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Underground Interest In “Pet Food Poisonings”

 

Voice of the White House

TBR News.org – April 25, 2007


“There has been a good deal of underground interest and concern over the so-called ‘pet food poisonings.’ This is considered to be a red hot topic in certain official circles here and as almost all the current press reportage comes directly from official Food and Drugs Administration concocted press releases, it might be instructive here to outline a history of this terrible happening and show how a politically dangerous subject is dealt with by a government and its friends in the media. This study is only concerned with the issue of contaminated pet food and does not explore the thesis of deliberate contamination of food in American restaurants and on farms. That will be covered in a later study.

Firstly, a listing of the course of events in the poisoned pet food matter:

In March of this year, reports began to surface in the American media about pets, cats and dogs, dying or becoming very ill from eating commercial pet food,. This date is not fixed because there are now more reports surfacing that indicate that this poisoning began as early as December of 2006 and went on, sporadically, through January and Februay of 2007. This new information has been emerging from reports of American veternarians.

As of March 20, 2007, reports indicated that at least ten dogs and cats had already died and that many more were considered to be critially ill due to kidney failure

As of March 22, 2007 the death toll has risen nationally to 16 confirmed dead pets:

15 feline, one canine. It is speculated by vetenary organizations that the actual death toll is probably much higher.

On March 23, 2007: As of 1pm the New York State Agriculture Department (which, incidentially, has one of the best labs in the US for determining food contamination–the FDA frequently relies on NY Ag Dept.’s own advisories for issuing its own recall notices) has announced the poison identified is aminopterin. Aminopterin is a folic acid antagonist which in the 50’s and 60’s was used as cancer chemotherapy (and, illegally, to induce abortion) until it was replaced by the less toxic drug methotrexate (and seeing as methotrexate is probably one of the most toxic drugs in the anticancer arsenal, this is telling you something; typically humans receiving MTX (much less its chemical cousin aminopterin) receive leucovorin to “rescue” them from the effects of folic acid depletion). Aminopterin is used in some countries as a rodenticide

.. On March 24, 2007 : Per a medical advisory aimed at veterinarians from the American Veterinary Medical Association, it appears that aminopterin is causing kidney failure due to the drug crystallising in the kidney tubules (thus destroying the kidneys); the medical advisory also notes that there is still testing going on for other agents besides aminopterin (advising caution to vets) and also notes the risk of other health problems as a result of aminopterin poisoning (specifically the fact that the drug depresses bone marrow; a close “chemical cousin” of aminopterin, methotrexate, is used in humans and dogs with various blood cancers (leukemias and lymphomas) and in lower doses as a “last-resort” drug in humans with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis (both of which are autoimmune diseases) specifically for its bone-marrow suppressing effect, and methotrexate is used in very high doses to destroy bone marrow in preparation for stem-cell and bone marrow transplants).

As of March 27, 2007; the Veterinary Information Network (a veterinary medicine association that, among others, sponsors continuing medical education for vets) has reported that there are 471 cases of kidney failure linked to aminopterin- ( a commercial rat poison) tainted Menu Foods products that their association is aware of including 104 confirmed deaths (11 canine, 93 feline); this same report notes that PetConnection.com has ancedotal reports of 1792 more deaths (1018 feline, 774 canine) attributed to contaminated pet food

On March 30, 2007: The FDA has now officially discounted the use of aminopterin as the agent causing pet deaths and now states, officially that the actual cause is the inclusion of melamine their analysists state they have found in suspect pet food. Melamine is a urea-based chemical that is used widely in the manufacture of plastics (especially floor laminates and oven-proof dishware); it is also (due to its urea base) used in several countries as a fertiliser. Of note, FDA-originating news reports that melamine has been found in the kidneys of a cat who died of Menu Foods related poisoning and the NY Ag Dept. lab which first detected aminopterin in the pet food has also confirmed the melamine finding., but has not confirmed FDA statements that melamine is capable of causing deaths of pets or humans The FDA press releases claim that “As melamine is a urea-based chemical it could be a missing link as to why the poisoning is so severe–certainly, melamine *cannot* help with aminopterin-caused kidney failure. One of the known effects of melamine intoxication in humans is kidney stones, and (combined with the known mechanism of kidney toxicity with aminopterin, specifically crystallisation in the kidneys) the two chemicals likely have a synergistic effect. In particular, it’s uncertain how melamine is toxic to the kidneys of cats, who generally have better filtering systems for urea and uric acid derivatives (thanks to the fact cats are obligate carnivores

On March 30, 2007: The FDA has issued an emergency order stating that they now believe Chinese-originating wheat glutin to be the agent contaminating pet food as well as to specifically block import of any wheat or wheat gluten products containing melamine and to step up surveillance and testing of all wheat and wheat gluten products entering the US. Per a website also following the pet food scandal, one shipper of the allegedly “tainted wheat gluten” is now known to be Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Company Ltd and the FDA releases stress that “anything using wheat or wheat gluten from this company should be considered potentially tainted.” The FDA neglects to mention that wheat glutin is used extensively in the preparation of food for human consumption throughout the world and also that no known cases of human kidney failure or infection have been noted.

As of April 1, 2007, 2,822 deaths of pets have been officially reported: 1,557 feline, 1,265 canine.

On April 2, 2007: FDA press releases stress that there is “a strong possibility other manufacturers in China are also sources”; reportedly Xuzhou Anying Biologic has claimed they are in fact buying wheat and wheat gluten from “many” companies within China. The second firm linked to contaminated grain has been officially identified as Suzhou Hengrun Import & Export Corp., Ltd; Suzhou Hengrun is quite a major import/export company in China, with a great deal of their trade involving pharmaceuticals, specifically antimicrobial drugs.

As of April: 3, 2007 168 dead (1,700 feline, 1,468 canine) and 9,203 total pets reported to their database as either sick or dead from contaminated pet food; the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association reports 104 suspected cases of poisoning due to contaminated feed (68 feline, 36 canine) reported to the state public health veterinarian, of which at least 38 are known to be fatal (23 feline deaths, 15 canine); a survey of Michigan vets from the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association shows 135 suspected cases of poisoning in that state (100 feline, 35 canine) with 29 of those cases as being fatal (no breakdown as per species, though both canine and feline cases reported); the same article notes that 41% of vets responding to the survey have treated caes of kidney failure possibly related to the tainted feed, and some sources are reporting “hundreds” of deaths; if similar numbers are occuring with veterinary reporting nationwide, this would back up the petconnection.com numbers.

On April 4, 2007: An FDA press release alleges that tne shipper of “tainted wheat products from Xuzhou Anying (and possibly others) seems to be ChemNutra Inc”. The FDA states that ChemNutra is now recalling suspect ingredient. ChemNutra is an import/export company specialising in import of Chinese-source ingredients (including, notably, wheat gluten) for the food (including pet food) and pharmaceutical industries.

On April 4, 2007 and onwards: Official government (via FDA releases) de-emphasis on aminopterin being a culprit (two Federal labs were “unable to confirm the aminopterin findings”) yet it is uncertain how melamine could be sickening cats in particular.

On April 6, 2007 it has been officially reported : 9,378 dead or ill, 3,242 dead (1,731 feline, 1,511 canine); Iowa’s state veterinary college reports 43 cases of suspected poisoning, 18 fatal which backs up numbers from state veterinary associations.

On April 6, 2007 there is emerging the very disturbing possibility voiced from numerous professional but unofficial sources (and hotly denied or ignored by the FDA) that the contamination of pet food that has killed thousands of animals may have been deliberate — specifically involving aminopterin possibly as an act of domestic sabotage.

On April 6, 2007: Now up to four manufacturers other than Menu Foods affected including Del Monte Foods (makers of Pounce cat treats, among others) and Sunshine Mills (makers of Ol’ Roy pet food and pet snacks); Del Monte is on its second round of recalls, in fact, despite assurances from the FDA the day before that this would be the last of the recalls.

On April 10, 2007: 3,730 dead (1,938 feline, 1,792 canine), 11,703 dead or critically ill total; Veterinary Information Network (which covers approximately half of the veterinary practitioners in the US) estimates “hundreds, if not thousands” dead based on its own survey of veterinarians and possibly up to 10,000 pets suffering kidney failure as a result; Banfield (largest pet care clinic chain in North America, largely based in PetSmart stores) has issued very worrying statistics that state that 3 out of 10,000 pets who have eaten contaminated food and been treated at their hospitals have gone on to develop kidney failure, that kidney failure cases are up 30 percent, and that over 39,000 cases of kidney failure related to contaminated feed are expected.

On April 12, 2007: 4000 pets have been officially reported dead because of officially “unidentified causes”:: 3,973 dead, 2,058 feline, 1,815 canine; 12,419 total sickened or dead

On April 12, 2007: Cornell University’s veterinary forensics lab may have identified a secondary contaminant (or possibly a tertiary one; aminopterin has been identified in samples, and this could either be a confirmation of aminopterin or a finding of a third contaminant) which has been found both in pet food and in tissues of poisoned pets. It is presently unknown what the additional contaminant found was.

On April 17, 2007: The FDA now announces that “Contaminated rice gluten now found as well. Suspected source is from a second Chinese company, and the discovery is especially disturbing in light of rice (which is the major alternative to wheat or corn) being potentially contaminated–the pet food recall is likely to expand dramatically. FDA press releases now state authoratatively that “Contaminated rice gluten now found as well–Natural Balance (which had been previously listed as safe) has recalled food found contaminated with melamine from rice gluten.” The FDA now insists that: “All Chinese-origin foodstuffs should be considered suspect”

On April 18, 2007: Death toll is 4,211 dead with nearly an even split of canine and feline cases, 12,820 cases of food-related illness

On April 18, 2007. The FDA press releases identify alleged “Chinese origin” has been ‘confirmed” as the source of “contaminated rice protein” specifically Binzhou Futian Bioloy Technology Co., Ltd.

On April 18, 2007: The “contaminated rice protein” is also alleged to originate from a second Chinese company, indicating that the problems are in fact system-wide in the Chinese food supply. There are a number of FDA-spopnsored articles appearing in the American media ctiticizing Chinese food safety (or more properly, the lack of it) and how China’s food safety issues are an international concern. Among other things, the FDA only inspects 1.3% of all imported human food in the US (and, while not mentioned in the article, the FDA actually largely relies on state agencies to issue recall notices based on what their state agricultural boards have found in their labs–many of the FDA food recalls are based on test results from the New York Department of Agricultre, among other things

On April 18, 2007: Veterinary Information Network notes that they have informal reports of possible poisoning from five other products not presently recalled, including (in even more disturbing news) two medical products–HeartGard chewables (a heartworm preventative) and Pill Pockets (used for dosing animals needing medication).

On April 20, 2007: The FDA now states that there is at least one known case of a human being sickened by contaminated pet food (specifically a woman who ate Iams pet food to convince her pet to try some; both she and her dog ended up in hospital) the idea that humans could get sick from eating contaminated dog food is not far fetched.) However, the victim is not otherwise identified. The FDA now issued has a specific hold-and-detain order in regards to allegedly contaminated wheat or wheat gluten from Chinese sources. Further, the FDA cannot in fact state they can guarantee none of the tainted grain entered the human food supply and due to the fact that the FDA has revealed the Chinese supplier (Xuzhou Anying Biologic) but has so far not identified the US-based importers and distributors who would have bought the gluten from Xuzhou Anying Biologic and ultimately distributed it to food producers.

On April 21, 2007: With recent discoveries of contamination entering the human food chain via pigs fed contaminated products, the FDA is finally making a federal case out of this debacle–a criminal probe has been opened re the food contamination and in particular pigs being fed contaminated food and subsequently entering the human food chain.

From an FDA press release of April 26, 2007: ‘The contaminated food recall is no longer restricted to wheat or wheat glutin but also includes imported rice and corn glutin products from China and all of these should be considered highly suspect. There is also the danger that this contamination of American food products may expand in the future and for this reason, the importantion of Chinese-originating wheat, corn and rice products will be interdicted.,…”

Conclusions: While there is no question that a mass-poisoning of American pet food has occurred, the real question is why the FDC has frantically been downplaying the known use of commercial rat poison in American pet food and even more frantic attempts to blame the Chinese for this disaster. The answer, which can easily be found on internet search engines such as Google, is that for some time, American agricultural interests have been howling to anyone in the Bush administration that would listen to them that the Chinese products are selling in this country for far less than American produce.

One of the most deliberately ignored aspects of this tragedy is the issue of American companies purchasing huge amounts of Chinese wheat, rice and corn products even though they are natively produced in the States and the United States a net exporter (and in fact, with corn, there are considerable price supports). A Boston Sun article points this out very clearly in a series of interviews with the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers which clearly indicates that American companies would dearly love to sell their produce, wheat, corn and rice, to US companies but are being severely undercut by Chinese imports–and the savings are only something like twenty cents or less per pound.

Further, allegations that underpaid illegals working in the food industry, to include restaurants and food processing plants, might be involved in a protest against draconian Republican anti-immigration projects, is a subject not to be addressed and severely discouraged of discussion in the media. The reason for this is not compassion for illegal workers but the pragmatic view that if the American public were to realize that it was possible for hostile elements to introduce bacteria such as E Coli into human food, that, coupled with the wave of pet deaths would unlease an enormous outrage among the frightened public.

Because there is absolutely nothing the regulatory agencies of the government could do in the face of this storm but physically remove all Latino workers from any aspect of the food industry, this would be a logistic and economic disaster so it is much easier to convince a growingly restive public that the evil Chinese, the pet enemies of Bush and Cheney, are responsible for the deaths of beloved pets due to carelessness than to even begin to address deliberate poisonings by dissatisfied minorities.”
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Making Gasoline from Carbon Dioxide

A solar-powered reaction turns a greenhouse gas into a valuable raw material.

By Kevin Bullis

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Chemists have shown that it is possible to use solar energy, paired with the right catalyst, to convert carbon dioxide into a raw material for making a wide range of products, including plastics and gasoline.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), recently demonstrated that light absorbed and converted into electricity by a silicon electrode can help drive a reaction that converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen. Carbon monoxide is a valuable commodity chemical that is widely used to make plastics and other products, says Clifford Kubiak, professor of chemistry at UCSD. It is also a key ingredient in a process for making synthetic fuels, including syngas (a mixture largely of carbon monoxide and hydrogen), methanol, and gasoline.

The work is part of a growing effort to find practical uses for carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas, says Philip Jessop, professor of chemistry at Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada. Converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide is difficult to do, which Jessop says makes the UCSD work impressive and exciting.

At least at first, such a process will not make a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere–that would take quite large-scale operations, Kubiak says. But “any chemical process that you can develop that uses CO2 as a feedstock, rather than having it be an end product, is probably worth doing.” He adds that “if chemical manufacturers are going to make millions of pounds of plastics anyway, why not make them from greenhouse gases rather than making tons of greenhouse gases in the process?”

The system may also be part of a solution to a continuing problem with solar energy. For solar panels to be useful when the sun isn’t shining, the electricity they produce has to be stored. A potentially practical way of doing that is by converting the electrical energy into chemical energy. One popular approach is to use solar cells to produce hydrogen, which could then be used in fuel cells. But hydrogen gas is much more difficult to transport and store than are liquid fuels, such as gasoline, which contain far more energy by volume than hydrogen does. The UCSD system shows that it is possible to use solar energy to make carbon monoxide that then, together with hydrogen, can be converted into gasoline. Currently, carbon monoxide is made from natural gas and coal. But carbon dioxide is a more attractive raw material in part because it’s very cheap–indeed, it’s something industrial companies will pay to get off their hands, Jessop says. “There are very few chemicals which are cheaper than free, and carbon dioxide is one of them,” he says.

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April Blood Sacrifices?

Dinardo: Mid April Mind-Controlled Mass Shootings Connected To Elite’s Blood Sacrifices To Satan

Posted By: Rayelan
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 1:40 a.m.

Subject: Soon More Black-Ops Mass Shootings

jadinardo@optonline.net
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 10:43 am

There is a reason why these mind-controlled mass shootings occur around mid-April. This date connection is based upon the power elite’s blood sacrifices to Satan. Recall that they committed the Waco blood sacrifice of little children on April 19th. Recall that they did the Oklahoma City blood sacrifice of little children on April 19th. Recall that they orchestrated the Columbine blood sacrifice of children on April 20th.

Now, from John D. Christian, on page 65 of his book, GLADIATOR, the thesis of which is that prophetic forewarnings of horrible future events are built into the script of the movie, GLADIATOR: page 65 —

“Much can be said about how these ancient pagan nature feasts dominate the pagan mind. During the Second World War, Hitler changed May Day to {JD: the satanic feast} The Cerialia. At precisely 9 o’clock on the morning of Jewish Passover, April 19th, 1943, the EXACT time that the Cerialia would have been sacrificed in ancient Rome, the Nazis commenced to burn the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto to the ground. Using tanks with flame-throwers — “a whole burnt offering of a pregnant cow” — they proceeded to burn men, woment and children. Again, at 9 o’clock in the morning of April 19th, 1993, amazingly, EXACTLY fifty years later, to the day and hour, the Waco, Texas Branch Davidian Complex was burned to the ground — {again} using tanks and flame-throwers, {again} burning men, women, and children. This time, not by an evil Nazi world leader, but ordered by the Attorney-General and the President of the United States.”

{JD: You see, America is now the Fourth Nazi Reich, which, like the three Nazi Reichs before it, will rise and fall. From The Bible, in The Book of DANIEL, Chapter 7, God is forewarning the people of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries that they shall be afflicted by several consecutive brutal empires, the first being the Lion, which is the British Empire, the second being the Eagle’s Wings, which is the American Empire which God plucked up from the back of the British Lion, thus propping up the Lion to a position of great power feeding off of the God-given power of America.

The Lion was given the “deceitful and treacherous heart (JEREMIAH 17) of man. Then comes the empire of the Russian Bear, and then comes the empire of the Nazi Leopard, which stalks its prey (e.g. Poland, Czechoslovakia, the World) and springs suddenly upon them. Well, that leopard has four wings of a fowl on its back. I prayed for the meaning of those four wings. Well, Irvin Baxter and others had proposed that the four wings were the four Reichs of the Nazi empire. It became evident to me that the fourth wing of the fowl upon the Leopard’s back represents the American Nazi Empire, and God gave to my mind what the wings represent.

It is this realization: Wings of a fowl rise and fall. The Three German Reichs (empires)rose and fell, just as the Fourth Nazi (national socialist) Reich (empire) will rise and fall, and then will be replaced by a brutal One-World Beast System, as described in DANIEL, Chapter 7.}

Continuing the transcript from the book, GLADIATOR: “More recently, at precisely 9 o’clock in the morning of April 19, 1995, the Federal Building in Oklahoma City exploded and crashed to the ground. “America’s Kids Day Care Center” was located in one of the lower floors.”

{JD: :This was clearly a blood sacrifice of children to Satan. It is also clear to me that Bill and especially Hitlery Clinton ordered this blood sacrifice to their god of evil, Satan, whom they insist on calling “Lucifer”. Then, on April 20th, 1998 was it they sacrificed many more children to Satan in the Columbine Massacre in Colorado.}

Continuing to transcribe from page 63:

“When Commodus called the senators together to offer sacrifice to himself as if he were Hercules, the son of Jupiter, the general assembly was held in the Temple of the Earth.”

{JD: Recall that Earth Day is coming: April 22nd.}

Continuing from the book, GLADIATOR:

“Standing before this temple was the Petra Sclerata, the accursed stone. Each year on April 15th, the feast of Fordicidia was held in this temple, consecrated to Tellus, the Mother-Earth goddess. It involved sacrificing a pregnant cow to Tellus. During this important ceremony, the unborn calf was burned whole. This whole burnt offering was called “The Holocaust.” Throughout pagan history the major burnings of Jews and Christians have occurred on or near this date. The Roman pagan Fordicidia is the same feast as the feast of Ishtar, consecrated to the mother-earth goddess ‘Ishtar’ of Babylon — that has since been ‘christianized’ and celebrated as ‘Easter’ by the apostate Christian Church. [In Babylon, Ishtar was symbolized by a lion — that is why Commodus clothed himself in a lion’s skin in the Temple of the Earth.]

The four great Roman feasts are a counterfeit of Jewish Passover and Seven Days of Unleavened Bread. The Devil is very precise! The Fordicidia, held on April 15th, is the satanic substitute for Jewish Passover (Christians know that Jesus Christ is the Passover Lamb of God). Immediately following the Fordicidia and celebrated in conjunction with this first sacred feast comes the Cerialia. This feast is consecrated to the cereal goddess, Ceres, held on April 19th every year.”

{JD: This date connection is based upon the power elite’s blood sacrifices to Satan. Recall that they offered the Waco blood sacrifice of little children on April 19th. Recall that they performed the Oklahoma City blood sacrifice of little children on April 19th. Recall that they presented the Columbine blood sacrifice of children on April 20th. Recall that Hitler’s massacre of the Warsaw Ghetto was performed on April 19th.}

Continuing to transcribe from the book, GLADIATOR:

“Immediately following the Cerialia comes the Parilia, held on April 21st, consecrated to the goddess Pales, who is the goddess of shepherds and flocks. This day is STILL celebrated as the birthday of Rome. Lastly, comes the greatest feast of Rome, the Vinalia, consecrated to their supreme god, Jupiter, the god of light (Lucifer) — the sun, the protector of vines and the Roman people. His feast has a special double articulation on the Roman calendar, April 23rd and August 19th.”

John DiNardo

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