consumed dye. It may accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors in mice. It also causes hypersensitivity (allergy-like) reactions in some consumers and might trigger hyperactivity in children. What it's in: Beverages, bakery goods, dessert powders, candies, cereals, foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
    
    Yellow #5 (Tartrazine)
    Yellow 5 causes sometimes-severe hypersensitivity reactions and might trigger hyperactivity and other behavioral effects in children. What it's in: Pet foods, numerous bakery goods, beverages, dessert powders, candies, cereals, gelatin desserts, and many other foods, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
    
    Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow)
    Caused adrenal tumors in animals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions. What it's in: Color bakery goods, cereals, beverages, dessert powders, candies, gelatin deserts, sausage, cosmetics, and drugs.



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 Toxicity of Food Drug and Cosmetic Blue No. 1 Dye
in Critically Ill Patients

The addition of dye, particularly Food Drug and Cosmetic Blue No. 1 (FD&C Blue No. 1), to enteral feedings is commonly employed for the detection of aspiration in the critical care setting. However, evidence suggests that this dye is potentially toxic under some clinical conditions. In contrast to early investigations demonstrating limited absorption of FD&C Blue No. 1 when administered to healthy animals, significant absorption of the dye has been reported in critically ill patients, presumably due to disruption of the integrity of the intestinal
barrier. This is a significant concern given the documented
cytotoxicity of the dye in vitro, and could account for adverse outcomes documented in association with blue dye absorption.

http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/pdfaccess.ashx?ResourceID=2110398&PDFSource=13


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2-nitrobenzaldehyde

The vinyl group can be oxidized in a number of different ways to yield 2-nitrobenzaldehyde. 2-nitrobenzaldehyde also can also contain the chemical styrene.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-nitrobenzaldehyde
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Styrene

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Styrene

Styrene is regarded as a "hazardous chemical", especially in case of eye contact, but also in case of skin contact, of ingestion and of inhalation, according to several sources. Styrene is largely metabolized into styrene oxide in humans, resulting from oxidation by cytochrome P450. Styrene oxide is considered toxic, mutagenic, and possibly carcinogenic. Styrene oxide is subsequently hydrolyzed in vivo to styrene glycol by the enzyme epoxide hydrolase. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has described styrene to be "a suspected toxin to the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and respiratory system, among others." On 10 June 2011, the U.S. National Toxicology Program has described styrene as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen". However, a STATS author describes a review that was done on scientific literature and concluded that "The available epidemiologic evidence does not support a causal relationship between styrene exposure and any type of human cancer". Despite this claim, work has been done by Danish researchers to investigate the relationship between occupational exposure to styrene and cancer. They concluded, "The findings have to be interpreted with caution, due to the company based exposure assessment, but the possible association between exposures in the reinforced plastics industry, mainly styrene, and degenerative disorders of the nervous system and pancreatic cancer, deserves attention". The Danish EPA recently concluded that the styrene data do not support a cancer concern for styrene.


The U.S. EPA does not have a cancer classification for styrene, but currently is evaluating styrene's cancer-causing potential through its EPA|Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program. The U.S. National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also currently is evaluating styrene's potential toxicity To date, no regulatory body anywhere in the world has classified styrene as a known human carcinogen, although several refer to it in various contexts as a possible or potential human carcinogen. The International Agency for Research on Cancer considers styrene to be "possibly carcinogenic to humans". Chronic exposure to styrene leads to tiredness/lethargy, memory deficits, headaches and vertigo.


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STYROFOAM THE SILENT KILLER

 http://www.olivegreen.com.sg/pdf/Styrofoam%20Report%20-%20OliveGreen%20Marketing.pdf



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12 Dangerous And Hidden Food Ingredients In Seemingly Healthy Foods

http://saveourbones.com/12-dangerous-ingredients/


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The Shocking Truth About Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
August 16, 2011


According to Food Renegade:
“Juice companies therefore hire flavor and fragrance companies... to engineer flavor packs to add back to the juice to make it taste fresh. Flavor packs aren’t listed as an ingredient on the label because technically they are derived from orange essence and oil. Yet those in the industry will tell you that the flavor packs, whether made for reconstituted or pasteurized orange juice, resemble nothing found in nature.”


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/16/dirty-little-secret-orange-juice-is-artificially-flavored-to-taste-like-oranges.aspx


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How Orange Juice Companies Have Duped Us

 http://organics.org/how-orange-juice-companies-have-duped-us/

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Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags—A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/24/tea-bags.aspx

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When a Blueberry Isn’t Even a Berry

 According to the video report, many popular products, which show pictures of fresh blueberries on the package, contain not a single drop of the actual fruit. Take Kellogg's Blueberry Muffin Frosted Mini-Wheats. They contain "Blueberry Flavored Crunchlets," made of "sugar, corn cereal, soybean oil, modified corn starch, water, natural and artificial flavor, glycerin, corn syrup, red #40 lake, and blue #2 lake."

 http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/fake-blueberries-in-cereal

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 What's in Fast Food Chicken? (Hint: It’s NOT Chicken)


Frying chicken is fairly simple, if a little messy. You dip pieces of chicken into a mix of egg and milk, roll them around in flour and spices, then cook the chicken in sizzling hot oil until the pieces are brown, crispy and delicious.
But wait! Don’t forget to add a dash of dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone that is also used in Silly Putty and cosmetics.
Now add a heaping spoonful of tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), which is a chemical preservative and a form of butane (AKA lighter fluid). One gram of TBHQ can cause “nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse,” according to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives. Five grams of TBHQ can kill you. Sprinkle on thirteen other corn-derived ingredients, and you’re only about twenty shy as many ingredients as a single chicken nugget from McDonald’s. And you were using pulverized chicken skin and mechanically reclaimed meat for your chicken, right?




http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/what-is-in-fast-food-chicken-hint-its-not-chicken.html

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Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid

  Nov 23, 2010

 

 http://www.foodmatters.com/article/top-10-food-additives-to-avoid

1. Artificial Sweeteners

Aspartame, (E951) more popularly known as Nutrasweet and Equal, is found in foods labeled "diet" or "sugar-free". Aspartame is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. Aspartame is not your friend. Aspartame is a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Known to erode intelligence and affect short-term memory, the components of this toxic sweetener may lead to a wide variety of ailments including brain tumor, diseases like lymphoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue, emotional disorders like depression and anxiety attacks, dizziness, headaches, nausea, mental confusion, migraines and seizures. Acesulfame-K, a relatively new artificial sweetener found in baking goods, gum and gelatin, has not been thoroughly tested and has been linked to kidney tumors. Read more about the dangers of Aspartame here.


2. High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a highly-refined artificial sweetener which has become the number one source of calories in America. It is found in almost all processed foods. HFCS packs on the pounds faster than any other ingredient, increases your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and contributes to the development of diabetes and tissue damage, among other harmful effects.
Found in most processed foods, bread, candy, flavored yogurts, salad dressings, canned vegetables, cereals.

3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG / E621)


4. Trans Fat


5. Common Food Dyes


6. Sodium Sulfite (E221)

 

7. Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite

 

8. BHA And BHT (E320)

 

9. Sulfur Dioxide (E220)

 

10. Potassium Bromate

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Subway sandwich chain to remove chemical found in yoga mats from bread

 February 6, 2014


Subway confirmed on Thursday that they were removing a chemical used to make yoga mats and rubber soles on shoes from their sandwich bread.
“We are already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts despite the fact that it is a USDA and FDA approved ingredient,” Subway told CBS News via e-mail. “The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”

The fact that azodicarbonamide was used as an ingredient in U.S. and Canadian Subway products was brought to light by FoodBabe.com blogger Vani Hari. Hari claims the chemical can be found in 9-grain wheat, Italian white, honey oat, Italian herbs & cheese, parmesan/oregano, roasted garlic, sourdough and Monterrey cheddar breads.

She launched a petition asking the sandwich chain to remove azodicarbonamide from their menu items, pointing out that Australia and Europe have banned the chemical over health concerns. Subway does not use azodicarbonamide in their bread recipes in those countries.

 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/subway-sandwich-chain-to-remove-chemical-found-in-yoga-mats-from-bread/



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Ask The Expert: Is The “New Yoga Mat” Smell Toxic?

 Mar 23, 2015

My new yoga mat smelled for several days after I unrolled it. Should I worry about off­-gassing chemicals?

The smell of your new mat may not indicate that it contains toxic chemicals. Many mats that are free from harmful materials and dyes contain natural rubber, which can be pretty stinky at first. A better way to gauge the safety of your mat: Check its material. Yoga mats made with vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), can contain chemicals like phthalates, which are used to make PVC flexible. Phthalates are linked to reproductive issues including shorter pregnancy duration and premature breast development in girls, and they can leach out over time, especially in warmer temperatures like those found in many hot yoga studios. Phthalate particles then cling to dust, which can be inhaled.
Although research specifically examining yoga mats is limited, studies of other household products made with PVC materials have found that they can emit chemicals that pollute the air. Also, in order to make yoga mats with PVC, potentially harmful chemicals like chlorine gas, ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, mercury, and dioxins may be used and released into the environment.

 http://www.yogajournal.com/article/health/new-yoga-mat-smell-toxic/

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Toxic Perfume Ingredients Linked to Cancer, Sperm Damage

 http://www.rodale.com/perfume-ingredients

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How Food Companies Fool Consumers with Food Coloring Ingredients Made From Petrochemicals 

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_11042.cfm

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PVC: TOXIC WASTE IN DISGUISE 

http://pvcinformation.org/assets/pdf/PVCFactPack.pdf

It is used for consumer articles such as credit cards, records,
and toys; in construction, for window frames, doors, walls,
panelling, pipes and gutters; around the home in flooring,
wallpaper, Venetian blinds, and shower curtains; in the office
for furniture, binders, folders, pens...; it is used in the
automotive industry, especially as underseal; in hospitals for
medical disposables; as cable and wire insulation; for imitation
leather; for garden furniture



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PVC in consumer goods

http://www.pvc.org/en/p/pvc-in-consumer-goods



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Bisphenol-S Added to BPA-Free Products by Greedy Corporations

http://naturalsociety.com/toxic-bisphenol-s-to-bpa-free-products/



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Bisphenol S (BPS)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_S


Bisphenol S (BPS) is an organic compound with the formula (C6H4OH)2SO2. It has two phenol functional groups on either side of a sulfonyl group. It is commonly used as a reactant in epoxy reactions, and is used in curing fast-drying epoxy resin glues Bisphenol S is prepared by the reaction of two equivalents of phenol with one equivalent of sulfuric acid.



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Bisphenol S Disrupts Estradiol-Induced Nongenomic Signaling in a Rat Pituitary Cell Line: Effects on Cell Functions   

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1205826/


Results:

BPS phosphoactivated ERK within 2.5 min in a nonmonotonic dose-dependent manner (10–15 to 10–7 M). When combined with 10–9 M E2, the physiologic estrogen’s ERK response was attenuated. BPS could not activate JNK, but it greatly enhanced E2-induced JNK activity. BPS induced cell proliferation at low concentrations (femtomolar to nanomolar), similar to E2. Combinations of both estrogens reduced cell numbers below those of the vehicle control and also activated caspases. Earlier activation of caspase 8 versus caspase 9 demonstrated that BPS initiates apoptosis via the extrinsic pathway,
consistent with activation via a membrane receptor. BPS also inhibited rapid (= 1 min) E2-induced PRL release.

Conclusion:

BPS, once considered a safe substitute for BPA, disrupts membrane-initiated E2-induced cell signaling, leading to altered cell proliferation, cell death, and PRL release.

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BPA report conclusions "concerning", says PlasticsEurope.

http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Markets/BPA-report-conclusions-concerning-says-PlasticsEurope


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 Canned Food Seals in BPA

http://news.discovery.com/human/canned-food-bpa.htm

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BPA IN THE KITCHEN

Groups that fight against regulation of BPA conduct their own studies.  One such group, the American Chemistry Council, is made up of companies including Dupont, Exxon Mobil, and Dow Chemical.  It states on its website that there are no negative health effects from BPA.  It also says that BPA in the body is eliminated within 24 hours. The Council lobbies Washington for less regulation of chemicals and pollutants.

http://tgryes.org/2011/04/18/bpa-in-the-kitchen/

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BPA Chemical Leaches From Hard Plastic Drinking Bottles Into The Body, Study

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/151156.php


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Bisphenol A exposure linked to brain tumor diagnosis.

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2012/05/2012-0605-bpa-brain-cancer-meningioma


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F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/science/fda-bans-bpa-from-baby-bottles-and-sippy-cups.html?_r=0

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BPA news, articles and information:



http://www.naturalnews.com/BPA.html

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Even BPA-Free Plastic Not Always Safe

 http://news.discovery.com/human/bpa-plastic-food-hormones-chemicals-110715.html

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Be Wise With Plastics

http://healthychild.org/5steps/5_steps_5/





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Bioactivation of bisphenol A and its analogs (BPF, BPAF, BPZ and DMBPA) in human liver microsomes.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23470418


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Bisphenol AF may cause testosterone reduction by directly affecting testis function in adult male rats.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22504055


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Neurotoxic effects of bisphenol AF on calcium-induced ROS and MAPKs.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22996013


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Distribution and preliminary exposure assessment of bisphenol AF (BPAF) in various environmental matrices around a manufacturing plant in China.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23151244



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'New Nasty Nine' Toxic Chemicals Added to the 'Dirty Dozen'

The United Nations expands toxic chemical ban by 75%. Lindane (for head lice) and PFOS (widely used in industry) are now on the list.
Pentabromodiphenyl ether
Octabromodiphenyl ether
Chlordecone
Lindane
Alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane
Beta-hexachlorocyclohexane
PFOS
Hexabromobiphenyl
Pentachlorobenzene

http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/toxic-chemicals-47101403



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 Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorooctanesulfonic_acid

Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), is a man-made fluorosurfactant and global pollutant. PFOS was the key ingredient in Scotchgard, a fabric protector made by 3M, and numerous stain repellents. It was added to Annex B of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in May 2009. PFOS can form from the degradation of precursors in addition to industrial production. The PFOS levels that have been detected in wildlife are considered high enough to affect health parameters, and recently higher serum levels of PFOS were found to be associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease in the general US population, consistent with earlier animal studies. "This association was independent of confounders such as age, sex, race/ethnicity, body mass index, diabetes, hypertension, and serum cholesterol level."


Threat to people and wildlife
According to a study by the Environmental Directorate of the OECD "PFOS is persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic to mammalian species."


 Species                    Geography                                Year       Sample  PFOS (ppb)

Bald Eagle     Midwestern USA     1990–93     plasma     2,200
Brandt's Cormorant     California, USA     1997     liver     970
Guillemot     Baltic Sea     1997     egg     614
Carrion Crow     Tokyo Bay, Japan     2000     liver     464
Red-throated Loon     North Carolina, USA     1998     liver     861
Polar Bear     Sanikiluaq, Nunavut     2002     liver     3,100
Harbor Seal     Dutch Wadden Sea, Denmark     2002     muscle     2,725
Bottlenose Dolphin     Charleston, South Carolina, USA     2003     plasma     1,315
Common Dolphin     Mediterranean Sea, Italy     1998     liver     940
Mink     Michigan, USA     2000–01     liver     59,500


PFOS compounds can also be found in some impregnation agents for textiles, paper, and leather; in wax, polishes, paints, varnishes, and cleaning products for general use; in metal surfaces, and carpets.



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 Is Perfume A Brilliantly Marketed Toxin?

 http://www.grownups.co.nz/read/health/health_wellbeing/is-perfume-a-brilliantly-marketed-toxin

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 Cosmetics and Fragranced Products Pose High Risks for Breast Cancer and Other Illnesses


Makeup kits in department stores typically contain, in varying combinations, the following products: foaming cleanser, body mist, body lotion, eau de toilette or parfum spray, lipstick, body cream, facial cream, body and shower gel, powder blusher, perfume spray, skin cream, hand lotion, eyebrow pencil, moisturizers, lip gloss and brushes. The cosmetic give-away initiative is very popular among breast cancer survivors. I have read reports of some women driving over 100 miles one-way to attend the classes. Glorifying articles with testimony from the breast cancer survivors have appeared in the newspapers. On the surface, giving free cosmetics to breast cancer survivors may appear to the unsuspecting to be a grand and benevolent gesture.



http://www.breastcanceroptions.org/cosmetics_and_fragrances_pose_high_risks_0.aspx


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 Tests Find Cancer-Causing Chemical In 98 Personal Care Products


 http://consumerist.com/2013/08/27/tests-find-cancer-causing-chemical-in-98-personal-care-products/


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Beneath The Skin



http://www.iehn.org/filesalt/IEHNCosmeticsReportFin.pdf


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A LIST OF KNOWN CARCINOGENS

 http://www.mcnallyinstitute.com/Charts/Carcinogens.html

Known carcinogens are defined as "those substances for which the evidence from human studies indicates that there is a casual relationship between the exposure to the substance and human cancer."

In the following list I have noted some commercial uses for each of the carcinogens shown. As you would expect, this is a developing subject.
Be sure to use dual seals any time you have to pump these chemicals.

4-Aminobiphenyl...... No commercial use in the United States. Was used as a rubber antioxidant and as a reagent for detecting sulfates.

Analgesic mixtures containing Phenacetin...... Prescription and over the counter drugs.

Arsenic and certain Arsenic compounds...... Pesticides, wood preservatives, alloying additive, glass and nonferrous alloys.

Asbestos...... Insulation, gasketing, packing, coatings, plastics, textiles, friction materials.

Azathioprine...... Medical use.

Benzene ... Solvent, gasoline additive.

Benzidine ..... Dyes in textile and paper

Bis(chloromethyl)ether and technical grade Chloromethyl Methyl Ether ..... Synthesis of plastic and ion exchanger resins

1,4-Butanediol Dimethylsulfonate (Myleran) ..... Medical use.

Chlorambucil ..... Medical use. Chromium and certain Chromium compounds ..... Stainless steel, pigment, medical, plating, wood treatment, paint.

Conjugated Estrogens ..... Medical uses.

Cyclophosphamide ..... Medical uses.

Diethylstilbestrol ..... Medical uses.

Melphalan ..... Medical uses.

Methoxsalen with Ultra-violet A Therapy (PUVA) ..... Medical uses.

Mustard Gas ..... Biological studies, weapons.

2-Naphthylamine ..... Dyes, rubber, used only for research purposes.

Thorium Dioxide ..... Nuclear, flame spraying, welding electrodes, high temperature ceramics.

Vinyl Chloride ..... Plastics, wrapping film, phonograph records, credit cards, floor tiles.

In addition to the above chemicals there are substances which may reasonably be anticipated to be carcinogens. Defined as "those for which there is a limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans or sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals".

2-Acetylaminofluorene ..... Medical uses.

Acrylonitrile ..... Synthetic fibers resins, plastics, elastomers .

Adriamycin ..... Medical uses.

Aflatoxins ..... Research.

2-Aminoanthraquinone ..... Dyes, paints plastics, rubber, printing inks.

o-Aminoazotoluene ..... Pigments, coloring oils, wax polishes.

1-Amino-2-methyllanthraquinine ..... Dye for synthetic fibers as well as animal furs.

Amitrole ..... Herbicide, now limited to non-crop applications.

o-Anisidine Hydrochloride ..... Dyes.

Benzotrichloride ..... Plastics, dyes and pigments.

Beryllium and certain Beryllium compounds ..... Alloys for aerospace applications, ceramic additive to glass and plastic.

Bischloroethyl Nitrousourea ..... Medical uses

1,3-Butadiene ..... Synthetic rubber, tires, nylon carpet backing, latex adhesives.

Cadmium and certain Cadmium compounds ..... Coating and plating.

Carbon Tetrachloride ..... Production of Freon 11 & 12, degreasing, plastic and resin production.

Chlorendic Acid ... Flame retardant, foams.

Chlorinated Parraffins (C12, 60% Chlorine) ..... Lubricant additive, flame retardant, rubber production

1-(2-Chloroethy)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea (CCNU) ... Medical uses.

Chloroform ..... Production of fluorocarbon, refrigerant, heat transfer medium in fire extinguishers.

3-Chloro-2-methylpropene ..... Fumigant, textile additive, plastics.

4-Chloro-o-phenylenediamine ..... Hair dye, photographic chemicals.

C.I. Basic Red 9 Monohydrochloride ..... Dye for textiles, leather printing inks, china clay.

p-Cresidine ..... Dyes.

Cupferron ..... A reagent to separate tin from zinc and copper and iron from other metals.

Dacarbazine ... Medical uses.

DDT ..... Insecticide. In the US. it used only under Public Health Service supervision.

2,4-Diaminoanisole Sulfate ..... Fur, acrylic fiber, polyester, wool , cotton and hair dye.

2,4Diaminotoluene ..... Polyurethane, dye.

1,2-Dibromo-3-ch loropropane ..... Soil fumigant.

1,2-Dibromoethane (EDB) ..... Gasoline antiknock additive, pesticide.

1,4-Dichlorobenzene ..... Space deodorant (toilets, rooms) germicide.

3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine and 3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine Dithydrochloride ..... Pigments.

1,2-Dichlorethane ..... Component of leaded fuel, production of vinyl chloride.

Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride) ..... Solvent in paint removers, manufacture of vitamins, degreasing agent.

1,3-Dichloropropene (Technical Grade) ..... Pesticides.

Diepoxybutane ..... Curing agent for polymers.

Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ..... Used to make poly vinyl chloride.

Diethyl Sulfate ..... Surfactants, dyes, agricultural chemicals.

Diglycidyl Resorcinol Ether ..... Liquid epoxy resin.

3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine ..... Production of azo dyes.

4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene ..... To color polishes and other wax products.

3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine ..... Dye, chlorine test kits.

Dimethylcarbamoyl Chloride ..... Dyes, pesticide.

1,1-Dimethylhydrazine ..... Propellant for liquid fuel rockets.

Dimethyl Sulfate ..... Used to manufacture other chemicals.

Dimethylvinyl Chloride ..... Organic synthesis.

1,4-Dioxane ..... Stabilizer in chlorinated solvents.

Direct Black 38 ..... Dye.

Direct Blue 6 ..... Dye.

Epichlorohydrin ..... Epoxy resins.

Estrogens (Not Conjugated): Estradiol-17ß ..... Medical uses.

Estrogens (Not Conjugated): Estrone ..... Medical uses.

Estrogens (Not Conjugated): Ethinylestradiol ..... Medical uses.

Estrogens (Not Conjugated): Mestranol ..... Medical uses.

Ethyl Acrylate ..... Paper coatings, emulsion based polymers.

Ethylene Oxide ..... Manufacture of ethylene glycol and polyester.

Ethylene Thiourea .... Rubber, O-rings, electroplating.

Formaldehyde (Gas) ..... Adhesives, chemical production, Medical uses.

Hexachlorobenzene ..... Pesticide.

Hexamethylphossphoramide ..... Solvent for polymers, de-icing additive for jet fuels.

Hydrazine and Hydrazine Sulfate ..... Agricultural chemicals, rocket fuel, oxygen scavenger in boiler feed water.

Hydrazobenzene ..... Dye, additive to motor oil.

Iron Dextran Complex ..... Medical uses.

Kepone® (Chlordecone) ..... Insecticide, no longer used in the US.

Lead Acetate and Lead Phosphate ..... Drier in paints and varnish, colorant in hair dyes.

Lindane and other Hexachlorocyclohexane Isomers ..... Insecticidal treatment for wood, grain and live stock.

2-Methylaziridine (Proplyleneimine) ..... Paper, textile, rubber.

4,4'-Methylenebis(2-chloroaniline) (MBOCA) ..... Curing agent.

4,4'-Methylenebis(N,N-dimethyl)benzenamine ..... Dye.

4,4'-Methylenedianiline and its Dihydrochloride ..... Manufacture of polyisocynates and isocyanates.

Metronidazole ..... Medical uses.

Michler's Ketone ..... Dyes and pigments.

Mirex ..... Pesticide, fire retardant.

Nickel and certain Nickel compounds ..... Stainless and alloy steel.

Nitrilotriacetic Acid ..... Detergent, water treatment.

5-Nitro-o-Anisidine ..... Dye.

Nitofen ..... No present commercial use. Was a herbicide.

Nitrogen Mustard Hydrochloride ..... Medical uses.

2-Nitropropane ..... Solvent, inks, paints polymers.

N-Nitrosodi-n-butylamine ..... Medical uses.

N-Nitrosodiethanolamine ..... No commercial use.

N-Nitrosodiethylamine ..... Stabilizer in plastics, gasoline and lubricant additive.

N-Nitrosodimethylamine ..... Liquid rocket fuel, solvent.

p-Nitrosodiphenylamine ..... Rubber, dye.

N-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine ..... No commercial use. Used in cancer research.

N-Nitroso-N-ethylurea ..... No commercial use.

N-Nitroso-N-methylurea ..... Medical uses

N-Nitrosomethylvinylamine ..... Research chemical.

N-Nitrosomorpholine ..... No commercial use.

N-Nitrosonornicotine ..... Research chemical.

N-Nitrosopiperidine ..... Epoxy resin.

N-Nitrosopyrrolidine ..... No commercial use.

N-Nitrososarcosine .... No commercial use

Norethisterone ..... Medical uses

4,4'-Oxydianiline ..... Production of polyimide and poly(ester)mide resins.

Oxymetholone ..... Medical uses.

Phenacetin ..... Medical uses.

PhenazopyridineHydrochloride .. .. Medical uses.

Phenoxybenzamine Hydrochloride ..... Medical uses.

Phenytoin ..... Medical uses.

Polybrominated Biphenyls ..... Flame retardant, plastics.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls .... Heat transfer and hydraulic fluids.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbones, 15 listings .... Coal tar, roofing, creosote, asphalt

    Benza(a)anthracene
    Benzo(b)fluoranthene
    Benzo(j)fluoranthene
    Benzo(k)fluoranthene
    Benzo(a)pyrene
    Dibenz(a,h)acridine
    Dibenz(a,j)acridine
    Dibenz(a,h)anthracene
    7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole
    Dibenzo(a,e)pyrene
    Dibenzo(a,h)pyrene
    Dibenzo(a,l)pyrene
    Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene
    5-Methylchrysene

Procarbazine Hydrochloride ..... Medical uses.

Progesterone ..... Medical uses.

1,3-Propane Sultone ..... Detergents lathering agents.

Propiolactone ..... Medical uses.

Propylene Oxide ..... Coatings and adhesives.

Propylthiouracil ..... Medical uses.

Reserpine ..... Medical uses.

Saccharin ..... Sweetening agent.

Safrole ..... Flavoring agent.

Selenium Sulfide ..... Shampoos.

Streptozotocin ..... Medical uses.

Sulfallate ..... Herbicide.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) ..... Research chemical.

Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene) ..... Dry cleaning and textile production.

Thioacetamide ..... Replacement for hydrogen sulfide in qualitative analysis.

Thiourea ..... Animal glue.

Toluene Diisocyanate ..... Polyurethane foam.

o-Toluidine and o-Toluidine Hydrochloride ..... Dyes and pigments.

Toxaphene ..... Insecticide.

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol ..... Wood preservative, anti mildew.

Tris(1-aziridinyl)phosphine Sulfide ..... Medical uses.

Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl)phosphate ..... No longer used in the US. Was a flame retardant.

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List of IARC Group 3 carcinogens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IARC_Group_3_carcinogens

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42 Common Toxic Chemicals and Their Effects

http://www.mcsbeaconofhope.com/42_common_toxic_chemicals_and_th.htm


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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

http://e.hormone.tulane.edu/learning/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals.html
http://e.hormone.tulane.edu/learning/human-effects.html


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Dogs And Cats Contaminated With High Levels Of Toxic Industrial Chemicals

In the first study of its kind, Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that companion cats and dogs are polluted with even higher levels of many of the same synthetic industrial chemicals that researchers have recently found in people.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/787093533/727657

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 Why is Toxic Propylene Glycol in Deodorants and Dog Food?

http://sanfrancisco.legalexaminer.com/toxic-substances/why-is-toxic-propylene-glycol-in-deodorants-and-dog-food/

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Euthanasia Drug Found in Dog Food

Veterinarians are selling euthanized animals to middle men, who in turn supply meat to pet-food manufacturers?

 May 2, 2017

From WebMD (4/28/17): “Party Animal is recalling dog food that tested positive for a pet euthanasia drug…The voluntary recall affects the company’s Cocolicious dog food brand…The affected products include 13-ounce cans of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce cans of Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019)… Party Animal is working with distributors and retailers to find out if any other beef-flavored foods are still being sold, and if so, to recall them immediately, the company said.”

KDVR (FOX) reports: “Party Animal is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food because it might contain pentobarbital.”

https://www.infowars.com/euthanasia-drug-found-in-dog-food/

CNN: “Party Animals, a California-based pet food maker, is recalling two lots from its line of Cocolicious dog foods after some cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital



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Toxic chemicals in the home and in the environment

http://leas.ca/userfiles/file/pdf/chem%20trespass%20teacher%20final.pdf

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The dirt on toxic chemicals in household cleaning products

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/the-dirt-on-toxic-chemicals-in-household-cleaning-products/

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 Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)


Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a transparent thermoplastic, often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. Although it is not technically a type of glass, the substance has sometimes historically been called acrylic glass. Chemically, it is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly%28methyl_methacrylate%29

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Cardiovascular Effects of Polymethylmethacrylate Use in Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

http://www.ajnr.org/content/23/4/601.full

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 SCREENING OF PLASTIC TOYS
FOR CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND HAZARDS

  www.vwa.nl/txmpub/files/?p_file_id=11243

 In February 2005 113 samples of plastic toys were sampled to obtain an indication of the used materials and additives. Selection of the samples was based on about three criterions. The sample existed partly or entirely of plastic. In addition it was judged if whether or not it was expected that the toy would be given to children under the age of three and if it was likely that this group of children would chew and suck on the toy. The main part of the samples (73%) originated from China. Bath and teething toys were the largest group, because of the possibility of mouthing by children.



Polyvinylchloride (PVC, 25%) and acrylonitril butadiene styrene co-polymer (ABS, 23%) were found frequently. PVC is often found in the soft parts of the toys, ABS in the hard parts. In addition, the polyolefines such as polyethylene (PE, 8%) en polypropylene (PP, 13%) were often found. Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) was found in 10% of the samples, often in the soft parts of (cooling) teething rings. Other plastics that were found are cispoly (isoprene), i.e., natural rubber, and co-polymers with styrene (except for ABS).

In total 285 different migrants were found in the screening. The following groups of additives were found: monomers, oligomers, intermediates, antioxidants, compounds for dyes and inks, flame retardants, plasticisers, lubricants, UV-stabilisers and agents for vulcanisation. Several decomposition products, by -products or impurities were found also.


Several (groups of) compounds can be appointed as a chemical hazard category: bisphenol A, phenol, nonylphenol, 2-ethylhexanoic acid, phthalates, plasticisers in general, nitrosamines / nitrosatable substances and primary aromatic amines, due to their toxicological profile and their frequency of occurrence. These hazard
categories are eligible for further research. The diisocyanates and the styrene dimers and trimers may form a hazard also. Due to their occurrences in this screening or the limited literature available about their toxicology, it
is advisable to follow the development in these groups closely, instead of performing further research.



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Assessment of toxic metals and phthalates in children's toys and clays.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23780492

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Phthalates in Toys

http://www.cseindia.org/userfiles/cselab_report_toxictoys.pdf



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Is your car toxic?

http://www.cartalk.com/content/your-car-toxic-3

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Researchers Name New Cars with the Most Toxic Interior Materials

 http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-blog/2012/02/Researchers_Name_New_Cars_with_the_Most_Toxic_Interior_Materials/

 CNET says, “These chemicals are used to make plastics flexible, make fabrics fire-resistant, and contribute to that ‘new car smell.’ But they're also associated with birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer.”

Year        Manufacturer       Model

2012      Mini Cooper -     S. Clubman

2012      VW -                   Eos

2011      KIA  -                 Sportage

2011      Chevy -              Aveo 5

2012      Hyundai              Accent

2011      Mazda                CX-7

2011      Nissan                Versa

2011      KIA                    Soul

2011     Chrysler              200 SC

2011     Mitsubishi           Outlander SP

“The good news is overall vehicle ratings are improving,” the Ecology Center says. “The best vehicles today have eliminated hazardous flame retardants and PVC. Today, 17 percent of new vehicles have PVC-free interiors and 60 percent are produced without BFRs.”



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New-Car Smell: Find out How Toxic the Interior of Your New Car is

http://www.ibtimes.com/new-car-smell-find-out-how-toxic-interior-your-new-car-411220


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Plastic Food and Drink Containers: Too Toxic to Reuse?



One study shows that higher temperatures can cause the release of the heavy metal antimony from #1, PET.



http://sierraclub.typepad.com/mrgreen/2011/04/plastic-food-and-drink-containers-too-toxic-to-reuse.html -


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 Contamination of Canadian and European bottled waters with antimony from PET containers.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16470261

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DecaBDE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decabromodiphenyl_ether

Commercial decaBDE is a technical mixture of different PBDE congeners, with PBDE congener number 209 (decabromodiphenyl ether) and nonabromodiphenyl ether being the most common. The term decaBDE alone refers to only decabromodiphenyl ether, the single "fully brominated" PBDE.

DecaBDE is a flame retardant. The chemical "is always used in conjunction with antimony trioxide" in polymers, mainly in "high impact polystyrene (HIPS) which is used in the television industry for cabinet backs." DecaBDE is also used for "polypropylene drapery and upholstery fabric" by means of backcoating and "may also be used in some synthetic carpets."

The annual demand worldwide was estimated as 56,100 tonnes in 2001, of which the Americas accounted for 24,500 tonnes, Asia 23,000 tonnes, and Europe 7,600 tonnes. The industrial consumption in Europe was stable at approximately 8,000 tonnes annually between the beginning of the 1990s and 2004. As of 2007, Albemarle in the U.S., Chemtura in the U.S., ICL-IP in Israel, and Tosoh Corporation in Japan are the main manufacturers of decaBDE.

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Occupational exposure to commercial decabromodiphenyl ether in workers manufacturing or handling flame-retarded rubber.    

  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15871227

Commercial decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) is commonly used as a flame retardant in different electrical and textile applications. It is also used in the production of flame-retarded rubber compound. DecaBDE is the major technical polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in use today and consists mainly of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209). PBDEs, including BDE-209, are well-known environmental pollutants, ubiquitous both in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The aim of the present study was to assess the exposure to PBDEs in workers manufacturing or handling rubber which was flame retarded with DecaBDE.

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Developmental exposure to decabromodiphenyl ether (PBDE 209):
Effects on thyroid hormone and hepatic enzyme activity in
male mouse offspring  

  http://ntur.lib.ntu.edu.tw/bitstream/246246/173649/1/14.pdf


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Plastic pallet company defiant in face of DecaBDE phase-out pact

http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Safety-Regulation/Plastic-pallet-company-defiant-in-face-of-DecaBDE-phase-out-pact



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 EPA charges DuPont hid Teflon's risks


PARKERSBURG, W. Va. — More than 50 years after DuPont started producing Teflon near this Ohio River town, federal officials are accusing the company of hiding information suggesting that a chemical used to make the popular stick- and stain-resistant coating might cause cancer, birth defects and other ailments.


Environmental regulators are particularly alarmed because scientists are finding perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, in the blood of people worldwide, and it takes years for the chemical to leave the body. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported last week that exposure even to low levels of PFOA could be harmful.

 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-01-18/news/0501180271_1_pfoa-teflon-plant-west-virginia-courtroom



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 Teflon Chemical Implicated in Heart Disease


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/teflon-warnings



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Study Finds Teflon Chemical In Newborns' Umbilical Cords


http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/02/teflon_umbilical.html



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DuPont's Teflon Cover-up

http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/environmental/200603tefloncoverup-pg3.html


EPA Steps In

EPA has been conducting studies on C-8 or PFOA and have found that this man-made chemical (that is not found in nature) is present in just about every living or previously living thing in the industrialized world. In August of 2005 an independent EPA scientific advisory board concluded that PFOA is a likely human carcinogen and recommended that the EPA conduct cancer risk assessments for a variety of tumors that have been observed in rats and mice that were exposed to the chemical.


In December 2005 the EPA stated that DuPont had violated both the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) for allegedly failing to file notification about the potential health and environmental risks posed by perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA (C-8). In the largest settlement ever made involving a civil administrative federal environmental statute in the history of EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that DuPont agreed to pay $10.25 million in fines and $6.25 million to fund environmental projects to settle allegations that the company withheld information about the dangers of the toxic chemical PFOA.


In addition, DuPont has already agreed to pay up to $343 million in settlement of a class action arising from the contamination of drinking water in Ohio and West Virginia from its plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. DuPont will also set aside up to another $235 million for future medical monitoring if the studies find C-8 can make people sick.


Had it not been for the diligence of a "whistle blowing" employee at DuPont, the case might still have been unexposed. This makes one wonder it there are lots of other "C-8s" out there, different chemicals, created by companies other than DuPont, with dubious records, filed away in dusty research files marked "Personal and Confidential."
Compounds associated with Teflon
Major Compounds associated with Teflon Production

    APFO: Ammonium perfluorooctanoate (C8)
    PFOA: Perfluorooctanoic acid (also dubbed C8)- Associated with APFO (a synthesizing aid in synthesis of fluoropolymers) (3)
    PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene - Original Teflon
    FEP: Resin introduced in 1960
    ETFE: Tefzel® introduced 1970 

    PFA: Resin introduced in 1972

Linked to Cancer

    PFOA: Perfluorooctanoic acid Compound resulting from offgasing of Teflon compounds (has been shown to be transferred from mother to fetus) persistent in environment and found in blood
    TFE: Compound resulting from offgasing of Teflon compounds

Linked to global warning

    PFB likely never breaks down in environment
    CF4: Carbontetrafluoride

Chemical warfare agents

    PFIB: Perfluoroisobutene
    MFA: Monofluoroacetic acid
    COF2: Chemical analog of WWII nerve gas phosgene

Probably never break down in the environment

    TFA: trifluoroacetetic acid
    PFOA: Perfluorooctanoic acid
    CF4: Carbontetrafluoride
    PFB: Perfluorobutane
    Perfluorinated particulate alkanes

Highly Toxic relative to other industrial chemicals

    PFIB: Perfluoroisobutene
    MFA: Monofluoroacetic acid
    COF2: carbonyl fluoride
    HF: Hydrogen fluoride

Found in blood

    PHOa: Perfluorooctanoic acid - used in processing Teflon
    PHOs: perfluorooctane sulfonate
    PFOS: Perfluorooctanyl sulfonate - Active ingredient in Scotch Guard

Offgasses of heated Teflon

    TFE: Tetrafluoroethylene
    HFP: Hexafluoropropene
    OFCB: Octafluorocyclobutane
    PFIB: Perfluoroisobutane
    COF2: Carbonyl fluoride
    CF4: Carbon tetrafluoride
    TFA: Trifluoroacetic acid
    CF3COF: Trifluoroacetic acid fluoride
    PFB: Perfluorobutane
    SiF4: Silicon tetrafluoride
    HF: Hydrofluoric acid

Temperature Versus Teflon offgas/breakdown and effects

    464°F - Lowest temperature that Teflon particles have been measured

    500°F - Searing temperature for meat

    536°F - Birds killed in DuPont lab experiments

    554°F - Oxidized Teflon particles released

    680°F - Toxic gases released

        TFE - Animal carcinogen
        HFP - Worker Toxicant
        TFA - Poisonous to plants
        DFA - Animal kidney toxicant
        MFA - Lethal to humans at low doses
        PFOA - Animal carcinogen

    700°F - Preheated grill

    750°F - Surface Temperature of PTFE coated pan after heating for 8 minutes on conventional stove

    800°F - Electric coil on range top

    878°F - Silica tetrafluoride released - Highly toxic by inhalation and ingestion

    887°F - PFIB - Chemical warfare agent

    932°F - Carbonyl fluoride - Fluorinated version of chemical warfare agent

    1,000°F - Drip Pans in stove top burner gas flame on top

    1112°F - Trifluoroacetic acid fluoride - degrades to HF and TFA, OFCB Linked to Heart palpations, PFB - Global warming gas

    1,202°F Carbon tetrafluoride - contributes to global warming and affects heart, lungs, breathing

    1,500°F - Broiling temperature for high end ovens




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Toxic Cookware



According to risk assessments by the EPA, PFOA’s present significant developmental and reproductive risks in humans with the use of Teflon:


    An increased rate of birth defects has been found in mothers working at DuPont. The company’s response was to move female employees to other sections of the plant in an effort to reduce their exposure to PFOA’s. The chemical coating is also used in fire fighting foam and phone cables. Variants of FPOA’s are used to make the coating on stain resistant carpets and flame retardants for clothing and computers.Teflon can also be found in nail polish removers, eyeglasses, and as lining in pizza boxes.


PFOA’s do not break down in the environment anytime soon, causing forever pollution. According to Tim Kropp, a toxicologist with the Environmental Working Group, if all future exposure is cut off, it would take the body at least 20 years to detoxify Teflon chemicals. Finally, the EPA has recommended that PFOA be classified as a human carcinogen.


http://whatscookingamerica.net/LindaPosch/ToxicCookware.htm


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Makers of flame retardants cut ties with industry front group
Organization had long lobbied for products with toxic chemicals

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-02/news/ct-met-citizens-for-fire-safety-20120902_1_flame-retardants-tobacco-and-chemical-industries-citizens-for-fire-safety



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Teflon Is Forever 


 http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2007/05/teflon-forever -




Teflon, it turns out, gets its nonstick properties from a toxic, nearly indestructible chemical called pfoa, or perfluorooctanoic acid. Used in thousands of products from cookware to kids' pajamas to takeout coffee cups, pfoa is a likely human carcinogen, according to a science panel commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency. It shows up in dolphins off the Florida coast and polar bears in the Arctic; it is present, according to a range of studies, in the bloodstream of almost every American—and even in newborns (where it may be associated with decreased birth weight and head circumference). The nonprofit watchdog organization Environmental Working Group (ewg) calls pfoa and its close chemical relatives "the most persistent synthetic chemicals known to man." And although DuPont, the nation's sole Teflon manufacturer, likes to chirp that its product makes "cleanup a breeze," it is now becoming apparent that cleansing ourselves of pfoa is nearly impossible. DuPont has always known more about Teflon than it let on. Two years ago the epa fined the company $16.5 million—the largest administrative fine in the agency's history—for covering up decades' worth of studies indicating that pfoa could cause health problems such as cancer, birth defects, and liver damage. The company has faced a barrage of lawsuits and embarrassing studies as well as an ongoing criminal probe from the Department of Justice over its failure to report health problems among Teflon workers. One lawsuit accuses DuPont of fouling drinking water systems and contaminating its employees with pfoa. Yet it is still manufacturing and using pfoa, and unless the epa chooses to ban the chemical, DuPont will keep making it, unhindered, until 2015.


The Teflon era began in 1938, when a DuPont chemist experimenting with refrigerants stumbled upon what would turn out to be, as the company later boasted, "one of the world's slipperiest substances." DuPont registered the Teflon trademark in 1944, and the coating was soon put to work in the Manhattan Project's A-bomb effort. But like other wartime innovations, such as nylon and pesticides, Teflon found its true calling on the home front. By the 1960s, DuPont was producing Teflon for cookware and advertising it as "a housewife's best friend." Today, DuPont's annual worldwide revenues from Teflon and other products made with pfoa as a processing agent account for a full $1 billion of the company's total revenues of $29 billion. Teflon is not actually the brand name of a pan; it's the name of the slippery stuff that DuPont sells to other companies. Marketers deploy the trademark as a near-mystic incantation, a mantra for warding off filth:


Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner With Teflon® Surface Protector, Dockers Stain Defender™ With Teflon®, Blue Dolphin Sleep 'N Play layette set "protected with Teflon fabric protector."


Breathing in dust from Teflon-treated rugs or upholstery as they wear down is one way we may be ingesting pfoa. Food is another: Pizza-slice paper, microwave-popcorn bags, ice cream cartons, and other food packages are often lined with Zonyl, another DuPont brand. Technically, Zonyl does not contain pfoa, but it is made with fluorotelomer chemicals that break down into pfoa. Regardless of how it gets into our bodies, once there, pfoa stays—quietly accumulating in our tissues, for a lifetime.


Teflon is not the only nonstick, non-stain brand that has turned out to be stickier than advertised. Scotchgard and Gore-Tex, to name just two, are also made with pfoa or other perfluorochemicals (pfcs). Last year the epa hit the 3M corporation, maker of Scotchgard, with a $1.5 million penalty for failing to report pfoa and pfc health data.



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 Silicone Toxicology

Scope and Criteria for the Toxicology Review

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44789/


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Silicone Holocaust


http://siliconeholocaust.info/


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 Silicone derived emollients

 http://www.hallgold.com/toxic-chemical-ingredients-directory.htm#silicone



 Silicone emollients are occlusive - that is they coat the skin, trapping anything
beneath it, and do not allow the skin to breathe (much like plastic wrap would do.)
Recent studies have indicated that prolonged exposure of the skin to sweat, by
occlusion, causes skin irritation. Some synthetic emollients are known tumour promoters and accumulate in the liver and lymph nodes. They are also non-biodegradable, causing negative environmental impact.

Dimethicone

Dimethicone Copolyol

Cyclomethicone

Silicone was and still is used as breast implants. Tens of thousands of women with
breast implants have complained of debilitating symptoms. Anecdotal evidence indicates silicone to be toxic to the human body. For more detailed information on the dangers of silicone simply key "silicone toxicity" into the a search engine.


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Is Silicone Bakeware Really Safe?

Many silicone baking mats are actually made of fiberglass covered on both sides with silicone, so unless you want to risk fiberglass in your food, don’t cut on the mats!

http://green.yourway.net/is-silicone-bakeware-really-safe/


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Silicone Cookware - The Things You Need To Know!

Silicone cookware draws on one of its advantages (and coincidentally one of its disadvantages) - its flexibility - for its success. You can also use this feature to determine whether the item is 100% silicone or if it contains "filler" as do many low quality silicone products. By twisting the silicone check the ridges for signs of white stretching which indicates that filling materials have been used. If the colour remains constant, you have in your hands some high quality silicone! This initial check is important for several reasons besides checking you are getting what you pay for Although 100% silicone is non-stick, these filling materials may not be. All the time and effort you put into baking the perfect cakes (and indeed the reason you selected silicone in the first place) may be in vein if the baked goods stick to the pan due to these fillers.

http://www.squidoo.com/silicone-kitchenware


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The nanosilica hazard: another variable entity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21126379

Silica nanoparticles (SNPs) are produced on an industrial scale and are an addition to a growing number of commercial products. SNPs also have great potential for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medi-
cine. Contrary to the well-studied crystalline micron-sized silica, relatively little information exists on the toxicity of its amorphous and nano-size forms. Because nanoparticles possess novel properties, kinetics and unusual bioactiv-ity, their potential biological effects may differ greatly from those of micron-size bulk materials. In this review, we summarize the physico-chemical properties of the different nano-sized silica materials that can affect their interac-tion with biological systems, with a specific emphasis on inhalation exposure. We discuss recent
in vitro and in vivo investigations into the toxicity of nanosilica, both crystalline and amorphous. Most of the
in vitro studies of SNPs report results of cellular uptake, size- and dose-dependent cytotoxicity, increased reactive oxygen species levels and pro-inflammatory stimulation. Evidence from a limited number of
in vivo studies demonstrates largely reversi-ble lung inflammation, granuloma formation and focal emphysema, with no progressive lung fibrosis. Clearly, more research with standardized materials is needed to enable comparison of experimental data for the different forms of nanosilicas and to establish which physico-chemical properties are responsible for the observed toxicity of SNPs.

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Comparison of cytotoxic and inflammatory responses of photoluminescent silicon nanoparticles with silicon micron-sized particles in RAW 264.7 macrophages.


 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18785685



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 Watch out, e-cigarette smokers – you're inhaling the unknown

A quick search of medical journal archives reveals about 200 references to electronic cigarettes over the past five years. These products are relatively new, so there are no long-term studies on the effects of using them regularly. Instead, research is focused on what is being delivered to smokers' lungs in addition to nicotine.
The US Food and Drug Administration analysed the components of e-cigarette cartridges in 2009. They identified trace levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) – cancer-causing compounds commonly found in traditional cigarettes, albeit at a much lower concentration.
Although concerning, this isn't a huge surprise – similar levels are found in nicotine patches. But the FDA also found diethylene glycol, a component of antifreeze and brake fluids. Classed as a poison by the World Health Organisation, at high enough quantities it can cause kidney damage, nerve dysfunction and respiratory failure.
In March 2013, researchers from the University of California examined in detail the aerosol contents of e-cigarettes. They found particles of silver, iron, aluminium and silicate, and nanoparticles of tin, chromium and nickel.

 In March 2013, researchers from the University of California examined in detail the aerosol contents of e-cigarettes. They found particles of silver, iron, aluminium and silicate, and nanoparticles of tin, chromium and nickel. The researchers noted that concentrations of these elements "were higher than or equal to the corresponding concentrations in conventional cigarette smoke", and that "many of the elements identified in [e-cigarette] aerosol are known to cause respiratory distress and disease".

 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/apr/03/e-cigarette-smokers-inhaling-unknown




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Analysis Finds Toxic Substances in Electronic Cigarettes

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/health/policy/23fda.html?_r=0

The analysis found that several of the cartridges contained detectable levels of
nitrosamines, tobacco-specific compounds known to cause cancer. One Smoking Everywhere cartridge was found to contain diethlyene glycol, a common ingredient in antifreeze that counterfeiters have substituted for glycerin in toothpaste, killing hundreds worldwide.

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Why Some E-Liquids Crack Plastic Clearomizer Tanks


http://cloudnine.hillarymilesproductions.com/electronic-cigarettes/why-
some-e-liquids-crack-plastic-clearomizer-tanks/

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Electronic cigarettes 'could damage your lungs' as they cause less oxygen to be absorbed by the blood

Presently E-cigarettes are made in China, but they are not properly regulated on how much nicotine they contain or on their safety quality.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197430/Electronic-cigarettes-damage-lungs-cause-oxygen-absorbed-blood.html


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Study says e-cigarettes may contain carcinogens similar to regular cigarettes


 For smokers trying to kick their habit, or at least reduce health risks, e-cigarettes appeared to provide a desirable third way, allowing smokers to get their nicotine fixes while avoiding most of the health risks commonly associated with smoking, including cancer.

However, a report released in France’s National Consumer Institute magazine on Monday says that many e-cigarettes actually contain "a significant quantity of carcinogenic molecules."

According to the study, researchers found that 3 in 10 e-cigarettes contain levels of formaldehyde and acrolein that are nearly equal to levels found in standard cigarettes.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/-study-says-e-cigarettes-contain-carcinogens-similar-to-regular-cigarettes--205045093.html

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E-Cigs Emit Higher Levels of Chromium and Nickel Than Traditional Cigarettes

 http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2014/e-cigarettes-emit-higher-levels-of-some-toxic-metals-than-traditional-cigarettes-chromium-nickel.htm


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Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione exposures associated with cigarette smoking: implications for risk assessment of food and flavoring workers

http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10408444.2014.882292


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 Electronic Smoking Devices and Secondhand Aerosol

http://no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigarette-secondhand-aerosol.pdf

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FDA and Public Health Experts Warn About Electronic Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.

http://www.fda.gov/%20NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm173222.htm


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 DuPont workers smoke Teflon-laced cigarettes in company experiments

http://www.ewg.org/research/dupont-workers-smoke-teflon-laced-cigarettes-company-experiments



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Chemicals in Tobacco Smoke

http://www.tricountycessation.org/tobaccofacts/Cigarette-Ingredients.html

There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke and at least 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.

The list of 599 additives approved by the US Government for use in the manufacture of cigarettes is something every smoker should see. Submitted by the five major American cigarette companies to the Dept. of Health and Human Services in April of 1994, this list of ingredients had long been kept a secret.

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3 pesticides singled out in report as threat to salmon

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/3-pesticides-singled-out-in-report-as-threat-to-1282034.php

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Basic Information about Glyphosate in Drinking Water

http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/glyphosate.cfm


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Report: Pesticide exposure linked to childhood cancer and lower IQ

 September 14, 2015

 http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/14/health/pesticide-exposure-childhood-cancer/

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Pesticides and Children’s Health

http://www.emagazine.com/earth-talk/pesticides-and-childrens-health

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U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated

EPA finds 202 unregulated chemicals in 45 states

A three-year study of the nation's drinking water quality has found more than 200 unregulated chemicals in the tap water of 45 states.

The Environmental Working Group analysis of 20 million tap water quality tests found a total of 316 contaminants -- including industrial solvents, weed killers, refrigerants and the rocket fuel component perchlorate -- in water supplied to the public between 2004 and 2009.

U.S. EPA regulates 114 of those pollutants, setting maximum legal levels that water utilities achieved 92 percent of the time, according to the study.

EWG frets that the remaining chemicals, which have no mandatory federal safety standards, can come in potentially toxic combinations for long-term consumption.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tap-drinking-water-contaminants-pollutants/

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 Monsanto’s Roundup Found in 75% of Air and Rain Samples

 27 February 2014



In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide.


A new U.S. Geological Survey has concluded that pesticides can be found in, well, just about anything.


Roundup herbicide, Monsanto’s flagship weed killer, was present in 75 percent of air and rainfall test samples, according to the study, which focused on Mississippi’s highly fertile Delta agricultural region.

GreenMedInfo reports new research, soon to be published by Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal, discovered the traces over a 12-year span from 1995-2007.


In recent years, Roundup was found to be even more toxic than it was when first approved for agricultural use, though that discovery has not led to any changes in regulation of the pesticide. Moreover, Roundup’s overuse has enabled weeds and insects to build an immunity to its harsh toxins.




 http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsantos-roundup-found-in-75-of-air-and-rain-samples/5371398


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Occurrence and fate of the herbicide glyphosate and its degradate aminomethylphosphonic acid in the atmosphere.


 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21128261


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Fate and transport of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid in surface waters of agricultural basins.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21681915


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Argentines Say Agrochemicals Causing Birth Defects, Cancer

Posted Oct 20, 2013

http://www.newser.com/story/176195/argentines-say-agrochemicals-causing-birth-defects-cancer.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=inbox&utm_campaign=newser

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Global cancer rates could increase by 50% to 15 million by 2020

Geneva, 3 April 2003 - Cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020.


 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2003/pr27/en/

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Worldwide cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years

 February, 2014

New cancer cases expected to grow from 14m a year in 2012 to 25m, with biggest burden in low- and middle-income countries

 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/03/worldwide-cancer-cases-soar-next-20-years

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Half of Britons will get cancer during their life by 2020

   June, 2013


Half of all people in Britain will contract cancer at some point in their life by the 2020s but four in ten of them will survive, according to a new report by McMillan Cancer Support.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10103449/Half-of-Britons-will-get-cancer-during-their-life-by-2020.html

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Environmental Toxins Cost Billions in Childhood Disease

http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/04/environmental-toxins-cost-billions-in-childhood-disease/


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How to Raise Chemical Free Kids

http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/chemical-free-kids/non-toxic-hand-sanitizer-47081806

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Protect kids from toxins 


http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehkids/pdf/toxicbro.pdf


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The Advantages of Organic Clothing


http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com/advantages-organic-clothing-2630.html


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Ageing population more at risk from environmental threats

http://theconversation.com/ageing-population-more-at-risk-from-environmental-threats-19574


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 Pesticide pollution of River Ghaggar in Haryana, India.

 Ghaggar, one of the major rivers of northern India originating in outer Himalayas and flowing through the state of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan, is put to multiple uses. Along its course of 464 km, it receives discharge from various cities and runoff from agricultural lands. Punjab and Haryana are two predominantly agricultural states of India using substantial amounts of agrochemicals, yet there are no reports available in literature on the level of pesticides in the stretch of river Ghaggar through Punjab and Haryana. This is the first report on pesticide pollution of the river Ghaggar in Haryana. Water samples along the 230-km stretch of the river in Haryana were analyzed for the presence of organochlorine insecticide residues. While aldrin and dieldrin were below detection limits, both hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) were traceable in all the water samples. High concentration of beta-HCH among SigmaHCH indicates old pollution source whereas predominance of p,p'-DDT among SigmaDDT reflects its recent use in the catchment area of the river. The concentrations of HCH and DDT in all the samples were above the permissible limits prescribed by the European Commission Directive for drinking purposes.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19107563

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More Than Half of India’s Rivers Too Polluted to Drink

 http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/content/379515/more-than-half-of-indias-rivers-too-polluted-to-drink/


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Indian river systems and pollution

 Most of the Indian rivers and their tributaries viz., Ganges, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, Sone, Cauvery Damodar and Brahmaputra are reported to be grossly polluted due to discharge of untreated sewage disposal and industrial effluents directly into the rivers. These wastes usually contain a wide variety of organic and inorganic pollutants including solvents, oils, grease, plastics, plasticizers, phenols, heavy metals, pesticides and suspended solids. The indiscriminate dumping and release of wastes containing the above mentioned hazardous substances into rivers might lead to environmental disturbance which could be considered as a potential source of stress to biotic community.

 http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/153800/


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 High C8 Levels in DuPont’s Chinese Workers’ Blood
 http://scienceblogs.com/thepumphandle/2008/11/06/high-c8-levels-in-duponts-chinese-workers-blood/


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China 'cancer villages' linked to water pollution

http://www.pollutionsolutions-online.com/news/water-wastewater/17/breaking_news/china_cancer_villages_linked_to_water_pollution/26416/

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Food safety incidents in China

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_safety_incidents_in_China

Food safety incidents in 2003

Poisonous Jinhua ham

In 2003, several small producers of Jinhua hams (from Jinhua, Zhejiang) operated out of season and produced hams during warmer months, treating their hams with pesticides to prevent spoilage and insect infestation.[1] The hams were soaked in the pesticide dichlorvos, which is a volatile organophosphate insecticide used for fumigation.[2]

Food safety incidents in 2004

Counterfeit baby formula

In April 2004, at least 13 babies in Fuyang, Anhui and 50–60 more in rural areas of Anhui died of malnourishment from ingesting fake powdered milk. In addition, 100–200 other babies in the province suffered malnutrition but survived. Local officials in Fuyang arrested 47 people who were responsible for making and selling the fake formula and investigators discovered 45 types of substandard formula for sale in Fuyang markets. Over 141 factories were responsible for the production of the formula and Chinese officials seized 2,540 bags of fake formula by mid-April. The State Food and Drug Administration ordered an investigation in May, 2004.
Within three days of ingesting the formula, the babies suffered from what Chinese doctors described as "big head disease," since the babies' heads swelled while their bodies became thinner from malnourishment. The fake formulas were tested to have only 1-6% protein when the national requirement was 10% protein. The government promised to compensate families and help cover medical bills. Most of the victims were rural families.[3][4][5]

Adulterated pickled vegetables

In June 2004, the Chengdu Quality Inspection Department released figures that only about 23% of all pickled vegetables produced in Chengdu, Sichuan had an acceptable amount of chemical additives. The labels on the pickled vegetables that was supposed to indicate the chemical content were also found to be inaccurate. In Sichuan, the factories had been using industrial-grade salt to pickle the vegetables and had been spraying pesticides containing high amounts of DDVP on the pickled vegetables before shipment.[6]

Counterfeit alcoholic drinks

In spring 2004, four men died of alcohol poisoning in Guangdong and eight other men were hospitalized in the People's Hospital of Guangzhou. Wang Funian and Hou Shangjian, both from Taihe Town, died in May after drinking liquor bought from the same vendor. Two other men, one a migrant worker, died the previous night in Zhongluotan in Hunan. Authorities in the local health department suspected that the makers of the fake liquor blended industrial alcohol and rice wine, and closed several unlicensed liquor manufacturers.[7]

Soy sauce made from human hair

Stories began circulating in the press about cheap soy sauces made from human hair. These sauces were manufactured in China using a chemical amino acid extraction process similar to artificially hydrolyzed soy sauces and then quietly exported to other countries. An investigative report that aired on Chinese television exposed the unsanitary and potentially contaminated sources of the hair:
In response, the Chinese government banned production of soy sauces made from hair. Other carcinogens remain; see 3-MCPD.

Food safety incidents in 2005

Sudan I red dye

In 1996, China banned food manufacturers from using Sudan I red dye to color their products. China followed a number of other developed nations in banning the dye due to its links to cancer and other negative health effects. However, officials in the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the State Bureau of Industry and Commerce, and the State Food and Drug Administration discovered in 2005 that Sudan I was being used in food in many major Chinese cities. In Beijing, the Heinz Company added the red dye to chili sauce; in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Hunan, and Fujian, the red dye was discovered in vegetables and noodles. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) used the red dye in its 1,200 restaurants, and medicine in Shanghai also contained Sudan I.
Before the years 2005, companies in China had been using Sudan I illegally, and government officials gave two reasons why the 1996 ban had not been adequately enforced. The first reason was that there were too many agencies overseeing food production, creating loopholes and inefficiency. The second reason was that the government agencies were not equipped or trained with the food testing equipment that could have detected the dye earlier. Officials announced that they would begin to reform the food safety system on national and local levels.[9]

Food safety incidents in 2006

Counterfeit drugs

The State Food and Drug Administration reported that their officials had resolved 14 cases involving fake drugs and 17 cases involving "health accidents" at drug manufacturing facilities.[10] One of these incidents involved fake Armillarisni A; ten people injected with the fake drug died in May, 2006.[11][12] The drug quality inspectors at the factory that produced the Armillarisni A drugs failed to notice that the chemical diglycol had been added to drugs. In July, 2006, six people died and 80 more became sick after ingesting an antibiotic with disinfectant as an ingredient.[13] In 2006, the government also "revoked the business licenses of 160 drug manufacturers and retailers."[13]

School food poisoning

On September 1, 2006, more than 300 students at Chongzhou Experimental Primary School in Chongzhou, Sichuan got food poisoning after lunch. Of those, approximately 200 students had to be hospitalized due to headaches, fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea. The school was temporarily closed for an investigation.[14] On the same day, middle school students in Liaoning also got food poisoning after eating dinner at school. The Ministry of Education ordered an investigation, and officials suspected that the cause of the food poisoning was unsanitary conditions at the schools. During summer vacation, the schools had not been cleaned or disinfected, and the pupils might have been exposed to unsanitary food or drinking water when they returned in September.[15]

Contaminated turbot fish

In late 2006, officials in Shanghai and Beijing discovered illegal amounts of chemicals in turbot. As The Epoch Times explained, "China started importing turbot from Europe in 1992. Currently, China's annual output is 40,000 tons. Since turbot have weak immune systems, some farmers use prohibited drugs to maintain their productivity, as their fish-farming technologies are not sufficient to prevent disease."[16] Shanghai officials from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration found carcinogenic nitrofuran metabolites in the fish and Beijing found additional drugs, including malachite green, in its fish. Other cities, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang, have begun testing turbot fish and banning the turbot shipped from Shandong. Many restaurants in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong stopped purchasing turbot after officials discovered the high amounts of illegal antibiotics.[17]

Pesticide residue on vegetables

In early 2006, Greenpeace tested vegetables in two Hong Kong grocery stores, and discovered that only 30% of their samples contained acceptable amounts of pesticide residue. Some of the 70 percent failing the tests tested positive for illegal pesticides, such as DDT, HCH and Lindane. Greenpeace explained that nearly 80% of vegetables in these grocery stores originated from mainland China. John Chapple, manager of Sinoanalytica, a Qingdao-based food analysis laboratory, supplemented Greenpeace's information. He was not surprised by the findings and explained that farmers in China have little knowledge of correct pesticide use.[18]
Although many Chinese farms are converting to organic agriculture, pesticide use in many areas remains high.[19]

Infected snail meat

In June, July, and August 2006, the Shuguo Yanyi Restaurant in Beijing served raw Amazonian snail meat and, as a result, 70 diners were diagnosed with angiostrongylus meningitis. The snail meat contained Angiostrongylus cantonesis, "a parasite that harms people's nervous system" causing headaches, vomiting, stiff necks, and fevers.[20] No one died from the meningitis outbreak and the Beijing Municipal Office of Health inspection did not find any more raw snails in 2,000 other restaurants. However, the Beijing Municipal Office of Health prohibited restaurants from serving raw or half-cooked snails and disciplined the Shuguo Yanyi Restaurant. The Beijing Friendship Hospital, where the first meningitis case was treated, began a program to educate doctors on the treatment of angiostrongylus meningitis. The Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention explained that these meningitis cases were the first outbreaks since the 1980s.[21]

Poisonous mushrooms

In December 2006, sixteen diners were hospitalized after eating a poisonous variety of boletus mushrooms in Beijing at the Dayali Roast Duck Restaurant. The mushrooms caused nausea, vomiting, and dizziness and the ill diners were treated at the Bo'ai Hospital and the 307 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army.[22]
In November 2006, Chinese authorities at the Ministry of Health had warned of the rising number of mushroom poisonings. "From July to September, 31 people were killed and 183 were poisoned by toxic mushrooms."[23] Officials worried that the public could not accurately separate edible mushrooms from poisonous ones.

Food safety incidents in 2007

Counterfeit drugs

According to John Newton of Interpol, Chinese organized crime is involved in working across national boundaries and faking drugs on an industrial scale, now appearing throughout Africa.[24] China Central Television cited an official saying those making the false albumin were making a 300% profit, assisted by shortages of the genuine product.[25]

Alleged carcinogen used in frying oil

In March 2007, the Guangzhou Information Times accused Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) of adding oil filtering powder, magnesium trisilicate, to its frying oil. It reported that KFC restaurants in several cities in Shaanxi this chemical so that the frying oil could be used repeatedly for up to ten days. KFC pointed out that the additive is considered safe by United States and international standards, but health officials in Xianyang, Yulin, and Xi'an, inspected their local KFCs and confiscated the frying powder. Officials in Guangzhou also began in investigation into the frying oils, and the cities requested that the Ministry of Health step in.[26][27] KFC stated that the oil filtering powder does not cause health problems and meets local and international standards, but local Chinese authorities claimed that reusing the powder decreased its nutritional value and that it was connected to cancer. Magnesium trisilicate is commonly used in medicines such as antacids, and is widely considered to be safe for human consumption with no known connections to cancer.

Contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein used for export

In May 2007, The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) confirmed that two domestic companies had exported melamine-contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States.[28] In August 2007, AQSIQ introduced recall systems for unsafe food products and toys and on December 3, 2007, China ordered 69 categories of products to be bar-coded at factories amid efforts to improve product safety, in response to several recent incidents, including: "scares rang[ing] from ducks and hens that were fed cancer-causing Sudan Red dye to make their egg yolks red, to pet food made of melamine-tainted wheat protein that killed scores of dogs and cats in the United States."[29][30] See also 2007 pet food crisis.

Sewage used in tofu manufacturing

Close to a hundred manufacturers of stinky tofu in Guangdong were found to use a combination of sewage, slop, and iron(II) sulfate to accelerate production and improve appearance of their fermented product.[31]

Cardboard bun hoax

Food safety incidents in 2008

Tainted Chinese dumplings

In January 2008, several Japanese people in the Hyōgo and Chiba prefectures fell ill after consuming Chinese-produced jiaozi (dumplings) tainted with the insecticide methamidophos.[32][33][34][35][36][37] The dumplings had been produced by the Tianyang Food Plant in Hebei[38] and sold by JT Foods and the Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union. Kyodo News reported that about 500 people complained of agonies.[39] On February 5, 2008, Hyōgo and Chiba prefectural police announced that they were treating these cases as attempted murder.[40] and both prefectural police departments established a joint investigation team.
When Japanese police and other prefectural authorities inspected the recalled dumplings, they found pesticides other than methamidophos, including dichlorvos and parathion.[41][42][43][44] The Japanese National Police Agency found these toxins in packages that were completely sealed,[45][46] concluding that it would have been nearly impossible to insert such toxins into the packages from the outside.[47] They provided the test results to the Ministry of Public Security of China (MPS).[48]
Investigations jointly held by both the Chinese and Japanese governments cleared the Chinese company of responsibility after finding no traces of any poison in the raw material used nor in the factory.[49][50] Officials are now treating this incident as a deliberate poisoning, and an investigation is underway.[51] On February 28, 2008 the MPS criminal investigation bureau announced that there was little chance that methamidophos had been put into the dumplings in China, and declared that the Japanese police had rejected the requirement by the MPS to check the scene, relative material evidences, and test reports, thus information on the evidence was not fully provided to the MPS.[52] On the same day, Hiroto Yoshimura, the Commissioner-General of Japan's National Police Agency, argued against the Chinese authorities that the Japanese had already offered test results and photographic evidence and claimed that some part of China's assertion "cannot be overlooked".[53][54] They asked Chinese authorities to offer evidence.[55]
On August 5, 2008, Japanese media revealed that some Chinese people who had eaten the recalled Chinese dumplings made by Tianyang Food had also become sick after the incident in Japan, in mid-June 2008; the cause was again found to have been methamidophos contamination.[56][57][58][59][60] The Chinese government alerted the Japanese government to this fact just before the 34th G8 summit in July 2008. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that this incident has increased the suspicion of foods produced in China.[61]

Contaminated powdered ginger

In July 2008, it was announced that the Whole Foods supermarket chain in the United States had been selling powdered ginger produced in China, which was labeled as organic food, but when tested was found to contain the banned pesticide Aldicarb.[62][63][64] The ginger had been mistakenly certified organic by Quality Assurance International, who relied on two Chinese certifiers because, under Chinese law, foreigners may not inspect Chinese farms.[65]

Contaminated baby formula

In September 2008, a fresh outbreak of kidney disease occurred, due to baby formula contaminated by melamine. Six babies died and 54,000 were made sick by the tainted formula with 51,900 requiring hospitalization.[66][67] The supplier of the milk, Sanlu Group, is a name brand and is a major player in the industry in China. The company is said to have known of the problem for months, but claims the contaminant came from milk suppliers.[68][69]

Contaminated egg products

In October 2008 news emerged certain egg products produced by Hanwei Group were also contaminated with melamine.[citation needed]

Food safety incidents in 2009

Plastic tapioca pearls

Tapioca pearls used for bubble tea were adulterated with macromolecular polymers to improve their texture.[70]

Pesticide in mantou

To improve the chewiness and texture of mantou (steamed buns) the pesticide dichlorvos was added. In addition, sulfur dioxide was used to whiten the buns to improve their physical appearance.[71]

Fake lamb meat

Businesses in Qingdao, Shandong have been caught marinating duck meat in goat or sheep urine to give the duck the smell and taste of lamb. The duck is then sold as lamb to customers.[72]

Formaldehyde-laced blood pudding

Inspectors in Wuhan, Hubei discovered that most of the pork blood pudding in Chinese markets contained little actual blood, but rather, was manufactured with formaldehyde, corn starch, industrial grade salt, artificial food colourings, and a variety of other additives.[73]

Food safety incidents in 2010

Gutter oil

Main article: Gutter oil

Dyed green beans

Hunan police shut down various underground workshops that produced fake green beans by mixing soybeans with various chemical additives.[74][75]

Food safety incidents in 2011

Adulterated noodles

Seventeen noodle makers in Dongguan city, Guangdong province alleged to have included ink, industrial dyes, and paraffin wax in the manufacture of noodles normally made from sweet potatoes in order to lower costs.[76]

Food safety incidents in 2012

Contaminated strawberries

In October 2012, contaminated Chinese strawberries infected over 11 thousand children in Germany.[77]

Food safety incidents in 2013

Pork Meat Scandal

In March 2013, over 15,000 dead pigs had been found drifting down Huangpu River,[78] caused by a crack-down on illicit pig-trade in Zhejiang. As reported by Shanghaiist, local pork dealers would buy up dead meat unfit for sale, process it in illegal workshops, and then re-introduce the products into the legal market.[79]

Lamb Meat Scandal

In May 2013, the Ministry of Public Security released a press statement[80] warning Shanghai consumers of lamb meat that inadvertently may have been, or contained, rat, fox or mink meat.[81] According to some sources,[82] respective fake lamb meat also reached Yum-owned "Little Sheep" hot pot chain restaurants, though Yum itself declined these rumours.[83]

Recycled Out-of-date food

In June 2013, Wenzhou police shut down 10 underground mills in Zhejiang’s Cangnan County, and additionally seized large amounts of chemical additives and coloring agents, which were used to clean out-of-date (expired) chicken drumsticks and wings, ducks’ heads, and duck meat prior to re-selling them to the public.[84]

Fake Beef

In September 2013, according to JRJ[85] and Shanghaiist[86] six workshops near Xi'an, Shaanxi, have been shut down that produced fake beef by mixing pork with chemicals, such as paraffin wax and industrial salts.

Cat Meat Scandal

In October 2013, cat meat, slaughtered at a "black" slaughterhouse in Huai'an City near Shanghai, was sold to butchers and local markets under the guise of “rabbit”. Some of the cats were kept alive and shipped to the southern provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi where they were sold for around 10 yuan (£1) per animal.[87][88]

Food safety incidents in 2014

Gutter oil scandal

Gutter oil is a term used in China to describe illicit cooking oil that has already been used and is then processed by cleaning and filtering to be resold as a cheaper alternative to normal cooking oil. The sources of this oil are restaurant fryers, sewers and leftover or used oil that is sold by restaurants. A newer version of gutter oil uses discarded animal parts, animal fat, internal organs, and expired or otherwise low quality meat which is then cooked in large vats in order to extract the oil.

Expired meat sold to global brands

Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. supplied products containing expired meat to McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and Burger King. The products were sold in numerous countries including Japan.[89]
McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum! Brands, Inc. apologized to Chinese customers after the scandal was exposed. Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd based in China was a subsidiary of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC.[89]
The company was forced in July 2014 to shut down after local television station Dragon TV ran footage of the company's factory workers picking meat such as hamburger patties from off the factory floor and throwing them directly into meat mixers. Also bare hands handled poultry and beef on the assembly line. The footage also showed sewage and trash spread all over the floor of the plant. In addition, the expired meat, which workers described as "stinky," was concealed mostly by mixing it with non-expired meat.[citation needed]

Sodium Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate (CH3NaO3S)

A video about the top 10 most common toxic substances in Chinese food and snacks looked into the use of the carcinogen, sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate (CH3NaO3S), to bleach food. According to the video, this practice has been widely adopted by the largely unregulated Chinese food industry. In the video, all 12 samples taken from mianjing snack stalls in Beijing were found to contain CH3NaO3S. Mushrooms,[90] tofu, mianjing (a Chinese starch product), mixian (mainly rice made noodles), vermicelli, and flour were among the food that contained contaminated substances. Bean and starch products were also found contaminated with CH3NaO3S.

Fake hot pot soup

A video made by a Chinese dietitian has become popular on Internet showing a commonly adopted way to turn boiled water into "high quality pork soup" for hot pot. By adding ethyl maltol, capsicum oleoresin, and Disodium 5’-ribonucleotide into boiled water, fake pork hot pot soup becomes ready to serve in 20 seconds. As investigators dug deeper, it was revealed to the public that many cooks of hot pot restaurants took training programs in China that approved the fraud to reduce cost. Investigators also found antimalarial drugs in the soup to cover the side effects of rotten meat.
In the same video, the dietitian also showed a common method to make “beef balls” from bean powder by adding sodium pyrophosphate (Na4P2O7·10H2O) and sodium tripolyphosphate (Na5P3O10).

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“Organic” Foods From China? Buyer Beware!

 03 March 2017 

 https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/25512-organic-foods-from-china-buyer-beware

Nearly a decade ago, in September 2007, The New American published Michael Telzrow’s “New Chinese Take-Out: Tainted, Poisoned Exports,” which detailed the frightening extent to which China had already succeeded in penetrating — and even dominating — our internal consumables: foods, beverages, vitamins, pharmaceuticals. It’s gotten markedly worse in the years since, thanks to both Democrats and Republicans — in the White House and in Congress — who have caved in and/or sold out to the China Lobby. It’s not just melamine in pet food, diethylene glycol — a highly toxic solvent — in cough syrup and toothpaste, and lead paint on children’s toys. After those and other “Made In China” food scandals made it through a few news cycles, the issue was largely swept under the rug by the establishment press. Instead of heeding these canary-in-the-coalmine warnings, government officials and business leaders opened the floodgates even further so China could accelerate its conquest of the American food market.
In June 2011, Food & Water Watch, a non-profit consumer watchdog group, published an eye-opening report entitled “A Decade of Dangerous Food Imports From China.” Among other things, this important monograph tabulated from U.S. government records the alarming year-by-year increases in China’s food exports to the United States: apple juice, mushrooms, garlic, cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, pears, apples, cherries, strawberries, catfish, salmon, tilapia, cod, sardines, shrimp, clams, crab, honey, spices, tea, nuts, onions, vegetable oils, soy sauce, and much more...


On May 8, 2013, China expert and author William C. Triplett testified before U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “The Threat of China’s Unsafe Consumables.”  After making reference to the above-cited Food & Water Watch study, Triplett observed: “Two years later, it appears the problem is worse rather than better. Last fall thousands of German children fell ill after eating Chinese strawberries served to them in their school cafeterias. And just last month the FDA revealed that thanks to toxic battery recycling operations, rice imported from China showed lead levels 60 times above the recommended safe levels for children.” (Emphasis added.)
“One of the particular problems of dealing with toxic food imports from China is illustrated by the honey case,” Triplett noted. “The FDA and others got onto the Chinese honey issue quite a while ago. The Department of Justice even raided some facilities but the consensus is that through a sophisticated international smuggling network, the Chinese honey producers have pretty well defeated all efforts to control them.”
Death by China: Eat, Drink and Be Buried
Horror stories of illness, suffering, and death from Made-in-China food abound (see herehere, and here). How is it possible that this continues? After all, we have a myriad of federal regulatory agencies (virtually all of which are unconstitutional or exercise unconstitutional powers) that harass and destroy American farmers, manufacturers, and marketers — in the name of protecting the American consumer.
As with most bullies, these bureaucracies prefer pick on easier targets, rather than go after the real threats. “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has done little to address the growing tide of food imports from China, despite a well-documented pattern of chemical adulteration and unsafe drug residues,” the 2011 Food & Water Watch study stated. “The FDA inspects less than 2 percent of imported food and barely visits Chinese food manufacturers. The FDA conducted only 13 food inspections in China between June 2009 and June 2010.”

 Does the certified “USDA Organic” label on food from China mean nothing, then? It appears so. (See hereherehere, and here.) So, yes, I returned the “organic” brown rice ramen noodles to Costco for a refund, and I informed the customer service department that I do not consume — and do not buy — food from the communist regime. And I will be following up with a note to Costco’s corporate management to let them know that I do not appreciate companies that will jeopardize their customers’ health and safety by flooding our markets with toxic Made-In-China foodstuffs. Now we must prod the new Trump administration and Congress to address this issue posthaste.

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A Decade of Dangerous Food Imports from China

 2011

     Melamine
China’s dangerous culture of chemical adulteration and counterfeit food 
products came into focus for American consumers in 2007, when China 
exported pet food ingredients tainted with the industrial chemical melamine.


https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/sites/default/files/Dangerous%20Food%20Imports%20China%20Report%20Jun%202011.pdf



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20 Images of China’s Severe Water Pollution

 http://gallagher-photo.com/2013/03/20/20-images-of-chinas-severe-water-pollution/


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Body burden levels of dioxin, furans, and PCBs among frequent consumers of Great Lakes sport fish. The Great Lakes Consortium.   -

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10092416

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Potential exposure to PCBs, DDT, and PBDEs from sport-caught fish consumption in relation to breast cancer risk in Wisconsin.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241824/


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Exposure assessment and initial intervention regarding fish consumption of tribal members of the Upper Great Lakes Region in the United States. 

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15220067


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 PCB-Related Alteration of Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid Hormone Receptor Gene Expression in Free-Ranging Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1513321/


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Persistent organic pollutants in the diet of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) inhabiting Puget Sound, Washington (USA), and the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia (Canada): a food basket approach

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16268158


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Percutaneous absorption of PCBs from soil: In vivo rhesus monkey, in vitro human skin, and binding to powdered human stratum corneum


http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287399309531758#.UjCK7T_NntZ


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Levels and distribution pattern of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners in razor clams Ensis siliqua (Linnaeus, 1758) from Galicia (north-west Spain) in relation to biometric parameters   

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17071525


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Toxic equivalency factors (TEFs) for PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFs for humans and wildlife.

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1533232/

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Recent advances in the analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls in environmental and biological media. 

 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3935653

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US: General Electric workers sue Monsanto over PCBs


More than 500 General Electric Co. employees have sued Monsanto Co. along with two related companies, claiming they were exposed to toxic chemicals manufactured for decades by Monsanto, the company said Wednesday.

The product liability suit, which seeks $1 billion in punitive and $1 billion in actual damages, names Monsanto, Pharmacia, which is now owned by Pfizer Inc., and bankrupt Solutia Inc. and was filed in mid-December by 590 current employees of a General Electric plant in Schenectady, New York.

The suit claims personal injury and fear of future disease related to contamination by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were banned by Congress in 1978 and found to be harmful to human health.

The suit claims that Monsanto knew of the hazards of PCBs but continued to make the chemicals because of their profitability. And even though Monsanto stopped making the chemicals nearly 30 years ago, the lawsuit claims the hazardous chemicals have been leaking from creek beds and landfills, further exposing the GE workers.


http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=13140

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 Massachusetts Schools Sue Monsanto For PCB Contamination

http://frrole.com/o/massachusetts-schools-sue-monsanto-for-p-spinchief-boston


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 Sickening: Major food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives in processed foods

 April 15, 2015

 (NaturalNews) Every time you purchase mass-produced processed "food" from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you're choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.

 http://www.naturalnews.com/049367_aborted_babies_flavor_chemicals_food_corporations.html

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Kraft, Pepsi, and Nestle Using Aborted Babies For Flavor Additives

July 19, 2015

If you thought that Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies was evil, then you will be shocked by those companies using these body parts as flavor additives.
The 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green was about food produced from human body parts. It appears Kraft Foods, Pepsi Corporation (PepsiCo) and Nestle are creating a new wave of products using aborted baby body parts provided by Semonyx and StemExpress. Science fiction is now a scientific reality. Should the Food and Drug Administration require a label on those products, listed below, that use baby parts as flavor additives?


http://drrichswier.com/2015/07/19/kraft-pepsi-and-nestle-the-using-aborted-babies-for-flavor-additives/

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Even if you are for, or against legalizing abortion in the world,
 using human cells for human consumption, especially for flavoring additives, is still a form of cannibalism. Can we at least agree on that? We should not support companies that are using aborted fetus cells, in food additives.


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Famous Food Companies Caught Using Aborted Babies For Flavor Additives

http://conservativepost.com/famous-food-companies-caught-using-aborted-babies-for-flavor-additives/

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The question is, if they are using aborted fetuses for their cells for flavoring additives and vaccines, what is to stop them from trying to produce more fetus cells this way. Does this mean that they will grow fetuses, and harvest fetuses, just for their cells now? To most, this does not sound very ethical.

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What Aborted Fetuses Have to Do With Vaccines

Feb 17, 2015

A small but growing number of parents who object to vaccinating their children on religious grounds say they do so because many common vaccines are the product of cells that once belonged to aborted fetuses.

There is a grain of truth to this statement. But even religious leaders, including a future pope, have said that shouldn't deter parents from vaccinating their children.

Vaccine and Cell Line Science

Some childhood vaccines, including the one against rubella -- which is part of the MMR vaccine given to millions of children worldwide for measles, mumps and rubella -- is cultured in "WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts," according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's fact sheet on the vaccine's ingredients.

 Merck, the vaccine's manufacturer, acknowledged that those cells were originally obtained from an electively aborted fetus. They were used to start a cell line, which is a cell multiplied over and over again to produce cells that are of a consistent genetic makeup. The WI-38 cell line is used as a culture to grow live viruses that are used in vaccines.


Vaccines Developed Using Human Cell Strains

"Merck, as well as other vaccine manufacturers, uses two well-established human cell lines to grow the virus for selected vaccines," Merck said in a statement to ABC News. "The FDA has approved the use of these cell lines for the production of these Merck vaccines."
Other common vaccines, including those for chicken pox, hepatitis and rabies, are also propagated in cells originating from legally aborted human fetuses, according to the FDA.
"These abortions, which occurred decades ago, were not undertaken with the intent of producing vaccines," said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers Disease Control and Prevention.
The original cells were obtained more than 50 years ago and have been maintained under strict federal guidelines by the American Type Culture Collection, according to Merck.
"These cell lines are now more than three generations removed from their origin, and we have not used any new tissue to produce these vaccines," the company added in its statement.
To say that the vaccines contain a significant amount of human fetal tissue, as some objectors to the vaccines claim, is misleading, stressed Dr. Paul Offit, the director of the vaccine education center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

"There are perhaps nanograms of DNA fragments still found in the vaccine, perhaps billionths of a gram," he said. "You would find as much if you analyzed the fruits and vegetables you eat."
And to remove human fibroblast cells entirely from vaccines is out of the question, Offit explained, noting they are necessary because human viruses don't grow well in animal cells.
"They have also been tested for safety and the fetal cells can go through many more divisions than most other cells before dying," he said...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/aborted-fetuses-vaccines/story?id=29005539



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The Promise of Adult Stem Cells in Disease Management, Anti-Aging, and Life Extension

 Nov 17, 2013

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/17/adult-stem-cells-therapy.aspx
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Aborted Babies 'Burned to Heat NHS Hospitals'

 March 24, 2014

The bodies of at least 15,500 unborn babies have been incinerated over the past two years, with some of them used to generate power to heat NHS hospitals, a new investigation has revealed.



 http://www.breitbart.com/london/2014/03/24/aborted-babies-burned-to-heat-nhs-hospitals/
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Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed

 April 22, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUn1jKhWTXI

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Taco Bell Will Replace Taco Shells from Restaurants

 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117943&page=1

Taco Bell Corp. has begun replacing taco shells at 7,000 Taco Bell restaurants, because they may contain the same genetically engineered corn found in a supermarket brand pulled from stores this week.
Although the restaurant’s taco shells use a different recipe, both may contain genetically engineered corn not approved for human consumption, and are made by the same company, Sabritas, based in Texas.
On Friday, Kraft Foods pulled millions of packages of taco shells off supermarket shelves after an anti-biotech environmental group found traces of the corn in shells purchased in a Washington suburb. Tests performed for Kraft at an independent lab found similar results, the company said.
“This is definitely a precautionary measure,” Taco Bell spokeswoman Laurie Gannon said today. “While our restaurant taco shells are a different recipe than Kraft’s, we wanted to determine whether ours contain the same unapproved corn variety claimed to be in Kraft’s product.”


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Insects In Peanut Butter, And More Food Facts That We Refuse To Believe

 Feb 28, 2014 

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/17/food-facts_n_4788746.html

9: Your Jar Of Peanut Butter May Contain Rodent Hair And Insect Parts
 Sorry. We’re really sorry. But it’s true, and the FDA has confirmed it. There may be up to an “average of 30 OR MORE insect fragments per 100 grams” and an “average of one OR MORE rodent hairs per 100 grams.” (Emphasis our own.) The FDA lists the “significance” as “aesthetic.” Really?


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9 Ways That Processed Foods Are Harming People



1. Processed Foods Are Usually High in Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup

 

2. Processed Foods Are “Hyper Rewarding” and Lead to Overconsumption

3. Processed Foods Contain All Sorts of Artificial Ingredients

 

9 Ways That Processed Foods Are Harming People


1. Processed Foods Are Usually High in Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup


2. Processed Foods Are “Hyper Rewarding” and Lead to Overconsumption


3. Processed Foods Contain All Sorts of Artificial Ingredients


4. Many People Can Literally Become Addicted to Processed Junk Foods

5. Processed Foods Are Often High in Refined Carbohydrates

6. Most Processed Foods Are Low in Nutrients

7. Processed Foods Tend to be Low in Fiber

8. It Requires Less Energy and Time to Digest Processed Foods

9. Processed Foods Are Often High in Trans Fats or Processed Vegetable Oils


 https://authoritynutrition.com/9-ways-that-processed-foods-are-killing-people/


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12 Deeply Unsettling Food Facts You Wish You Didn’t Know

 


1. Jars of peanut butter contain insect fragments and rodent hair.

4. Babies would need to eat double the amount of manufactured baby food to get the same nutrients as a homemade meal offers.

6. “Natural” vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry flavoring comes from a beaver’s anal gland. The actual additive is called castoreum, which is the excrement from a beaver’s castor sacs. It’s not just used in some ice creams, it’s also an additive in ice tea, yogurt, gelatin, fruit-flavored drinks, and candy. Though, to be fair to castoreum, it’s FDA approved…

7. Candy corn is covered in insect secretions. Candy corn, chewing gum, coffee beans, and jelly beans are covered in something called shellac, which comes from the secretions of the female Kerria lacca, an insect in Thailand. (It’s what gives the candy that shiny glow.) Notably, M&Ms is one hard candy that doesn’t use the stuff.


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Castoreum

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castoreum

Castoreum /kæsˈtɔːriəm/ is the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European beaver (Castor fiber).
Castoreum is the yellowish secretion of the castor sac. Beavers use castoreum in combination with urine to scent mark territory.[1][2] Both beaver sexes have a pair of castor sacs and a pair of anal glands, located in two cavities under the skin between the pelvis and the base of the tail.[3] The castor sacs are not true glands (endocrine or exocrine) on a cellular level, hence references to these structures as preputial glands or castor glands are misnomers.[4] Castor sacs are a type of scent gland.
It is used as a tincture in some perfumes[5] and as a food additive.[6]

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Castoreum is used mainly in perfumes these days.

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Some Hershey's Chocolate Using Cocoa Butter Substitutes, Not Real Cocoa Butter

 http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2008/09/chocolate-cocoa-butter-replacements-hersheys.html

About a year ago, a "citizen" petition was sent to the FDA, asking if chocolate manufacturers could replace cocoa butter in chocolate with "cocoa butter replacements" or "cocoa butter substitutes," while still calling the misbegotten product "chocolate." (I guess you can tell where I stand on that issue, and many of you have your own opinion.)
Believe it or not, despite the United States' bad reputation for chocolate, we're actually ahead of the European Union on this one. The EU version of this Standards of Identity (the documents that specify what ingredients can or cannot be in food, and what you can call them) allows manufacturers to substitute up to 5% of the cocoa butter in chocolate and still call the resultant—whatever it is but it's not chocolate as far as I am concerned—"chocolate."
That does not keep manufacturers from replacing the cocoa butter with other fats; they just can't call them chocolate anymore.
Hershey, for example, makes something called Special Dark® Chocolate. If you look at the label, you'll notice it's trademarked. Elsewhere on the label, there's the phrase mildly sweet chocolate, which means the chocolate conforms to the FDA Standard of Identity for "sweet chocolate." A look at the ingredients reveals the presence of milk fat and other dairy-derived ingredients, which enhance shelf life and contribute to the pasty texture.
Hershey has taken the next step in the process, replacing the cocoa butter in some of its chocolate with far less expensive vegetable oil. Of course, they can no longer call it chocolate or even milk chocolate, but they can call it "chocolate candy," or "chocolatey," or the even more obtuse and deliberately misleading: "made with chocolate."


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Many companies are using phytosterols and GMO soybean oil, for food additives. For more information on phytosterols, view our blog titled The DuPont Investigation - Http://DuPontinvestigation.blogspot.com .

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Honey

 August 3, 2015

 https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2015/08/the-not-so-sweet-truth-about-honey/

Plain and simple, most honey on sale in the United States is fake.
A sampling of over 60 varieties shows that 76 percent of honey bought in U.S. groceries isn’t actually honey. It doesn’t even contain pollen.1
So, what is this stuff you’re buying as a “healthier” sugar substitute?
It’s another processed product stripped of nutritional value. Processing honey removes its pollen, antioxidants, and nutrients. What you are left with is sweet syrup.
Honey manufacturers say removing pollen helps the shelf life of the product and makes it impossible to trace where it came from. They also say clear honey just looks more appealing.
Unbelievably, they also add in artificial sweeteners and corn syrup to cut costs and make a sweeter product.2
Once again, it’s “shelf” over “health.” The food industry doesn’t care if the product is harmful as long as it has a profitable shelf life.
Even worse, Chinese honey—which can be full of antibiotics—makes its way illegally into some of the honey in the United States3
The good news is that honey has tremendous healing power if you eat the right kind…
Most organic honey, like that from Brazil, tends to have a lot of pollen in it. This means that it hasn’t been ultra-pasteurized and will actually provide some kind of nutrition to you.
But if you want to get the most health benefits, you can do even better.



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80% of non-organic apples in US are contaminated with a potentially dangerous carcinogen banned in Europe

http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/non-organic-apples-in-us-contain-dangerous-chemical-diphenylamine-banned-in-Europe.php

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These 5 Non-Organic Foods are Poisonous

 February 14, 2014

 https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2014/02/these-5-non-organic-foods-are-poisonous/

1. Apples: It doesn’t get more wholesome than an apple…right? If only that were the case. Ninety-nine percent of non-organic apples have traces of at least one pesticide on them.3 Even if you completely skin your apples, you’re still eating pesticides.4
Why you should eat organic apples: Apples protect your heart. They contain flavonoids that prevent heart disease. Eating one apple a day for four weeks lowers your LDL cholesterol by up to 40 percent.
2. Sweet bell peppers: They add color, flavor, and texture to your dinner. You can even snack on them between meals without feeling guilty. But a single “conventionally grown” bell pepper can have as many as 13 pesticides on it.5
Why you should eat organic peppers: The lycopene in bell peppers can help reduce your risk for heart disease. They also give you more vitamin C per serving than an orange.6
3. Grapes: These tiny treats make a sweet snack. But what isn’t so sweet is that grapes are a major source of chemical additives. You’ll find up to 15 pesticides on a single bunch of grapes.7 But the news gets worse… French researchers found traces of these pesticides in every wine they tested.8
Why you should eat organic grapes: Grapes are a good way to get more polyphenols in your diet. They also help keep your blood pressure under control.
4. Celery: It’s a common diet “trick”… Celery can help keep your cravings between meals at a minimum. But if you aren’t buying organic, it’s doing more harm than good. Like bell peppers, celery can have up to 13 pesticides on it.9
Why you should eat organic celery: It’s a great source of antioxidants. And, did you know celery can help you spice things up in the bedroom?
5. Nectarines (imported): They’re juicy and delicious. But if you’re buying them out of season during colder months, you’re putting your health in danger. Every single imported nectarine tested was contaminated with pesticides.10 Not even one of them was clean!
Why you should eat organic nectarines: Other than being juicy and delicious, eating nectarines give you fiber, potassium, and antioxidants.11
Finding safe, nutritious produce shouldn’t be as difficult as it is. But factory farming makes it harder to know what is healthful and what isn’t. Avoiding the conventional version of these foods is the best way to start cutting the pesticides out of your life and enjoying their many health benefits.

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12 Most Toxic Fruits and Vegetables

 June 20, 2012

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/top-12-toxic-fruits-and-vegetables.html

Health and environment watchdog, Environmental Working Group (EWG), has released the eighth edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated data on 45 commonly-consumed fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. The results are based on analysis of pesticide residue testing data from the US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.
Every year EWG takes to task the worst offenders with its Dirty Dozen list, while giving a shout-out to produce with the lowest pesticide levels with the list of the Clean Fifteen. It's such a brilliant and helpful approach, giving shoppers the power to avoid the most contaminated food while still being able to purchase conventional produce when and if circumstances require it.

Dirty Dozen: The 12 to buy organic (in order of pesticide load, apples being the worst offenders).
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Sweet bell peppers
4. Peaches
5. Strawberries
6. Imported nectarines
7. Grapes
8. Spinach
9. Lettuce
10. Cucumbers
11. Domestic blueberries
12. Potatoes

Clean Fifteen: Buying organic is more sound environmentally, but if you can't, these options are less contaminated and don't pose as much of a health threat as do the dozen above.
1. Onions
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Cabbage
6. Sweet peas
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Eggplant
10. Kiwi
11. Domestic cantaloupe
12. Sweet potatoes
13. Grapefruit
14. Watermelon
15. Mushrooms


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Are YOUR mushrooms safe to eat? Dried fungi bought from a Chinese supermarket found to contain THREE unnamed species

 

  • Experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, in south west London, sequenced the DNA of the mushrooms in the bag
  • They discovered three types of porcini new to science
  • Relatively little is known about the various types of cooking ingredient
  • The product was purchased in a small Chinese supermarket in London

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2687575/Are-YOUR-mushrooms-safe-eat-Dried-fungi-bought-Chinese-supermarket-contain-THREE-unnamed-species.html


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All Natural, Mushroom-Based Pesticide Could Revolutionize Agriculture

May 14, 2015

Could an insecticide made from mushrooms compete with commercial pesticides applied to crops the world over?
Fungus expert Paul Stamets thinks so, with a product he calls SMART pesticides. They are made from natural fungi, which kill insects and protect crops without creating toxic residue and runoff. If adopted, the mushroom pesticides would be a breath of fresh air in our increasingly toxic environment.
Pesticides can be necessary for large-scale food production, but they also have harmful effects on the natural world as well as on human health. Many of the chemicals used in commercial pesticides, like  ammonia, arsenic, benzene, chlorine, dioxins, formaldehyde and glyphosate are dangerous to people even in small doses, and they show up in human bodies after consumption of conventionally-grown food.
Widespread pesticide use is also one possible culprit for the massive decline in bee populations over the last decade, as well as a persistent cause of ground and fresh water pollution.

 http://reset.me/story/all-natural-mushroom-based-pesticide-could-revolutionize-agriculture/

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 This is Why Sodium Benzoate is So Scary

 http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/this-is-why-sodium-benzoate-is-so-scary

 Sodium benzoate is a sodium salt that is present at extremely low levels in berries, apples, plums, cinnamon, and several other natural foods. There’s nothing scary about the chemical in these items. But lab-synthesized sodium benzoate (and its close relative, benzoic acid) are a different story. When these preservatives are added to foods and to the interior of metal cans that contain beverages or liquid foods, they can have a detrimental effect on your health.

For example, a small percentage of people are hypersensitive to sodium benzoate and can experience asthmatic attacks, hives, or other allergic reactions when they consume the preservative. A more common problem, however, is the combination of sodium benzoate and citric acid and/or ascorbic acid (vitamin C). When these ingredients get together, they form benzene, a cancer-causing chemical associated with leukemia and other blood cancers.




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SSRI Antidepressants Increase Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage

‘Patients being treated with SSRIs had a 17 percent increased risk of experiencing an intracranial hemorrhage…’

 May 1, 2017

https://www.infowars.com/ssri-antidepressants-increase-risk-of-intracranial-hemorrhage/


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Where’s the beef?    Read the label on one of the popular dog treats and you’ll be asking yourself that same question. 



 https://goodnessgracioustreats.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/where%E2%80%99s-the-beef/


Milk-Bones and Beggin Strips are the #1 and #2 top selling treats respectively and I’d sooner have my dog stick her head in the curbside garbage on a hot day than eat that stuff.
Where’s the conscience of Del Monte and Purina when they put toxins and animal waste in our pets’ food?  And they’re not the only ones.  Anyone that hides behind “Natural Flavors” on their label instead of telling us exactly what those flavors are (ADI, Waggin’ Train) needs a firm kick in the caboose.  Just because the FDA allows manufacturers to do it, doesn’t mean they should.
BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin, Sodium Metabisulfite and TBHQ.
These are chemical preservatives known to cause things like:  cancer, liver and kidney problems, weakness, loss of consciousness, brain damage, and life-threatening asthma.  One or more of these chemicals are in the top two selling treats and numerous others.  The chemicals also are used to manufacture things like rubber and petroleum products, and embalming fluid.
Treats containing at least one of these chemicals These chemicals are used to manufacture:
  • Milk-Bones (Del Monte)
  • Embalming Fluid
  • Beggin Strips (Purina)
  • Jet Fuels
  • Pup Peroni (Del Monte)
  • Rubber Products
  • Busy Bones (Purina)
  • Pesticides
  • Moist n Meaty (Purina)
  • Electrical Transformer Oil
  • T-Bonz (Purina)
  • Bil-Jacs
  • Simple Essentials Treats (Hill’s Science Diet/Colgate Palmolive)
  • Petroleum Products
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  • Disinfectants
Ethoxyquin is so toxic that the FDA has prohibited it from human consumption except for minute quantities in certain spices (e.g. cayenne pepper).  The FDA, despite the behest of veterinarians, has done nothing but suggest to pet product manufacturers they reduce its usage.   Who knows if any of them have reduced it, but Purina still adds it into their Moist ‘n Meaty and Hill’s Science Diet (Colgate Palmolive) adds it to their Simple Essentials Treats as disclosed clearly on their labels. (See Sidebar about how tough it can be to spot ethoxyquin and other toxins.)


So what’s the deal with all these other chemical preservatives?  Sodium Metabisulfite (the preservative in Milk-Bones) is harmful if ingested or inhaled (as in sniffed).  It reacts with WATER and acids (like those in your dog’s stomach) to release toxic sulfur dioxide gas. It can cause life-threatening asthmatic reactions after ingestion as well as gastrointestinal, circulatory and central nervous system problems.   The people who handle this stuff are required to wear hazmat suits and respirators.  And believe it or not, there’s more written about the harmful effects and cancer-causing properties of BHA and BHT than sodium metabisulfite.  BHT is actually banned in England. And BHA is thought by the National Institutes of Health to cause stomach cancer.


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Lab-Grown Meat Coming to Supermarket Shelves Soon?

A Silicon-Valley startup, Memphis Meats says they have successfully made the world’s first lab-grown chicken strips as well as duck and beef using animal cells  

May 1, 2017


https://www.infowars.com/lab-grown-meat-coming-to-supermarket-shelves-soon/



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Mutation breeding

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_breeding

Mutation breeding, sometimes referred to as "variation breeding", is the process of exposing seeds to chemicals or radiation in order to generate mutants with desirable traits (or lacking undesirable ones) to be bred with other cultivars. Plants created using mutagenesis are sometimes called mutagenic plants or mutagenic seeds. From 1930 to 2014 more than 3200 mutagenic plant varietals have been released that have been derived either as direct mutants (70%) or from their progeny (30%). Crop plants account for 75% of released mutagenic species with the remaining 25% ornamentals or decorative plants. However, although the FAO/IAEA reported in 2014 that over 1,000 mutant varietals of major staple crops were being grown worldwide, it is unclear how many of these varieties are currently used in agriculture or horticulture around the world, as these seeds are not always identified or labeled as being mutagenic or having a mutagenic provenance.


Process

There are different kinds of mutagenic breeding such as using chemical mutagens like ethyl methanesulfonate and dimethyl sulfate, radiation and transposons are used to generate mutants. Mutation breeding is commonly used to produce traits in crops such as larger seeds, new colors, or sweeter fruits, that either cannot be found in nature or have been lost during evolution.

Radiation breeding

Exposing plants to radiation is sometimes called radiation breeding and is a sub class of mutagenic breeding. Radiation breeding was discovered in the 1920s when Lewis Stadler of the University of Missouri used X-rays on maize and barley. In the case of barley, the resulting plants were white, yellow, pale yellow and some had white stripes. In 1928, Stadler first published his findings on radiation-induced mutagenesis in plants. During the period 1930–2004, radiation-induced mutant varieties were developed primarily using gamma rays (64%) and X-rays (22%).[4]:187
Radiation breeding may take place in atomic gardens; and seeds have been sent into orbit in order to expose them to more cosmic radiation.

Use of chemical mutagens

High rates of chromosome aberrations resulting from ionizing radiation and the accompanied detrimental effects made researchers look for alternate sources for inducing mutations. As a result, an array of chemical mutagens has been discovered. The most widely used chemical mutagens are alkylating agents. Ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) is the most popular because of its effectiveness and ease of handling, especially its detoxification through hydrolysis for disposal. Nitroso compounds are the other alkylating agents widely used, but they are light-sensitive and more precautions need to be taken because of their higher volatility. EMS has become a commonly used mutagen for developing large numbers of mutants for screening such as in developing TILLING populations.[10] Although many chemicals are mutagenic, only few have been used in practical breeding as the doses need to optimised and also because the effectiveness is not high in plants for many.

New mutagenic techniques

Restriction endonucleases

Interest in the use of bacterial restriction endonucleases (RE) to study double-stranded breaks in plant DNA began in the mid-nineties. These breaks in DNA, otherwise known as DSBs, were found to be the source of much chromosomal damage in eukaryotes, causing mutations in plant varietals. REs induce a result on plant DNA similar to that of ionizing radiation or radiomimetic chemicals. Blunt ended breaks in the DNA, unlike sticky ended breaks, were found to produce more variations in chromosomal damage, making them the more useful type of break for mutation breeding. While the connection of REs to chromosomal aberrations is mostly limited to research on mammalian DNA, success in mammalian studies caused scientists to conduct more studies of RE-induced chromosomal and DNA damaged on barley genomes. Due to restriction endonucleases' ability to facilitate damage in chromosomes and DNA, REs have the capability of being used as a new method of mutagenesis to promote the proliferation of mutated plant varietals.


Space-breeding

The ability of plants to develop and thrive is dependent on conditions such as microgravity and cosmic radiation in space. China has been experimenting with this theory by sending seeds into space, testing to see if space flights will cause genetic mutations. Since 1987, China has cultivated 66 mutant varieties from space through their space-breeding program. Chromosomal aberrations greatly increased when seeds were sent into aerospace compared to their earth-bound counterparts. The effect of space flight on seeds depends on their species and variety. For example, space-bred wheat saw a large growth in seed germination in compared to its Earth-bound control, but space-bred rice had no visible advantage compared to its control. For the varietals that were positively mutated by space flight, their growth potential exceeded that of not only their Earth-grown counterparts, but also their irradiated counterparts on Earth. Compared to traditional mutagenic techniques, space-bred mutations have greater efficacy in that they experience positive effects on their first generation of mutation, whereas irradiated crops often see no advantageous mutations in their first generations. Though multiple experiments have shown the positive effects of space flight on seed mutation, there is no clear connection as to what aspect of aerospace has produced such advantageous mutations. There is much speculation around cosmic radiation being the source of chromosomal aberrations, but so far, there has been no concrete evidence of such connection...

Ion beam technology

Ion beams mutate DNA by deleting multiple bases from its code. Compared to traditional sources of radiation, like gamma rays and X-rays, ion beams have been shown to cause more severe breaks in DNA that are more difficult to weave back together, causing the change in DNA to be more drastic than changes caused by traditional irradiation. Ion beams change DNA in a manner that makes it look vastly different than its original makeup,

Mature pollen treated with gamma radiation

Gamma radiation is used on mature rice pollen to produce parent plants used for crossing. The mutated traits in the parent plants are able to be inherited by their offspring plants. Because rice pollen has a very short lifespan, researchers had to blast gamma rays at cultured spikes from rice plants. Through experimentation, it was revealed that there was a greater variety of mutation in irradiated pollen rather than irradiated dry seeds. Pollen treated with 46Gy of gamma radiation showed an increase in grain size overall and other useful variations.

Notable mutagenized varietals

 Argentina
  • Colorado Irradiado groundnut (mutant created with X-rays; high fat content and yield, 80% of groundnuts grown in Argentina the 1980s was Colorado Irradiado)
  • Puita INTA-CL rice mutant (herbicide resistance and good yield; also grown in Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Paraguay)
 Australia
  • Amaroo rice mutant variety (60-70% of rice grown in Australia was Amaroo in 2001)
 Bangladesh
  • Binasail, Iratom-24 and Binadhan-6 rice mutants 
  • Binamoog-5 mung bean mutant variety
 Cuba
  • Maybel tomato mutant (excellent drought resistance)
  • GINES rice mutant (created using proton radiation; grows well in salty conditions)
 People's Republic of China
  • Henong series soybean mutants
  • Jiahezazhan and Jiafuzhan rice (mutations obtained by pollen irradiation; high yield and quality, very adaptable, resistant to plant hopper and blast)
  • Lumian Number 1 cotton
  • Purple Orchard 3 Sweet potato
  • Tiefeng 18 soybean
  • Yangdao Number 6 rice
  • Yangmai 156 wheat
  • Zhefu 802 rice mutant (irradiated with gamma rays; resistant to rice blast, good yield even in poor conditions, the most planted rice vatriety between 1986-1994)
  • 26Zhaizao indica rice mutant (created with gamma rays)
 Czech Republic
  • Diamant barley (high yield, short height mutant created with X-Rays)
 Egypt
  • Giza 176 and Sakha 101 high yield rice mutants
 Finland
  • Balder J barley mutant (better drought resistance, yield and sprouting)
  • Puhti and Ryhti stiff straw oat mutants
 Germany
  • Trumpf barley
 Ghana
  • Tek bankye mutant cassava (good poundability and increased dry matter content)
 India
  • Co-4, Pant Mung-2, and TAP mung bean mutants
  • MA-9 cotton - the world's first mutant cotton, released in 1948 (X-ray radiation; drought tolerance)
  • PNR-381 Rice:189
  • Pusa 408 (Ajay), Pusa 413 (Atul), Pusa 417 (Girnar), and Pusa – 547 chickpea mutants (resistant to Ascochyta blight and wilt diseases, and have high yields)
  • Sharbati Sonora wheat:189
  • Tau-1, MUM 2, BM 4, LGG 407, LGG 450, Co4, Dhauli (TT9E) and Pant moong-1 blackgram (YMC, (Yellow mosaic virus) resistance):189
  • TG24 and TG37 groundnut mutants
 Italy
  • Durum wheat (especially Creso mutant, created with thermal neutrons)
 Japan
  • Osa Gold Pear (disease resistance) 
  • Most rice varieties grown in Japan have the sd1 mutant allele from the Reimei rice variety
 Myanmar
  • Shwewartun rice mutant (created by irradiating IR5 rice to give better yield, grain quality and earlier maturity)
 Pakistan
  • Basmati 370 short height rice mutant
  • NIAB-78 cotton mutant (high yielding, heat tolerant, early maturing)
  • CM-72 chickpea mutant (created with 150 Gy of gamma rays; high yielding, blight resistant, desi type)
  • NM-28 mungbean mutant (short height, uniform and ealry maturing, high seed yield)
  • NIAB Masoor 2006 lentil mutant (created with 200 Gy of radiation; early maturing, high yield, resistant to disease )
 Peru
  • UNA La Molina 95 barley mutant (developed in 1995 for growing above 3,000 m)
  • Centenario Amarinth "kiwicha" mutant (high quality grain and exported as a certified organic product)
  • Centenario II barley mutant (developed for growing in the Andean highlands with high yield, high quality flour and tolerance to hail)
 Sudan
  • Albeely banana mutant (better quality, high yield and better stand)
 Thailand
  • RD15 and RD6 aromatic indica rice mutants (created with gamma rays and released in 1977-8; RD 15 is early ripening, RD6 has a valuable glutinous endosperm) Thailand is the biggest exporter of aromatic rice in the world
 United Kingdom
  • Golden Promise barley (semi-dwarf, salt tolerant mutant created with gamma rays) Is used to make beer and whisky
 United States
  • Calrose 76 Rice (short height rice induced with gamma rays):189
  • Luther and Pennrad barley (high yield mutant varities; Pennrad also resistant to winter)
  • Murray Mitcham Peppermint (Verticillium wilt tolerance)[4]:189
  • Sanilac bean (X-ray radiation; high yielding mutant - also the Gratiot and Sea-way bean varieties were cross-bred from Sanilac)
  • Stadler wheat (high yield mutant with resistance to loose smut and leaf rust and earlier maturity)[27]
  • Star Ruby and Rio red varieties of the Rio Star Grapefruit (created using thermal neutron techniques)[4]:189
  • Todd's Mitcham Peppermint (Verticillium wilt tolerance)[4]:189
 Vietnam
  • VND 95-20, VND-99-1 and VN121 rice mutants (increased yield, improved quality, resistance to disease and pests)
  • DT84, DT96, DT99 and DT 2008 soybean mutants (developed using gamma rays to grow three crops a year, tolerance to heat and cold and resistance to disease)
In 2014, it was reported that 17 rice mutant varietals, 10 soybean, two maize and one chrysanthemum mutant varietals had been officially released to Vietnamese farmers. 15% of rice and 50% of soybean was produced from mutant varietals.


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Tests Show Monsanto Weed Killer in Cheerios, Other Popular Foods

 Nov 15, 2016 

 The tests conducted by Anresco were done on 29 foods commonly found on grocery store shelves. Glyphosate residues were found in General Mills’ Cheerios at 1,125.3 parts per billion (ppb), in Kashi soft-baked oatmeal dark chocolate cookies at 275.57 ppb, and in Ritz Crackers at 270.24 ppb, according to the report. Different levels were found in Kellogg’s Special K cereal, Triscuit Crackers and several other products. The report noted that for some of the findings, the amounts were “rough estimates at best and may not represent an accurate representation of the sample.” The food companies did not respond to a request for comment...

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carey-gillam/tests-show-monsanto-weed_b_12950444.html




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Food Allergies Linked to Pesticides


http://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20121203/food-allergies-pesticides#1




































































Dec. 3, 2012 -- People exposed to higher levels of certain germ- and weed-killing chemicals may also be more likely to develop food allergies, a new study shows.
The chemicals are called dichlorophenols (DCPs). They are created by the breakdown of common pesticides, including chlorinated chemicals used to purify drinking water. They also turn up in moth balls, air fresheners, deodorizer cakes in urinals, and certain herbicides sprayed on crops.
“They’re quite common,” says researcher Elina Jerschow, MD, an allergist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.
Doctors don’t know why, but rates of food allergies are rising in the U.S. A 2008 study by the CDC found an 18% jump from 1997 to 2007.
Jerschow wondered if increased protection from germs might somehow be lowering the body’s tolerance to foods.

Pesticides and Food Allergies

Using data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), she compared levels of the chemicals in urine to antibodies to foods in the blood.
She admits that’s an imperfect way to measure food allergies, since people can be sensitive to certain foods without having any problems when they eat. Of the 2,211 people included in the study, most had detectable levels of DCPs in their urine. About 400 showed sensitivity to at least one food, like peanuts, eggs, or milk. More than 1,000 people were sensitive to an environmental allergen, like ragweed or pet dander.
People with the highest levels of of the chemicals were nearly twice as likely to show sensitivity to at least one food compared to those with lowest levels of those chemicals. That remained true even after researchers adjusted their data to account for other factors, like race, age, and a diagnosis of allergies or asthma.



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Food Allergies? Pesticides In Tap Water Might Be To Blame

New study finds chemicals used for water purification can lead to food allergies
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 3, 2012) - Food allergies are on the rise, affecting 15 million Americans. And according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), pesticides and tap water could be partially to blame.
The study reported that high levels of dichlorophenols, a chemical used in pesticides and to chlorinate water, when found in the human body, are associated with food allergies.
"Our research shows that high levels of dichlorophenol-containing pesticides can possibly weaken food tolerance in some people, causing food allergy," said allergist Elina Jerschow, M.D., M.Sc., ACAAI fellow and lead study author. "This chemical is commonly found in pesticides used by farmers and consumer insect and weed control products, as well as tap water."

 http://acaai.org/news/food-allergies-pesticides-tap-water-might-be-blame

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 Chemical hazards in drinking-water - glyphosate and AMPA  http://www.who.int

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Rate Constants for Reaction of Hydroxyl Radicals with Several Drinking Water Contaminants 

 http://www.aseanenvironment.info/Abstract/41000553.pdf

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 Glyphosate Herbicide Found in Many Midwestern Streams, Antibiotics Not Common 

 http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/glyphosate02.html


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Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170


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Monsanto Is Inside Everything

March 22, 2016

 
 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/03/22/monsanto-glyphosate.aspx

 

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, recently earned the ominous title of the most heavily-used agricultural chemical of all time.1
In fact, an analysis showed that farmers sprayed enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply 0.8 pounds of the chemical to every acre of cultivated cropland in the U.S., and nearly 0.5 a pound of glyphosate to all cropland worldwide.
As you might suspect, when you use this much of a chemical, it doesn't simply stay on the fields. Laboratory testing commissioned by the organizations Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse revealed that glyphosate is now showing up virtually everywhere.

Monsanto's 'Gift' to Newborns

The analysis revealed glyphosate in levels of 76 μg/L to 166 μg/L in women's breast milk. As reported by The Detox Project, this is 760 to 1,600 times higher than the EU-permitted level in drinking water (although it's lower than the U.S. maximum contaminant level for glyphosate, which is 700 μg/L.)2
This dose of glyphosate in breastfed babies' every meal is only the beginning. An in vitro study designed to simulate human exposures also found that glyphosate crosses the placental barrier. In the study, 15 percent of the administered glyphosate reached the fetal compartment.
Angelika Hilbeck, Ph.D., senior scientist at the Institute of Integrative Biology in Zurich, told The Detox Project:3
"If confirmed in a full investigation, it seems that glyphosate has become a ubiquitous chemical in terms of presence and persistence.
This data also offers a first indication of potential accumulation in the human body, giving newborns a substantial dose of synthetic chemicals as a 'gift' for their start into life, with unknown consequences.
This is reckless and irresponsible conduct in a democratic society, which still has a living memory of previous reckless chemical contaminations, such as DDT."

Glyphosate Found in Blood and Urine Samples


The analysis revealed glyphosate in additional samples as well, including the blood of non-pregnant Canadian women. Their average level was 73.6 μg/L, which is similar to the concentration found to have endocrine-disrupting effects in vitro.
Further, glyphosate was also detected in urine samples, and U.S. women had maximum glyphosate levels that were more than eight times higher than levels found in urine of Europeans.
Where is the glyphosate exposure coming from? It's likely coming from food (although it could be in water as well). We don't know exactly how much glyphosate may be in your food because the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not test for it.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced in February 2016 that it would begin testing foods for glyphosate, however, which will help to quantify just how much glyphosate Americans are consuming.
For now, the analysis suggests that eating non-organic, genetically engineered (GE) foods (the prime candidates for Roundup spraying) is associated with higher glyphosate levels in your body. The Detox Project explained:4
"Glyphosate levels have been found to be significantly higher in urine of humans who ate non-organic food, compared with those who ate mostly organic food. Chronically ill people showed significantly higher glyphosate residues in their urine than healthy people.
In a separate detailed analysis, glyphosate was found in the urine of cows, humans, and rabbits. Cows kept in a GM-free area had significantly lower glyphosate concentrations in urine than cows in conventional livestock systems."

Glyphosate Is Contaminating Air and Water

Glyphosate and its degradation product, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), were detected in more than 75 percent of air and rain samples collected during the 2007 growing season in the Mississippi Delta agricultural region

Health Risks of Glyphosate

Glyphosate has a number of devastating biological effects beyond being a probable carcinogen, including the following:
Nutritional deficiencies, as glyphosate immobilizes certain nutrients and alters the nutritional composition of the treated crop Disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids (these are essential amino acids not produced in your body that must be supplied via your diet)
Increased toxin exposure (this includes high levels of glyphosate and formaldehyde in the food itself) Impairment of sulfate transport and sulfur metabolism; sulfate deficiency
Systemic toxicity — a side effect of extreme disruption of microbial function throughout your body; beneficial microbes in particular, allowing for overgrowth of pathogens Gut dysbiosis (imbalances in gut bacteria, inflammation, leaky gut, and food allergies such as gluten intolerance)
Enhancement of damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and environmental toxins as a result of glyphosate shutting down the function of detoxifying enzymes Creation of ammonia (a byproduct created when certain microbes break down glyphosate), which can lead to brain inflammation associated with autism and Alzheimer's disease


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Genetically modified soybean

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_soybean

A genetically modified soybean is a soybean (Glycine max) that has had DNA introduced into it using genetic engineering techniques. In 1994 the first genetically modified soybean was introduced to the U.S. market, by Monsanto. In 2014, 90.7 million hectares of GM soy were planted worldwide, 82% of the total soy cultivation area.

Roundup Ready Soybean

Roundup Ready Soybeans (The first variety was also known as GTS 40-3-2 (OECD UI: MON-04032-6)) are a series of genetically engineered varieties of glyphosate-resistant soybeans produced by Monsanto.
Glyphosate kills plants by interfering with the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan. These amino acids are called "essential" because animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals obtain them by eating plants.
Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with an enzyme that only plants and lower organisms have, called 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS). EPSPS is not present in animals, which instead obtain aromatic amino acids from their diet.
Roundup Ready Soybeans express a version of EPSPS from the CP4 strain of the bacteria, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, expression of which is regulated by an enhanced 35S promoter (E35S) from cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV), a chloroplast transit peptide (CTP4) coding sequence from Petunia hybrida, and a nopaline synthase (nos 3') transcriptional termination element from Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The plasmid with EPSPS and the other genetic elements mentioned above was inserted into soybean germplasm with a gene gun by scientists at Monsanto and Asgrow. The patent on the first generation of Roundup Ready soybeans expired in March 2015.

Genetic modification to improve soybean oil

Soy has been genetically modified to improve the quality of soy oil. Soy oil has a fatty acid profile that makes it susceptible to oxidation, which makes it rancid, and this has limited its usefulness to the food industry. Genetic modifications increased the amount of oleic acid and stearic acid and decreased the amount of linolenic acid. By silencing, or knocking out, the delta 9 and delta 12 desaturases. DuPont Pioneer created a high oleic fatty acid soybean with levels of oleic acid greater than 80%, and started marketing it in 2010.



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Genetically modified food controversies


Genetically modified food controversies are disputes over the use of foods and other goods derived from genetically modified crops instead of conventional crops, and other uses of genetic engineering in food production. The dispute involves consumers, farmers, biotechnology companies, governmental regulators, non-governmental organizations, and scientists. The key areas of controversy related to genetically modified food (GM food or GMO food) are whether such food should be labeled, the role of government regulators, the objectivity of scientific research and publication, the effect of genetically modified crops on health and the environment, the effect on pesticide resistance, the impact of such crops for farmers, and the role of the crops in feeding the world population. In addition, products derived from GMO organisms play a role in the production of ethanol fuels and pharmaceuticals.
Specific concerns include mixing of genetically modified and non-genetically modified products in the food supply, effects of GMOs on the environment, the rigor of the regulatory process, and consolidation of control of the food supply in companies that make and sell GMOs. Advocacy groups such as the Center for Food Safety, Organic Consumers Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Greenpeace, say risks have not been adequately identified and managed, and they have questioned the objectivity of regulatory authorities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food_controversies

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