Chemical Bio-warfare in America


Acid spill on the highway - Wind Gap, Pennsylvania

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Binghamton, N.Y., mass shooting leaves 14 dead

In this photo rendered from video and released by WBNG-TV in Binghamton, N.Y., authorities take up positions behind a vehicle. More photos >>>
An emergency dispatcher says some shooting victims are dead. Reports say a gunman entered a building with high-powered rifle, began shooting, and took hostages.
By Michael Muskal
10:43 AM PDT, April 3, 2009
People have been shot and killed in Binghamton, N.Y., when a gunman entered the civic center and opened fire, according to city authorities and reports from the scene.

"There have been fatalities," an emergency dispatcher for the Binghamton police said by telephone. "We can't confirm the exact the number."
Radio reporters quoting city officials said there have been perhaps 12 or 13 people killed and as many as 41 initially taken hostage. The numbers could not be confirmed as the standoff around the building continued.

Earlier reports said at least four had been shot and several taken to hospitals. At least some of the hostages managed to flee or escaped. Apartment houses and local businesses have been locked down as officials sealed off the area.

City SWAT teams and FBI hostage negotiators were rushing to the scene, the American Civic Association building in downtown Binghamton, an upstate New York city that is the home of Binghamton University.

Video shot at the scene showed armed police eyeing the building as they sealed off the area. Stretchers were shown being rushed to an ambulance.

The center, according to its website, is often crowded with immigrants seeking help dealing with officials or taking classes. It "assists immigrants and refugees with immigration and personal counseling, resettlement, citizenship, family reunification, interpreters, and translators."

The incident began mid-morning when a man reportedly entered the building with a high-powered rifle. Shots were fired, according to witnesses interviewed on MSNBC.

Four people were removed from the building on stretchers and taken to hospitals, and 10 more ambulances were called, the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin reported.

Mayor Matthew Ryan told the newspaper that there was a hostage situation involving a gunman with a high-powered rifle.



Police: 14 killed in NY immigrant center shooting


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The police chief of Binghamton, N.Y., says 14 people, including the suspected gunman, were killed in a shooting at an immigrant services center.

Chief Joseph Zikuski says a receptionist was among the first people shot. She pretended to be dead, then crawled under a desk and called 911.

The chief says that 26 people hid in the boiler room and that 37 people were safely removed from the building. He says four people are in critical condition.

Rep. Maurice Hinchey, whose district includes Binghamton, says the gunman opened fire on a citizenship class.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a room where immigrants were taking a citizenship exam in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before committing suicide, officials said.

Gov. David Paterson said at a news conference that 12 or 13 people had been killed. The suspected gunman carried identification with the name of 42-year-old Jiverly Voong of nearby Johnson City, N.Y., a law enforcement official said.

The name is an alias that the man has used in the past, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and was talking on condition of anonymity.

The suspect's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an office of the American Civic Association building, the official said. The gunman barricaded the rear door of the building with his car before entering through the front door, firing his weapon, the official said.

The gunman had recently been let go from IBM in nearby Johnson City, said Rep. Maurice Hinchey, whose district includes Binghamton. The gunman opened fire on a citizenship class, he said.

"People were there in the process of being tested for their citizenship," Hinchey said in a telephone interview. "It was in the middle of a test. He just went in and opened fire."

Waiting outside a Catholic Charities office where counselors were tending to relatives of victims, Omri Yigal said his wife, Delores, was taking English lessons when the gunman attacked. He had no word on what happened to her.

"At this point, I know the scale of what happened, but I just hope Delores is OK," the Filipino immigrant said. "I haven't got any information. ... The only thing I have right now is hope."

The gunman's connection to the center isn't clear, Hinchey said.

"One of the first questions is going to be, what motivated this?" he said. "What caused this to happen? What was the kind of person who did it?"

A woman who answered the phone at a listing for Henry D. Voong said she was Jiverly Voong's sister but would not give her name.

Asked if she was aware that he might have been involved in the shooting, she said: "How? He didn't have a gun. I think somebody involved, not him. I think he got shot by somebody else."

"I think there's a misunderstanding over here because I want to know, too," she said.

The American Civic Association helps immigrants in the Binghamton area with naturalization applications, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The association describes itself as helping immigrants and refugees with counseling, resettlement, citizenship, family reunification and translators.

The association's president, Angela Leach, "is very upset right now," said Mike Chanecka, a friend who answered a call at her home as Leach wept in the background.

"She doesn't know anything; she's as shocked as anyone," Chanecka said. "For some reason, she had the day off today. And she's very worried about her secretary."

Two women and a man suffering gunshot wounds were being treated at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, said hospital spokeswoman Christina Boyd. One was stable, one was serious and one was critical. Their ages ranged from 20s to 50s, she said.

Linda Miller, a spokeswoman at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, said a student from Binghamton University was being treated there.

The shooting occurred in a mixed neighborhood of homes and small businesses in the center of Binghamton, a city of about 47,000 located 140 miles northwest of New York City.

College student Leslie Shrager told the AP that she and her five housemates were sleeping when police pounded on the front door of their house next door to the shooting scene.

Officers escorted the six Binghamton University students outside, she said, and that's when they learned of the shooting.

"One of our housemates thought they heard banging of some kind. But when you're living in downtown Binghamton, it's always noisy," said Shrager, of Slingerlands, an Albany suburb. "Literally two minutes later the cops came and got us out."

At the junction of the Susquehanna and the Chenango rivers, the Binghamton area was the home to Endicott-Johnson shoe company and the birthplace of IBM, which between them employed tens of thousands of workers before the shoe company closed a decade ago and IBM downsized in recent years.

Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers George M. Walsh and Chris Carola in Albany; Kimberly Hefling and Devlin Barrett in Washington; Michael Hill in Binghamton; and John Wawrow in Buffalo, N.Y.


Remember 911?  That was a drill that went live. 

http://www.greatdreams.com/trade.htm  here is the news of the day and days to follow.

There are many drills held in this country.  Our military and police need to be trained, but they are using the American people who are not aware they are being used as a unwitting patsy, causing trauma, anxiety, and sometimes death. 

There is an executive order on record that allows this to happen.  Are you aware of that?

This is what happened a few days ago:

Spill of Dangerous Acid Prompts Pennsylvania Evacuation

Truck carrying dangerous acid overturns, prompting Pennsylvania town evacuation affecting 5,000 people

At 7 a.m., officials ordered an evacuation of 944 households. They said about 5,000 people were in the affected area.

Northampton County spokesman John Conklin said the truck driver was treated at a hospital and was released. One of about 200 people at an evacuation center at a local high school was taken to a hospital for a condition unrelated to the hazardous-materials incident.

Emergency crews reported liquid dripping from the tanker's valves or piping, forcing them to don full-protection suits to stop the drip. The tanker truck was righted at about 3 p.m., and the evacuation order was lifted soon after, although the road, Route 33, remained closed in both directions.

Conklin said animals in the affected area, including horses from several farms, were relocated.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

18-wheeler crashes on North 1604

Last Update: 3/13/09  12:28 pm

Police say the driver of the 18-wheeler hit a wet spot on the road, lost control and hit a pole. (News 4 WOAI)

SAN ANTONIO -- An accident involving an 18-wheeler has caused officials to shut down a section of Loop 1604 for several hours on the North Side.

The accident happened around 6:00 a.m. on westbound Loop 1604 near Northwest Military Highway.

Police say the driver of the 18-wheeler hit a wet spot on the road, lost control and hit a pole. The big rig then went over the guardrail. The impact broke all of the axles on the truck and knocked down power lines.

The driver was taken to Methodist Hospital with minor injuries.

TxDOT crews were called the scene to clean up oil and diesel fuel that spilled onto the highway.

Loop 1604 was shut down from Rogers Ranch to NW Military Highway.

Witnesses said that the highway was closed down for over 5 hours.



The Carroll National Guard unit will train on urban military operations by holding a four-day exercise at Arcadia, OH


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The purpose of the April 2-5 drill will be to gather intelligence, then search for and apprehend a suspected weapons dealer, according to Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company.

Citizens, law enforcement, media and other supporters will participate.

Troops will spend Thursday, April 2, staging at a forward operations base at Carroll. The next day company leaders will conduct reconnaissance and begin patrolling the streets of Arcadia to identify possible locations of the weapons dealer.

The primary phase will be done Saturday, April 4, when convoys will be deployed from Carroll to Arcadia. Pictures of the arms dealer will be shown in Arcadia, and soldiers will go door to door asking if residents have seen the suspect.

Soldiers will knock only at households that have agreed to participate in the drill, Kots noted.

"Once credible intelligence has been gathered," said Kots, "portions of the town will be road-blocked and more in-depth searches of homes and vehicles will be conducted in accordance with the residents' wishes.

"One of the techniques we use in today's political environment is cordon and knock," Kots explained. "We ask for the head of the household, get permission to search, then have them open doors and cupboards. The homeowner maintains control. We peer over their shoulder, and the soldier uses the homeowner's body language and position to protect him."

During this phase of the operation, troops will interact with residents and media while implementing crowd-control measures and possibly treating and evacuating injured persons.

The unit will use a Blackhawk helicopter for overhead command and control, and to simulate medevacs.

The drill will culminate in the apprehension of the suspected arms dealer.

Alpha Company will conduct a review of the drill on Sunday, April 5.

A meeting to give residents more information and accept volunteers will be held 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Arcadia American Legion hall.

Kots said the exercise will replace Alpha Company's weekend drill for April.

"We have a lot of extended drills this coming year," he added.

In addition to surveillance, searching and apprehension, the exercise will also give the troops valuable experience in stability, support, patrol, traffic control, vehicle searches and other skills needed for deployment in an urban environment.

"This exercise will improve the real-life operational skills of the unit," said Kots. "And it will hopefully improve the public's understanding of military operations."

The pre-drill work with residents is as important at the drill itself.

"It will be important for us to gain the trust and confidence of the residents of Arcadia," said Kots. "We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate in role-playing."

"We really want to get as much information out there as possible, because this operation could be pretty intrusive to the people of Arcadia."

"The primary phase will be done Saturday, April 4, when convoys will be deployed from Carroll to Arcadia. Pictures of a suspected arms dealer will be shown in Arcadia, and soldiers will go door to door asking if residents have seen the suspect. ... The drill will culminate in the apprehension of the suspected arms dealer." Last edited by Benja S. Sariwatta; 02-20-2009 at 12:34 PM.



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Here are some previous examples of tests done on Americans without their knowledge:

CHEMTRAILS:  (See the photos)

YOUTUBE.COM videos:  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=chemtrails&aq=f


Some unconfirmed theories have come forth which could help to shed some light on the matter. An influx of respiratory illnesses have been reported in areas of heavy contrail activity. Meningitis outbreaks have occurred in several states recently -- North Carolina being one of them. Some who believe they have fallen ill as a direct result of the contrails say the ailments they suffer from are not unlike symptoms of some types of biological warfare. Meanwhile, William Thomas, a veteran award-winning journalist, notes that toll-free tracking numbers across the country are asking people to come forward for tests and treatment -- "if they qualify with specific symptoms incurred within a specific time period within a specific radius of exposure."

Shocking as this may sound, it should be noted that U.S. government experiments have been conducted on the American population before. For example, just last year the federal government made a public apology for secretly exposing select men to a painful, contagious and incurable sexually transmitted disease just to study the effects.

According to Thomas, two U.S. Senate investigations in 1977 and 1994 document decades of open air biowarfare testing over the American and Canadian public.

Thomas gives a few examples among hundreds of US cities which he says have been the target of open air experiments:

In 1950, the U.S. Navy sprayed a cloud of Serratia marcescens bacteria over San Francisco. Monitoring devices tested the extent of infection as many residents fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.

In 1966 the U.S. Army dispensed Bacillus subtilis variant Niger throughout the New York City subway system. More than a million New Yorkers were exposed. And Minneapolis was hit with the same disease causing bacteria 20 years later in 1997.

Note from Dee:  In 1985, I personally fell victim to an illness that was dropped out of the sky during a heavy rainstorm on Sept. 7, 1985 on the first day of school, in Sumner, Washington. Research on the internet showed that whatever caused this illness was dumped from airplanes in at least 25 west coast cities.  It was called Raggedy Ann Disease.  I was nearly paralyzed for three months, after I had a high fever and severe sore throat.  Even my eyelids and throat were affected.  After the three months passed, the paralysis syndrome started to get better, but I've never been the same, and these days it's called  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I wasn't able to get a diagnosis in Washington State despite going to specialists,  until 1989 after I moved to Illinois and I went to a doctor there, after the pastor of my church's wife came down with the same thing.  (See below)

United States Code - Title 50 - War and National Defense Chapter 32 -Chemical and Biological Warfare Program Sec. 1520 - Biowarfare experimentation on the American public - states that the Secretary of Defense may not conduct any test or experiment involving the use of a chemical or "biological agent" on a civilian population...except for research and law enforcement purposes, including any purpose related to riot control.

This same U.S. Code defines "biological agent" as "Any micro-organism (including bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsiac, or protozoa), pathogen, or infectious substance, and any naturally occurring, bioengineered, or
synthesized component of any such micro-organism, pathogen, or infectious substance, whatever its origin or method of production, that is capable of causing:

     (1) death, disease, or other biological malfunction in a human, an animal, a plant, or another living organism;

     (2) deterioration of food, water, equipment, supplies, or materials of any kind; or

     (3) deleterious alteration of the environment."

This law also requires that all test subjects must give their informed consent 'for research.' Grant it, military servicemen surrender their civilian rights upon enlistment, but, chances are less than likely that the more than 460,000 American GIs forced to take PB in the Gulf were ever asked for their consent, much less, informed that this nerve agent actually amplifies the effects of the sarin nerve agent raining over them. Or, that they were ever given the choice to refuse mycoplasma-contaminated anthrax.

Furthermore, Executive Order 12975 - Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission - signed by President William Clinton, speaks to departments and agencies taking into account recommendations contained in a report from the "Advisory Committee" on "Human Radiation Experiments."

There's much more to report on this topic and even more that is still unknown and unavailable to the public. This report is Part I of a series.

  Side Bar 1A:


One interesting note, from researching this article over the past months, has been the consistency of descriptions and photographs taken across the country. Of course, there is no way to confirm each of these email claims
and internet postings but many of them attach photo's with their reports.

Here is a brief summary of seperate statements from individuals who do not know each other and are from various cities across the nation:

MESA, AZ [May 10] - "I stepped outside this morning in Mesa, AZ and couldn't help but notice that we are once again being sprayed. There were at least three aircraft involved that flew in various criss-cross patterns over the

SANTE FE [May 10] - "Sprayed all day Friday last week, started sporadically today, Monday 10th. People sneezing to worse, feeling tired, depressed and pissed."

CALIFORNIA [May 9] - "It is 9:00 am Sunday morning in Fortuna, CA (on the northern coast of CA, 23 miles south of Eureka) and there is at least one plane spraying or releasing a long continuous patterns of white trails.
The plane(s) have just finished their third north to south parallel trail. The first trail is dispersing into what appears to be a sinking white cloud, as is the second."

CALIFORNIA [May 9] - Santa Rosa, CA (60 miles north of SF on US 101) observed 7 North to South contrails, in dissipation mode observed 2 additional contrails to the east, approximately Napa/Solano Counties in the process of being made at 0815."

CALIFORNIA [May 9] - Currently have slight offshore winds and the San Jose chemtrails are drifting overhead now. It is very hazy and again we have rainbow halo around the sun. Got on top of the house for better veiw and
spotted heavy activity directly over Monterey Bay."

OHIO [May 9] - "Sunday,10:55 A.M. Columbus, Ohio. I am watching a heavy spray of Chemtrails. There appears to be multiple planes involved. They all appear to be leaving the same Chemtail pattern and all of them seem to be
flying at the same alltitude. They seem to be spraying in a grid like pattern."

NORTH CAROLINA [May 7] - On 5-7-99 almost all of Raleigh and surrounding areas got it. I travel to work from 30 miles south of Ral. to north Ral. and could see the trails in every direction. Large X's and many planes spraying. My lungs have been burning since the first spraying on the 4th."

CALIFORNIA [May 6] - I was in Century City, CA (A little west of L.A.) on 05-06-99. I witnessed spraying that looked like it went all the way over the valley. The trails lasted for a very long time and spread out in a way I
don't remember seeing before. I saw four of them crossing over each other."

OREGON [May 4] - Tuesday, in Springfield Oregon. Several Chemtrails, and by afternoon, the sky was gray. About 5 north and south, and 2 east and west. My boss is very ill, and his wife is on and off with this thing too."

TENNESSE [May 2] - I live outside of Portland TN (about an hour north of Nashville) and on Sunday, May 2, there were an unusual amount of contrails in the skies - four parallel to each other and 2 X's. I make it a point to
know where the usual commercial/military flight paths are over my house and none of these were in those paths. For several days afterward, I had a strange (for me) thing to happen - it was as if I had suddenly become

Here are some samples of other reports being posted across the internet:

D. writes: "Just a note, sometime in early Feb.99, I was going south on I55 in Missouri, when I started noticing quite a few contrails, forming x's in the sky but also something else. I'm a trucker, go thru this area quite
often, and it's the first time I saw this and a whole lot of spider web type substance floating down out of the sky. I asked some other drivers via the CB, and they were fascinated by this also. The substance clung all over my
truck for several hundred miles. Just wondered if anyone else ever noticed this stuff also. I could give exact dates if needed via my log books."

C. writes: "[On April 13] from 10-10:45am eight planes were seen laying a criss-cross grid over Sioux City [Iowa]. A funny chemical smell is in the air. They contrailed yesterday but not this severe. My daughter and I got
sinus problems overnight and my 4-year old daughter had a fever of 103.6 by 10:30pm last night. She had been perfectly fine till the fever. There are still no symptoms--just a very high fever."

CH writes: "We have been bombarded with the contrails here in Hartford Conn, for at least a month now. Everyday planes are flying continuously over my area spraying long white clouds that then widen. There are so many planes doing this that by mid-day the whole area takes on the appearance of a cloudy day. Prior to learning about this in CONTACT Newspaper my entire family, wife, son (2 yrs old) were struck with what we believed to be the flu. I have never ever been so sick in my life. I am 53 yrs old and I have never experienced such sickness. Fortunately we are all over it but my son sickness lasted over two weeks. I just rested my body for 3-4 days and
allowed it to heal itself. I don't believe in doctors or trust the medical profession so I did not seek out any professional help (doctors). The planes fly over all day and into the evening. This month we had a new moon and you could still see the planes flying at night. What in God's name is going on and what can we as people coming together as one mind do about this?"

"[April 30] Our television station Channel 10, located here in Miami, picked up the contrails on their equipment and sent a team to Boca Chica Air Force Base at Key West, Florida to find out what is happening over the Ocean and the Keys. The Air Force admitted that they are dumping canisters of fiber into the air which acts like a screen to hide the aircraft. These are practice flights for combat. The fibers consist of silicon with an aluminum

"{5/12/99] I watched from my back yard, three aircraft take over four hours to make "ribs" across the entire dome of a sky --and the ribs all drifted together and filled the entire sky!!! We had electrical storms the following
three days and I felt as if I had the flu --really dragging around for a week."

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Anyone with access to a library or a computer would have soon dispelled any view that HHV6 was a cause of M.E./ CFS epidemics where the incubation was approximately seven days or less.

Is it possible that Steven Straus and the other intelligentsia of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda and CDC in Atlanta and elsewhere didn’t have access to libraries and the Internet? Maybe we
should start a public request to ask for donations for them.

This is not the whole story of course. Individuals at NIH, who solated the HHV6 virus, apparently stole the science for identifying this virus and set up a private laboratory and apparently patented this technology. It is they that published the false news that this was the cause of CFS. Over the short period of little more than a year, the principals of this lab apparently brought in several million dollars from the gullible general public. Then the feds struck and one of the previous NIH scientists who were running the lab was sentenced to a year in prison. This was subsequently suspended for a year of scientific public service for free. It is my
understanding that the other NIH official was not charged, being much too eminent, and was simply kicked upstairs. So now, at least until the equally ridiculous Lyme disease boondoggle came along in 2005,
the non-literate American physicians and the gullible public had a choice of hysteria, psychiatric or social abnormality, EBV or HHV6.

What did we know about M.E. in 1984 after the Lake Tahoe epidemic.

The CDC investigators and the physicians of Lake Tahoe were dealing with a fast spreading infectious disease of a short one week or less incubation period. Obviously this was consistent with the epidemics
of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis already documented in this brief history.

Like the several epidemics noted that started with children or students, so this this.

Like the patients in all of the epidemics discussed, the effects of the infection involved the Central Nervous System but unlike a stroke caused by an embolism, or malignancy, or arterial obstruction, the CNS involvement that occurred in these patients were not focal but consistent with a diffuse CNS injury.

In the Lake Tahoe epidemic as in the previous epidemics described, the type of Central Nervous System involvement was obviously of a more diffuse nature and the type of peripheral involvement that
caused so many troubling symptoms in all these epidemics was consistent with a very low grade vasculitis (See Mercy San Juan Hospital Epidemic) or in many cases a classical radiculopathy (spinal nerve root involvement) or even a very low grade Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome as was described by Alberto Marinacci when he examined the Los Angeles County Hospital patients (See Dr Marinacci’s book Applied Electromyography. Lea & Febiger, 1968: Chapter 9). However, I should note that the mere mention of Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome drives many neurologists crazy. They say that GB is a severe disease that if not
treated effectively may kill or leave the patient permanently disabled. However, all real diseases have a wide variety of penetration from so mild that they may be missed to, in some diseases, having potentially mortal consequences.

If we consider the Lake Tahoe epidemic alone we have the primary definitional determinant of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

The Lake Tahoe Epidemic represented an illness

a. With an acute onset.
b. With an incubation period of 4-7 days,
c. Occurring in both students and adults,
d. Involving the central nervous system in a diffuse, non focal manner,
e. The onset of a Raynaud’s disease along with a peripheral coldness, blanching and pain syndrome of fingers, hands and feet or significant postural hypotension or instability. A non-tramatic, acute onset
of these two syndromes is consistent with an injury or a significant diffuse change in the autonomic physiology of the subcortical brain.
f. Rapidly developing flaccid muscle weakness with minimal effort or activity, (The Lake Tahoe epidemic was initially called Raggedy Anne Syndrome due to this finding.)
g. There were two illnesses, an acute viral like illness and a secondary persisting illness that in the more severe cases left permanent persisting sequelae.
h. With peripheral pain symptoms that have variable features resembling in some cases, a radiculopathy,, in some cases a vasculitis, and even a very low grade Guillain-Barre’.

Although the final terminology of conclusion “h” is subject to debate, are features “a to g” a very difficult set of conclusions to come to? I don’t think so. There is a consistent similarity of the Lake Tahoe epidemic patients to all of the previous epidemics mentioned in this short history and the many others that are
documented in our textbook. The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Yet retain these above Lake Tahoe Features in mind when we come to the first CDC definition that was largely based upon this very same Lake Tahoe epidemic illness.

1987: The first CDC definitional meeting

I have mentioned the April 1987, First International Symposium on Immunology and Pathogenesis of Persistent Virus Infections held in Atlanta Georgia hosted by the CDC and Dr Carlos Lopez. At the
termination of this meeting to discuss the creation of a definition for this 1984 Lake Tahoe Raggedy Anne Illness that had appeared sporadically and in clusters in many areas of the United States and Canada.

Approximately 25 people showed up for the meeting. Included in the 25 physicians and scientists were Dr Alexis Shelokov, Dr J Gordon Parish and myself. Other than Dr Gary Holmes and Dr Stephen Straus,
at that time I was not aware of whom the other people present may have been. Of Shelekov, Parish and myself, I was clearly the least knowledeable of the three having seen by then some hundred or so
patients with M.E. and read extensively the existing literature. However my knowledge at that time could not be compared to these two published giants.

It was obvious that most of the assembly associated this epidemic disease with Epstein Barr Virus and infectious Mononucleosis, what the British refer to as glandular fever. It was immediately apparent
that the concensus was going to be highjacked by this majority. Dr Shelokov and Dr Parish decided that this meeting was going nowhere and so decided to leave before it terminated. I followed them knowing full well that if I was going to learn anything credible about this disease process then I had to understand their incredible knowledge bse that had been developed for over 20 years.

It was a wise choice for me in terms of acquiring knowledge but it was a bad choice in that had we stayed, we might have influenced the decision that was to appear in 1988.

The 1988 CDC definition did several things, all of which caused immeasurable confusion.

Why did the 1988 CDC definition damage our knowledge and understanding of the epidemic and endemic disease? Remember that in describing the Lake Tahoe epidemic this committee were describing a
typical Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Epidemic.

Major Problems of the 1988 CDC definition

It is my opinion that the CDC 1988 definition of CFS describes a non-existing chimera based upon inexperience individuals who lack any historical knowledge this disease process. The CDC definition is not
a disease process. It is (a) partial mix of infectious mononucleosis / glandular fever, (b) a mix of some of the least important aspects of M.E. and (c) what amounts to a possibly unintended psychiatric slant to an epidemic and endemic disease process of major importance.

February 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm
(9) LKWoodruff says:
For ME, G93.3 patients (coded under 323.9 in the USA because the ICD9 Codes are still used), it remains very disconcerting and troubling to see the emergence and advancement of the 2003 ME/CFS Canadian Criteria, which represents an illogical ‘blend’ of both ME (G93.3) and CFS (R53.82).

- It is this ‘blending’ and ‘lumping together’ of two disparate things that CFS patients like, because it makes their ’syndrome’ (i.e., a group of symptoms) based on ‘fatigue’ sound more serious.

- It is this ‘blending’ and ‘lumping together’ of two disparate things that infuriates those of us who are ME-defined, because it waters down and weakens our severely debilitating CNS (Central Nervous System) illness!!!

Additionally, one would have to know the complete history of the past 20+ years to fully understand what’s all taken place. Basically, two entities, the USA CDC and the UK Wessely School (WS) have collaborated and done their utmost to turn CFS (or ‘CFS/ME’ in the UK) into a ‘psych’ thing, and to help insurance companies deny claims. They have been well-compensated for their actions which saved the insurance ocmpanies many millions of dollars.

Then, in the early 1990s (1992?, the facts remain difficult to uncover fully) the British CMO apparently in conjunction with a WHO official somehow managed to get ‘post viral CFS’ added to G93.3. Now, this does NOT mean that ALL CFS patients were added - just the very, very few who became ill post-virally!!!

But sadly, since then the UK contingent has adopted the term ‘ME/CFS’ and they cling tightly to it. Even tho it’s clearly a misnomer. Even tho that action was a mistake that needs to be UNDONE ASAP, as it it not based on any science, PLUS ‘G’ classifications cannot be mixed with ‘R’s’ (G93.3 vs R53.82) AND a syndrome, illness or disease (these are all different things in the WHO vernacular!)cannot be listed in two places.



G93 Other Disorders of the Brain
G93.3 postviral fatigue syndrome (pvfs)
benign ME
–>EXCLUDED: CFS (nos) (R53.82)

NOTE: This is the USA CDC’s ‘CFS’ (Fukuda, et al) but does not refer to Reeve’s newest, his ‘empirical’ criteria. LKW


R00-R99 Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Lab findings, not elsewhere classified

R53 Malaise and Fatigue

R53.82 (pg 1324) Ch 18 - CFS (nos)
–>EXCLUDES: postviral fatigue syndrome, benign ME (G93.3)


And since 2005 now, with the USA CDC’s Reeve’s ‘empirical definition’ for CFS, they are pushing hard to both expand the numbers (more funding!) AND to get it classified under ‘mental’.

So desperate CFS patients–who are often MISdiagnosed and actually prove to have a myriad of OTHER THINGS wrong with them, many of which are treatable, like Lyme, thyroid, or ‘fatigue’ for a variety of reasons–have tried to make their illness sound more serious in an attempt to override Reeves and the WS’s attempts.

One of the ways they’ve done this is to latch onto ME. G93.3, and now start saying that ME and CFS belong together and are actually the same thing.

- They most certainly are not!

- ME, G93.3, is classified under Brain, CNS, Neurology…. It starts with a sudden onset viral event….

- CFS, R53.82, is classified under vector-borne, zoonotic, along with things like Lyme and Rocky Mt Spotted Fever, etc. It has always been and remains a DIAGNOSIS OF EXCLUSION only able to made after 6 months, AND only after everything else has been eliminated as a possibility.

- Furthermore, G’s in the WHO vernacular, do not get mixed with R’s…(different bodily systems!)

So it’s become a humungous MESS, made easier with the internet now, where large numbers of people can read all sorts of stuff and believe it’s the gospel truth, rather than question or verify it:(


It also explains so well why all of the small, uncoordinated studies done to-date continue to get confusing readings and are unable to replicate study results (and therefore bring about no progress):

–>studies done on ‘mixed patient groups’ always produce MIXED DATA, which is irrelevant and helps NO ONE.

The only way to get pure research data is to separate out the ME, G93.3, patients from this blended ‘ME/CFS’ grouping, and study them separately.

Then feel free to compare the ME data with the CFS data. No doubt there will be interesting and critically important DIFFERENCES!


It is beyond time for the world to take ME, G93.3, seriously and stop subsuming it with, or under, ‘CFS’. This is both absurd and completely UNscientific.

Again, ME has been formally acknowledged by the WHO since 1969!!!

CFS was first made-up/written by USA CDC staff b/n 1988-1994.


ME is a CNS disease with a sudden onset viral event triggering it (3-7 days)…..

CFS is a slow onset ‘fatigue’ only able to be diagnosed after 6 months….

They START, PRESENT and END differently!!!


Lastly: ‘CFS/ME’ and ‘ME/CFS’ have no WHO classifications nor any ICD Codes assigned. They exist only in the minds of those who promote them. These (often self-proclaimed)
‘experts’ clearly do not know ME. If they did, they’d realize how absurd their ill-conceived blendings are….

Those presently diagnosed with ‘CFS’ need to be better evaluated rigorously by qualified medical personnel to determine precisely what it is that they have. The list of things they actually have is already quite long, and continues to grow:


To read everything that ‘CFS’ is–and ISN’T–(because every single criteria version is very broad and very brief) as determined by the originators/authors (1988-1994):



Hyde on the incubation periods:

“By 1986 HHV6 was already known to have an incubation period of 9 days due to human experimentation when the actual virus was injected into several children. See (Gorbac, Second Edition, Infectious Diseases, page 1335). When acquired by random infection, the incubation period of HHV6 Roseola was more like 12 days. So once again anyone with access to a library or a computer would have soon dispelled any view that HHV6 was a cause of M.E. epidemics where the incubation was approximately 7 days or less. Is it possible that Steven Strauss and the other intelligentsia of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda and CDC in Atlanta and elsewhere didn’t have access to libraries and the Internet? Maybe we should start a public request to ask for donations for them.” - Dr Hyde M.D.


“Associating the Lake Tahoe epidemic with Epstein Barr Syndrome was frankly ridiculous and you will see why almost immediately. Anyone who realizes that infectious mononucleosis is caused by the herpes family virus, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), and that the incubation period of this illness is approximately 40 days, should have realized that you simply cannot have a rapidly spreading viral epidemic with a virus with a latent period of 40 days. Neither Dr Straus nor Dr Holmes, senior government physicians, should have fallen into such a trap. They only had to go to the excellent CDC library to realize that rather than spending half a million dollars or so on a publication that they should have known would not have incriminated EBV. Yet this epidemic somehow spread the myth that this illness was caused by EBV. Such is the perseverance of error.” - Dr Hyde M.D.


And this is how ME, G93.3,(not CFS) starts:

“[The] prodromal phase is associated with a short onset or triggering illness.

This onset illness usually takes the form of either, or any combination, of the following

(a) an upper respiratory illness,
(b) a gastrointestinal upset,
(c) vertigo and
(d) a moderate to severe meningitic type headache.

The usual incubation period of the triggering illness is 4-7 days.

The second and third phases of the illness are usually always different in nature from the onset illness and usually become apparent within 1-4 weeks after the onset of the infectious triggering illness

(1998 [Online]).”


I hope this helps all of you understand the differences better now, so you can stand firm and demand correct and proper illness diagnosis for al patients.

For more details on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, see:



  1. Bush signs executive order on SARS quarantine

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Is Government Ordering
Experiments on Humans?
November 10, 1999

It isn't often that federal bureaucrats admit to embarrassment, but the New York Times reported on October 23 that it was "highly embarrassing to federal health officials" to have to admit the "causal association" between the RotaShield rotavirus vaccine and the painful condition called intussusception. The embarrassment was aggravated "in part because the vaccine was 23 years in development and much of the work was done at the National Institutes of Health."

It isn't enough, however, that these health officials admit they are embarrassed. They should be apologizing and expressing deep and sorrowful regret for the terrible damage they have done to infants. Intussusception is a bowel obstruction caused by one portion of the bowel sliding inward, like a telescope, into another part of the bowel, causing a previously healthy infant to scream in terrible pain, and often requiring surgery to repair.

The government's formal position until October 22 had been that all infants in the United States should receive three doses of the vaccine, at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, although caution was expressed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 15 and the manufacturer withdrew the vaccine from the market on October 15.

CDC immunization spokesman Dr. John Livengood said that the health officials' decision to withdraw the vaccine recommendation reflected a stepped-up review of scientific evidence, which showed that the rotavirus vaccine appeared to cause intussusception in about 1 in 5,000 recipients, and that vaccinated babies were 25 times as likely to develop intussusception three to seven days after the first dose as those who did not receive it.

What is so shocking about this admission is that the high rate of intussusception was known before Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in August 1998. The raw data were kept secret and the CDC went ahead with its recommendation.

Another disturbing piece of news is that, of the federal health advisory panel's 12 members, only 4 voted, all for the recommendation to withdraw use of the vaccine. We are told that the others were absent "because of emergencies or abstained because of ties to the manufacturer or other conflicts of interest."

It is unacceptable that members of the advisory panel are permitted to have conflicts of interests, and it's no answer to say they merely don't vote on the decisions where their conflict of interest is immediate. Panel members should represent the public, not be beholden to the pharmaceutical companies or the CDC.

All the raw data supporting any vaccine recommendation should be made public so they can be reviewed by disinterested parties. Many infants would have been saved from the intussusception tragedy if the raw data about the rotavirus tests had been available to the public.

We are long overdue for a Congressional investigation to educate the public about the current process of mandating vaccines, the secrecy about raw data, the failure to do risk and cost-benefit analysis, and the role of the pharmaceutical corporations in lobbying for mandates. The American people have a right to know exactly how and why the CDC disregarded the danger signals in the test data and recommended the rotavirus vaccine anyway.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has urged Congress to investigate the process by which vaccines are approved and recommended. The public is entitled to know if government approval is a political rather than a scientific decision, as well as the fact that government mandates are what make vaccines so commercially profitable.

Parents are beginning to fear that the real clinical tests may be post-mandate instead of pre-mandate. When the CDC can conceal the raw data about the pre-tests and reveal only summary statistics, it's easy to distort the results, recommend a vaccine for all infants, and make the universal use of the vaccine the real test.

This process amounts to experimentation on humans without telling the recipients or their parents that the vaccine is experimental. President Clinton poured gasoline on the fires of this vaccine scandal on September 30 when he issued Executive Order 13139 requiring military personnel to receive experimental vaccines that don't even have FDA approval.

It appears that EO 13139 is an attempt to finesse Pentagon responsibility for administering the controversial anthrax vaccine to all military personnel. The Defense Department has been inoculating for inhalational anthrax even though the only FDA approval, issued nearly 30 years ago, was only for cutaneous anthrax (contact through touch).

Hundreds of servicemen (including dozens of pilots) have resigned rather than submit to the anthrax vaccine because they have observed or heard about adverse reactions in many of their peers. Dozens of military personnel have been prosecuted and punished for refusing to be inoculated, and more than 1,000 are now awaiting trial.

Infants and military personnel are two groups of Americans subject to medical decisions made by others. Is our government using those two groups for human experimentation with inadequately tested drugs?

FROM: http://www.eagleforum.org/column/1999/nov99/99-11-10.html

Safety of artificial sweetener called into question by MP
Examples cited in the Commons of the 6,000 products with aspartame

Felicity Lawrence, consumer affairs correspondent
Thursday December 15, 2005


In 1977 Donald Rumsfeld, now George Bush's defence secretary but then chief executive of the pharmaceutical company GD Searle, publicly stated that he would "call in his markers" to win a licence for aspartame, the sweetener that had been discovered by chance in Searle's laboratories, according to Roger Williams in the Commons yesterday.

Mr Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, said in an adjournment debate that there was much controversy about aspartame's safety at the time but "Rumsfeld appears to have honoured his pledge". In fact, "the history of the approval of aspartame puts public health regulators and politicians to shame".

The sweetener is now used in 6,000 products, from crisps such as Walkers prawn cocktail, to soft drinks including Diet Coke and Robinson's fruit squash, chewing gums such as Orbit, and vitamins pills and medicines. Yet the science on which it was given approval was "biased, inconclusive, and incompetent". "There is compelling and reliable evidence for this carcinogenic substance to be banned from the UK food and drinks market."

On the day of his inauguration as president in 1981, with Mr Rumsfeld on his transition team, Ronald Reagan personally wrote an executive order suspending the head of the US Food and Drug Administration's powers on aspartame, Mr Williams further claimed. One month later Mr Reagan appointed a new head of the regulatory authority, Arthur Hayes, who granted a licence for the sweetener.

"The history of aspartame's approval is littered with examples showing that if key decision makers found against aspartame's safety, they were discredited or replaced by industry sympathisers, who were recompensed with lucrative jobs."

The MP said he was using his parliamentary privilege to highlight "the strong scientific evidence" that the components of aspartame and their metabolites can cause very serious toxic effects on humans, and that long-term aspartame use can cause cancer.

Searle had originally submitted a host of studies to the FDA in 1970s in the hope of getting aspartame approved. But when flaws were revealed in the science behind another Searle product, Flagyl, the FDA set up a taskforce to investigate 15 of the key studies submitted by Searle on aspartame. Dr Jerome Bressler was commissioned by the FDA to investigate three of these studies. He had found 52 major discrepancies in Searle's clinical conduct of the studies, Mr Williams told the Commons. Tumours contracted by rats were removed before dissection but not reported; one record shows an animal in the experiment was alive, then dead, then alive again, then dead again.

MPs were told that because it lacked funds, the FDA submitted 12 other studies to be analysed by a research body that was under contract to Searle at the time. It declared all 12 studies authentic.

Doubts about aspartame among FDA scientists were overruled by the FDA's administration and it was given approval. Many other countries soon followed suit and approved aspartame on the basis of the same flawed studies, Mr Williams said. In 1996 a review of aspartame research found that every single industry-funded study found aspartame safe. But 92% of independent studies identified one or more problems with its safety.

Mr Williams outlined to MPs the evidence that the breakdown products of aspartame include suspected carcinogens and toxic molecules that damage nerve cells. But the final nail in the coffin for the sweetener, he said, was a new, "monumental" peer-reviewed study, that should have "set alarm bells ringing in health departments around the world".

This vast study, conducted by the Italian-based European Ramazzini Foundation, demonstrated that aspartame caused a significant increase in lymphomas and leukaemias, malignant tumours of the kidneys in female rats and malignant tumours of peripheral and cranial nerves in male rats. These tumours occurred at doses that were well below the acceptable daily intake recommended by the regulatory authorities in the EU and US.

The public health minister, Caroline Flint, responding for the government, said it took the issue very seriously and would look at any new evidence. But she added that the use of food additives was very strictly controlled at EU level. The safety of aspartame had been very extensively reviewed many times and the current advice remained that it does not cause cancer and is safe.

Artificial sweeteners help in the control of obesity, she said. Acceptable daily intakes were set at a very conservative level. Moreover, the UK's expert committee on toxicity had reviewed the initial data from the Ramazzini Foundation and had not been convinced by its interpretations, but the European Food Safety Authority would conduct a review when it had the full data.

The trade associations for confectionery, snack, soft drink and pill manufacturers and the sweetener industry's Aspartame Information Service said aspartame had been used safely for many years and evidence for its safety had been reviewed and approved many times by regulators around the world, including by the WHO, the FDA, the UN expert committee on food additives and the EU scientific committee for food.

They pointed out that the European Food Safety Authority has said that "based on current evidence, it does not recommend that consumers who wish to choose foods containing aspartame make any changes to their dietary habits".

The compounds

Aspartame breaks down into three components - a methyl ester and two amino acids: phenylalanine and aspartic acid, according to Roger Williams during the parliamentary debate.

The sweetener industry repeatedly pointed out that these compounds occur naturally in food and drink, yet that statement hid the complex science that makes each one harmful to humans when found in aspartame, he added. In food, phenylalanine and aspartic acid are bound to other amino acids in long, complex chains of proteins so that they are not absorbed in a way that could cause damage. But in aspartame they are not, and enzymes in the gut can easily split them apart.

Once phenylalanine is released in its free form, it is metabolised into diketopiperazine, a suspected carcinogen. Aspartic acid in its free form becomes an excitotoxin, a toxic molecule that stimulates nerve cells to the point of damage or death.

The third component of aspartame, methyl ester, was the most harmful, Mr Williams said. It is metabolised by the body into methanol, a well-known poison. In the US, the environmental protection agency defines safe consumption of methanol as no more than 7.8mg a day. Anyone drinking three cans of a drink sweetened with aspartame a day was consuming about 56mg of methanol, the MP said.

The public health minister, Caroline Flint, responded by saying that studies had shown methanol levels were not increased by the ingestion of aspartame.

Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2005

Source Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story...667771,00.html


The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG  hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavoring." MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton's and Starbucks coffee shops!

 I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb. He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and spent years working for the government. He made an amazing  discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was > > writing called The Slow Poisoning of America .

 In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies. No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create  them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with  MSG when they are first born.

The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing  rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese. They even have a name for  the fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats."

When I heard this, I was shocked. I went into my kitchen and checked  the cupboards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything -- the  Campbell 's soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato  chips, Top Ramen, Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy,  Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially  the "healthy low-fat"ones.

 The items that didn't have MSG marked on the product label had  something called "Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein," which is just another  name for Monosodium Glutamate.

It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children  everyday are filled with this stuff. MSG is hidden under many  different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don't catch on. (Other names for MSG are "Accent,> "Aginomoto," "Natural Meat Tenderizer," etc.)

 But it didn't stop there. When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants  what menu items contained MSG. Many employees, even the managers,  swore they didn't use MSG. But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere.

 Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant -- even  the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's, and Denny's --  use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST  offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy.  No wonder I loved to eat that coating on the skin -- their secret spice was MSG!

So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat?  Is it a preservative, or a vitamin?

Not according to my friend John Erb. In his book The Slow Poisoning  of America , he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive  effect it has on the human body. 

Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby  group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more. 

A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says  eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the  rest of us? > >  "Betcha can't eat [just] one," takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight!

MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.

 Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance. Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the pre-packaged meals,soups, snacks, and fast foods we are tempted  to eat everyday.

The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food.  They claim it's safe to eat in any amount. But how can they claim  it's safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles  like these:

 "The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of  exercise in obesity." Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.

"Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats." Guimaraes  RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro. Brain Res  Bull. 2002 Aug.

'Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk  factors."  Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima.   Hypertens Res. 1998 Mar.

"Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity." Tanaka K,  Shimada M, Nakao K Kusunoki. Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.

No, the date of that last study was not a typo; it was published in 1978. Both the "medical research community" and "food manufacturers" have known about the side effects of MSG for decades.

 Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb's book link MSG to  diabetes, migraines and headaches, autism, ADHD, and even Alzheimer's.

So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping this  fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?

Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the highest government health officials in Canada . While he was sitting in the government office, the official told him, "Sure, I know how bad MSG is.  I wouldn't touch the stuff." But this top-level government official refuses to tell the public what he knows.

The big media doesn't want to tell the public either, fearing issues with their advertisers. It seems that the fallout on the fast food  industry may hurt their profit margin. The food producers and restaurants have been addicting us to their products for years, and  now we are paying the price for it.  Our children should not be cursed with obesity caused by an addictive  food additive.

But what can I do about it? I'm just one voice!  What can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our  governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is > > poisoning us?

This message is going out to everyone I know in an attempt to tell you > > the truth that the corporate-owned politicians and media won't tell  you.

The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from this > > drug-induced epidemic is to forward this article to everyone. With > > any luck, it will circle the globe before politicians can pass the > > legislation protecting those who are poisoning us. > > > > The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry. Imagine if > > big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the > > whistle on nicotine? > > > > If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for > > us and you don't believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself. > > Go to the National Library of Medicine at www.pubmed.com. Type in the > > words "MSG Obese" and read a few of the 115 medical studies that > > appear. > > > > We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we > > do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese, > > lethargic,addicted sheep, feeding the food industry's bottom line > > while waiting for the heart transplant, the diabetic-induced > > amputation, blindness, or other obesity-induced, life-threatening > > disorders. > > > > With your help we can put an end to this poison. > > Do your part in sending this message out by word of mouth, e-mail, or > > by distribution of this printout to your friends all over the world > > and stop this "Slow Poisoning of Mankind" by the packaged food > > industry. > > > > Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, so get the word out.