Kentucky Reaches Settlement in Radioactive Waste Dumping

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Kentucky officials have reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in the dumping of radioactive waste in a landfill.

| April 14, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials said Friday they reached a $168,000 settlement with one of the companies accused of being involved in dumping radioactive waste in an Appalachian landfill.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services said it reached the settlement with Fairmont Brine Processing, which operates a wastewater treatment facility in West Virginia.

Kentucky officials accused Fairmont Brine of arranging to dispose of radioactive waste in an Estill County landfill in eastern Kentucky. The company had appealed its more than $1 million civil penalty order issued by the state cabinet late last year.

The state said Fairmont Brine contracted with a Kentucky company called Advanced TENORM Services to pick up, transport, treat and dispose of the waste. Some of it ended up in Blue Ridge Landfill in Estill County, the state said.

Fairmont Brine denied all liability but agreed to pay the $168,000 civil penalty over a 30-month period, the state said.

“All settlement proceeds will be directed to the Estill County Public Health Department,” cabinet Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson said in a release. “The funds will be used for radiation-related public health issues in Estill County, particularly radon education and detection.”

Fairmont Brine was one of several companies targeted with civil penalty orders related to disposal of out-of-state radioactive material in Kentucky.

Fairmont Brine cooperated with Kentucky authorities, the cabinet said.

The company maintained it did not intend to violate Kentucky laws. When it contracted with Advanced TENORM Services to dispose its waste, Fairmont Brine relied on the other company’s claims that the waste would be safely and legally deposited in Kentucky, the cabinet said.

Monitoring and testing of areas at Blue Ridge Landfill have shown no evidence the disposal caused radiation or radioactive contamination above federal and state safety limits, the cabinet said.

When the state announced the penalties in 2016, it was also seeking fines from Advanced TENORM. The company is appealing the penalty order against it, the state said.

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Why did Trump really launch 59 Missiles into Syria and Why That Matters

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Bruce Cain·Friday, April 7, 2017

Please read and share this important essay. And if you are interested you are welcome to read through all of my essays at the following link:

The Complete Facebook Essays of Bruce Cain: Perennial Hippie https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1491578357

So last night (04/06/2017) Corporate “Fake News” announces that Trump has launched 60 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, supposedly because Assad used nerve gas to kill 60-100 Syrian Children.

===== Retaliation: U.S. Launches 60 Tomahawk Missiles Against Syrian Airfield, Possible Source Of Chemical Weapons Attack https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/04/06/retaliation-u-s-launches-tomahawk-missiles-against-syrian-airfields-n2310119 =====

And this morning the Corporate “Fake News” doubled down on the big lie.

Let us not forget that we’ve seen this same tactic — killing children and blaming it on Assad — back in 2013:

===== U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’ http://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html =====

Next consider these reports that have been hidden by the Corporate “Fake News:”

===== Ron Paul: Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Likely a False Flag “Zero chance” Assad behind attack, says former Congressman https://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria-likely-a-false-flag/ =====

===== The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles.

Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria».

Hillary Clinton Approved Delivering Libya’s Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels: Seymour Hersh By Eric Zuesse Global Research, May 01, 2016 http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clinton-approved-delivering-libyas-sarin-gas-to-syrian-rebels-seymour-hersh/5522647 =====

WE THE PEOPLE need to stop being treated like mushrooms: kept in the dark and fed a steady diet of bullshit. Like right now.

Let us review what we already know:

(1) There has been no investigation to confirm that Assad used chemical weapons and in the past it has turned out the ISIS or other Muslim nutbags were responsible for past attacks.

(2) Throughout Trumps campaign he stated that it was up to the Syrian people to decide if Assad should remain. This represent a complete reversal of his thinking.

(3) Assad was making great progress against ISIS and therefore had no reason to use chemical weapons.

(4) Given the presence of Russia this could easily escalate into a wider war: perhaps even WWIII.

(5) Should Assad be deposed it is almost certain that Islamic Terrorists will fill the vacuum.

Why has he reversed himself like this. And let us not forget that our incursion into Iraq (2003) came with a 6 Trillion dollar price tag. Do we really want to repeat the same mistake again in Syria when there are much better, cheaper ways to resolve this?

I am beginning to wonder if Trump is not being blackmailed by the Deep State. Perhaps this is proof that meaningful changes to the presidency will not occur until we have Viet Nam style protests against this insane move by our President.

I did make the binary choice to elect Trump as a “lesser of two evils.” And for a short while I even thought he could become a Philosopher King like George Washington. But then I woke up.

He has done little to nothing to stop the flow of largely Muslim Syrian Refugees from coming into the country since his inauguration. He could have cut off funding in lieu of instituting a travel ban. He did not. He could have put pressure on Saudi Arabia: the primary financier of the most weaponized form of Islam: Wahhabism as promoted by the Muslim Brotherhood. He did not.

Good for him in that he named the real enemy: Islamic Terrorism. But he has yet to do anything to back that up. I’m sensing another “bait and switch.”

First off let us review how we got involved in Syria in the first place. Please take a moment to read through this summary before continuing. It is very concise yet discusses the main milestones leading to this humanitarian disaster.

===== A brief history of the War in Syria and rise of ISIS http://www.cheriberens.net/the-syrian-airstrike-targeted-an-al-qaeda-weapons-warehouse-which-was-being-used-as-a-workshop-for-the-production-of-land-mines-stuffed-with-poisonous-substances-it-was-not-an-airstrike-on-civilians.html =====

Next consider that US policy, during the Obama administration, was to support ISIS. Why would they do that you ask? Good question.

===== The government watchdog group “Judicial Watch” published formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and the State Department. One such document written by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) dated August 12,2012 states that an “Islamic State” is desirable in Eastern Syria to implement the West’s policies. The document stated that for “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey, [who] support the [Syrian] opposition … there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist [Wahhabi] principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.

Intel Document: West will facilitate the rise of an Islamic State (ISIS) in order to isolate the Syrian Government http://www.cheriberens.net/2012-intel-document-west-will-facilitate-rise-of-islamic-state-in-order-to-isolate-the-syrian-government.html =====

Here is the actual document for those that might have a problem accepting this sick demonic reality:

===== http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-287-293-291-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812-2/ =====

Yes it is very difficult to believe our government would do such a thing. On the other hand I have always thought the greatest mistake of humanity has been to underestimate the evil of our rulers. And sadly we ignore this reality until it is far too late: until a war is declared or you find yourself whisked off to a death camp as the Jews were whisked off during WWII.

Now consider this poor guy, in Iran, that is facing death because he insulted Islam:

===== Sentenced to Death for “Insulting Islam” https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10170/iran-insulting-islam =====

Now consider how I would handle this situation if I were president:

===== “There is no more important right than the freedom to speak and think freely. Galileo understood this truth when he tried to explain to the Vatican that the Earth went around the Sun. And while the right to free speech emerged from the Enlightenment it was not put into any national charter until the ratification of the “US Constitution.” For all of our flaws, the acknowledgement of inalienable rights is really what made us the envy of free men and women throughout this planet. For that alone I remain proud to call myself an American.

There is only one Abrahamic Religion (e.g., Christianity, Judaism, Islam) that has not yet acknowledged the questioning of ideas: and that would be Islam. Today we will begin the process of bringing all 43 OIC nations (e.g., Muslim Theocracies) through the Enlightenment and into the 21st Century. For far too long we have ignored the problem of Islamic Theocracies, Islamic coercion and the institutional violence they have perpetrated on both Muslims and Non-Muslims alike.

And this is how we are about to solve this problem with Islam.

Thankfully Mosques are as common to Muslim nations as Starbucks are to the United States. You seem to be able to see them popping up all over the place. And too often we are finding that these Mosques — even those in the US — are proselytizing a virulent form of Islamic Supremacy: the idea that Muslims are superior to Non-Muslims. This has no place in the 21st century: nor does it have a place among free people. As Joni Mitchel put it so eloquently: we are all from stardust.

For many hundreds of years Muslim theocracies — from the Shiites of Iran to the Sunni’s of Saudi Arabia — have been persecuting those that question Islam, are gay, are Christian, are users of entheogens or other “mind expanding” drugs. As recently as 2016 Saudi Arabia has beheaded Apostates and even Witches. That shit ends today.

Today I have issued an executive order to protect the liberties of free men and women throughout our planet. So from this day forward every violation of personal liberties, by the institutions of Muslim theocracies, will be punished by the utter destruction of one of their Mosques (in their country) and the closing of one Mosque in our country. We will give the Imams a 5 hour warning prior to destroying their Mosque. Our intent is not to take human lives.

It is my hope that this mere warning will lead to the destruction of all Muslim theocracies throughout our planet. To be clear it does not prevent you from remaining a Muslim. But it is intended to make the theocratic tenants of your religion as irrelevant as a dead ghost on a bright sunny day. And should you not heed this warning we will simply determine additional targets after all of your mosques are turned to dust. Please heed this warning so that no Mosques need be destroyed. All humans have a right to think freely and to be free from the coercion of both religious and secular ideologies. I am issuing this executive order to make clear to the world that we have not forgotten our role in protecting personal liberties, both here and abroad.

In addition to this I will be establishing a committee to determine how we can move toward a sustainable future by encouraging a reduction in population growth as to reduce the very reason that nations go to war in the first place: the competition for energy and other resources. We are freethinking humans that remain at the top of the food chain. We do not need to act like mindless bacteria in a petri dish: mindlessly procreating till be die in our own toxic waste. =====

So that is how I would put Islam in its place. But that is only part of the problem. Perhaps the bigger part of the problem is that the Global Elite has been exploiting Islam to create its own from of Caliphate: what they like to call the “New World Order.” The links that I have already provided should have made that clear. But in 2015 it finally occurred to me why these Global Elites (Banks, Corporations, Educational Institutions, Soros, Non Government Organizations etc.) have been so cozy to Islam over the past few decades. They want to use Islam as a means to establish their own Global order before the advent of cheap energy takes away most of their power.

If you would read my essay I will explain why the emergence of cheap energy is both the crux of the problem and the crux of the solution. Here is a brief quote from the essay, in hopes you will read the entire essay:

===== “Today we are at a cross roads. The Global Elite (banks and corporations) are “shitting a brick” because the access to cheap energy is upon us. Germany, which has less sunlight than most US states, has now used solar energy to replace 30% of their energy needs. Tesla has just recently developed a “home battery” that will save the access energy without dependence on local Energy Utilities. They are “shitting a brick” because the control of energy has been the primary means by which the global banks/corporations can control us.”

The Muslim Invasion of Europe and the End of the World https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/the-muslim-invasion-of-the-useurope-and-the-end-of-the-world/1217516511607668 =====

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If this information is not enough to deter you from using “drugs” then nothing is going to be so go right ahead and enjoy yourself until you die (because that is the main objective, anyway)!

 

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This is notice, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404, that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is contemplating the grant of a an exclusive license to practice the following invention as embodied in the following patent applications: E-032-2011/0, Blaney et al., “Multivalent Vaccines for Rabies Virus and Filoviruses,” U.S. Patent Application Number 61/439,046, filed Start Printed Page 18040on February 3, 2011, PCT Application Number PCT/US2012/23575, filed on February 2, 2012, U.S. Patent Application Number 13/983,545, filed on August 2, 2013, European Patent Application Number 12702953.6, filed on February 2, 2012, and Canadian Patent Application Number 2826594, filed on February 2, 2012, to Exxell BIO, Inc., having a place of business in Shoreview, Minnesota, United States of America. The patent rights in these inventions have been assigned to the United States of America and Thomas Jefferson University.  LINK

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Murder suspect tried to bite victim’s face off: sheriff

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – 01:11

Police in Florida arrest a Florida State University student for murdering a married couple and trying to bite the man’s face off. Diane Hodges reports.

Deputies walked into a gruesome scene when they arrived at this house in Tequesta, Florida. They found a severely wounded man lying in the driveway with another man on top of him, trying to bite his face off. In the garage, police found the victim’s wife also stabbed. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIAM SNYDER, SAYING: “Investigators found a lot of evidence that there was an enormous amount of violence that happened in that garage. Both victims had massive trauma all over their body, lacerations, stab wounds & blunt trauma.” The victims, a married couple, were pronounced dead. A neighbor who called 911 was also stabbed but is expected to survive. Police say the crime appeared to be random and they’re now testing the suspect for drugs. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIAM SNYDER, SAYING: “The original screening at the hospital, heroin, cocaine, showed these were not in his body. We’re now checking for Flakka or bath salts, he did have some in his body.” The suspect is 19-year-old Austin Harrouff, a student at Florida State University. LINK

http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/17/sheriff-on-double-murder-none-of-this-ma?videoId=369588631

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Flakka being blamed for death of man

WPTV- West Palm Beach ScrippsAugust 12, 2015

Indian River County has recorded a death directly related to the drug Flakka, according to the sheriff’s office. LINK

https://www.yahoo.com/news/video/flakka-being-blamed-death-man-214518043.html

 

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The point of this post is not only “is it a virus, or is it a drug, or is it both”, but also that we can no longer believe anything any Government or government “entity” may say (or do) when it comes to our own lives and healthcare — LET ALONE PICKING UP SOME NEW DRUG ON THE STREET FOR A ‘BIT OF RELIEF (?)’ FROM OUR DAILY LIVES!

SO IF YOU NEED A LITTLE RELIEF FROM THE CRAZINESS OF OUR DAILY LIVES AND PROBLEMS,

PLEASE…

SMOKE SOME CANNABIS AND GET ON WITH IT !!!!!

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE OUT THERE FIT TO USE,

AND I WOULD SUGGEST GROWING YOUR OWN WEED AS WELL,

BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GONNA PUT IN IT NEXT!

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DO PRISONERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE?

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Recently I watched a Conservative/Catholic news station on TV.  There was an interview with the executor of a religious political group. I failed to write down the names. There was a video of a meeting he participated in with Trump. This man’s concern was if there was enough protection for the right to life beginning at conception. I understand people are very divided on this issue and each side has their own reasons. This is not about that debate. Although I see validity in each reasoning,  neither side is going to convince the other.
This is my question. Do people – after they are born, have the right to life as well? Who cares about these babies after they are born that were forced to be born, especially to people who don’t want them, don’t give them up for adoption, abuse and neglect them and life gets no better from there. Where are the right to lifers then? What have these people done beyond wanting the babies born? Which of these children have they helped love, feed and protect from harm? Words are cheap and have no value.
Let me carry this a little father. Do prison inmates also have a right to life? If a man who is deathly ill that needs a programmed regiment to stay alive have the right to have that regiment followed in prison, because if it isn’t he will die – and he does, in a very short period of time? Does Corizon, a prison medical corporation have the right to claim they aren’t responsible? It’s not their fault? Really? You will find this article further down.
There are many examples of prisoners who obviously also don’t have the right to life. Their lives don’t matter. Why? They were conceived. They were born. Many are imprisoned by being forced to take a plea. Many are imprisoned longer than they should because of mandatory minimums. Many are innocent, and many are guilty. Many are mentally ill, and many should never get out because they are dangerous, often made that way by inhumane treatment while they are locked up. Isn’t that criminal.
But no matter the reason, many are sick with a variety of diseases. Some were already sick when they were jailed or incarcerated. Some were made sick over time from years of extremely poor quality of food with the lack of good nutrition. Some people became mentally ill because of being of being in prison often from being isolated. Regardless, they don’t get the treatment and medication they need. Anything that costs money, and they can get away with not providing it, they don’t. The bottom line is the lack of caring by people who work in these institutions. Many people commit crimes of all kinds but don’t get caught. These people did get caught or were unfairly locked up, but they are all looked at with disdain and are not treated with compassion even if they are at death’s door, as if it serves them right if they died. 815 people have died in jails since Sandra Bland’s death in 2015. ( See the article below from Prison Legal News.)

My experience is with what Jamie, the man at the center of my writing, has been through with epilepsy. He knows what seizure medication works best in controlling his seizures and they won’t supply it. I tried to intervene and talked with the medical unit to no avail. One separate problem he had diagnosed concerning his heart – pericarditis – wasn’t being treated. When I questioned them about the medication he was supposed to take I was told, what problem? It had been taken out of his file completely. That’s an easy way to get rid of an illness – erase it.

Further down the newsletter are some examples of what the medical corporations get away with, as well as poor medical care in the jails and juvenile detention centers. It’s inexcusable. Where are the right to lifers now? These people started out as babies. Many babies born now will end up in foster care. 80% of prisoners were raised in foster care. That percentage is scary high. The right to life should apply to everyone. It is not just about unborn babies, it’s about human beings. More people need to be aware humans come at all ages. No one should be swept under the carpet.

This is an interview with a half dozen or so inmates talking about the conditions inside prisons. I’ve heard these same stories from inmates everywhere about brown watar coming from the faucets, undercooked food from dirty kitchens, diseases that are prison wide and untreated medical problems. It’s an interesting interview. Also, check out their facebook page


When I started the ITFO newsletter during 2016 it was for a couple reasons. It is important to me to help educate people on issues with the prisons they may not know about.  Sometimes, on the facebook page, JamieLifeInPrison I will get comments that show me the person didn’t understand what was going on. But maybe that person didn’t know anyone who went through the system and relied on what certain media outlets telling people what they wanted them to think. They would write comments like, ” If they don’t to get treated badly, they shouldn’t have committed a crime.” or “If they do the crime they have to do the time.” That means they are unaware of how unfair our justice system is toward non-whites. It doesn’t mean there are no whites inside, but the percentages of the population on the inside should mirror the percentages on the outside – unless they believed the propaganda that black people have a gene that makes them more likely to commit a crime, which is bizarre, unless you were racist and wanted to believe it..
We are learning now, through other things that are happening in our government that it takes people getting mad and standing up, to change the wrongs that are happening. The youth stood up during the Viet Nam war, but for the most part a large segment of society has not fought back against injustice. Now this government wants to make criminals out of protesters because they don’t want people to fight back.  This time, finally, people aren’t laying down and taking it.  Do you remember the movie years ago, I think it was called “Network”? Everyone opened their windows and yelled outside, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”  That is how I feel. People in the prisons are being hurt, abused and starved. When the effects of that treatment causes medical problems, or if they entered the prison with illnesses and they get away with not giving them the proper care they deserve as human beings, it makes me angry. I have seen what that inhumanity has done.
I have family and friends who ask me why I spend so many hours of day doing something they think is pointless because what can one person do? But if you go through life with your head in the sand or maybe not doing something because it would take too much effort, I don’t call that living. I feel the only true legacy we leave behind is the effect we have on others. If it helps change someone’s life and they carry it forward then that part of you lives on.
Jamie Cummings has been a part of my life for over a decade.  We came into each other’s lives for a reason.  It hasn’t been one-sided. I have witnessed him growing from a boy to a man, helping to teach him things he didn’t have an opportunity to learn.  I teach him hope.  I teach him it is up to him to create the life he wants and not just let life slap him around. He knows I will be there for him when he gets out. Unfortunately, society is not forgiving of x-felons.  It is like the word ‘felon’ is tattoo’d on the forehead. Even if a sentence is completed they often have to keep paying.
I am doing my best to write a book worth reading, one that will bring benefit into his life – and mine.  Through the sales, and this is book one of 3, it has the possibility of helping him get the education he needs and possibly using the books to get through the doors where he can help others with his experience. There are books written by inmates about the crimes that put them in prison and even how bad they were during the years in prison, but that is not what this is about. It is about the human element and how those children raised in lower income neighbors have been pushed down the pipeline created for them with the end result already written for them, filling a prison bed. This book examines that pipeline from the first breath he takes. 
Chapter one takes place sometime in a present year in prison to set the stage of where he ended up.  Chapter two goes back to his birth, which was traumatic because he was having an epileptic seizure coming out of the birth canal and wasn’t expected to live. Book one goes until age 22 when he is sent to prison.  The second book is more detail of prison until he reaches close to getting out. Book three is the process of getting out and what happens after.  Obviously it will take some time before all books are written.  I hope enough interest will be created for people to want to find out how he fares and what he accomplishes. He was first locked up before he turned 17.  He is now 34.  He will be almost 40 when he gets out, so book three will take him into at least his early 40’s.
I need your help.  I’m hoping you will share this with people on your own social media accounts.  I know many of you share blog posts from his blog at mynameisjamie.net.  I need very much to keep increasing my mailing list to reach people who are not already connected to me somehow. Anytime you share a newsletter or a blog post you have my sincere appreciation. When the book is done, those people on the list will be able to get the ebook version for free.

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What Happens After Prison?

My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison

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What happens when I get out? I will want to live right, get a job and care for my family, but because I have been locked up, everyone who looks at me will only see is a person who has failed. It won’t matter who I am or why. Do you know why so many end up back in prison? I’ve talked to so many men over these years who have been in and out and back in again. It’s because during the time they are in here all they do is talk about doing what they did to get in prison the whole time they are in here. They can’t see themselves living any other kind of life. Some want to change but theyj think next time they won’t get caught.

You are right, depression is an issue for many. It’s too much to put on paper, really. Just…

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Morgellons Disease Scientifically Proven to Occur in Dogs

Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation Announces Collaborative Study Linking Skin Condition to Canine Lyme Disease

The finding of skin lesions similar to Morgellons disease, first in cattle and now in dogs, confirms that the skin disease is not a delusion, as some have maintained. Marianne Middelveen

AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER XX, 2016 (PRWEB) (PRWEB) December 07, 2016

Man’s best friend may help solve another mystery. A new study entitled “Canine Filamentous Dermatitis Associated with Borrelia Infection” reveals that a condition similar to human Morgellons disease can occur in dogs. The study was published in the prestigious Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis.

Morgellons disease is an unusual skin condition associated with Lyme disease in humans. It is characterized by skin lesions containing unusual multicolored fibers and symptoms such as fatigue, joint and muscle pain and neurological problems that are typical of Lyme disease. Similar skin lesions have previously been reported in bovine digital dermatitis, an infectious disease of cattle.

The dog study was partially funded by the Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation (CEHMDF) and was conducted by an international team of researchers, including Calgary microbiologist Marianne Middelveen, San Francisco Internist Dr. Raphael Stricker, molecular biologists Dr. Eva Sapi and Dr. Jennie Burke, and Calgary veterinarians Dr. Gheorghe Rotaru and Dr. Jody McMurray.

The dogs in the study presented with unusual fiber-containing skin lesions that lacked other explanations and that failed to respond to non-antibiotic treatments. “Generally-speaking, the fibers we have seen are teal and pink,” explains Dr. Rotaru.“Dogs are hairy, so fibers can be hard to see. Fortunately the fibers fluoresce under UV light, so we have used that diagnostic tool to identify dogs with the skin condition.”

Analysis performed by five different laboratories detected the corkscrew-shaped agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, in canine skin tissue by special staining and DNA analysis. Culture studies showed that the Lyme bacteria in skin were alive. Further analysis of the canine skin fibers showed that they were made of the same proteins as human Morgellons disease fibers.

Most of the owners of the study dogs were healthy and were not familiar with Morgellons disease or Lyme disease; however, two of the owners also had Morgellons disease. “In those cases, we do not have evidence of contact transmission from human to animal or animal to human,” says Dr. Stricker, “it may be that both owner and dog were exposed to the same disease vector.”

“The finding of skin lesions similar to Morgellons disease, first in cattle and now in dogs, confirms that the skin disease is not a delusion, as some have maintained,” said Ms. Middelveen. “We need to learn much more about this mysterious skin condition.”

About the Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation:
The Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation based in Austin, TX, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against Morgellons. Director, Cindy Casey-Holman, RN, leads the foundation, named for her husband, Charles E. Holman, a pioneer in the fight against MD. The CEHMDF is the recognized authority and primary funding source for Morgellons Disease medical-scientific research. There are neither grants, nor any other public or private funding to support research for Morgellons. Donations are tax deductible in the US. To learn more about Morgellons disease go to http://www.MorgellonsDisease.org

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Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

Sat Feb 25, 2017

A man warms up by a fire in Sacred Stone camp, one of the few remaining camps protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Yang

By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D.

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well.

The Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, was cleared by law enforcement on Thursday and almost 50 people, many of them Native Americans and environmental activists, were arrested.

The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe has said it intends to fight the pipeline in court.

The 1,170-mile (1,885 km) line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to the Gulf of Mexico, where many U.S. refineries are located.

Tonya Olsen, 46, an Ihanktonwan Sioux from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who had lived at the camp for 3-1/2 months, said she was saddened by the eviction but proud of the protesters.

She has moved to another nearby camp on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation land, across the Cannon Ball River.

“A lot of people will take what they’ve learned from this movement and take it to another one,” Olsen said. She may join a protest if one forms against the Keystone XL pipeline near the Lower Brulé Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, she added.

Tom Goldtooth, a protest leader and executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, said the demonstrators’ hearts were not defeated.

“The closing of the camp is not the end of a movement or fight, it is a new beginning,” Goldtooth said in a statement on Thursday. “They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started.”

Many hope their fight against the project will spur similar protests targeting pipelines across the United States and Canada, particularly those routed near Native American land.

“The embers are going to be carried all over the place,” said Forest Borie, 34, a protester from Tijuana, Mexico, who spent four months in North Dakota.

“This is going to be a revolutionary year,” he added.

NEXT TARGETS

Borie wants to go next to Canada to help the Unist’ot’en Native American Tribe in their long-running opposition to pipelines in British Columbia.

Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company constructing the Dakota Access pipeline, is already facing pushback from a diverse base of opposition in Louisiana, where it is planning to expand its Bayou Bridge pipeline.

Other projects mentioned by protesters as possible next stops include the Sabal Trail pipeline being built to transport natural gas from eastern Alabama to central Florida, and Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos in West Texas. Sabal Trail is a joint project of Spectra Energy Corp, NextEra Energy Inc and Duke Energy Corp.

Another protest is focused on Plains All American Pipeline’s Diamond Pipeline, which will run from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Valero Energy Corp’s Memphis refinery in Tennessee.

Anthony Gazotti, 47, from Denver, said he will stay on reservation land until he is forced out. Despite construction resuming on the Dakota pipeline, he said the protest was a success because it had raised awareness of pipeline issues nationwide.

“It’s never been about just stopping that pipeline,” he said.

June Sapiel, a 47-year-old member of the Penobscot Tribe in Penobscot, Maine, also rejected the idea that the protesters in North Dakota had failed.

“It’s waking people up,” she said in front of a friend’s yurt where she has been staying. “We’re going to go out there and just keep doing it.”

(Additional reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago and Liz Hampton in Houston; Writing by Ben Klayman; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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