deaths of cancer - The Cellular Antennas are Killing Us
- 165 cancer cases were found in one neighbourhood in Osafia
- Zoran and Porat became famous for their cancer cases multitude
that were linked to the radiation from radio antennas -
It's time to fight the cellular companies - In the last
4 years 165 people died of cancer - All of them lived in
neighbourhood where there are cellular antennas - We decided
to unite and stop the monster - The cellular companies representatives
come as thieves in the night to erect the antennas - Mother
of three children who had a brain damage - I don't want
others to go through what I went through - Every day a new
cancer case if found - The Nature and Gardens Authority
forbade erecting antennas in the National Park because of
concerns for the animals' lives - And what about us? There
is no concern about our lives? - Parliament member informed
he would initiate a law of 3 years in prison for manager
of any cellular company that will erect antennas in a pirate
way - Foregone conclusions - Public is being regularly deceived
by drug trials funded by pharmaceutical companies, loaded
to generate the results they need - Application to other
contentious issues, such as cellphone research is tempting
- They prefer not to get results from trials that are unfavourable
to their drug - Not once did a company fund a trial that
proved unfavourable to it - Trials funded by companies were
four times more likely to have results favourable to them
than those funded by others - Drug company trials are tightly
regulated - Being good and being poor are causally related:
being good doesn't pay - Harlot plc promises to give drug
companies and others the results they want - Harlot can
produce positive results from a trial - Sackett and Oxman
describe 13 methods for getting the results you want - A
company gets huge benefit from showing that its drug is
better than a competitor's - The most common method to avoid
unfavourable results is to make sure that a trial is not
big enough to show that a competitor product is either better
or worse - 70% of trials in major medical journals are funded
by the drug industry - Virtually all research on drugs is
funded by the industry - Governments have taken the view
that public money can be better spent elsewhere - Information
on drugs is distorted - The public is being regularly deceived
and exploited - Bushwhacking Mother Nature - US Environmental
Destruction Abroad - US has consistently valued military
power more than environment - There is no US military base
in the world that doesn't have some soil or ground water
contamination - Poisoned by insecticides, industrial waste
and toxic metals - People living at or near the bases suffered
from disproportionately high rates of illness - US claimed
to be exempt from any clean-up liabilities - Toxic weaponry
dumped on countries - Urine samples were found with abnormally
high levels of non-depleted uranium - US-led forces helped
irradiate the local environment, with unspeakable civilian
health implications - DU-weaponry burns upon contact, emitting
radioactive dust which can then spread across a large region
- DU remains destructive for 4.5 billion years - War on
Drugs has dealt Mother Nature a separate death blow - Domestic
drug treatment programs are 20 times more effective than
eradicating drug supply at the source - An herbicide commonly
used in US-sponsored Colombian eradication programs is Roundup
Ultra, a broad-spectrum Monsanto product which destroys
food crops, water supplies and Amazonian bio-diversity -
America's War = War on the environment : trumped up justification
to rape and pillage Mother Nature in the name of increased
personal security - This approach backfires into a spiral
of destruction and resentment - The White House has to learn
that it's impossible to secure a sustainably safe environment
through the destruction of nature and endangerment of people
abroad - Syngentaís Spanish GM Trojan Horse - Scientists
Join Farmers to Call for Enquiry into (20/01/04)
165 deaths of cancer
"The Cellular Antennas are Killing
165 cancer cases were found in one neighbourhood in Osafia.
The Health Ministry started researching the connection between
cancer cases and the antennas that are erected in the area,
considers extending the research to Yavne, Modeen, Reut and
By Alex Doron
After the villages Zoran and Porat which became famous for their
cases multitude that were linked to the radiation from radio
it's time for the Druze village Osafia to fight the cellular
To the meeting of the parliament committee came the representatives
Osafia's "The Women Committee for Fighting the Antennas", who
in the last 4 years 165 people died of cancer, all of them lived
neighbourhood where there are cellular antennas. "We decided
and stop the monster" said the committe member Mira Abu Zalef.
cellular companies representatives come as thieves in the night
the antennas". Abu Zalef presented herself as a mother of three
who had a brain damage, and added: "I don't want others to go
what I went through. Every day a new cancer case if found".
committe member, Zahia Naser, was furious: "The Nature and Gardens
Authority forbade erecting antennas in the National Park
concerns for the animals' lives. And what about us? There is
about our lives?"
Dr. Micha Bar Hana, manager of the national cancer registry
Health Ministry reported that he had started a research on Osafia
order to find out the connection between the exposure to electromagnetic
radiation and the cancer rate in Osafia, "but we have difficulties
gathering data". Parliament members suggested that the research
extended also to Yavne, Modeen, Reut and Tamra, which complained
many cancer cases near antennas.
The cellular companies representative, Asaf Aisen, said that
companies check the base stations and give all the data to the
Environment's Quality Ministry. He emphasized that the radiation
"are very low".
Parliament member Ofir Pines informed that he would initiate
a law of 3
years in prison for manager of any cellular company that will
antennas in a pirate way.
Informant: Iris Atzmon
Here is a stunning comment made by Richard Smith, editor of
"The public is being regularly deceived by the drug trials funded
pharmaceutical companies, loaded to generate the results they
Though Richard Smith's below article is about scientific
practiced by the drug companies, it's application to other contentious
issues, such as cellphone research is tempting.
"The public is being regularly deceived by the drug trials funded
pharmaceutical companies, loaded to generate the results they
Wednesday January 14, 2004
Drug companies spend hundreds of millions of pounds to bring
a new drug
to market, and tens of millions of pounds to do the clinical
are necessary for both registration and marketing. Understandably,
would prefer not to get results from these trials that are unfavourable
to their drug. And, despite the ubiquitous uncertainties of
medicine, they rarely do. How do they manage it?
In 1994, Canadian researchers looked at 69 trials of anti-arthritis
drugs funded by drug companies and published in prominent medical
journals. In every case the drug made by the company was as
good as the
comparative treatment, and in a quarter of the trials it was
once did a company fund a trial that proved unfavourable to
Yet the whole scientific point of doing such trials is to answer
unanswered questions. Supposedly, researchers conduct trials
are in a charmed state called "equipoise", which means they
genuinely uncertain which is the best treatment. If they think
treatment is better than another, then they shouldn't be conducting
A review published in 2003 found 30 studies that had compared
results of trials funded by drug companies with those funded
sources. Trials funded by companies were four times more likely
results favourable to them than those funded by others.
Yet the technical quality of the trials funded by drug companies
always as good and often better than the quality of those funded
other sources. This is not surprising, as drug company trials
tightly regulated. There are explicit high standards, and companies
afford to hire the best to conduct the trials.
How then do companies usually manage to fund research that is
to them? An answer is supplied in a recent issue of the BMJ
Sackett and Andy Oxman, two tireless campaigners for the better
scientific evidence in medicine. They have founded a spoof company
called Harlot - which stands for How to Achieve positive Results
actually Lying to Overcome the Truth. They created the company
finally dawned on them that "being good and being poor are causally
related: being good doesn't pay".
Harlot plc promises to give drug companies and others the results
want. Your drug may be wholly ineffective, Sackett and Oxman
but as long as it isn't a lot worse than a sip of triple distilled
water, then Harlot can produce positive results from a trial.
Importantly, these results are not usually achieved by doing
quality trials. The trick is in the question asked and the design
trial. Sackett and Oxman, both experts on the design and analysis
trials, describe 13 methods for getting the results you want.
One of the commonest methods is to test a new drug not against
effective treatment but against a placebo. Ironically, regulators
require companies to do this. But what matters to patients is
whether a company's drug is better than nothing, but whether
better than established treatments. Companies are nervous about
"head-to-head" trials, particularly if many drugs are being
because there may be only one winner and many losers. A huge
funded head-to-head trial of treatments for high blood pressure
published recently and threw companies into a tizz because it
that long-established drugs that are off patent were better
much more expensive drugs.
A company gets huge benefit from showing that its drug is better
competitor's. But the company needs to control the trial, and
suggests that a company compares its product with an inadequate
a competitor's product. This may have been the reason why previous
trials on drugs for high blood pressure suggested that newer
A variant on this technique is to compare the drug with an excessive
dose of the competitor's product: it is then possible to show
company's drug has far fewer side-effects (because side-effects
common with higher doses of a drug). This may have been the
showing that new and expensive drugs for schizophrenia have
side-effects than older drugs.
Perhaps the most common method to avoid unfavourable results
is to make
sure that a trial is not big enough to show that a competitor
either better or worse. Such trials are very common, and Silvio
Garattini, a leading Italian researcher and critic of the drug
has proposed a consent form for them: "I understand that this
worthless for science and medicine, but will be of great use
marketing department of Shangri-la Pharmaceuticals."
All this matters greatly because 70% of trials in major medical
are funded by the drug industry. Often companies will buy reprints
these articles to use in promoting their drug. Sometimes they
up to £750,000.
Virtually all research on drugs is funded by the industry, because
governments have taken the view that public money can be better
elsewhere. The end result is that information on drugs (on which
spends £7bn a year) is distorted.
The Harlot article was written to amuse, but is as deadly serious
anything else published in the BMJ in the past 10 years. The
being regularly deceived and exploited.
∑ Richard Smith is the editor of the British Medical Journal
Bushwhacking Mother Nature: US Environmental
COPYRIGHT Sueddeutsche Zeitung
While some German politicians are worried about the closing
military bases in their regions, others fear nasty surprises
surface after the Americans depart. The United States has consistently
valued military power more than the environment - but
at what price?
Some in the White House argue that US national interests transcend
greenie niceties, and this certainly was the case with Bush's
at Buckingham Palace last year. US security forces trashed the
Gardens, historic statues and even the palace itself in an effort
provide the best environment for the president. The Queen's
outrage didn't seem to bother Washington: if US self-protection
despoiling a patch of land far away, then so be it.
The issue of US military bases overseas arouses similar conflicts.
According to Gary Vest, an assistant deputy undersecretary of
for environmental security, "There is not a [US] military base
world that doesn't have some soil or ground water contamination.
just a given."
A classic case involves the Clark and Subic bases in the Philippines,
which after closing in 1992, were discovered to be veritable
traps: wells had been poisoned by insecticides, industrial waste
toxic metals had been buried in random landfills, and petroleum
leaked from underground tanks. As a result, ground water and
agricultural lands were contaminated, and Filipinos living at
the bases suffered from disproportionately high rates of illness.
It gets worse: while the cost of decontaminating Clark and Subic
estimated to be $1 billion, the US claimed to be exempt from
clean-up liabilities, and even refused to provide technical
and pertinent documents.
Germany's tough environmental laws and strategic importance
more favorable treatment thus far, but significant problems
1999, a US Department of Defense inspector general said base
costs in Germany could total at least $1 billion.
Yet another black mark in the US environmental record abroad
toxic weaponry dumped on countries such as Afghanistan. Via
monitoring of weapon types and delivery systems, the Uranium
Research Center (UMRC) indicated that "radioactive, toxic uranium
and hard-target uranium warheads were being used" by US-led
forces during 2001's Operation Enduring Freedom. UMRC's follow-up
assessments of uranium contamination in Afghan civilians' urine
found "abnormally high levels of non-depleted uranium," 400%
higher than normal population baselines.
Put bluntly, in addition to littering the Afghan countryside
cluster bombs and a seismic shock warheads, it appears US-led
helped irradiate the local environment, with unspeakable civilian
Same story in Iraq. In the 1991 Gulf War, depleted uranium (DU)
and shells were widely used by US forces because of DU's ability
through conventional armor plating on tanks. DU-weaponry burns
contact, emitting radioactive dust which can then spread across
Experts at the Pentagon and the United Nations estimate that
tons of DU were used in Iraq during the Gulf War, up to 2,200
tons of DU
were dumped on the country by US-led coalition forces during
invasion. DU remains destructive for 4.5 billion years.
But military bases and the War on Terror and aren't the only
justifications given by the US for its assault on the global
environment; its War on Drugs has dealt Mother Nature a separate
The White House has mandated a sharp increase in funding for
spraying of coca and opium poppy crops abroad, despite evidence
domestic drug treatment programs are 20 times more effective
eradicating drug supply at the source.
Aerial eradication, a process by which toxic herbicides are
indiscriminately dumped from airplanes onto the land and water
flies in the face of logic. A United Nations' study, for example,
that coca cultivation in Colombia tripled between 1996 and 2001,
nearly one million acres of Colombian land having been sprayed
More alarmingly, an herbicide commonly used in US-sponsored
eradication programs is Roundup Ultra, a broad-spectrum Monsanto
which destroys food crops, water supplies and Amazonian bio-diversity
along with the intended coca and poppy plants. According to
label, Roundup Ultra should not directly come into contact with
of water, people, grazing animals, and desired crops; regardless,
is funding Colombia to spray such herbicides over hundreds of
of hectares each year.
The theme is clear: too often America's War on Fill-in-the-Blank
a war on the environment, a trumped up justification to rape
Mother Nature in the name of increased personal security.
And too often this approach backfires into a spiral of destruction
It's safe to say George W. Bush will not be invited back to
Palace anytime soon - consider that door slammed. Given the
attacks on American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, it would
interests are not welcome there either. And it's doubtful that
drug eradication in Latin America will lead to much else than
locals enraged at Yankee destruction of their habitat.
The White House has to learn that it's impossible to secure
sustainably safe environment through the destruction of nature
endangerment of people abroad.
Informant: Heather Wokusch
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