Monday, March 31, 2008

Grid Nears Completion In Milford's Eisenhower Park

All of last week a small helicopter was buzzing my neighborhood pulling wire to complete the final construction of the second and very large electrical grid tower. These towers standing at nearly 120 feet high are strung with two pairs of wire strewn cross eight points.

This power grid is built with the taxes we all pay on our electric bills in conjunction with state and federal assistance and is hoped to save us the consumer money on our future electric bills. We were told this would happen by allowing our state to be more competitive in markets beyond our own.

The entire project has cost billions, and stretches for 75 miles. All cables after the Stratford bridge go underground at the highest expense, and at the consequence of local residential communities having their streets torn apart all through Fairfield County.

The project contractor has been giving local residents near the project pamphlets. These pamphlets are left on peoples doors as the work progresses. In my neighborhood alone those living near the razed areas have been less than happy with the aftermath of the gravel dumping, bulldozing, and un-natural structures that have clearly marred countless views.

A neighbor of mine indicated that the old grid was built using "natural materials, rested below the tree line, and possessed fewer lines. These new ones are more akin to an industrial cold and impersonal steel megalith. Hardly a pretty sight, and I certainly can see the before and after."

The good news is that someone has been somewhat concerned about our watershed, and the Army Corp of Engineers just completed a 4-5 acre drainage site at Eisenhower Park. This is our towns 350 acre nature preserve.

In personally visiting that site it appeared to be constructed on schedule and exactly as the town committee indicated it would be constructed. There is currently water in it along with an extensive fence around it. The purpose of this site is a drainage area that offsets the induced construction damage to the wetlands. The Eisenhower Park project is touted as an improvement boasting more drainage capacity even in the off chance of river flooding. Click HERE for minutes of this meeting.

To conclude this Blog I will say that I am thrilled that this project is rapidly approaching its final stage and conclusion, I now only hope and pray that it will deliver everything we were told prior to its construction and the natural landscape will be allowed to return.

(The above photo is an arial view of Eisenhower Park. At the center is a tan brown diagonal strip indicating how much razing took place while cutting through a natural area.)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Milford Legislators Under Pressure To Save Teachers

Yesterday, I was out dropping my step daughter to baseball practice. While completing my sponsorship donation to the little league, I was approached by a young gentleman and his mother.

The young man was armed with a petition in his hand and was remarkably upset that his favorite teacher at school was told she may not have a job next year. Accompanied by his mother, we discussed his concerns directed at mayor Richetelli. His story was heartfelt, and the amount of money requested small so Terri and I both signed his petition. At this point I felt honored to express my support of our town teachers and I indicated my opinion about the whole unfortunate situation.

To explain my view I will first remind the people of Milford, that our state has found over a Million Dollars for a boardwalk, money for random parks on bridges, expensive clocks, 60+ thousand to move a scaffold for a party at the Capitol, and money for Tax Exempt church schools, but so far nothing from the state to close what I believe to be a one million dollar gap to save the jobs of apx. 200 teachers.

Milford has several representatives, and the Almighty "Speaker Of The House" AKA Gubernatorial candidate in 2010. I suppose our energy in closing this gap should be directed toward the person who has the most authority in our district Speaker Amann. My personal belief is, that other influential House Speakers have been able to accomplish a great deal for their home towns by way of their authority, whereas Amann has fallen embarrassingly short in delivering us the funds.

With all the money spent in town over the last several years you would think that it would be possible to close a simple one Million dollar gap to save 200 jobs. The petitions are now circulating and the heat is on all our elected leaders to save 200 jobs. Should Amann alone fail in his quest this will mark 250 lost jobs at Bic in his district and now 200 more in the school system.

Anyone truly interested in saving the teachers of our town should direct their attention to our legislators as I believe the city has laudably exhausted it self in making cutbacks to the present budget.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Truly Uplifting Story

Today I had a completely different story prepared, however I received this E-Mail from a my devoted partner Terri it has been passed along several times so we do not know who wrote it. It had the result of touching both our hearts and wish to share it with you all.

Two Choices

What would you do? make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: "When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?"

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. "I believe, that when a child like Shay, physically and mentally handicapped comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child."

Then he told the following story:

Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think they'll let me play?" Shay's father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.

Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, "We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our tea m and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning."

Shay struggled over to the team's bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt. His Father watched with a small tear in his eye and warmth in his heart. The boys saw the father's joy at his son being accepted. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his father waved to him from the stands. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.

At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.

However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact. The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.

The game would now be over. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.

Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman's head, out of reach of all team mates. Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, "Shay, run to first! Run to first!" Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.

Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second!" Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base. By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball ... the smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team. He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head. Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.

A ll were screaming, "Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay"

Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, "Run to third! Shay, run to third!"

As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, "Shay, run home! Run home!" Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team.

"That day", said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, "the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world".

Shay didn't make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making his father so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!

AND NOW A LITTLE FOOTNOTE TO THIS STORY: We all send thousands of jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages about life choices, people hesitate. The crude, vulgar, and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces.

If you're thinking about forwarding this message, chances are that you're probably sorting out the people in your address book who aren't the "appropriate" ones to receive this type of message. Well, the person who sent you this believes that we all can make a difference. We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the "natural order of things." So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice: Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process? < BR>
A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it's least fortunate amongst them.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is Rev. Wright Wrong On AIDS?

This is the very question that I started thinking about after the incredible and very controversial accusation made by Obama's Rev Jeremiah Wright. What I do plan on accomplishing today is an overview of an investigation that I have been undertaking to verify if there is any legitimacy to the claim/opinion by Rev. Wright, that our government did in fact create AIDS.

If this were true, then there certainly must be criminal elements at play. First there has to be Motive, a reason why this AIDS crime was committed. Next their must be a propensity for the crime, meaning, that we must prove it is possible to create a virus in the first place. Lastly there must be credible testimony, hard facts, and evidence that such a crime could have been committed. At the conclusion of this blog, it will be entirely up to you to think about the evidence presented, as if you are a juror, I will merely play "the Devil's Advocate." Ultimately it will be you who decides if Rev. Wright's arguments are simply outrageous or have any basis in truth.

To begin we will start with the main question, what motive is there for the creation of a virus that kills millions?

One Possible Motive:

China, has had grave issues about population control, and humans outnumber all mammals on the planet. Unchecked, humans grow in number exponentially. Our founders protected human life with our Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution, each of which pose serious risks to population control.

The Museum of Natural History in NY predicts that unchecked global overpopulation will lead to a planet that has energy consumption needs that will eventually raze every forest, over fish every sea, pollute the atmosphere to unbearable levels, and lead to wars over simple resources like drinking water, and arable land. This link shows evidence, that not only are humans the gravest threat to the planet, but population control must be attained now if we are to avert a future environmental disaster.

Advances in medicine have also created population control issues as modern medicine has all but cured the ancient plagues that wiped out millions in the last 500 years. Today the mysterious appearance of AIDS has all but done that job too well. The question remains has it surfaced sometime in the 1970's by accident or intent? It is the first of its kind mass killer with no definitive origin.

Another Possible Motive:

Some people believe that money is the driving force behind everything, and we know that America's fiscal health is not in good shape. Social Security is set to run out of money, as well as Medicaid and Medicare in the not so distant future. One deliberate way to solve those problems would be to legislate bad policy and law that shortens the life span of the baby boomers. Since cutting benefits is not politically popular or realistic eliminating the debtor might be tempting. This appears to be happening already as there is grave concern over poor quality health care, unattainable health coverage, rises in cancer, heart disease obesity, and a declining hospital record in preventable deaths. This financial quagmire we are in was noted by Walker of the GAO, and today in the CT Post by our U.S. Treasury secretary Paulson. Of the two greatest concerns one being health care costs, and the other entitlements, each are large Government expenses disbursed to low income poor families in the form of SCHIP programs, Medicare and Medicaid. (For retirees.)

One last point to mention as a impetus or motive would be by the radical elite, those who have enormous power over policy and a overzealous dream of attaining an extended lifespan. In a previous post I mentioned the new emerging science of Senescence as part of the Post Humanist movement. Some corporations have already been established and been aired on popular science channels selling the concept of future preservation. One such company at the cutting edge of this technology is Alcor. This science of aging as a curable disease was also featured in a recent AARP publication where an article appeared by a female scientist on this very subject.

Should any of these radical biotechnology's succeed, than we may have more motive for a carefully orchestrated eugenics program aimed at deliberate population control parallel or equal to a war on the weak, so as the elite may prosper.

A Propensity For Criminal Biological Abuse

This brings me into the next point, and that is does there exist a propensity for such a crime? Sadly the answer is not only yes, but there has been a propensity and history of legislating and violating humans in horrific ways. Throughout history genocide and exterminations have been practiced by global tyrants, who used everything from the Holocaust to the Serbian Genocide to the current Iraqi conflict to random wars. However, In America our first instance of killing through biological warfare was by early settlers using disease tainted blankets to kill Native American Indians with Smallpox.

Our country spared few as America passed early laws, condemning not only Indians, but we categorized African Americans as Property of slave owners, legalized the forced sterilization of people Dr's deemed "Feeble Minded", and put people of Japanese descent in concentration camps after Pearl Harbor. This is just the tip of the iceberg and does not count for the Chinese holocaust involving the death of 25 Million or nearly Five times that of Hitler.

At this point you may again be wondering "what does this have to do with AIDS?" and the answer is "Nothing" this information merely demonstrates that all throughout history powerful world leaders have made deliberate and conscious decisions to kill and harm other people of race in the name of another more just cause. Often, and with the help of nationalism, radical religion, global domination, resource quests, money, and whatever else can be conjured up so these horrific choices can be made. Our world leaders currently get plenty of support from the feeble minded masses who think they are informed by the local news channel.

Staged events, like the Gulf of Tonkin hoax, have been previously used to develop the support of Americas underlings to willingly go along with government killing agendas. (Our most recent the 9/11 attack carried out by mostly Saudi Arabian terrorists.)

Today killing has become more scientific, and often disguised under the umbrella of nature. One of these major scientific differences is our incredible Bio-technology industry and their ability to legally, patent and "Vandalise" DNA through GMO's.

The GMO's or "genetically modified organisms" are here and incredibly you are eating them every day in the form of Soy, Corn and most of America's major crops. These genetic modifications are currently being studied and evaluated as one of the possible culprits behind the major Bee problems and the new phenomena known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." This "Frankenstein" science is not limited to just plants, it has also spread to the cloning of Sheep, family pets, and cattle that look completely un-natural.

Animals are also being injected with bovine growth hormones, and sports players now prefer a similar hormone injection rather than steroids to improve their athletic performance. Meanwhile our children who consume milk tainted with bovine growth hormones often reach puberty years ahead of what should naturally occur. These experiments are currently ongoing right here near Connecticut in a place not far from Lyme CT(Ironically Lyme disease is named after this town) called Plum Island. This is just one of many places such biological research goes on and has been the subject of a popular best selling novel. Other places not readily advertised but generally known to be true are military biological warfare facilities who conduct work that is entirely classified.

These facilities became the subject of debate when alleged strains of a unique Anthrax virus were being mailed out to political heads and created a national scare in 2001. Americans and our leaders were afraid to open their mail and the news paralyzed the nations post offices. Soon after the scare the strain of Anthrax was identified by the scientific community as being connected to the U.S. military and before any more controversy on the subject could be had, the scares stopped and so did the news and coverage on the Anthrax topic.

This information clearly paints a compelling picture that the technology is available, even without mentioning the eclectic work and success of the Human Genome Project of which in and of itself has created enormous controversy regarding personal genetic privacy. But the question now remains what evidence exists that Reverend Wright is correct that the U.S. Government did in fact create the AIDS virus?

Evidence If Any:

The most obvious and deliberate spread of Aids on record is that of the Bayer corporation. Their motive is largely believed to have been profit, but they shook the world when it was discovered they were selling Aids Tainted Drugs to hemophiliac children overseas.

This case alone does not connect the US to a crime, however the U.S. is culpable because officials at the FDA knew these vaccines were tainted, they blocked the sale of the drug in the U.S., however someone "dropped the ball" and allowed Bayer to lie and deliver AIDS tainted drugs overseas. This complacency in authority may be suggestive of a failed policy of lax enforcement and limited interest in curtailing the global spread of AIDS.

One such man Boyd Graves, comes up time and again as having more proof that the Aids virus was created by the U.S. Government and even sites this patent (4647773) as being withheld from the public. He also has engaged in tremendous research uncovering connections between Gallo's Visno, and modern day HIV. Graves is of the opinion that both are one and the same. One is an admitted laboratory creation, the other an anomaly of nature with no explanation of its origin or genesis. Both appear to be identical in appearance under a microscope. Only one (HIV) is denied by the officials in our government as being fabricated. Boyd has tremendous energy and is actively involved in many court battles trying to get his truth out about the horrible disease of Aids.

Boyd Graves has also been a guest on several talk radio shows and is now appearing on Youtube and Internet search engines. His website is an enigma of information, and his energy and dedication to his cause admirable. If there is one shred of truth to Boyd Graves story, America and its elite scientists may be culpable for the greatest human atrocity in history....An Est. 800 million Deaths since the discovery of HIV.


In conclusion I will say that I cannot attest or verify any of the scientific and patent research as most Americans cannot, but some in the medical community and "in the know" of scientific facts should certainly be sent a link to this post to verify the legitimacy of this claim.

However outrageous the belief that our Government, or some clandestine operation operating within, has purposely created an AIDS virus, SARS or some other epidemic is beyond my ability to prove. However, I do believe that enough evidence exists to remain "open minded" and not "blindly" dismiss the claims of Rev. Wright as "insane." I do agree that at first glance and without looking into the previous conduct of our government The Rev. certainly sounds "insane." But I believe his concerns are deep rooted, he has not taken them back, and he may have poorly explained his opinion in a manner that is misunderstood by common Americans.

In today's post 9/11 world "vigilance" is in all our best interests even if that vigilance is against our own corrupting leaders in government. At the very least we owe it to ourselves to investigate some "outlandish remarks." Our forefathers did not trust the government, and it would not be terribly un-patriotic of you to distrust the government either, as a matter of fact it is what the "Spirit" of the constitution demands.

Boyd Graves Federal Lawsuit has been recently dismissed as "frivolous" but he has refiled again in the hope of having his experts heard.

For PDF on AIDS Statistics click HERE

Video Of Boyd Graves Interview.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

M-Class Solar Flares Detected Today

Reprint from:

The Classification of X-ray Solar Flares
or "Solar Flare Alphabet Soup"

A solar flare is an explosion on the Sun that happens when energy stored in twisted magnetic fields (usually above sunspots) is suddenly released. Flares produce a burst of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma-rays. [more information]

Scientists classify solar flares according to their x-ray brightness in the wavelength range 1 to 8 Angstroms. There are 3 categories: X-class flares are big; they are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms. M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth's polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare. Compared to X- and M-class events, C-class flares are small with few noticeable consequences here on Earth.

This figure shows a series of solar flares detected by NOAA satellites in July 2000:

For More information double click icon under "solar observations."

Monday, March 24, 2008

Market Turmoil May Be Nearing Its End

The next two years certainly will tell, and experts today have called this time the best time to take advantage of the liquidity crisis in the markets. If Turkey is any indicator of how inflation affects the stock markets than we could expect an inflationary surge in the price of commodities as an adjustment to the expansion of (M3)or the massive money supply, money the Federal Reserve injected into the banking system to solve the ongoing saga of the liquidity crisis. (Liquidity crisis is the "Big Word" for "I'm Broke.")

This call for investment appears to be based on sound advice but some caution still exists, economic concern still is omnipresent in the form of Inflation, a stagnant economy and the credit crisis that has been created by an abundance of foreclosures and credit card debt obligations. Americans still have relatively strong employment despite massive job exoduses to Mexico, India and China however, our devalued dollar has been somewhat helpful in aiding America's tourism industry and spurred corporate investment into what foreign corporations have embraced as an opportunity to buy up undervalued U.S.companies.

Donald Trump has called these hard pressed times "Exciting" as they present a tremendous opportunity to make investments in real estate and the stock market. He is counting on the downward volatility, high risk, and fear of a crash as a selling point to acquire assets. Other, experts believe that our fiat currency system will eventually fail, but others have now agreed that this has been put off for the short term making the likely hood of continued market rallies more common in the coming months.

Anyone out there who bought a hybrid, turned down their thermostat, and conserved energy give yourself a "pat on the back" it was millions of people like you all across America that succeeded in driving down the price of oil by a one day record amount; therefore making you partially responsible for this short term recovery.

In conclusion I will say as always, that I am not a financial expert and my advice is based on optimistic opinion and personal observations rather than an expert analysis of true market conditions. Always consult you financial advisor before making any investments.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Toxic Toy Rally In Milford Today

A group of protesters, accompanied by Mayor Jim Richetelli met at the gazebo on the green today to protest toxic toys in Connecticut. The purpose and scope of the local rally was to force Ct's legislators to pass a law protecting children from these harmful toys.

To get noticed the local protesters used a giant inflatable "Rubber Ducky" to get the attention of the people passing by. Local news stations attended including channel 12 who is airing a segment on the days events. Local papers will also carry the story.

These toys, according to a previous inquiry by Sen. Chris Dodd called for tough federal sanctions against Chinese manufactures who were responsible for using unsafe chemicals such as lead paint, and other hazardous materials. The video below is of CT's US Senator Chris Dodd addressing the toxic toy concerns of parents with young children. (This video was about eight months ago.)

To obtain a list of safe toys visit this link.

To obtain a list of Un-Safe toys visit this link

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter And Good Friday

Today is a holiday that many Catholics and Christians celebrate. As a Roman Catholic myself most everyone in my extended family celebrates Good Friday. Today's blog is to explain to those of you exactly what Good Friday is all about. So I will begin with the official Catholic version of what this day means to me.

To begin, church and prayer are always expected, and on this very important day Christians and Catholics unite to observe the anniversary of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. It is in memory, and belief that Jesus died for the salvation of mankind. While the entire history of the religious ritual, and observation is deep rooted this link will explain in great detail the entire history and meaning behind the crucifixion.

The most important part of the crucifixion is the celebration of Easter or the "Rebirth" of Christ who is said to have risen after he died. Christians and Catholics believe that Christ will come again and also celebrate his rebirth in one of the most important masses of the year.

To most of us Easter will always be remembered as a family day with Egg painting, crafts, the Easter Bunny and fun events. For me, the best part of Easter is watching my kids run around the yard looking for hidden eggs, and candy. As a kid I remember My parents hiding their loose change in plastic egg containers. We would later hear that the neighborhood kids were still finding surprises months later.

As an adult, one thing always did puzzle me, and that is the idea of an Easter Bunny, to me this is something akin to Santa Claus, while many may know the story of Santa and Saint Nick where exactly did the Easter Bunny come from?

Today I asked myself that very question and learned that the Easter bunny is a symbol of fertility representing rebirth, as rabbits are born in the spring. The Egg on the other hand has more in common with a chicken than a rabbit but they were also considered fertility symbols. Historically Catholics could not eat Eggs due to lent (a fasting period) and at the conclusion of lent (Easter) there was plenty of eggs to be had. This is my take on it, but be sure to share your views as well as I am no expert on the historical evolution of these types of traditions, however they do seem entirely emblematic. Happy Easter to all of you!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

America's First Refugee Camp

The large scale banking failures that rocked the entire financial sector has forced many American's out of their homes and into foreclosure. Forclosure, eventually leads to forced eviction and homelessness. California has had a terrible time in relocating families.

Some families having no relatives to live with, or any other plan became part of a growing trend called "Tent Cities." The video below is of not chronically poor, menatlly ill, lazy or indignant people, but rather common American's like me and you that once had good jobs, a home and a stable lifestyle. The only mistake they made was to fall victim to a banking scam many have labled "Predatory Loans" or loans that go from very affordable payments to re-adjusted un-affordable payments.

How did this happen many may ask? The simple word is "Greed" the real-estate market took a straight-up seemingly endless appreciation year over year. This was accompanied by low interest rates and the idea that every American can become a home owner. Most believed their mortgage brokers and took the deals they were offered, banks counted on the continued gains of the real-estate marked and sold loans to other banks on Wall Street on the open market. Everybody expected to get rich, what they did not know is what eventually would hurt us all, and that is the real-estate market was a "bubble" that still continues to "burst."

There is one irony in this story that most American's will not like. That is the story about the Federal reserve and it's private owners. Some not so discreet but many are big banks, the same banks that gave the predatory loans to common Americans. The Federal Reserve has saved all of it's friends and owners by letting them keep their billions in bonuses, and handing them hundreds of billions more in cash printed off the public press.

The moral of the story is the "crooks" got saved, you and me the "little people" got our stock portfolios robbed, others put on the street, and the rest of us pay through inflation on all the money the bankers printed for their friends. Perhaps Thomas jefferson was correct when he said:

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Message To Families Who Lost Everything On Bear Stearns Stock.

This message from Don is incredible, I cannot write or add a word to his poetic speech. This is what America needs to hear... The truth!

Jim Rogers Warns Of Fed. Induced Dollar Disaster.

This has been a topic that refuses to go away, every time I check the financial markets, turn on CNBC, listen to Glenn Beck, David Walker (GAO) or Lou Dobbs the message is always alarming. The most upbeat and positive commentators are now beginning to have a hard time with this issue, even after they paint the best economic picture they can to keep our hope alive in America the continual burden of "in your face" problems and bad news is widespread.

Jim Rogers is the latest hard hitter and brilliant economist to step forward and say "enough is enough" let the banks "fail." The Fed in his opinion has not only removed any and all consequences of their banking friends egregious criminal actions but has gone further and sweetened the deal with taxpayer printed money totalling in the hundreds of billions. This not only saved the big banks, but entitled the top brass at those institutions to keep their multi-million dollar bonuses, lucrative personal empires and guaranteed their future employment in the next generation of investing, banking and lending.

Rogers has called for the Federal Reserve to be abolished, and said that Bernanke was not elected by anyone but has taken matters upon himself to spend billions of taxpayer money... your money without your consent. Well how is it your money their taking? After all there is no one at your house or in your bank accounts right? Wrong! You are paying at the gas pump, you are paying through your property taxes, you are paying at the supermarket, and you are paying in your retirement accounts. Essentially they are stealing the value of your money by printing more of it as fast as they possibly can making it worth less under the basic principle of supply and demand.

Watch the video today it is yet another dire warning from a notable market expert and American investor concerned for the only thing left holding the middle class together in America... "The Almighty Dollar."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

180 Milford School Teachers May Get Fired

Today and yesterday reports have been arriving to us that Milford school teachers have been receiving letters that they are to end the year with no prospect of employment into the next. While all the details are murky at the moment the story is still developing.

The principal cause of the layoff, is legal procedure, and has also been to close a 2.1 million dollar budget gap that has been the focus of an incredible debate. Some feel that this is just a trivial formality, while others are upset over the lack of guaranteed stable employment and the possibility that they may not be rehired. Teachers with tenure are fortunate enough to be exempt from the insecurity posed by the town budget.

The superintendent indicated that in the end all 180 teachers may not be let go The Superintendent is optimistic and hopes money in the budget will be found in order, for many, if not all of them to be re-hired next year but at the moment there is nothing "written in stone." Check back more news to follow.

Watering Plants In Devon Once A Week "Isn't Possible" How Sad!

Mayor James L. Richetelli Jr. told the Devon committee that the Department of Public Works is "overburdened," and asking them to water plants and flowers once a week "isn't" possible.

What is wrong with our leaders? How much work could it be to water some plants and flowers in key parts of town? The people of Devon would love nothing more than to have their main streets and beaches decorated with flowers and seasonal plants.

This is a very inexpensive trend that many cities use to beautify the local neighborhoods. In my opinion there is nothing more attractive than to drive up the street and see nicely planted flowers in the parks, beaches and business districts.

Many business owners would benefit from this type of beautification and although I cannot speak for every business owner, If the city gave me a flower pot to put in front of my business I would volunteer to care for it as I believe it would improve my business image.

Just for an instance let us say that the Devon Revitalization Committee approved 100 strategically placed flower pots at local beaches, public parks and within the business district. I would suppose that in one eight hour day, a high school kid with a summer job could effectively care for all of them with a water truck. Assuming the city cannot afford a water truck it may take twice that long, but in either case this lame excuse that it "Isn't Possible" is about as ignorant as the word "Isn't" of which "is not" proper English.

The photo above is of a very popular "adopt a spot" program where businesses are permitted to plant flowers on city property provided they maintain it. In exchange they get a small tasteful sign advertising their business. This has been done with great success throughout many towns in CT and beyond, including Westport.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Laborers' Local 665 Takes Issue With Turner Construction

At about 8:00 A.M. this morning a bus and a contingent of about 100 union workers arrived at the Turner Construction Milford H.Q. on Wheelers farms road. The peaceful protest took place on the sidewalk adjacent to the street as indicated in the photo.

I asked Joseph Ambrosini what the nature of the protest was, and he was kind enough to have his associate provide me with a document titled the "Turner Construction Campaign Fact Sheet" dated 2/2/08. According to that fact sheet, one of the issues the Laborers' Local has with Turner Construction is its policies. To quote the document verbatim it states: "Unfortunately, Turner Construction has consistently been hiring construction sub-contractors which have hired undocumented workers, failed to pay the state of Connecticut for workman compensation dues, failed to follow and pay prevailing wage standards along with other various policies that are bad for Connecticut taxpayers and threaten the safety of projects throughout the state."

Another reason for their "open air" protest was to engage in a "public advocacy" and awareness campaign to inform businesses, the public, political and community leaders as to the alleged undocumented worker problems sanctioned by Turner Construction. At the time of my arrival between 8:30 and 11:30 it appeared that no other local public persons expressed any interest or participation, besides myself.

To get both sides of this story, I contacted the Milford Turner Construction office for comment, I spoke to the receptionist who answered the phone who had no comment other than to refer me to Chris McFadden at their N.Y. office. I contacted Chris for his comments on these labor issues he did eventually return my call at about 1:00 P.M. today in response to the allegations made against them.

McFadden started off by stating that "Turner complies with all laws pertaining to labor, state and federal taxation. He acknowledges that there has been an ongoing issue between Turner and its unions since January of this year citing previous state inquiries. Turner indicated that the dispute was likely due to the fact that a "Collective Bargaining Agreement" has not been signed and this was likely upsetting the union workers."

Mcfadden also said "that on every work site 90% of all workers are union members except in cases where they are acting as a consultant for their clients who often want to use their own sub-contractors for projects. Turner indicated that they have a strict policy of compliance and whenever they discover violations by their subcontractors they immediately demand they become compliant with all laws and company policies. However, he also mentioned that Turner cannot police every subcontractor as effectively as they would like. In such cases they rely on the advice and reports of other union workers who are free to contact their H.Q. with any job site concerns. In summary McFadden is of the opinion that Turner construction has done everything in its power to comply with the stated issues and concerns of their unions."

As a special note I would like to add that the people who attended the protest were receptive, very kind, knew the prevailing issues really well and spoke with humble concern and sadness for the middle class in America. They also provided an atmosphere likened to kindred family unity in support of one another. I thank all those there this morning for their hospitality, and offerings and wish them the best of luck in resolving their differences with Turner.

Correction From:

"However, he also mentioned that Turner cannot police every subcontractor as effectively as they would like."


"We work very closely with our clients and the contractors working on our projects to ensure compliance with all labor laws. Turner is compliant with all labor laws. The contractors with all labor laws as well."


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saint Partrick's Day Parade In Milford

The spirit of the Irish was alive and well in Milford yesterday. The town, as in many of its events, came out en-masse to participate in the local parade tradition. The parade started off behind the Parsons building and continued around the corner through the center of town. The street was packed with onlookers from both sides of the street and extended the full length of the green.

The weather was beautiful, and the procession of people and floats extended for what I would guess to be about one half of a mile. Many people, like me brought their pets and kids and ran amok in celebratory shamrocks and green outerwear. All our local politicians, including our State reps, and Senator occupied a fixed float parked in front of the Funeral home. We were also once again graced with CT Attorney General Dick Blumenthal's appearance in town.

Overall the entire event was a great success, with several merchants selling food and decorations to the spectators. The spirit of Saint Patrick's day was alive and well thanks to the many organizers and parade participants whom made it all possible. I thank each and everyone who came out, and planned and organized this event in support of our local town unity. Thank you all for a wonderful day and a very successful event.

To see previous pictures of St. Patrick's day click HERE.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Future Of Medicine.. The Posthumanist Movement

There are actually places, companies and people out there who are of the opinion that we will be able to live longer than anyone ever thought possible. Some people are actually funding research and programs aimed at human life extension.

There has already been some successes with worms, mice and flies, experiments that doubled their simple lifespans, but no such success has been attributed to any significant mammal species. Testing is underway with monkeys, and the early results indicate, to no surprise, that a calorie restricted diet comprised of quality food significantly improves health and wellness.

The post humanist movement, has been really the brainchild of Biotechnology companies, companies that use technology, in conjunction with biology. To explain this further, we already have heard about the artificial heart, but imagine stem cell research, cloning, the human genome project, retroviruses, enzyme engineering, and other sciences beyond my understanding, all working together to slow, stop or possibly reverse aging.

One such company, Alcore, has made a business of preserving their clients in the hope they can be revived some time in the distant future. The science is likened to a Frankenstein motion picture plot where we will be able to reanimate dead bodies. As outrageous as that sounds there is enough support out there to keep the dream, or nightmare (depending on how you see it) of immortality.

Below is a documentary, of a computer engineer gone biologist, Aubrey De Gray. It is important to note that Aubrey is a dreamer and the documentary clearly shows that his obsession with living forever is as old as the dream of discovering the proverbial "fountain of youth." At best it is speculative science with some merit, but at worst it is pure thrilling entertainment guaranteed to brighten your day. Enjoy the video, I certainly did.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dollar Plunging Faster Than Thought Possible

The U.S. Dollar is plunging faster than I imagined. The downward spiral has got even Mexican migrant workers upset as they send their money home only to find out it is worth less and less.

Experts are indicating today on the GCN network, or the "Freedom Radio" link on the main page of this site, that anyone with large deposits of dollar based assets need to begin their diversification of their assets into hard assets, such as Gold, Silver, Real Estate, or things of value that the Federal Reserve cannot create out of thin air.

Some time ago I have written that Real Estate is one of the best safeguards a person can have at the moment, anyone with large debt should consider refinancing at lower interest rates and fixing those rates for as long as possible. If you are able to pay your debt my position has been to not worry so much about fixed interest debt in lieu of accelerated inflation. As the dollar becomes worth less it is my bet that debt will become cheaper and more devalued. On the other hand, fixed assets in real estate will eventually grow as construction costs skyrocket. This scenario, in my opinion will come back to benefit everyone who avoids foreclosure. It may take several years for the market to equalize and get the economy back on track but when it does you hopefully will be happy you held on to your home.

One major concern at the moment for me is energy and food inflation, both of which are married. As energy goes up so does food prices, money may not keep up with inflation. As an American Italian one thing I learned is the importance of storing food during hard times. Should the U.S. Dollar drop another 20% it may be a good idea to get a jump on food prices and pack a pantry for yourself and family.

On a final note, I am not a financial advisor, always consult your personal expert when making major financial decisions. My situation may be unique and may not directly apply to you. This is my opinion only.

David Walker Quits GAO 5 Years Early!

Recently I learned that David Walker of the GAO has quit. This is significant since he was and still is the head of the GAO making him America's chief accountant. While Walker has not left under a flare of protest, he did mention that he attained all of his goals except for one.

The goal he has not attained, was one aimed at Congress to limit spending and take its accounting seriously. He was so frustrated with Congress and their avoidance of the spending issue that he took his message to the public. In his own words, and after many speaking engagements Walker has said that Americans are hungry for "two things, the truth and leadership."

One point worth mentioning here is that Walkers economic calculations show a dismal economic future for America some 20 years from now. They do not specifically take into consideration the market malaise of today. With these factors added it is my belief, that grossly irresponsible monetary policy, wars, and a brutal business climate, sadly could hasten Walkers reality 5 to 10 years early. Jobs, Gold and the value of the Dollar all need to be watched in addition to deficit spending if we are to get a true thumbnail picture of what lies ahead.

One other point to add is that Walkers debt figures are Federal only, these do not include our state debt mired at 14.7 Billion and local debt in our towns and municipalities. When these figures are added together the picture of America's economic future crosses the line into an insurmountable problem that can only be solved through courageous leadership and drastic reform. It will take a special breed of politician, and a very informed public who must be willing to accept that only hard choices will be available. Some doubt that Americans will make the financial concessions, and consequentially will only elect politicians that have no way of delivering on their public spending promises.

While I am very disappointed by Walkers exodus into a public venture, Walker has said he will fight to get Congress, and our next President, to get serious about Americas financial future. The below video was shot over six months ago and it encapsulates his message most eloquently. Although the video is old the message is still new and the same. Enjoy it, and share it freely.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spitzers Mess And Our LNG

With Gov Spitzer announcing he is going to resign today in lieu of his incredible scandal, the Liquefied Natural Gas Barge will now be the decision of his Lt. Governor David A. Patterson.

As of last Feb. yet another extension, and a barrage of big oil propaganda was being spread to convince New Yorkers that a LNG is somehow in their best interests, despite the fact that most every important key leader in CT does not wish to have it here including our Governor Rell who told Spitzer to object to it.

Now the cards are completely askew, with the decision going to Patterson, who is going to be NY states first blind governor. It is important to note that Patterson's blindness came on as a result of a recent infection, and he is of the opinion that it has not impaired his ability to lead the great state as its newest governor.

One thing that Patterson has been known for is his surprise leadership, whereas he takes positions on legislation and issues that surprise his constituents. With the future of CT and the LIS now in his hands lets hope that come the expiration of the LNG extension he will surprise all of us who are against it by "killing" any chance it has of ever coming to our area.

Photo above is of NY States soon to be New Governor Patterson.

News 3 Connecticut has been tracking this story as well click here for their take on the LNG.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wall Street Has A Record Day

The market gyrations have spun the other way today, the news on wall street although in my opinion not that exciting spurred some impressive gains. Many "bullish" investors felt the market was undervalued and the FED easing liquidity in the markets sent stocks surging higher. Even in lieu of the fact that oil hit a new record high.

While everyone on wall street is happy with the incredible run up in gains, some experts are still pessimistic and feel that this up down trend is nothing to celebrate. The markets have been unusually wild due to many factors and the news changes every hour. Investors are still urged to look at the "big picture" including the economy. Market "bulls" still need to keep tabs on the Consumer Price Index, as well as inflation and M3 the money supply.

Gold is still hovering just under $1,000.00 dollars after it has had an impressive run up, the US Dollar is still lingering in record low territory and consumer debt is till dangerously high at 2.4 Trillion. In order for such impressive gains to have meaningful weight several of these troubling conditions must reverse themselves. One indicator that has "all eyes focused" is the jobs report and in light of Citibank's 30,000 person layoff accompanied by a difficult housing sector, may make today's market victory a Pyrrhic one likened to a "bottom" bounce. In either way, and wether you are a "Bull" or a "Bear" I am no financial advisor, so consult your professionals for their take on your specific investment strategies.

But it is my opinion that one good day is no indication of a trend, although I do hope it ends up being just that... a upward trend. Time will tell and I certainly was happy to see Wall street regain some lost ground.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Connecticut Lobsters And Fishing Season

When I was in College, I took up Scuba Diving, and last week when I was watching some old family movies of that time period, the late 80's, I was reminded of what happened to that old shirt of mine. The shirt, featured in my home movie, had a Scuba diver chasing after about 100 lobsters.

One of the best things about Scuba diving trips was being able to catch lobsters and bring them home for dinner. A tasty treat everyone in the family loved, especially my parents at the time who despite the cost of these excursions, got to look forward to me bringing home some good treats.

Although I have not Scuba dived in quite a long time, I was once again thinking of the wonderful fish treats that the Long Island Sound contains. In the past I have enjoyed Blue Fish, Flounder, Mussels, Oysters and a variety of other random things besides lobsters.

This is something that I have been thinking about again in light of the increasing food prices that are coming. I will be writing soon on this issue because the biggest concern that I have in eating out of the LIS is the quality of the fish, and their associated levels of toxicity. I have not seen any mercury warnings in a while of which is a good sign, but I did read some time ago that the lobsters in the sound have been having some difficulty with sickness. I do plan to do some more fishing this summer and I will report back with the status of my catch if any.

I also have the privilege and honor of having my brilliant step daughter going to the Bridgeport Aquaculture School this year and will have access to a wealth of scientific knowledge on the health of our ecosystem of which I believe has improved over what it was some years ago. When I have an opportunity to learn with her I will share interesting facts about our ecosystem.

Until then wish me luck while I am out fishing this Spring, maybe I will see you out there. Or maybe not because I keep the good spots a personal secret, but if you do your work you will find me look for my USA hat.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Daylight Savings Time Spring Ahead

Remember to set your clocks to the proper time. There is nothing more frustrating than looking at your watch and realizing it is yesterday's time and not the time you think. For anyone out there wondering what the history of daylight savings time is about click HERE for details.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Gold At $1,000.00 Per Ounce? What Does It Mean?

Experts at a variety of commodities firms have been sharing their opinion about why the price of Gold has been surging to record levels. To explain from the best of my memory from each of the many conversations with professionals I have had, conclusively I can say that there are three recurring themes that I hear again and again.

These investment opinions, are derived from the fact that there are powerful forces driving up the price of Gold. These factors are each working in tandem to escalate the price almost daily.

The first factor is the Declining value of the U.S. Dollar on the world market, to put this simply the dollar, on average is worth one half as much today as it did 6 years ago. This reduces its purchasing power, and since gold is on the world market, as the dollar is worth less Gold appears to be priced higher.

The second factor, is that the market sentiment, and with no help from the Federal Reserve system, is that inflation is unusually high. While the CPI or Consumer Price Index suggests inflation to be contained, the cost of basic commodities like food and energy suggest otherwise. A common investment strategy, to hedge against inflation, has always been adding apx. 20%-30% of Gold as an investment in portfolios. Many professional investors are doing this.

The third most common factor, is that in lieu of the recent run up, there have been countless speculative investors looking to jump in on the profit bandwagon. Consequentially Gold has gone up nearly 400% in a few short years, investors also feel secure in Gold, but some professionals feel that in light of the recent spike Gold may be becoming a "bubble." If and when the "Gold Bubble" Pops will be entirely dependent on how fast the US economy recovers and to what extent. The current market sentiment however, has seen gold rise in value at a rate that is twice that of the declining dollar.

Should Gold continue to rise past $1,000.00 and possibly as high as $2,000.00 the U.S. Dollar had better be trading at 1/2 of what it is today. Should that not happen the next great loss on investment just may be the "Gold Bubble" guaranteed to pop shortly after Jobs return, and the Economy is strong again.

My personal opinion, and for the record I am no financial advisor, that short of a belief that the U.S. Dollar will continue its downward spiral to even greater record lows, accompanied by stagflation it has become a bet that has great profit potential against the "doom and gloom" of any future economic calamity.

The biggest concern any Gold Investors should have at the moment is the actions of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Should the IMF continue to dump massive amounts of their Gold reserves via the worlds central banks, Gold would see an implosion and panic that could drive it back to $400 per ounce. If the IMF started doing this today, that $400 dollar price would be upon us by April or May of 2008. Just something to think about.

The IMF holds Apx 100 Billion Dollars worth of Gold, and is mired with financial problems. The IMF has been selling some gold, and as their problems precipitate further they could end up selling much more.

Buy Gold if you think our economy is "Finished." Dump your Gold if you think the U.S. Economy and Dollar is about to recover "Greater Than Before." The Graphs below give a historical account of the rising price of Gold relative to the the Dollar.

U.S. Dollar Index

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lou Dobbs On Freedom Radio Today

Lou Dobbs is one of Americas leading advocates reporting on the shameful, and unbelievable political policies that render America insecure. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, our government created the Department of Homeland Security, of which combined all U.S. intelligence for the benefit of our safety and national protection.

Lou Dobbs has said that America has yet to act in a manner that would actually protect America. Our shipping ports are wide open, with containers left largely un-inspected, our border is still wide open with the daily influx of drugs, human trafficking issues, murders, and military incursions by the Mexican government into America.

America has done more to protect the borders of Iraq, than our own country, and just this week week NYC has come under fire. One of NYC first apparent terrorists attacks was against an army recruiting center, a clear sign of the sentiment in America.

As our economy this week continues to slide and the rich get richer, the US Dollar continued to dive. Gold and other precious metals surged to all time extreme highs. There are ominous and eerie signs that something is wrong in America. This is evident in the lives and faces of plain people who have not a clue about their future.

Middle class Americans have been especially hurt and burdened with conditions likened to those of the 1970's depression. Some Yahoo polls fear that this current slide is not over, that our leaders regressive trade and national debts practices are working like a "two headed" snake fighting Americas greatness. The next decade will mark the path of Americas future, whether we fall, or like a phoenix "rise from the ashes" is entirely up to how bad Americans, like me and you, want to save our country.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Daniel Street Seeks New Owner

The popular entertainment club known to the locals as Daniels Street has gone up for sale. The club/Pub has been on the market for some time now and has yet to find a new home.

The pub is affiliated with the Stonebridge Restaurant just across the street from it. The Pub has recently come under fire when they were dragged to court on this case While the case appears to be ongoing, it has demonstrated that there have been issues and liabilities there regarding the security of its patrons.

These problems, like most typical night clubs, were probably due to the clubs inability to properly screen and discriminate against problem patrons who may have attended events there under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

While the owner of the pub was not available for comment, one such person who wishes to remain anonymous said "that the best way to resolve these issues is to have the new owners make it a members only club with a strict code of conduct, and a required membership card for admission."

Meanwhile scores of bands advertising on Myspace all have adorned the club and promoted their performances there via the Internet. These bands can still be contacted by searching for Milford CT, or Daniel Street on Myspace or like social networking sites.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Marine Throws Puppy Off Cliff


The video below has become viral as of about an hour ago, if this blog does not have the video then Click Here.

Most obviously the Marine who performed the horrible act of animal cruelty has been identified and is in big trouble but that does not help the poor puppy whose is heard yelping as it flew out of the marines hands and probably to its death on jagged rocks far below.

This is an outrage, and how the video was shot and filmed as if some sort of perverse theatrics to be enjoyed is even more disturbing. If this is what we have fighting on the battlefields overseas it is no wonder why America, and Americans are so disliked in so many places.

The video was deleted en-masse from the internet (When it appers again I will repost over photo) and did not last in most key sources, my best guess is that the highest authorities at the Marines including Gen. Cover up is threatened Youtube and every major news organization. If it is not at the link listed here I suggest you call our leaders and demand your First Amendment rights on behalf of our news organizations.

You should also demand that this Marine be court marshaled put in prison and be immediately removed from the Armed Forces. It is also important to note that despite what we see here with our own eyes this is still under investigation by the military.

Backup link to video Click Here

Apparently these are not isolated incidents. Alex Jones at is reporting on animal cruelty today and has demonstrable proof and evidence that animal cruelty has become somewhat of a sick military entertainment event.

Alledged Puppy Tosser

UPDATE: Searching for video may result in Malware attacks. Please be careful!

UPDATE: Critics post video arguing this to be a fake, Marines have yet an official position on the matter. Having been formerly employed with an Animal Hospital and having two vets in my family, I can say that a dead dog does not have elastic skin that can be grabbed like that, not unless it was freshly killed. My opinion is that it looks real to me, but to be fair this is what the skeptics say:

Monday, March 3, 2008

Government Concedes Autism Case In Federal Court

Jenny McCarthy has an autistic son, she and Famed Actor Jim Carey (Featured in photo) have an ongoing relationship. Part of Jenny's attraction to Carey is in her words "he is very good with my son."

Carey and McCarthy have been involved in several outspoken groups, and have also been part of several autism awareness and educational groups.

David Kirby, a reporter for the Huffington post has called this most recent class action lawsuit "the vaccine-autism document every person in America should read." Careful attention should be placed to "Its key words which are "aggravated" and "manifested." Without the aggravation of the vaccines, it is uncertain that the manifestation would have occurred at all."

The principal ingredient that has raised grave alarm and controversy is known to the medical community as Thimerosal or a vaccine preservative containing trace amounts of mercury. Mercury is a most deadly neurotoxin and works to destroy human brain cells. The video below shows exactly what happens to the human brain when exposed to mercury.

Our children are given vaccines since birth. The most common are Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis),Hib (meningitis), IPV (polio), Influenza MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), MCV4 (bacterial meningitis)and Hepatitis A.

These vaccines are in some cases forced upon the parents of young children, at the expense of the safety of the vaccines themselves. Do not get me wrong here, I am all for having kids vaccinated, what I am not for is injecting our kids with mercury laced Thimerosal (or any dangerous vaccine) of which must be removed.

Many law firms are now beginning to understand the litigation involved, and profits to be made against medical giants lie Eli Lily and Merk. Big pharma does not wish to become casualties of what may become the greatest litigation battle of all time and are feverishly doing all in their power to protect themselves from any wrongdoing.

They continue to maintain that there is no link between vaccines and Autism, when all the data suggests there is.

This may affect every parent in CT because we have a Healthy Kids program that is economically aimed at saving the state of CT money. No where does it expressly address the grave issue of parental choice, vaccine safety, or links to spectrum disorders like Autism.

Link to the Huffington Post. Click Here

Sunday, March 2, 2008

What Is Killing American's

Over the last several years I have taken part in watching countless documentaries on everything from Genetically engineered foods to the casualties caused by fast food and the tobacco industry. In todays blog I decided to compile some statistics for everyone to see. This is because we all know that there are greedy profiteers out there that will feed us and sell us anything for a buck regardless of the impact it has on our lives.

Most people being naive, believe the claims made by these big industries, who despite the facts have told us their products are safe, wonderful, and urged you to become part of the growing trend. As you watch every cheeseburger, cheap foreign product, medicine and widget come across your television to the tune of about 20-30 commercials per hour, your mind is being shaped for the benefit of the big corporations who care not a damm about anything other than selling you.

The way these companies sell you is by making their products as delicious, and addictive as possible. The aim is to keep you coming back again and again as a customer until eventually over a prolonged exposure to the plethora of health damaging products lands you sick in a hospital. The big corporations do not care about your health, but rather their bottom line... how much have they sold and how much money is there in profit. In summary they get rich, you get indebted, jobless, sick and then prematurely die, hopefully this helps you get the picture.

Something to think about while you are at home (fat and in debt), watching a foreign made T.V. with a bag of fast food on your lap.

A: Tobacco Products Kill Apx. 500,000 people every 364 Days.

B: Obesity Related Deaths Apx. 400,000 people every 364 Days.

C: American's Owe Apx. 1,000,000,000,000.00 On their Credit cards alone.

D: There are 250,000 new cases of Diabetes each year 8 Million may have it already.

E: The average Kid watches T.V. 24 hours a week.

F: America Lost Apx. 3 Million Jobs overseas.

G: Nutrasweet Discovered To Cause Brain Cancer.

H: Apx 60% Of All Marriages Ended In Divorce.

And the biggest of them all, last year the American dream of owning a home resulted in foreclosures jumping upward to a 75% increase.

America is now in your hands, this country can only be saved from the bottom up. And in the words of a famous other. "Seek to become the change you want to see in the world."

To learn more about this epidemic, read Peter Strupp's hilarious book. Fat Dumb And Ugly