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The Sun Affects Geomagnetism and Biochemistry of Plants and Animals on Earth

By: Ryan Matthew Dernick

Since last weeks Jan.24,2012 solar storm geomagnetic storming has increased. The solar flare was so violent flights near the north pole had to be redirected away from the ionizing effect that occurs from converting an atom or molecule into an ion (charged particle)in the upper atmosphere.

Coronal Mass Ejections like the one last week which brought the Northern Lights or Auora Borealis as far south as New England and Ireland form this way.

Many think that solar storms and their affects are just specific to the earths geomagnetic field but growing factual scientific evidence may put that presumption on its head. Some science is starting to emerge that demonstrates a possible connection between solar activity and Earth events like earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods and storms. Not only is the Earth’s magnetic field affected by the solar activity, so is human health and behavior. Some of the scientific findings are discussed in more detail below.

Recent scientific research confirms a connection between high energy charged particles in the ionosphere and earthquakes. A study conducted in 2008 by Jann-Yeng Liu, from the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research in Chung-Li, Taiwan, examined more than 100 earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.0 or larger in Taiwan over several decades. The results indicate that almost all of the quakes down to a 35 km depth were preceded by distinct electrical disturbances in the ionosphere.

The electrical currents from the sun also affect the human body’s magnetic field. The environmental scientist Neil Cherry (2001) reviewed a large number of studies that identified significant physical, biological and health effects that are associated with changes in Solar and Geomagnetic Activity (S-GMA). He suggested that the Schumann Resonances (SR) frequencies that link solar and geomagnetic activity are what link solar activity to the effects on human health and behavior. The SR have ultra low frequency peaks at 7.8Hz, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39, 45, and 51 Hz, which closely overlap with the human brain (also see GCI commentary July 15, 2009, http://www.glcoherence.org/monitoring-s … 2009-07-15

Everything on Earth is driven by cycles. The “circadian rhythm” is a cycle every living being on Earth experiences, which is a roughly 24 hour (daily) cycle. Prof. Franz Halberg of the University of Minnesota and board member of GCI, coined the term circadian and is widely considered the “father of chronobiology”. Chronobiology is the science that examines cycles of living organisms as well as their adaption to solar and lunar related rhythms (Patrick at el., 2003). “Chrono” pertains to time, and biology to living organisms. The 24hr. cycle influences biochemical, physiological and behavioral processes.

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Circadian cycle

The connection between the daily (circadian) and seasonal cycles and geomagnetic activity.
The human body is designed to adapt to daily and seasonal climatic variations. Environmental factors alter the hormone balance of the body, specifically the melatonin/ serotonin balance, which affect many physiological functions, e.g. blood pressure, breathing, immune system, reproductive, cardiac and neurological processes.

Research by Burch et al. (1996) and Rapoport et al. (1998) gives evidence that the melatonin levels are reduced during increased solar and geomagnetic activity. In rats, seasonal melatonin levels were correlated with the seasonal variations in the Earth’s geomagnetic field (Bartsch et al., 1994). Diseases like cancer, neurological disease, acute heart disease and heart attacks are all related to melatonin levels that are too low, as is accelerated aging. In the daily cycle, the blood pressure, heart rate, neurological, cardiopulmonary and reproductive functions are affected.

Since the fetus has melatonin receptors, an increase in sudden infant death is observed during higher Geomagnetic Activity (GMA). Also, reduced melatonin produces arrhythmic cardiac activity, e.g. cardiac activity dropped in rabbits during a magnetic storm (Chibisov et al., 1995).

In addition, clinical measurements have identified significant changes in blood pressure, blood flow, aggregation and coagulation, cardiac arrhythmia and heart rate variability during GMA events; all of these conditions are influenced by melatonin levels. EEG pattern, pulse rate, blood pressure and reaction time were measured in a group of people by Doronin et al., (1998). The authors noted that the oscillations in the Kp index had identical periods in the monitored EEG Alpha-Rhythm. This confirms that whole body changes occur in conjunction with GMA alteration by changing heart and brain patterns.

Another study by Pobachenko et al. (2006) monitored the Schumann resonances of the environment and the EEG in a frequency range between 6-16 Hz simultaneously. During a daily cycle, individuals studied showed variations in the EEG similar to changes in the Schumann resonances. Hence, the biological EEG rhythm is characteristic of the daily rhythm of the Schumann resonances. However, some deviations were observed for some individuals, which can be due to the individual’s adaptive ability. Due to the global interconnection between solar and geomagnetic activity, the ionospheric waveguide, Schumann resonances and the human brain (EEG) and heart, increased solar activity can disturb the biological rhythm of humans and animals and exacerbate existing diseases.

Increased solar activity and GMA is also correlated to a significant increase in heart attacks and incidence of death, myocardial infarction incidence (Villoresi et al., 1998), a 30% to 80% increase in hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease (Oraevskii et al, 1998) and cardiovascular death.

Neurological Effects correlated to GMA: The brain is a very sensitive electromagnetic organ. The Schumann Resonances appear to interact with the brain, altering the brain waves and neurohormone responses. Geomagnetic storms are strongly related to human health effects and death. Altered EEG rhythms and GMA have been observed by Belov et al. (1998). Strong GMA effects were identified as stressors, while low frequency magnetic oscillations had a sedative effect. A 10 Hz signal stimulates people; while a 3 Hz signal slows them down.

Also memory and attention were correlated to GMA (Tambiev et al., 1995); rats were observed to behave more aggressively during GMA events (St. Pierre and Persinger (1998); GMA and war (Persinger, 1999); crimes and GMA (1-3 days after solar activity). Rajaram and Mitra (1981) found a correlation between patients with seizures in Calcutta and GMA; increase in epileptic experiences during increased GMA; increase in hospitalization for mental disorders, psychiatric admission and suicide; and increase in depression after geomagnetic storm. GMA is also a trigger for migraine attacks. Birth rates were observed to drop and mortality to increase during increased solar and GMA (Zeitseva and Pudovkin, 1995).

Cycles related to the solar cycle: Schumann Resonances are closely correlated with the solar cycle, which include the daily, semi-weekly, weekly, 13.5 day and 27-28 day solar rotation, semiannual, annual, 11 year and 22 year cycles (Cornelissen et al., 1998). Dimitrov (1993) found a 7.5 and 11 year cycle in malignant melanoma.

Halberg et al. (2009) found more cycles being related to the solar cycle: Terrorism 39 year and ~ 16 month component (solar wind speed and geomagnetism), ~ 7 day rhythms in heart rate, ~1.3 year component in systolic blood pressure and terrorism, ~10 months and 5 months rhythms reflected in sudden cardiac death and cardiac arrhythmia.

Albert Einstein said

“Our task must be to free ourselves – by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

The next time you are outside on a sunny day, just realize how much the sun truly affects life on this planet.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are Allegiant to the Money not “We the People”

By: Ryan Matthew Dernick

A provocative movie trailer “Blood Money”, shows the real Mitt Romney. “Blood Money” done by winningourfuture.com divulges corporate greed that follows Mitt Romney the former Governor of Massachusetts around like an inescapable political debate. Is he really the kind of person we want representing our country as the next Commander in Chief?

Interestingly enough winningourfuture.com is the 2012 Presidential Campaign site for Newt Gingrich (R-Ga) Former Speaker of the House. This video does exemplify the fact that Mitt Romney helped forge the Obama health care plan with evidence of Medicare fraud. On the other hand Newt also took a substantial of what he dubbed “consulting fees” for 1.6 million dollars from mortgage lender Freddie and Fannie Mac during the 2008 sub-prime mortgage collapse.

According to winningourfuture.com:

“Debating in Tampa, Florida in late-January, while falsely characterizing Newt Gingrich’s income from his government consulting work, Mitt Romney denied that Bain did “any work with the government like Medicaid and Medicare”. Now we learn that Bain, under Romney’s “supervision”, purchased and ran the Damon Corporation, who pled guilty to Federal conspiracy charges as a result of tens of millions of dollars in systemic Medicare fraud committed under Romney and Bain’s control. Damon was fined over $119-million which was, at the time, the largest criminal healthcare fine in Massachusetts history and Mr. Romney’s participation was characterized in 1996 by Corporate Crime Reporter thusly: “As manager and board member of Damon Corp, Mitt Romney sits at the center of one of the top 15 corporate crimes of the 1990’s.”

The only potential candidate running for the Republican GOP nomination is Ron Paul. This septuagenarian, USAF veteran, physician,author and U.S. Congressman who represents “We the People” is the only Constitutional choice.

Ron Paul (R-TX.) beside Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) Thursday Nights CNN Republican GOP Presidential Debate in Jacksonville Florida.

It is amazing that Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina Primary with Mitt Romney trailing behind him. With the Florida debates concluding, the 2012 Florida Primary is nearing its end on January 31st. Get out and vote you can make a difference.

South Carolina Primary Results:

Newt Gingrich 243,153 40.4%
Mitt Romney 167,279 27.8%
Rick Santorum 102,055 17%
Ron Paul 77,993 13%
January 31, 2012 Florida (primary)
February 4, 2012 Nevada (caucus)
February 4–11, 2012 Maine (caucus)
February 7, 2012 Colorado (caucus)
Minnesota (caucus)
Missouri (primary) – *See note below on Missouri
February 28, 2012 Arizona (primary)
Michigan (primary)
March 3, 2012 Washington (caucus)
March 6, 2012
(Super Tuesday)
Alaska (caucus)
Georgia (primary)
Idaho (caucus)
Massachusetts (primary)
North Dakota (caucus)
Ohio (primary)
Oklahoma (primary)
Tennessee (primary)
Vermont (primary)
Virginia (primary)
March 6-10, 2012 Wyoming (caucus)
March 10, 2012 Kansas (caucus)
U.S. Virgin Islands (caucus)
March 13, 2012 Alabama (primary)
Hawaii (caucus)
Mississippi (primary)
March 17, 2012 Missouri (GOP caucus) – *See note below on Missouri
March 20, 2012 Illinois (primary)
March 24, 2012 Louisiana (primary)
April 3, 2012 District of Columbia (primary)
Maryland (primary)
Wisconsin (primary)
Texas (primary)
April 24, 2012 Connecticut (primary)
Delaware (primary)
New York (primary)
Pennsylvania (primary)
Rhode Island (primary)
May 8, 2012 Indiana (primary)
North Carolina (primary)
West Virginia (primary)
May 15, 2012 Nebraska (primary)
Oregon (primary)
May 22, 2012 Arkansas (primary)
Kentucky (primary)
June 5, 2012 California (primary)
Montana (primary)
New Jersey (primary)
New Mexico (primary)
South Dakota (primary)
June 26, 2012 Utah (primary)

Strongest Solar Flare Since 2003 Impacts Earth

By: Ryan Matthew Dernick

Seasoned astronomers and leisurely sky watchers near the city of Tromsø in northern Norway got a spectacular geomagnetic light  show this Tuesday night. On Jan.24, 2012 a powerful M-9 class solar storm led to a dramatic display of the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. The northern lights even illuminated the skies above Scotland, northern England and northern parts of Ireland. More light shows are expected in the next few days. The northern lights are sometimes seen from northern Scotland but they were also visible Monday night from northeast England and Ireland, where such occurrences are more infrequent

Late Night Northern Lights on Jan 24,2012 near Tromose Norway. Courtesy of a strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) aka Solar Storm that departed from the sun Jan 23,2012.

In the Southern Hemisphere these beautiful light shows are referred to as the aurora australis near Antarctica or the Southern Lights.

Amazingly, according to the Solar Dynamical Observatory (SDO) This specific solar flare was ejected off the surface of the sun toward earth on Jan 23,2012 at a speed of 632 kilometers per second.  That means the solar storm traveled 91 million miles from the surface of the sun to our home planet of earth in a little over 24 hours. This is only days since the prevoius Jan.19-21 solar storm with subsequent geomagnetic effects here on earth.

In today’s solar terrestrial activity report the Solar Dynamical Observatory (SDO) reported:

The geomagnetic field was quiet to major storm on January 24. Solar wind speed ranged between 347 and 732 km/s. A strong solar wind shock was observed at SOHO at 14:34 UTC, the arrival of the CMEs observed early on January 23. The geomagnetic disturbance peaked 17-20h UTC when the planetary A index reached 80. The radiation storm peaked at the arrival of the CMEs with the above 10 MeV proton flux reaching a high of 6310 pfu, the strongest radiation event since 2003.

The Solar Dynamical Observatory was launched in February 2010. The intention of the deployment of the SDO orbiting coronal observatory was to determine if it is possible to make reliable space weather forecasts. The SDO performs this technological space forecasting feat by observing the solar atmosphere in several wavelengths. These wavelengths consist of radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, x-rays and gamma rays.

To gauge if the solar flare is a threat scientists determine this by the polarity or angle of approach toward the Earth with a southern polarity  being the most detrimental. In the case of the M-class flare affecting us currently it has a southern polarity. This can lead to major disruption of Earth’s magnetosphere by way of geomagnetic storming. A geomagnetic storm is the subsequent effect of a solar wind shockwave, or solar magnetic field that interacts with Earth’s magnetic field. These solar storms can wreak havoc on communication systems, global positioning systems, satellites, land power grids and even the biology of plants and animals.

According to the Space Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “There is a growing body of evidence that changes in the geomagnetic field affect biological systems. Studies indicate that physically stressed human biological systems may respond to fluctuations in the geomagnetic field.”

If this isn’t enough, recently in a television interview, doctor of theoretical physics Michio Kaku warned of increased solar activity in 2012 through 2013. He said

“In 1859 we had a gigantic solar storm which knocked out telegraph wires back then, 150 years ago. If that had happened today it would knock out almost all our satellites and power stations. There would be food riots from lack of refrigeration .Airplanes would crash with the lack of radar and guidance systems. Damage estimates tally the natural disaster from the sun at an incredible 2 trillion dollars. This is a once in a century one in two century storm. We would be thrown back a hundred years.”

Over a year ago Michio Kaku asked congress for a 100 million dollar infrastructure safety prevention Bill that would have protected our solar storm susceptible world but Congress unfortunately turned down the Bill. Solar Cycle 24 does not bode well for our very vulnerable technologically based society. Whether it’s preparing for the possibility of power outages during severe weather like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or winter weather severe solar storms should be treated no differently. Have a general preparedness plan in place for you and your loved ones at all times.

SOPA Bill Aims to “Censor the Internet”

By: Ryan Matthew Dernick

From bad to worse with the despotic potential for a copyright Bill that impedes our ability to surf the Internet. The SOPA and PIPA Bill are slated to change the way you surf the web. Backlash from the world tide of the internet toward this proposed legislation has been staunchly opposed to it’s possible passage.

SOPA may censor the Internet away from of us. E-Commerce may not survive if this heinous Bill becomes a reality

Wikipedia is among the many websites that have shut down their sites temporarily with a blank black screen posting a powerful question Imagine a world without free knowledge?”

While these attempts to censor the web become more brazen and obvious, Wikipedia’s query may be a foreboding segway to a Police State   style Internet. This bill could effectively cause a moratorium or freeze in e-commerce business not only in the United States but abroad.

Art Bordsky of advocacy group Public Knowledge similarly stated, “The definitions written in the bill are so broad that any US consumer who uses a website overseas immediately gives the US jurisdiction the power to potentially take action against it.”

Even social networking sites like Facebook, Vimeo or Tumblr could end up being banned if this so called Piracy Bill comes to be law.

As a journalist and as fellow human being who loves liberty we must all speak out against this atrocious SOPA Bill to our local congressman to ensure that Copyright laws don’t go too far.

Iran Say Israel and the United States are Responsible for Assassination

By: Ryan Matthew Dernick

Friday Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insisted “the Islamist Republic will continue on that path.” This in reference to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The Supreme Leader goes on to vow “to punish those who carried out Wednesdays bombing and those behind it.”

Iran State Television reported “two attackers riding by on a motorcycle stuck a magnetic bomb on the car of the Iranian Nuclear Scientist.”

Pieces of broken glass and debris lay strewn across the pavement  this past Wednesday at the scene of a bombing in Tehran. The victim an Iranian  Nuclear Scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, age 32. His recent death  has acted to further ratchet up tensions with the Unites States and Iran amidst talk of further sanctions on the Middle Eastern Country in relation to its nuclear ambitions.

Tehran on January 11, 2012 Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan posing with his son, Alireza (AFP Photo / HO / Fars News)

The Iranian Government called the act a ” terrorist attack” blaming Israel and the United States.The Iranian Supreme Leader further elaborates on those who conspired to commit this assassination “This cowardly terror has been designed or helped by the intelligence services of the CIA and Mossad and shows that the arrogant powers have reached a dead end in the face of the strong Iranian nation.”

Refuting the claims against the United States, U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton assured the international community “I want to categorically deny any U.S. involvement in any kind of act of violence inside of Iran.”

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta placated the troops in Texas on Thursday: “We we’re not involved in any way, in any way with regards to the assassination that took place there. I’m not sure  who was involved .But I can tell you one thing that the United States was not involved in that kind of effort, thats not what the United States does.”

This is the latest in a string of attacks on Iranian nuclear officials. Two years ago a nuclear physics professor was killed when a bomb strapped to a motorcycle exploded outside his home. Several months after that a  pair of car bombings killed one nuclear scientist and wounded another while they were headed to work. In both cases Iranian officials also blamed the United States and Israel for the attacks and subsequent deaths. Iran has also been the victim of “Cyber Attacks”. In 2010 computers at Iranian nuclear facilities were infected with the stuxnet virus. It disrupted controls on centrifuges that were trying to enrich uranium. This past November an explosion destroyed part of a missile testing site however Iranian officials deemed that was an accident.

Just this week the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran has begun enriching uranium at  a second site near the city of Kong.  This recent assassination along with the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz show things are mounting toward an eventual conflict.

Romney Seals New Hampshire and Ron Paul Garners Second

By Ryan Matthew Dernick

Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney grabs the Republican GOP win for the New Hampshire Primary and sets his sights now on South Carolina.

With the Iowa Caucus and now the New Hampshire Primary in the Books for Romney(R-Mass.) can he stave off Texas Congressman Ron Paul who is closely on his heels in second?

Newt Gingrich (R- Ga.) the former Speaker of the House falters further in the New Hampshire Primary polls  and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum came in with 10% to 9% modestly, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a piddly 1%.
Over this past Saturday Nights Republican GOP debate in the “Live Free or Die” State of New Hampshire Ron Paul defended himself against Newt Gingrich. Newt wanted to know the reason why he was deemed a “chicken hawk” by Ron Paul in a previous statement, in regards to the ever growing  U. S. Military Veterans problem.
Ron Paul replied to Newt, ” I think people when they could get 3, 4 or 5 deferments they have no right to send our kids off to war. I am trying to stop the wars, but at least I went when they called me up. The vet problem is a big one. With hundreds of thousands coming back from these wars that were undeclared, unnecessary and not winnable. We have hundreds of thousands looking for care and with epidemics of suicide coming back. If you add up all the contractors in all the wars going on in Afghanistan and Iraq we have lost 8,500 Americans with severe injuries of over 40,000. And these are undeclared Wars!! Rick keeps saying you don’t want this Libertarian stuff. I don’t bring up the word you do. I talk about the Constitution and the Constitution has rules. I don’t like it when we send our kids off to fight these wars when those individuals didn’t go themselves. Then they come up when they’re asked about it and say I don’t think I could have made a difference. I have a pet peeve, that annoys me to a great deal. Because when I see these young men and women coming back my heart weeps for them.”
The GOP Republican New Hampshire Primary Results
Romney 96,488votes or 39%
Paul                 56,105 or 23%
Huntsman     41,370 or 17%
Newt retorts to Ron’s reply “Dr. Paul has a long history of saying things that are inaccurate and false. The fact is I never asked for a deferment I was married with a child it was never a question.”
Ron replies to Gingrich ” when I was drafted I was married I had two kids and I went.”
Newt then says as people begin to applaud Paul “I wasn’t eligible for the draft. I wasn’t eligible for the draft.”
Ron Paul has consistently polled well with young voters, first time voters, independents, democrats who desire a real change from Obama and those serving or who have served in the military. With the South Carolina Primary coming into view the Republican GOP Presidential race intensifies. With the U.S. national unemployment average at 8.5% and individual states much higher than that, Dr. Paul described how to bring America on the move once again at the New Hampshire debate.
 “To restore America to our freedoms. Restore America to our principles and that is individual liberty and our constitution and sound money. In doing that you have to understand economics. You can’t solve any of this economic crisis unless you know where the business cycle comes from and why you have bubbles and why they break. You have to understand that we have had a financial bubble that has been going on for 40 years it’s collapsing. Nobody quite recognizes it but were in the midst of a real big correction. The only way you can get back to growth you have to liquidate the debt. But instead of liquidating debt what we’ve done is the people who build up the debt on Wall Street and the Banks. We have had the American taxpayer bail them out. We bought it through the federal reserve and through the treasury dumped it on the American People. The middle class is now shrinking and we don’t have jobs. But if you are individual or business man, if you’re consuming everything you’re earning just to finance your debt you can’t have growth. So we have to liquidate debt. This is the reason I have called for cutting spending. The only one that is calling for real cuts. You have to have real cuts. That’s what the Republican Party use to stand for. But you can’t keep bailing out debt that’s what Japan has been doing for twenty years now and they’re still in their doldrums. We did it in the Great Depression and have been in this five years now and it has end.”
He the will definitely be one to watch this 2012 Presidential election as he continues to battle against Mitt Romney and Huntsman in the Republican Presidential GOP.
Whats Next for the Republican GOP Race:
January 21, 2012 South Carolina (primary)
January 31, 2012 Florida (primary)
February 4, 2012 Nevada (caucus)
February 4–11, 2012 Maine (caucus)
February 7, 2012 Colorado (caucus)
Minnesota (caucus)
Missouri (primary) – *See note below on Missouri
February 28, 2012 Arizona (primary)
Michigan (primary)
March 3, 2012 Washington (caucus)
March 6, 2012
(Super Tuesday)
Alaska (caucus)
Georgia (primary)
Idaho (caucus)
Massachusetts (primary)
North Dakota (caucus)
Ohio (primary)
Oklahoma (primary)
Tennessee (primary)
Vermont (primary)
Virginia (primary)
March 6-10, 2012 Wyoming (caucus)
March 10, 2012 Kansas (caucus)
U.S. Virgin Islands (caucus)
March 13, 2012 Alabama (primary)
Hawaii (caucus)
Mississippi (primary)
March 17, 2012 Missouri (GOP caucus) – *See note below on Missouri
March 20, 2012 Illinois (primary)
March 24, 2012 Louisiana (primary)
April 3, 2012 District of Columbia (primary)
Maryland (primary)
Wisconsin (primary)
Texas (primary)
April 24, 2012 Connecticut (primary)
Delaware (primary)
New York (primary)
Pennsylvania (primary)
Rhode Island (primary)
May 8, 2012 Indiana (primary)
North Carolina (primary)
West Virginia (primary)
May 15, 2012 Nebraska (primary)
Oregon (primary)
May 22, 2012 Arkansas (primary)
Kentucky (primary)
June 5, 2012 California (primary)
Montana (primary)
New Jersey (primary)
New Mexico (primary)
South Dakota (primary)
June 26, 2012 Utah (primary)

Ron Paul Stands His Ground in New Hampshire Debate Last Night

International Sanctions and Tensions Rise in Light of Iranian Missile Tests

By Ryan Matthew Dernick

Israel and Washington accused Tehran of trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says “our nuclear program is a peaceful drive to generate electricity so that the world’s fourth-largest oil producer can export more of its gas and crude.”

In a statement released by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he insists that the nuclear ambitions of his country are for purely peaceful purposes. Iranian Army Chief said in a public statement to the United States this past Monday during the Iranian Missile Tests in the Strait of Hormuz saying ” That the U.S. should not bring its aircraft carriers into the Gulf again.” The Iranian Army Chief goes on to say we are not in the business of warning America more than once.”

Iran has been conducting a barrage of naval drills in the Gulf in recent days including test-firing several missiles. These exercises were held near the Strait of Hormuz, through which around 20% or 1/6th of the world’s traded oil supply passes.

Iran's recent Missile Tests in the Strait of Hormuz Monday Prompt the potential for more International Sanctions against the Middle Eastern Country

Tehran said on Monday that “mock exercises on shutting the strait had been carried out, although there was no intention of closing it.”

The U.N. Security Council has already brought four successions of sanctions against Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment ventures.  Enriched uranium can be converted into nuclear weapons grade fissile material.

“These are the kinds of steps that we would like to see not just from our close allies and partners in places like Europe but from countries around the world”, according to US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

These sanctions include a ban on the supply of heavy weaponry and nuclear-related technology to Iran, a block on Iranian arms exports, and an asset freeze on key individuals and companies.

Sanctions against Iran Up to This Point

United States

  • Longstanding ban on all trade with Iran except for activities “intended to benefit the Iranian people”
  • New sanctions against foreign firms dealing with Iran’s oil sector and central bank

European Union

  • Restrictions on trade in equipment which could be used for uranium enrichment
  • Asset freeze on individuals and organisations linked with nuclear programme
  • Export ban on natural gas technology

United Nations

  • Ban on sales of heavy weaponry and nuclear technology to Iran
  • Iranian arms exports blocked, and asset freeze for key individuals and firms
  • Cargo inspections to detect and stop Iran’s acquisition of illicit materials

A New Years Resolution to No GMO Salmon

By: Ryan Matthew Dernick

Other genetically modified foods (eg: corn and soy) have been linked to increases in allergies, or further aggravating pre-existing conditions such as autism. Fish oil has been tried for preventing heart disease or stroke. The future cost to human health from biotech fish consumption may end up being greater than the perceived benefits of increasing fish yields.

Franken Fish its whats for dinner

With shorter maturation periods from youth to adulthood than regular salmon, the Chimera hybridized salmon will satisfy the ever-growing demand for salmon globally.

The benefits of salmon or fish oil in general are the omega-3 oils with essential fatty acids. It is most often used for conditions related to the heart and blood system functions. Some people use fish oil to lower blood pressure or triglyceride levels (fats related to cholesterol). Environmental activists have noted the environmental impacts on the naturally occurring ecosystems would be far reaching, though according to Food and Drug Administration they said:

“The FDA committee that reviews Aqua Bounty salmon believe it is safe to eat and unlikely to damage the environment if raised in land based tank farms, permitting no contact with wild fish…”

It’s not exactly a Frankenstein parody, but the mad scientist-like procedure to create the abomination known as Aqua Bounty’s transgenic salmon is pretty horrific. In summation, they fertilize the salmon eggs with the Pacific Chinook and bottom-dwelling pout fish which grow rather large quickly. Norway currently produces 65% of the fish farmed Atlantic salmon. This is Norway’s understandable fiscal reason for their restive fear toward a synthesized fish made by U.S. Biotech firm Aqua Bounty

According to Aqua Bounty, they assured the public:

“This is a safe and stable construct.”

AP Reuters reported :

“Fast growing fish could threaten current booming European profits as Biotech Firm targets U.S. and China, while Europeans still seen resisting.”

Further effects from these complex GMO foods will open the door to mutated super viruses and bacteria immune to antibiotics or vaccines, leading to potential pandemics. Starting with Monsanto’s downwind cross pollination contamination of non-GMO organic crops on land with corn, it can now also be put in our seas with these super fish.

Cross-genetic contamination of the Franken Salmon in our oceans may abrogate the naturally indigenous salmon populations and possibly harm other fish species as well. Remember as the old adage or saying goes “you are what you eat”. Eat healthy, no GMO’s, only organics and support your local community organic grocer or farmers.

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