Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Join We The People Of Maine on April 19, 2014 in Portland

 

 

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We The People Maine

Corporations are not people
Money is not speech
 

Saturday April 19,
Noon to 2:00 pm
 
For a petitioner carrier and volunteer workshop.
 
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church
524 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103
 
Can you volunteer one or two hours on primary day, June 10 to sit at a table and collect signatures?
 
This will be an enormous help in gathering the almost 80,000 signatures needed.
The outrageous McCutcheon decision, permits ultra-rich individuals to give $3,600,000 to candidate campaigns

Citizens United permits corporations to give unlimited dollars in election expenditures.
The We The People Maine Initiative is more important than EVER!
Direct our legislature to apply for an Article V convention to draft a constitutional amendment that says
Corporations are not people, Money is not speech,
and make the Electoral Process accessible to all Americans.
 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Free Online Food Revolution Summit 2014 - 26 April thru 4 May 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Gardasil Reality Check Denmark: Two Shots Were Too Many For My Daughter by Lone Frederiksen

Karina

 
Gardasil: Two shots were too many for my daughter

By Lone Frederiksen
Copenhagen, Denmark 

Karina is now at the stage that she does not want to go and see any more doctors, attend hospital appointments, have blood tests taken as she feels no good will come of it, they simply have no idea how to treat her. 

Let me begin my story by saying that my 24 year old daughter Karina was a very active girl prior to receiving the HPV vaccine Gardasil.  She loved to swim and would do this at least 5 to 7 times per week and her sessions would last for around two hours.  She had to give this up when she started to study at the University.  She also biked 3-4 times a week to or from the University which is 17 km from her home and often enough would do this both ways. 
 
Karina is studying at the University of Copenhagen for a BSc in Natural Science and Information Technology (IT) with specialization in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.  Unfortunately since she became sick after vaccination she is now struggling with her exams and she has just completed her BSc course and is very disappointed as her grades are not as good as they would have been if she had not been so sick.
 
The reason Karina had this vaccination at an older age was because our central government, with effect from 27th August 2012, introduced a temporary vaccination scheme which meant that the HPV vaccine was free for girls born between 1st January 1985 to December 1992.  We thought we were doing this in her best interests to prevent her from possibly developing cervical cancer – oh if only we had known that what we believed would protect her, was going to cause her to have such serious health issues.  Prior to being vaccinated, Karina was a very healthy young lady – her medical records can testify to that.
 
Karina had her first shot of Gardasil on 30th August 2012.  She had a lot of pain in her arm for about a month but we just took it for granted that this was a common side effect and was harmless.  Also about a month later she had a bad week with vomiting and stomach aches. 
 
Again we did not connect this to the vaccine.
 
About two weeks before she should have had the second shot, she had very severe pain in her groin.  It got worse and she went to see her doctor to get some help.  He took a urine test which showed bacteria and blood and put her on to antibiotics.  The next day she got her second shot and an hour after vaccination she was admitted to Hvidovre Hospital with a high temperature which just kept rising.  Karina was still having problems in her groin area and some of her lymph nodes were still badly swollen.   Her urine was cultured but the results came back negative but blood was still present in this sample and every urine test she had over the next 3-4 months.
 
The hospital knew that Karina had just had her second vaccination of Gardasil, but the doctors denied that the vaccine had anything to do with this health issue she was experiencing.  They put her onto another course of antibiotics even although there were no bacteria found in her blood.  Her health just got worse from this point on and her temperature had risen to 40 degrees Celsius.  By this time, Karina had also developed a serious rash which the hospital said was a reaction to the antibiotic.  I now know a lot more than I did then and we are quite certain that the rash was as a result of her being given antibiotics and the vaccine at the same time.  Her body was struggling after getting the second vaccine and then she was given an additional poison to add to her health problems.  Then the vomiting started while she was still in hospital and she could not keep anything down and she really was a very sick girl and I was so afraid I was not going to get her home again.
 
Then new symptoms started to occur, Karina’s left leg started to hurt more and more, her foot kept swelling up and her ankle joints and knee were swollen also and very painful.  They scanned her lymph nodes which were the size of chestnuts and this caused the hospital officials a lot of concern as they wondered whether Karina had cancer.  So she had to undergo a full body scan with a radioactive liquid and three pelvic examinations but all results were normal for which we are ever so thankful.  Again and again we asked if the HPV vaccine could have had something to do with all of Karina’s health problems and like everyone else who asks this question, we got exactly the same answer …’there is no connection with the HPV vaccine’.
 
It was at Hvidovre Hospital that they carried out a biopsy of her lymph nodes and the result came back negative.  The swelling in her groin started to come down but Karina can still feel the glands and knows that the problem has not been resolved. 
 
Karina was then transferred to Glostrup hospital to see if she had any form of rheumatism, again these tests came back negative. So at this time we were no further forward in knowing what was making our daughter so ill.
 
Then finally in November 2013 we had an official diagnosis – she was diagnosed as having POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome).   Tests were carried out because she was experiencing strong heartbeats as if her heart was trying to get out of her chest.  She was very dizzy and had very bad headaches 24 hours a day and in addition was very nauseous and could not keep anything down.
 
Karina has been very ill and weak since her second vaccination and this is a list of the side effects she has been experiencing and that is why we made the decision not to let her have the third shot of Gardasil, this was our decision, not the doctor’s.
 
  • Swollen glands (neck, armpit, and groin)
  • Joint pain
  • Headache (24 hour every day)
  • Unusual tiredness, weakness
  • Tension and pain in neck and back
  • Generally feeling unwell
  • Leg and arm pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Aching muscles
  • Abdominal pains, almost every day
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
  • Pain in her stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • Increased hunger
  • Muscle weakness, sudden and progressing
  • Hair loss, thinning of hair
  • Muscle pain or stiffness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Difficulty remembering and concentrating; Forgetfulness
 
 
As I write this story I see my daughter suffering with extreme pain in her groin and side, at her ankle and knee and in many other parts of her body.  I see my lovely daughter who was once such an active girl now falling apart – and is not the same lovely, young girl she was prior to being vaccinated.  My girl is starting to lose the meaning of life.
 
I see a girl trying so hard to keep up with her education and not even knowing if she will be able to work if she is able to complete her course.  She is struggling so much and getting bad grades because of her poor levels of concentration and not being able to remember information as she once was able to do.  Before Gardasil she was such a happy student and a part of her degree course was to visit Scotland to complete part of her study but unfortunately this could not be accomplished as Karina was just too sick to travel.
 
Karina’s doctor is not a bad doctor but he just does not know what to do and how to treat my daughter.  He has reported her health problems as a reaction to the Gardasil vaccine.  But sadly we do not get any additional help on how we can make our daughter well again.
 
Karina is now at the stage that she does not want to go and see any more doctors, attend hospital appointments, have blood tests taken as she feels no good will come of it, they simply have no idea how to treat her. 
 
She still has extreme pain sometimes, she had a period of 14 days with so much pain but she would not go and see the doctor as she has lost trust in him being able to help her. 
We feel that the doctor should have known about some of Karina’s side effects if only he had read the Patient Information Leaflet prepared by the manufacturer. 
We also believe that the nurse who does all the vaccinations has not read this leaflet either – we ask ourselves: “Why Not?   
 
Sadly, our medical practice has been informed there are no side effects with the Gardasil vaccine and instead of investigating they accept what they have been told.  So as a result of her doctor not being able to help her, Karina’s health issues are not going away and sadly she is not getting any better.
 
All our daughter wants is to get her health back – in the 21st century that should not be too much to ask for.
 
Source:
 
 

HPV Vaccine VAERS Reports up to Feb 2014

 
 
DescriptionTotal
Disabled1073
Deaths159
Did Not Recover6,770
Abnormal Pap Smear558
Cervical Dysplasia238
Cervical Cancer75
Life Threatening614
Emergency Room11,359
Hospitalized3,504
Extended Hospital Stay247
Serious4,633
Adverse Events33,903
 

  

Join The Stop The TPP Twitter Storm on Tuesday April 15, 2014

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Who opposes the TPP? Everyone except giant corporations, like Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and the politicians they own. The T...
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Guide On How To Feel Grateful



I say, "Just create a feeling of gratitude and enjoy it".  If this doesn't work then follow the 9 steps.  If that doesn't work for you then be glad and grateful  that tomorrow is another day to give it a go.

A New Urban Organic Farming Method in St- Paul, Minnesota


Foto: Meet Urban Organic Farm - a one acre farm in a 50,000 sq. ft. abandoned brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota. The farm uses aquaponics and grows fresh, organic produce year round. The plants are grown in water that gets its nutrients from fish. The waste from fish is pumped to the plants, the plants' roots are suspended in the water and filter out the nutrients from the fish, and the water is filtered one more time and put back in the fish tank. The farm's first harvest consists of tilapia and five kinds of produce: green kale, red kale, Swiss chard, parsley and cilantro. As the operation expands, so will the variety. Less than an hour from farm to store. The future is organic and GMO Free!

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Meet Urban Organic Farm - a one acre farm in a 50,000 sq. ft. abandoned brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota. The farm uses aquaponics and grows fresh, organic produce year round. The plants are grown in water that gets its nutrients from fish. T...he waste from fish is pumped to the plants, the plants' roots are suspended in the water and filter out the nutrients from the fish, and the water is filtered one more time and put back in the fish tank. The farm's first harvest consists of tilapia and five kinds of produce: green kale, red kale, Swiss chard, parsley and cilantro. As the operation expands, so will the variety. Less than an hour from farm to store. The future is organic and GMO Free!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vladimir Putin to European Politicians: ‘We Urgently Need to Stabilize Ukraine’s Economy’


Vladimir Putin to European Politicians: ‘We Urgently Need to Stabilize Ukraine’s Economy’

Global Research Canada,    11 April 2014


Yesterday the Russian President Vladimir Putin made public his Open letter to European politicians on dire economic situation in Ukraine and urgent need to coordinate an economic assistance package to this nation.

Transcript of full text of President Putin’s letter:

Ukraine’s economy in the past several months has been plummeting. Its industrial and construction sectors have also been declining sharply. Its budget deficit is mounting. The condition of its currency system is becoming more and more deplorable. The negative trade balance is accompanied by the flight of capital from the country. Ukraine’s economy is steadfastly heading towards a default, a halt in production and skyrocketing unemployment.

Russia and the EU member states are Ukraine’s major trading partners. Proceeding from this, at the Russia-EU Summit at the end of January, we came to an agreement with our European partners to hold consultations on the subject of developing Ukraine’s economy, bearing in mind the interests of Ukraine and our countries while forming integration alliances with Ukraine’s participation. However, all attempts on Russia’s part to begin real consultations failed to produce any results.

Instead of consultations, we hear appeals to lower contractual prices on Russian natural gas – prices which are allegedly of a “political” nature. One gets the impression that the European partners want to unilaterally blame Russia for the consequences of Ukraine’s economic crisis.

Right from day one of Ukraine’s existence as an independent state, Russia has supported the stability of the Ukrainian economy by supplying it with natural gas at cut-rate prices. In January 2009, with the participation of the then-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, a purchase-and-sale contract on supplying natural gas for the period of 2009-2019 was signed. The contract regulated questions concerning the delivery of and payment for the product, and it also provided guarantees for its uninterrupted transit through the territory of Ukraine. What is more, Russia has been fulfilling the contract according to the letter and spirit of the document. Incidentally, Ukrainian Minister of Fuel and Energy at that time was Yuriy Prodan, who today holds a similar post in Kiev’s government.

The total volume of natural gas delivered to Ukraine, as stipulated in the contract during the period of 2009-2014 (first quarter), stands at 147.2 billion cubic meters. Here, I would like to emphasize that the price formula that had been set down in the contract had NOT been altered since that moment. And Ukraine, right up till August 2013, made regular payments for the natural gas in accordance with that formula.However, the fact that after signing that contract, Russia granted Ukraine a whole string of unprecedented privileges and discounts on the price of natural gas, is quite another matter. This applies to the discount stemming from the 2010 Kharkiv Agreement, which was provided as advance payment for the future lease payments for the presence of the (Russian) Black Sea Fleet after 2017.

This also refers to discounts on the prices for natural gas purchased by Ukraine’s chemical companies. This also concerns the discount granted in December 2013 for the duration of three months due to the critical state of Ukraine’s economy. Beginning with 2009, the total sum of these discounts stands at 17 billion US dollars. To this, we should add another 18.4 billion US dollars incurred by the Ukrainian side as a minimal take-or-pay fine.
In this manner, during the past four years, Russia has been subsidizing Ukraine’s economy by offering slashed natural gas prices worth 35.4 billion US dollars. In addition, in December 2013,

Russia granted Ukraine a loan of 3 billion US dollars. These very significant sums were directed towards maintaining the stability and creditability of the Ukrainian economy and preservation of jobs. No other country provided such support except Russia.

What about the European partners? Instead of offering Ukraine real support, there is talk about a declaration of intent. There are only promises that are not backed by any real actions. The European Union is using Ukraine’s economy as a source of raw foodstuffs, metal and mineral resources, and at the same time, as a market for selling its highly-processed ready-made commodities (machine engineering and chemicals), thereby creating a deficit in Ukraine’s trade balance amounting to more than 10 billion US dollars. This comes to almost two-thirds of Ukraine’s overall deficit for 2013.

To a large extent, the crisis in Ukraine’s economy has been precipitated by the unbalanced trade with the EU member states, and this, in turn has had a sharply negative impact on Ukraine’s fulfillment of its contractual obligations to pay for deliveries of natural gas supplied by Russia. Gazprom neither has intentions except for those stipulated in the 2009 contract nor plans to set any additional conditions. This also concerns the contractual price for natural gas, which is calculated in strict accordance with the agreed formula. However, Russia cannot and should not unilaterally bear the burden of supporting Ukraine’s economy by way of providing discounts and forgiving debts, and in fact, using these subsidies to cover Ukraine’s deficit in its trade with the EU member states.

The debt of NAK Naftogaz Ukraine for delivered gas has been growing monthly this year. In November-December 2013 this debt stood at 1.451,5 billion US dollars; in February 2014 it increased by a further 260.3 million and in March by another 526.1 million US dollars. Here I would like to draw your attention to the fact that in March there was still a discount price applied, i.e., 268.5 US dollars per 1,000 cubic meters of gas. And even at that price, Ukraine did not pay a single dollar.

In such conditions, in accordance with Articles 5.15, 5.8 and 5.3 of the contract, Gazprom is compelled to switch over to advance payment for gas delivery, and in the event of further violation of the conditions of payment, will completely or partially cease gas deliveries. In other words, only the volume of natural gas will be delivered to Ukraine as was paid for one month in advance of delivery.

Undoubtedly, this is an extreme measure. We fully realize that this increases the risk of siphoning off natural gas passing through Ukraine’s territory and heading to European consumers. We also realize that this may make it difficult for Ukraine to accumulate sufficient gas reserves for use in the autumn and winter period. In order to guarantee uninterrupted transit, it will be necessary, in the nearest future, to supply 11.5 billion cubic meters of gas that will be pumped into Ukraine’s underground storage facilities, and this will require a payment of about 5 billion US dollars.

However, the fact that our European partners have unilaterally withdrawn from the concerted efforts to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, and even from holding consultations with the Russian side, leaves Russia no alternative.

There can be only one way out of the situation that has developed. We believe it is vital to hold, without delay, consultations at the level of ministers of economics, finances and energy in order to work out concerted actions to stabilize Ukraine’s economy and to ensure delivery and transit of Russian natural gas in accordance with the terms and conditions set down in the contract.We must lose no time in beginning to coordinate concrete steps. It is towards this end that we appeal to our European partners.

It goes without saying that Russia is prepared to participate in the effort to stabilize and restore Ukraine’s economy. However, not in a unilateral way, but on equal conditions with our European partners. It is also essential to take into account the actual investments, contributions and expenditures that Russia has shouldered by itself alone for such a long time in supporting Ukraine. As we see it, only such an approach would be fair and balanced, and only such an approach can lead to success.

Vladimir Putin

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Global Research Canada