Friday, April 15, 2011

Observations From the Back Row - 4-15-11

By Rich Kozlovich

EPA: Breath causes cancer We’d like to spotlight a interesting statement from the American Chemistry Council made in response to last week’s trashing of the EPA formaldehyde risk assessment by the National Research Council.

The ACC observed:
“The levels of formaldehyde at which most people are exposed are not high enough to cause adverse health effects, according to the large body of research available. In its draft assessment, EPA proposes setting a cancer risk value significantly below the levels that occur naturally in the environment. For example, [the World Health Organization] reports people produce formaldehyde in their bodies and exhale it in the range of less than 0.8 to 8 parts per billion. EPA’s proposed cancer risk value of 0.008 parts per billion would suggest that human breath poses an unacceptable risk of cancer; yet, experience and science tell us that couldn’t possibly be the case."
So our breath is simultaneously causing cancer and warming the planet.

Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status in Law of Mother Earth. Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.

The country, which has been pilloried by the US and Britain in the UN climate talks for demanding steep carbon emission cuts, will establish 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered…….

The law, which is part of a complete restructuring of the Bolivian legal system following a change of constitution in 2009, has been heavily influenced by a resurgent indigenous Andean spiritual world view which places the environment and the earth deity known as the Pachamama at the centre of all life. Humans are considered equal to all other entities.

My Take - I think that this more clearly outlines the green movement than any two articles I have seen. First we have an official agency of the U.S. government using junk science to promote another ban of some chemical, and it doesn't have to be formaldehyde, any one will do. And then we have a government promoting Neo-Paganism as a justification for greenie nonsense.   This is insane!

If they actually impose this insanity on the population of Bolivia we will see Bolivia fall back into the stone ages. I don't know what has gone on there, and I don't know anything about their culture, but I do know that if you eliminate mankind’s ability to alter his environment mankind cannot survive. They have lost their minds!

Then again....because of regulations passed by the Congress, and then expanded way beyond the legislative authority Congress intended by the courts, we have the EPA telling us how to live, what to eat, what to breathe, what to drink, how to work, what progress will be made regarding the production and use of energy, what food to grow and how to grow it and how to go from one place to another.  Tell me…..what could be more insane than that?

Well I will tell you.  Apparently in Spain they have some sort of indigenious ape that was granted equal legal status with the people of Spain some years back, and the Swiss decided that plants have to be treated with dignity. Apparently insanity runs rampant when it comes to this stuff. I wonder when they will start making human sacrifices again. Oh wait...I forgot....they already started doing that when DDT was banned.

Junk science, regulatory abuse, neo-paganism and insanity! The four pillars of modern environmentalism!



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