Friday, October 24, 2014

Tips to Help You Avoid Toxic Chemicals

Within such a dysfunctional system, you are the best one to keep your family safe. Although no one can successfully steer clear of ALL chemicals and pollutants, you can certainly minimize your exposure by keeping some key principles in mind.
  • Buy and eat fresh, organic produce and grass-pastured, sustainably raised meats to reduce your exposure to added hormones, pesticides, and fertilizers. Also avoid milk and other dairy products that contain the genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST).
  • Eat mostly fresh, raw whole foods. Processed and packaged foods are a common source of chemicals such as BPA and phthalates.
  • Rather than eating conventional or farm-raised fish, which are often heavily contaminated with PCBs and mercury, supplement with a high-quality krill oil, or eat fish that is wild-caught and lab tested for purity, such as wild caught Alaskan salmon.
  • Buy products that come in glass bottles rather than plastic or cans, as chemicals can leach out of plastics (and plastic can linings), into the contents; be aware that even “BPA-free” plastics  typically  leach other endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are just as bad as BPA.
  • Store your food and beverages in glass, rather than plastic, and avoid using plastic wrap.
  • Use glass baby bottles for your infants.
  • Replace your non-stick pots and pans with ceramic or glass cookware.
  • Filter your tap water for both drinking AND bathing. If you can only afford to do one, filtering your bathing water may be more important, as your skin absorbs contaminants. To remove the endocrine disrupting herbicide Atrazine, make sure your filter is certified to remove it. According to the EWG, perchlorate can be filtered out using a reverse osmosis filter.
  • Look for products that are made by companies that are Earth-friendly, animal-friendly, sustainable, certified organic, and GMO-free. This applies to everything from food and personal care products to building materials, carpeting, paint, baby items, furniture, mattresses, and more.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to remove contaminated house dust.
  • When buying new products such as furniture, mattresses, or carpet padding, ask what type of flame retardant it contains. Avoid items containing PBDEs, antimony, formaldehyde, boric acid, and other brominated chemicals. As you remove toxic items from in and around your home, replace them with those that contain naturally less flammable materials, such as leather, wool, cotton, and silk.
  • Avoid stain- and water-resistant clothing, furniture and carpets to avoid perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).
  • Make sure your baby's toys are BPA-free, such as pacifiers, teething rings and anything your child may be prone to suck or chew on. Better yet, avoid all plastic, especially flexible ones, as even BPA free products are loaded with other plasticizers that are just as bad if not worse than BPA.
  • Use natural cleaning products, or make your own. Avoid those that contain 2-butoxyethanol (EGBE) and methoxydiglycol (DEGME)—two toxic glycol ethers that can impair your fertility and cause fetal harm.10
  • Switch over to organic toiletries, including shampoo, toothpaste, antiperspirants, and cosmetics. EWG’s Skin Deep database11 can help you find personal care products that are free of phthalates and other potentially dangerous chemicals.
  • Replace your vinyl shower curtain with a fabric one.
  • Replace feminine hygiene products (tampons and sanitary pads) with safer alternatives.
  • Look for fragrance-free products. One artificial fragrance can contain hundreds—even thousands—of potentially toxic chemicals. Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets, which contain a mishmash of synthetic chemicals and fragrances. 

Brooklands Farm decision. Shropshire Council. Unanimous rejection.

The planning sub-committee at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury unanimously rejected Dart Energy's proposal to drill for gas on Brooklands Farm.  The paid officials were all recommending that the decision should be the other way.

Local residents and workers on the road next to the proposed site yesterday.

The reasons given by the councillors for refusal were technically not considered good enough by the Council's legal team, and another meeting of the planning sub-committee will be held in the next few weeks for the reasons given to be phrased in the correct planning jargon.

From there who knows what will happen?

Dart Energy could appeal.  The Council could appeal to a higher court and so on.

The war is not over yet, but an important battle won.

Well done everybody.

Let's hope Owen Paterson spits into his soup when he hears the news.  I can't see anyone voting for him to remain our local MP next May.  His behaviour has been appalling over this.

Credit to Councillor Keith Barrow for taking a stand on this issue in the media, and Cllr Steve Davenport for his continual campaigning and speaking today so persuasively on this issue.


At the Planning North Council special meeting today at Shire Hall, the councillors voted UNANIMOUSLY to reject the application.  Then the legal advice followed that they couldn't reject the application because they were in direct opposition to the advice from the planning officer.  The motion was then adjusted to be one of the council being minded to reject which means that it isn't quite over yet, but it nearly is.  It would appear that the planning officers now have to find reasons to support the rejecting the application and then there will be a further planning meeting to settle the final outcome.
So we are not there yet. 
We will be working towards a total rejection.  The fact that the people of this area have been so united and so actively involved in the planning consultation process has been one of the biggest factors in getting this far.  

definition of a terrorist - someone who wants clean drinking water

A Bloody good Question Winona! You look like one of thousands of young people who are asking this & many other similar questions about the way the "Corporate Might" is now running the world . Spread the word my dear & hopefully you & your generation can rescue the world from corporate "Greed". You are learning fast, keep asking & demanding answers & God Bless. With Love from the Human Race, your family.

Massive HSBC fraud. Print your claim form here. John Lewis, Dixons, Currys, B&Q, PC World, Furniture Village; Marbles and GM Card credit cards and loans from HFC Bank and Beneficial Finance.

Heads up Tap - NEW HSBC FRAUD. 

‘Of all the whistleblowers I’ve come across, Mr Wilson has about the greatest credibility and is the least motivated by personal grievance’ Ian Fraser author of Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain

Exposing £1bn fraud by HSBC (HFC Bank) that has been covered up or whitewashed by all the regulators and police involved. I am now working on a private prosecution of the bank and solicitors.

I used to be head of debt recovery at Weightmans solicitors and acted for the John Lewis Partnership for 25 years. I now reveal that hundreds of thousands of people have paid, or are still paying “collection charges”, unlawful contingency fees which were added to balances if they defaulted on the following accounts that the bank handled: John Lewis, Dixons, Currys, B&Q, PC World, Furniture Village; Marbles and GM Card credit cards and loans from HFC Bank and Beneficial Finance.

Here is a claim form which includes the illegal charge (now redacted), with my name on. All claim forms carried my name until I was sacked

Must Hear - Radio Interview with Tony Gosling - BBC vermin ignore this mass crime but are aware.


Football stadium falls silent. Game stops. All eyes look to the sky. BBC reveals 1954 incident. Why now?

Dear Tap
Now even the BBC is providing UFO Disclosure​. 1954, a football stadium in Italy, 10000 spectators​, the match stopped. 10000 plus witnesses. Moving very fast, then they stopped. This was likely the Secret Government , not Aliens. Classified technology​. 

Please realise, Tapblog readers, what 10000 witnesses saw that day, proves Free Energy is possible. it then becomes very easy to understand why our world today is like it is. Antigravit​y technology​, Free Energy, and other Dimensions​, Spirituali​ty, are all going to meet and converge. Because its all Science, physics. But not the 20th century Physics lies, theyve kept us dumb about. Disclosure​s coming
The Stadio Artemi Franchi in 1954, the year the UFOs were sighted

Ten-thousand fans were watching in the concrete bowl of the Stadio Artemi Franchi. But just after half-time the stadium fell eerily silent - then a roar went up from the crowd. The spectators were no longer watching the match, but were looking up at the sky, fingers pointing. The players stopped playing, the ball rolled to a stand-still.
Play was suspended because spectators saw something in the sky, according to the referee's match report.

Among the crowd was Gigi Boni, a lifelong Fiorentina fan. "I remember clearly seeing this incredible sight," he says. His description of multiple objects differs slightly from Magnini's.
"They were moving very fast and then they just stopped. It all lasted a couple of minutes. I would like to describe them as being like Cuban cigars. They just reminded me of Cuban cigars, in the way they looked."


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Does Wales have a functioning Common Law Court? It sounds like they do. Great news.

When will North Shropshire get one?  The other experienced campaigners say the battle is first of all political.  A court alone without mass political support will not be able to overturn the State's agenda.

GMO labeling battle being won in Oregon

The full scheduled voting on a state-wide ballot for Measure 92 in Oregon to label GMO foods won’t come in until November 4th, but voting has begun, and we’re winning!
The measure would ensure that the labeling of genetically modified foods was mandatory, and that Big Food corporations along with Big Chemical like Monsanto and Dow wouldn’t be able to label foods ‘if they felt like it’ as the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association has suggested we consumers allow.
Since when can you trust Monsanto and Coca-Cola to tell the truth about anything they create? Mandatory labeling is the only way for complete transparency of our food supply to transpire, and we deserve to know what is in our food! Voluntary GMO labeling is essentially what we have now, and doesn’t really work to let consumers fully know the truth regarding food ingredients.

Measure 92, the full text of which can be found here, is all about keeping the right to know with consumers, and not further selling out to biotech bullies and seed monopolies. It goes against giving corporations the same rights as people, while they poison the planet and take absolutely no accountability for those actions.
Monsanto has just dropped another $2.5 million (in addition to what they’ve already spent) to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon – bringing the total to $4.5 million in just one state. They also dropped another cool million in Colorado – bringing the total to about $5 million in that state – all to keep voters from checking that YES LABEL GMOs box at the voting booths or on their ballots. What exactly are these companies trying to hide from U.S. consumers?
You can support this measure further by staying in touch with Oregon Right to Know on Facebook and watching this short video and passing it along. If you live in Oregon, I would post the opening page everywhere you can think of – how about your local Starbucks or GMO-selling grocery store!? We haven’t stood down to Monsanto’s bullying yet, and we can’t start now.
Let’s bring these toxic-making criminals to their knees. Vote Yes on 92 Oregon. We’re behind you 100%.

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Wear a white poppy. There's no glory in war

Anonymous said...
I refuse to wear a poppy of any kind, even a white one glorifies war.

This seems like a good idea.  What do you think?

Wear a white poppy - share with others - spread the word

Four ways to spread the white poppy for peace in remembrance of those who died in war

Each year more and more people choose to wear the white poppy - as a respectful way to put peace at the heart of remembering those who died in war. This year, 100 years on from 1914, is a fitting time to spread the white poppy as widely as possible. Here’s what you can do:

  • Wear a white poppy yourself. It will probably trigger conversations with colleagues and strangers - a powerful way to get the message out there. Some may choose to wear both red and white poppies.
  • Buy white poppies to share with others.
  • Spread the word. Tell others how to find out more and buy white poppies for themselves.
  • Send us a Selfie of yourself with your white poppy for a gallery on our website.

Justin Welby is on a mission to destroy the church

The Arch-Bishop of Canterbury has made these heretical statements

1] Is coming out as a supporter of homosexuality in defiance of the bible.
2] Leading the church down a new age Buddhist line.
3] Doubting the very existence of God
4] Say's no need to repent of sin & reject the devil.
5] Introducing Paganism into the church

See Heresies of Justin Welby
    If Welby thinks he is innocent of the charges of ritual child torture, rape and killing, why doesn't he attend the hearings of the ITCCS in Brussels, or ask for a special hearing?

Shropshire Council official seeks scapegoat for his own incompetence.

Residents from Dudleston and surrounding villages attended a short protest at Brooklands Farm this morning from 9.30 am to 11, as well as local people who work close by. 

UPDATE - The Councillors claim they felt intimidated, and decided to go rather than take any personal risks.  I know most of the councillors well, and most of the demonstrators and can say that both are very clean, polite and friendly people.  Neither side need have been worried.  The presence of the campers was worrying the councillors, they say, as they have been warned against them being 'swampy' types.

On that point they are wrong.  

The campers are also polite and intelligent people, and I know them well after them being on site now for over three months (23rd July was their Section 6 Occupation of the land).  You couldn't get to live the kind of life they've chosen without having a very good mind, as it's hard living in wooden pallet buildings with the roof ripped off occasionally by strong winds, and rooves leaking in downpours.  They are peaceable and dedicated people who care so much about saving the environment they feel compelled to dedicating their whole lives to their cause.  Next time the Councillors should get out of their van and talk to them.  There is no danger to them, maybe of an ear-wigging here and there, lots of words, but no aggression of any kind.  The campers want mankind to live in peace with nature and each other.  Their political views tend towards the anarchic.  Is that a crime? Apparently so as the state categorises them as 'domestic extremists'.  Local councillors should ignore the Police and State tools of suppression, and talk to them as human beings.  

The violence comes from the other side anyway - from the State and the Corporations working covertly in tandem with each other.  Kelvin Hall's emails with Dart Energy have not been released despite an FOI information request by Frack Free Dudleston. The Police too are attending the site, sometimes travelling there in Dart Energy vehicles.  I saw a police officer inside a Dart Energy car and a Dart Energy employee inspecting the farm gate with a Police officer last week.  This level of collusion is outrageous.  The Police are not the Police.  They work for the corporations, not the people or even the government...thugs in uniform, as described from other camps, especially the TAU - Thugs Are Us (Tactical Aid Unit).  That's what the campers are faced with.  So talk to them, and support them.


As a whole the community are saddened to hear that the planning officer Kelvin Hall has recommended acceptance of Dart Energy's planning proposal without his committee making a site visit, as there are a number of reasons why the proposed site is unsuitable, one of those reasons being the tiny lane on which the access is located.  Another being the proximity of the slurry lagoon, inter alia, such as the government's own reports saying it is a totally unsuitable geology and dangerous.  

The locals are disappointed that the councillors failed to carry out the inspection of the site, as they had notified they would be doing this morning at 10am.  They were apparently put off by twenty well-dressed and polite campaigners standing at the side of the road.  

The road was not blocked, as was wrongly alleged by Kelvin Hall talking on Shropshire Radio.  No campaigners were given a chance to reply by Radio Shropshire, despite phone conversations with the studio,  to put balance to Mr Hall's allegations which were a gross exaggeration.  The councillors' vans reversed out of the road without even talking to anyone.  They just left.  Not even a 'Good morning'.

It seems Kelvin Hall's not confident of the position he's adopted with regards to Brooklands Farm.  Otherwise why are he and others looking to blame today's tiny campaign by a few locals for the lack of a site visit, and also saying this could be a material factor in the decision.   Why does he need a scapegoat if he's got all his facts correct?  What's he got to hide?

As Chris Hesketh of Frackfree Dudleston has pointed out many times, Hall's figures are lifted straight from Dart Energy's own statistics, which can hardly be seen as unbiassed.  He should be forming his own judgements before recommending such an important decision to councillors.

The decision is yet to be taken by the elected councillors on the planning sub-committee at Shropshire Council.  Let's hope that they, unlike Kelvin Hall's salaried officials, address this decision without making up their minds before the evidence is fully gathered, and by demonstrating an ability to form an objective view, not a ready made decision put into their hands by Dart Energy's PR department. 

The decision taken will affect us all for years to come, and we have a right to show we care for the beautiful surroundings we live and work in.  People living miles away can expect to suffer health effects from any drilling.   The smells, and the poisons released to air, water and soil are a great risk to be taking, and for what.  We don't even buy gas from Russia as Energy Secretary Davey is always suggesting.   World prices of oil and gas are tumbling due to the oversupply, tumbling like house prices around the Dudleston area.  

The losses incurred by a drill will be beyond calculation, lost health and lost years, lost farms and businesses, lost jobs and opportunities as well as lost capital values.  No wonder Kelvin Hall feels to be entirely out of his depth and is unable to even talk or drive past a tiny group of demonstrators with confidence.  The elected councillors will do well to be entirely suspicious of the information he's feeding them.