Thanks to Rady of the “Practical Populism” blog for transcribing this from the videos. Here’s an excerpt (from something very scary… for Halloween):
From Rady: "The October 2009 issue of National Geographic carries a story about the recovery of a 16th century shipwreck. One of the items pictured is a five-inch mercury syringe which, NatGeo reports, “would have been used to administer doses of mercury to travelers plagued by syphilis, epidemic in 16th-century Europe.” The photo above is of a similar syringe from VintageMedical.com"
“…..I didn’t want to get involved in this issue. I got dragged into this issue because I – the truth became undeniable to me. I was working on environmental issues from an environmental standpoint, on power plants which discharge, enormous coal-burning power plants which discharge enormous amounts of mercury.
About eight years ago, the EPA said that in nineteen states, because of mercury discharged from power plants, it is now unsafe to eat any freshwater fish in the state. In 49 states, at least some of the fish are unsafe to eat because of mercury. In fact, the only state where all the fish are still safe to eat is Wyoming, Dick Cheney’s home state, where the Republican-controlled legislature has refused to appropriate the money to test the fish.
In all the other states, at least some, most or all the fish are unsafe to eat. The Atlantic coast – every state on the Atlantic coast has fish advisories. Every state in the Gulf coast. Every fish caught in the Gulf now has – the Gulf of Mexico – now has fish advisories. If you eat tuna fish, the FDA will warn you not to eat too much of it. Swordfish. All these fish, and why? Because it causes neurological injury in children.
So the government scientists are acknowledging that even tiny, infinitesimal amounts of mercury – at parts per billion – will cause profound neurological injury in children. Continue reading →