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  • Does Zika Warrant Bringing Back DDT?

    08/06/2016 4:29:09 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 118 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 August 2016 | John F. McManus
    Jane Orient, M.D., serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). This Arizona-based organization attracts conservative-thinking doctors and frequently finds itself in disagreement with the well-known American Medical Association.Dr. Orient has issued a call to start using DDT in the fight against the Zika virus. Her stand places her in marked contrast to an assortment of leftist environmentalists and their political allies. To them, DDT is harmful. But examination of the claims that DDT adversely affects people, plant life, and fish shows the worries to be unreasonable if not completely false.Created in 1874 by...
  • Zika outbreak fuelled by mosquito control failure, says WHO boss

    05/23/2016 9:56:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan. Speaking at the agency's annual World Health Assembly, Dr Chan said experts had "dropped the ball" in the 1970s with regards to getting a handle on disease-carrying insects. More than 60 countries and territories now have continuing Zika transmission. Most recently, the infection, spread by mosquito bites, reached Africa. ... Eradication campaigns were successful in the Americas with 18 countries getting rid of the insect by 1962. But insecticide resistance plus a lack of political will...
  • New discovery means more U.S. states will face a risk from Zika

    04/30/2016 7:27:26 AM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 29 at 10:37 AM | Nick Miroff
    This Aedes Aegypti mosquito photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) on Jan. 25 in Cali, Colombia. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) By Nick Miroff April 29 at 10:37 AM For the first time in the Western Hemisphere, researchers have detected the Zika virus in Aedes albopictus, the mosquito species known as the Asian tiger, a finding that increases the number of U.S. states potentially at risk for transmission of the disease. During the summer months when U.S. mosquito populations are at their peak, albopictus are more ubiquitous than the Aedes aegypti...
  • Zika Prompts Pleas for DDT

    02/22/2016 5:18:15 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 February 2016 | Rebecca Terrell
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has sparked a global scare over a tropical virus outbreak that officials say is worse than last year's Ebola epidemic, which killed 11,000 people in Africa. They predict the Zika virus could infect as many as four million people by the end of 2016. "Last year, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively," warned WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in January. She told her executive board in Geneva that the "level of alarm is extremely high," and on February 1 declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.For...
  • EPA’s Environmental Policy Makes Combating Zika, Malaria and Dengue Fever Nearly Impossible

    02/16/2016 12:40:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2016 | 12:43 PM EST | James Wanliss
    The Zika virus ravaging South America causes horrific problems including birth defects and creeping paralysis. And now it has made its way to 16 US states. There is no vaccine. With the Zika virus declared an international public health emergency a few weeks ago by the World Health Organization, it seems a good time to remind people of another mosquito borne disease with even more horrible effects--malaria. [...] You see, malaria was eliminated in the West and North because of the invention, and use, of the miracle pesticide DDT. DDT could stop Zika, just as it stopped malaria. For that...
  • Physician: Lifting DDT Ban Could Stop Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

    02/10/2016 7:45:51 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 2/10/2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) asserts that a lifting of the ban on DDT could prevent the spread of the Zika virus, just as it could have wiped out malaria. Dr. Jane Orient tells Breitbart News the major public health measure required to combat the Zika virus pandemic is mosquito control and says, "DDT was the most effective public health weapon of all time." Orient continues: The ban on DDT was basically the decision of one man, William Ruckelshaus, going against a mountain of evidence on safety and enormous health benefits. It was...
  • The Lies of Rachel Carson

    02/09/2016 4:38:50 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies ^ | from the Summer 1992 | by Dr. J. Gordon Edwards
    Dedication: A Lie Dedication. In the front of the book, Carson dedicates Silent Spring as follows: “To Albert Schweitzer who said ‘Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the Earth.’” This appears to indicate that the great man opposed the use of insecticides. However, in his autobiography Schweitzer writes, on page 262: “How much labor and waste of time these wicked insects do cause us ... but a ray of hope, in the use of DDT, is now held out to us.” Upon reading his book, it is clear that Schweitzer was...
  • Florida Governor Declares States of Emergency Over Zika Virus

    02/06/2016 5:27:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/5/2016 | Raven Clabough
    A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa -- after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida's governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert. "Although Florida's current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement on Thursday. "Our Department of Health will continue to...
  • (Rebuke to Rachel Carson) ... These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe

    12/07/2015 11:17:08 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | December 7, 2015 | Matt Novak
    These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe In 1971 two people in North Hollywood started eating DDT pills every day. That's right, they willingly swallowed 10mg of poison every single day for three months. In front of witnesses. From the Associated Press: - Robert Loibl and his wife, Louise, hold 10-milligram capsules of DDT which they took in front of witnesses for 93 days at lunch time, June 10, 1971. Loibl said their total dosage was more than the average person consumes in 83 years. He said his wife's dandruff disappeared, their appetites perked...
  • Big Sur: Princess the Condor Ready for First Flight

    10/20/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Big Sur >> She might be a princess, but shes about to do some heavy lifting. California condor No. 799, dubbed Princess, is expected any day now to make her first flight from her nest atop a redwood tree in the Big Sur wilderness, said Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society. Theres been five chicks raised in wild nests just this year, Sorenson said. Thats quite an accomplishment. One of this years chicks was raised by two female condors after the suspected mate of one of them died after nesting began. Ventana Wildlife Society monitored females 317...
  • Radical Environmentalisms Death Campaigns

    03/21/2015 6:02:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 21, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    The terms racism, white supremacy, and crimes against humanity are bandied about so often that they have become almost meaningless. But they are absolutely appropriate in an arena where they are too rarely applied: radical environmentalisms campaigns that perpetuate poverty, disease and death, by denying Earths most impoverished and powerless people access to modern life-saving technologies. Imagine activist groups preventing you from having your child vaccinated against polio or hepatitis, or from starting her on chemotherapy for leukemia because they are concerned about possible side-effects and the ethics of permitting such risky procedures. Absurd! you say. Outrageous! Of course...
  • Meant to Keep Mosquitos Out, Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

    01/24/2015 10:15:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Gettleman
    Nobody in his hut, including his seven children, sleeps under a net at night. Instead, Mr. Ndefi has taken his familys supply of anti-malaria nets and sewn them together into a gigantic sieve that he uses to drag the bottom of the swamp ponds, sweeping up all sorts of life: baby catfish, banded tilapia, tiny mouthbrooders, orange fish eggs, water bugs and the occasional green frog. I know its not right, Mr. Ndefi said, but without these nets, we wouldnt eat. Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing...
  • Ear Wax From Whales Keeps Record Of Ocean Contaminants

    09/17/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | September 16, 2013 | RHITU CHATTERJEE
    How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never. And so, year after year, their ear wax builds up, layer upon layer. According to a study published Monday, these columns of ear wax contain a record of chemical pollution in the oceans. The study used the ear wax extracted from the carcass of a blue whale that washed ashore on a California beach back in 2007. Scientists at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History collected the wax from inside the skull of the dead whale and preserved it. The column of wax was almost a foot long. "It's kind...
  • Its Time to Endanger the Endangered Species Act

    01/07/2015 5:57:46 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 1/7/2014 | Editors
    The Endangered Species Act has become a gold mine for liberal activists and a barrier to our nations infrastructure. It is time for it to go. The Heartland Institute's Taylor Smith reports for the January issue of Townhall Magazine.
  • Ron Paul On Ebola: 'Governments Deceive Us'

    08/14/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies
    Business insider ^ | AUG. 14, 2014, 8:34 AM | COLIN CAMPBELL
    ... Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) thinks the threat of the Ebola virus very well may be a government plan to "deceive" the public. "I do know that governments deceive us and sometimes they hype things. I don't think we are going to see in the next year a horrendous breakout of Ebola in this country," Paul said in a recent video on the topic, according to a press release sent out Thursday morning by his "Voices of Liberty" project. Paul, "a former physician," offered the chemical DDT as a "viable alternative for treatment," as the release...
  • Chikungunya continues to spread across the U.S., infecting nearly 600

    07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537. The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week. "The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas...
  • RACHEL LOUISE CARSON: Google lets fly a Doodle true to Silent Spring writers nature

    05/27/2014 6:19:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Michael Cavna
    HERE IN MARYLAND, it is impossible to travel too far in any direction without seeing something that celebrates the legacy of author and environmentalist Rachel Carson. There is a greenway trail and a conservation park named for her here, an alma mater university and a Rachel Carson grade school there and, of course, the Silver Spring home where she would write Silent Spring, the hot-button 60s work that is often cited as the spark that ignited the modern environmental movement.
  • Toxic waste seems to naturally vanish from Palos Verdes Shelf

    11/18/2013 2:17:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 17, 2013
    Decades after industrial waste dumping turned part of Southern California's seafloor into a toxic hot spot, scientists have dredged up a mystery. Chemicals fouling the ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula seem to be going away without being cleaned up. Samples taken from the sediment suggest more than 100 metric tons of the banned pesticide DDT and industrial compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, have vanished from one of the country's most hazardous sites, almost a 90% drop in just five years.
  • Documentary Exposes the Horrific Human Cost of the DDT Ban

    06/07/2013 6:18:56 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 June 2013 | Rebecca Terrell
    California Dr. D. Rutledge Taylor treks around the world in 40 days to uncover the tragic consequences of banning DDT. His documentary "3 Billion and Counting" is reviewed by Rebecca Terrell Documentary Exposes the Horrific Human Cost of the DDT Ban The New American 06 June 2013 3 Billion and Counting, Produced/written/directed by D. Rutledge Taylor, Los Angeles, California: Frogbite Productions, 102 minutes (produced in 2010). Most people will complain indignantly of government corruption and foreign atrocities and end by shaking their heads in discouragement. Not so with D. Rutledge Taylor. Known to his patients as Dr. Rutledge, this...
  • DDT Ban Breeds Death - 1972 Insecticide Ban Causes a Million Deaths Per Year

    06/06/2013 7:13:32 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 June 2013 | Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell
    A 1972 insecticide ban on DDT literally causes the deaths of about a million people per year, though an extensive investigation by the U.S. EPA found that DDT is safe. DDT Ban Breeds Death The New American 06 June 2013 Worldwide more than 2,700 people will die today because of a bureaucratic regulation instituted during the Nixon administration in 1972. The same number died yesterday and will again tomorrow, in an ever-growing tally of victims of that catastrophic policy. The regulation imposed by Nixons newly formed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned DDT, an insecticide that had until then saved...
  • Chicago Is Top City for Bedbugs

    03/04/2013 6:41:45 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    abc ^ | Jan 18, 2013 | Carmen Cox
    Bedbugs are on the rise again in the U.S., which means business is booming for pest control companies like Orkin. With increased travel, both internationally and domestically, and higher bedbug resistance to existing pesticides, Orkin has seen an almost 33 percent boost in bedbug business compared to 2011. The company has just released its rankings of U.S. cities in order of the number of bedbug treatments from January to December 2012. The Windy City of Chicago tops the list, followed by Detroit, Los Angeles, Denver and Cincinnati.
  • Bedbugs in firehouse have staff sleeping in trucks

    12/15/2012 3:01:50 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A bedbug infestation at a Northwest Washington fire station left firefighters sleeping in their personal vehicles or in the firetrucks to avoid being bitten by the bugs in their bunkrooms, a report on the conditions at D.C. firehouses found. The 180-page report by the Office of the Inspector General details a wide swath of problematic conditions at D.C. fire stations across the city, including a lack of working smoke detectors, leaking roofs, flooded basements, rodent infestations and inoperable heating or cooling systems. Among the findings, 19 stations had significant rodent problems with one reporting that dead mice had been found...
  • Bedbugs moving in to some North Texas apartments

    08/31/2012 9:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    WFAA ^ | August 30, 2012 | BYRON HARRIS
    DALLAS - Bedbugs live on the blood of mammals. They eat while you sleep. And they're dining on more North Texas apartment dwellers every year. "Sometimes I can't even get to bed at night," said Skyler Wells of the Park Timbers Apartments in Lewisville, who's had bedbugs in his apartment twice in the last four months. "I'm thinking they're crawling on me. I'm scratching myself. I'm taking three showers a night, because I'm thinking I'm gonna wash 'em all off me." Chris McGinn of City of Lewisville Code Compliance Department said bedbugs weren't even on the city's radar three years...
  • The Thought Slavemasters

    11/11/2011 9:19:41 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11-11-11 | Timothy Birdnow
    Liberals have advanced their worldview through countless acts of subversion through science. The DDT ban. The nuclear freeze movement. Global Warming. We have witnesses the abuse of science for well over a century. And that abuse has always extended to the human mind. Psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology have all been attempts to understand the human thought process, and frequently to alter it. Consider the rise of modern propaganda ...
  • Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa (scientists are unsure as to why)

    08/27/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies ^ | 8/27/11 | BBC News
    Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. They are uncertain if mosquitoes are being eradicated or whether they will return with renewed vigour. Data from countries such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. Researchers believe this is due to effective implementation of control...
  • Past Alarmism and the Future of Manmade Global Warming

    08/29/2011 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2011 | Dr. Kesten C. Green and Tom Harris
    Researchers identify 26 past scares analogous to the global warming alarm.Polls show that roughly one person in two is concerned about manmade global warming. Why? Because vivid, alarming forecasts, even those based on weak foundations, are persuasive. For a while at least.We’ve seen this many times before. Take the alarm over mercury in fish: in 2004, an Environmental Protection Agency employee warned that 630,000 babies per year were born at risk of brain and nervous system damage due to “unsafe” levels of mercury in their mothers’ blood. Expectant mothers were discouraged from eating fish.Japan consumes a lot of fish, and...
  • Bedbug infestations growing in certain settings, survey finds

    08/17/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 | Lena H. Sun
    Just as students head back to college and families finish summer vacations comes the latest bad news from pest control companies: Bedbug infestations are getting worse and becoming more common in some places, including dorms, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and schools and day-care centers. According to a survey released Wednesday by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, pest control companies say there has been double-digit growth in infestations in the past year. About 54 percent of pest companies reported treating bedbugs in college dorms, compared with 35 percent in 2010; 80 percent reported treating...
  • Corpse Found Among Bedbug Infestation ( N.M. )

    07/28/2011 12:04:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    KOAT-TV. ^ | July 28, 2011
    Albuquerque police responded to a report of dead body in apartment and found the mans body surrounded by bedbugs. The insect infestation was just the beginning of the problems for the apartment complex. The city warns potential renters to look closely before leasing an apartment at Uptown Park. We would not recommend living in any of those three units, city spokesman Chris Ramirez said... When they got there, they realized once they went into the apartment, that the apartment was completely infested with bedbugs, ... Neighbors were itching to find out what happened.
  • Should Bill Gates be prosecuted?

    02/05/2009 3:48:50 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 34 replies · 919+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 5, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    Should Bill Gates be prosecuted?Bill Gates released a swarm of potentially deadly mosquitoes at a technology conference and yelled, 'There's no reason only poor people should get malaria'. What an idiot. While it is unlikely these mosquitoes were malaria carriers, there are a host of other potentially fatal diseases that mosquitoes carry. Among these diseases are various forms of encephalitis and West Nile virus that are common among North American Mosquitoes. My granddaughter got La Crosse encephalitis from mosquitoes a few years ago. She spent several very scary days in pediatric intensive care. Anyone who would deliberately release these potentially...
  • Malaria Mosquitoes Accurately Find Their Way to Smelly Feet

    05/11/2011 5:47:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 05-06-2011 | Staff
    Malaria mosquitoes utilize CO2 from exhaled air to localize humans from afar. In the vicinity of their preferred host, they alter their course towards the human feet. Researcher Remco Suer discovered how female malaria mosquitoes use foot odors in the last meters to guide them to their favoured biting place. Suer, who is defending his doctoral thesis May 9 at Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, sees possibilities to disrupt the host seeking behaviour of the malaria mosquito. African malaria mosquitoes, Anopheles gambiae, use their olfactory organs, two antennae, two mouthparts (maxillary palps) and the proboscis, to search for their...
  • As Bedbug Assault Looms, Do We DIY DDT?

    03/05/2011 9:54:25 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 33 replies
    Experts are predicting an bedbug explosion this summer so is it time to sneer in the face of the enviro-Nazis; invoke the spirt of Walter Steuber and follow the Delaware County tradition of homebrewing our own dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane? Steuber was a chemist who in the final days of World War II made DDT in the basement of his Swarthmore home. The desirable insecticide has been exclusively for military use and when it popped up for sale at two hardware stores in Media and Swarthmore the authorities investigated. When it was found that Steuber was not using priority chemicals, the government allowed...
  • Bedbugs top agenda at national EPA summit

    02/01/2011 8:23:38 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2011
    It's official: Cimex lectularius, better known as the lowly bedbug, has achieved the status of a national epidemic. And starting Tuesday, federal agencies will convene a major summit to address the itchy critter once thought of as little more than a scourge of third-rate motels. The 2011 National Bedbug Summit will be held this week in Washington, and according to a statement Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, a half-dozen governmental agencies will send representatives in response to "consumer concern about the rising incidence of bed bugs in the United States." The meeting will be held at the (presumably bedbug-free)...
  • VIDEO: The Highway To Hell: Leftist Remix Edition

    01/29/2011 3:20:57 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 5 replies
    Hope for America ^ | January 28, 2011 | Andrew Klavan
  • Destroying the Credibility of Science

    01/07/2011 4:45:22 AM PST · by chickadee · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/6/2011 | Alan Caruba
    Global warming, Vaccines v. Autism, DDT, Saccharine, Alar . . . Aside from the fact that these claims always begin with a dubious scientific study and then escalate as other scientists climb on the funding bandwagon, the other element is always the role that the mainstream media plays in keeping the fraud alive until the sheer weight of evidence makes it impossible to do so. Ultimately, this destroys the trust we normally accord to legitimate scientists, exhausting our ability and willingness to embrace the science that has prolonged and protected the lives of millions.
  • "Dangerous" beetle found at Los Angeles airport

    01/05/2011 12:56:02 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2011 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. customs officials said on Wednesday they had found a beetle considered one of the world's most dangerous agricultural pests in a shipment of rice arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found an adult khapra beetle, eight larvae and a shed skin in a shipment of Indian rice from Saudi Arabia ... Earlier this year, border protection officials in Detroit found a khapra beetle in a shipment of tile from China.
  • Bed-bug summit opens near Chicago

    09/22/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 21, 2010
    ROSEMONT, Ill.- The first-ever North American Bed Bug Summit, which opened Tuesday near Chicago, attracted a sellout crowd to hear experts on the tiny biters, organizers said. That appears to be one more sign that bed bugs, once almost routed in the United States by pesticides, are back in a big way, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported. "Ten years ago we got about one call about bed bugs a year, and now we get at least one call a day," Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, told the newspaper. Organizers of the two-day...
  • Nike flagship store shut down, latest store to have bedbugs bite ( NYC )

    09/18/2010 12:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 18, 2010 | GEORGETT ROBERTS and CATHY BURKE
    Nikes tourist-friendly flagship store here is closed down because of bedbugs... Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation. Abercrombie & Fitch also was shut down the bed bug infestation that is ravaging New York, as well as one Times Square theater.
  • Three Billion and Counting

    09/15/2010 12:37:35 PM PDT · by CanGyrene · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 15 September 2010 | Paul Driessen
    By Paul Driessen Saturday, September 11, 2010 We will eradicate malaria by 2010, stricken families were promised a few years ago. Well, 2010 is nearly gone and, instead of eradication, we have more malaria than before and a new target date: 2015. Unless malaria control policies change, that date too will come and go. Billions will still be at risk of getting malaria. Hundreds of millions will continue getting the disease. Millions will die or become permanently brain-damaged. And poverty and misery will continue ravaging Third World communities.
  • Road Warriors vs. the Bed Bugs

    09/12/2010 9:14:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 | AMY HOAK
    Reports of bedbug infestations are on the rise, news that strikes fear into the hearts of frequent travelers. While hotels and motels aren't the only places where these insects can hitch a ride on clothes or other belongings -- after all, you can pick one up just by visiting a friend's home, and recent findings in movie theaters and offices prove how easily these bugs get around -- the high-traffic buildings are some of the highest-risk places to encounter these tiny insects that live by feasting on human blood while we're sleeping. By knowing what to look for and taking...
  • Environmental Colonialism

    09/08/2010 7:26:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Conservative Battleline Online (ACU) ^ | September 8, 2010 | Fiona Kobusingye
    I wish I had a shilling for every time someone told me spraying homes with DDT to prevent malaria is like using Africans in evil experiments. I would be a rich woman. That claim is a blatant falsehood. Even worse, it hides the many ways poor Africans really are being used in environmental experiments that cause increased poverty, disease and death. If any people were ever used in DDT experiments, it was Americans and Europeans. During World War II, this insecticide and mosquito repellant was sprayed on tents and around camps to keep American and British soldiers from getting malaria....
  • Report: NYC, Philly, Detroit top bedbug list

    08/24/2010 10:40:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | August 24, 2010
    Bedbugs can be found in mattresses, furniture and clothing, and they feed off animal and human blood. Insect scientists say bedbugs are appearing on a scale not seen since before World War II. High-traffic areas such as hotels, airplanes and cruise ships are especially prone to infestations. Ohio has three cities in the top 10 Cincinnati is fourth, Columbus is seventh and Dayton is eighth.
  • NYT Article Admits DDT Ban as a Cause of Bedbug Outbreak

    08/25/2010 4:30:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite. Unfortunately for residents of many urban areas such as New York and Philadelphia, the bedbugs are not only biting but spreading at an alarming rate. Despite this outbreak, the mainstream media has until recently kept insisting that bedbugs developed a resistance to DDT so any emergency lifting of the EPA ban on that pesticide is unnecessary. However, your humble correspondent has speculated that the MSM would eventually have to change its position on the DDT ban due to the fact that so many of its members are being assaulted by bedbug attacks which...
  • More offices see bedbug infestations (after liberals banned use of DDT)

    08/20/2010 7:24:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    USA Today | 2010-08-20 | Laura Petrecca
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  • What Spreads Faster Than Bedbugs? Social Stigma (you can thank the enviro-whackos for this one!)

    08/20/2010 7:33:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-08-21 | Emily B. Hager
    Jeremy Sparig spent months fighting bedbugs. Now, to some people, he is like a mattress left on the street, something best avoided in these times. They dont want to hug you anymore; they dont want you coming over, said Mr. Sparig, of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Youre like a leper. At the Brooklyn district attorneys office, which recently had a bedbug breakout, defense lawyers are skittish about visiting, and it is not because of the fierce prosecutors. Even Steven Smollens, a housing lawyer who has helped many tenants with bedbugs, has his guard up. Those clients are barred from his office....
  • Politicians vs. pesticides

    07/13/2010 2:45:21 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 2 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 13, 2010 | Editorial
    Let's hear it for the lowly bedbug. It's poised to team up with cash-starved Democrats to save millions of lives. "Bedbugs nocturnal, bloodsucking monsters that are itching up beds all over the city have hopped the Jitney and landed in the Hamptons, where the little beasts are causing war among neighbors over who invited them in," New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser wrote last week. "Be afraid." Politicians in general rely on lavish campaign contributions from folks who work and play in places like the Hamptons, and Demo- crats in particular are worried about their declining fortunes in...
  • Dengue Fever on Our Doorstep: Climate Change Drives Disease Re-emergence in U.S.

    06/29/2010 9:31:18 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies
    OnEarth Magazine ^ | June 29, 2010 | Scott Dodd
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that for the first time in more than 65 years, dengue fever has returned the continental United States, The New York Times is reporting this week: The upsurge is not unexpected. Experts say more than half the world's population will be at risk by 2085 because of greater urbanization, global travel and climate change. Over the past 30 years, a global outcry against using the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, has led to the resurgence of the mosquito, a voracious consumer of human blood and carrier of infectious disease....
  • A bedbug epidemic bites New York

    05/31/2010 10:21:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,650+ views
    timesonline ^ | May 31, 2010
    At first May thought that her husband had heat rash. We were staying at a smart hotel in Cape Cod. Then I developed these hive-like welts on my back and legs. May (not her real name; she is terrified of giving me that) is middle class, in her late fifties and lives on the Upper West Side, New York, in a well-maintained four-room apartment. When she and her husband returned to the city, one doctor prescribed antihistamines, surmising the couple had reacted to shellfish. She called a dermatologist. He took one look and said, You both have bedbug bites. My...
  • DDT and Population Control

    04/25/2010 3:47:52 AM PDT · by The Raven · 15 replies · 979+ views
    The Wall St Journal ^ | Apr 25, 2010 | editorial
    ... Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, was a leading opponent of the insecticide DDT, which remains the cheapest and most effective way to combat malarial mosquitoes. Rachel Carson's 1962 book, "Silent Spring," misleadingly linked pesticides to cancer and is generally credited with popularizing environmental awareness. But other leading greens of the period, including Nelson, biologist Paul Ehrlich and ecologist Garrett Hardin, were also animated by a belief that growth in human populations was harming the environment. "The same powerful forces which create the crisis of air pollution also are threatening our freshwater resources, our woods,...
  • The UN's endorsement of ObamaCare will backfire spectacularly

    03/24/2010 10:57:22 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 448+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | March 25, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    It is hard to think of a more embarrassing endorsement of President Obamas health care reform bill than that offered this week by the United Nations. The UN, probably the most corrupt and ineffective multilateral body on the face of the earth, which devotes much of its time trying to undermine American global power, has officially given its blessing to Barack Obamas hugely controversial and unpopular legislation. The United Nations is increasingly disliked in the eyes of the American public, and continues to empower some of the most odious anti- American tyrannies across the world. World Health Organisation Director Margaret...
  • The Green Death

    02/17/2010 11:51:15 AM PST · by BJClinton · 14 replies · 704+ views
    HotAir ^ | 02/16/2010 | Doctor Zero
    Who is the worst killer in the long, ugly history of war and extermination? Hitler? Stalin? Pol Pot? Not even close. A single book called Silent Spring killed far more people than all those fiends put together. Published in 1962, Silent Spring used manipulated data and wildly exaggerated claims (sound familiar?) to push for a worldwide ban on the pesticide known as DDT which is, to this day, the most effective weapon against malarial mosquitoes. The resulting explosion of mosquito-borne malaria in Africa has claimed over sixty million lives.