My opinions, observations, conclusions: my take on The Truth
Understand, I am not saying that I know the true answers to all of these. They are just questions.
Is it possible that The Powers That Be (TPTB), that is, the very largest corporations, the most powerful governments, the biggest financial (energy) sectors (and whomever is really behind the curtains running things) would do everything they can in order to control public opinion? Do they have much of a financial vested interest in their companies? How much is a billion?
During this (and the last) recessionary time, did companies like Exxon and GE score record profits? How’s that? Is it possible that “crude oil comes from fossils” was a bought-and-paid-for hoax delivered in a speech by three ~scientific experts~ at a convention in Europe and that it was financed by the Rockefellers about a century ago?
Is oil harvested from levels FAR deeper within the Earth, lower than the level any fossils could ever possibly have been found? Is it possible that “oil is scarce and supplies are running out” is a complete hoax designed to keep prices high?
Do lawyers and statisticians determine what’s the least expensive option, and what tactics best contribute to profits when choosing between doing the right thing and sacrificing the health of a few humans here and there?
Is the media ever manipulated or biased by design?
Is there a way, for the sake of the bottom line, to trick people into begging you for what you sell even though it’s toxic and a poor choice in the face of alternatives? If there is, would big companies actually employ these methods even if it hurt people?
Did the movie Wag the Dog have any basis in truth at all, or is it just pure fantasy? IMDB Movie Link
Are there really “Spin Doctors”? What do they do? Turn around quickly? Do they examine and make treatment recommendation for chairs that are not turning-around just right? Is that another term for a DJ?
Did BP orchestrate a near complete on-site media blackout? Does the chemical they applied to the spill, Corexit, make the oil sink below the surface so that it can’t be seen and photographed? Does it horribly damage sea life?
Is manually smelling shellfish, you know, taking a sniff with one’s nose, a valid, scientific and relevant method to test for chemical contamination and to guarantee food safety? Is “smells OK to me” good enough for you? –to eat these products and feed them to your children?
If Corexit causes even more environmental damage than spilled oil, is it prudent to use it in order to make the disaster less visible to protect profits and reduce apparent damages?
Were there radiation safety regulations in-place, contamination thresholds, established in order to halt the import of dangerously contaminated foods? Have these levels been raised since the Fukushima catastrophe?
If something is dangerously radioactive and IS present, yet is NOT tested for, can it be said that “nothing dangerous has been detected”? Did the EPA stop testing the air? Is anyone testing seafood from Japan?
Did several countries like the US, France, Canada, Japan and others re-write the definitions of radioactive contamination so that the environment (air) and the import/export products (seafood) can pass muster and be consumed safely by everyone?
Does changing a definition make something once harmful, now safe? Is it possible that one radioactive isotope before re-writing the definitions is just as bad as one radioactive isotope after raising the bar with a re-write?
Did the EPA re-write their Protective Action Guides (PAGs) by increasing how much radioactive iodine-131 is allowed by 3,000 to 10,000 times the previously allowed levels? Is this so that they can say that we are safe?
What is a “hot particle” or “energy flea”? Are people in Seattle inhaling 10-15 hot particles a day? Are particles concentrated or spread out throughout a large volume of air? When looking for particles, why is a great deal of air pumped through an filter which is then examined for radioactivity? What does a car’s air filter do, collect particles? Should air filters be tested, handled with gloves and disposed-of as hazardous waste?
Can executives from big companies trade jobs with agencies that are supposed to regulate them? How does “revolving door politics” apply to this? What is a Monsanto? Do people who work for Monsanto get jobs at the FDA, then later return to Monsanto? Has Monsanto lied about the safety of
Agent Orange Roundup?
Why does the truth even matter? –so that people can make intelligent choices?
If you thought there was radioactive dust on the ground, might you take your shoes off at the door? If you found out that radioactive isotopes were falling on the farmland where your dairy cows live, and that these isotopes were being concentrated into the milk, would you search until you found a solution so that you could consume clean milk? (I did)
Are there Drama Kings and Queens who somehow profit with wildly alarming reports and warnings, and who might actually damage the cause of truth? What is disinformation?
After seeing what I’ve seen, and hearing what I’ve heard, here is My Take on The Truth. Just remember: