Friday, February 28, 2014


Posted: Feb 26, 2014 By DeAnn Smith, Digital Content Manager By Dave Jordan, News Reporter 
The Kansas City Police Department's office released the 180-page case file on Tuesday in response from a Missouri Sunshine Law request from KCTV5. On Feb. 14, a grand jury cleared Officer Don Hubbard in the fatal shooting death of Anthony Bruno.

Ashley Janzen, a nurse who witnessed the fight and shooting, told police, "It is a situation that went wrong."

Bruno had been celebrating his recent nuptials during a reception that lingered into the early morning hours of Dec. 1. Bruno got into an altercation over a fare with a cab driver who had driven him, his bride and a friend from a downtown restaurant to a nearby hotel.

Hubbard, who was working off-duty security at the hotel but in uniform, responded. He chased Bruno and was in the process of putting him in handcuffs when Bruno began to pummel Hubbard, authorities said.

Police say Bruno pinned Hubbard to the ground and repeatedly punched him in the face, leaving Hubbard no choice but to fire his service weapon. The grand jury agreed.

Because he was working off duty, Hubbard was not assigned a Taser.

Hubbard suffered significant injuries including broken facial bones. Bruno was shot twice in the chest. Bruno's blood-alcohol content was .21, according to his autopsy. You are considered legally intoxicated at .08. Video taken at Anthony's restaurant where the Brunos and friends went after their hotel wedding reception showed Bruno having trouble standing up and stumbling about 1:45 a.m., according to the case file.

Stephanie Bruno told police that her husband was "somewhat intoxicated" because he had been drinking in celebration of their wedding.

"He wasn't slurring his words or falling over," she told police.

The case file shows surveillance video and cell phone video capturing the confrontation. Jason Reinhard and Janzen witnessed the actual events and Reinhard's cell phone video was provided to police. 

"That's a very aggressive stance that the cop is taking," Reinhard said as Hubbard rolls Bruno from face down to about halfway on his side as he attempts to cuff him.

The video captures the verbal exchange between the two men and the moments the arrest turned from routine to the two wrestling during the arrest.

"Don't fight the cop," Reinhard yells at Bruno.

As the two roll around, Bruno pins Hubbard to the ground and holds his head down against the ground while punching his face repeatedly.

At that point, Hubbard fires the shots, causing exclamations from the couple watching the events unfold. Janzen is a critical care nurse at a trauma unit, and she did CPR on Bruno as a bloody Hubbard put compression on his wounds.

Janzen said Bruno tried to talk, and she believes Bruno said, "Don't let me die." She told police that she believed Hubbard had no choice but to fire his weapon after he had his head repeatedly smashed against the concrete sidewalk.

"I did not see any other circumstance than to shoot him. I mean he has to do something because he was going to get a head bleed from the traumatic brain injury," she said. "And since I am a nurse and I saw the officer's head getting smashed against the cement, he was definitely going to get a subdural hematoma."

She said Hubbard didn't know that Bruno was a firefighter, and she said Bruno went into a defensive mode.

"I think it's just, you know ... not really anybody's fault. It is a situation that went wrong," Janzen said. "He had his head beaten against the cement and he had no other alternative than to react by shooting the guy and it's just a horrible kind of tragedy for both of them."

She said she wishes she could have changed the circumstances, but she said she didn't want to get in Hubbard's way. She said she did her best as a nurse to save Bruno's life.

"I did everything I could," she said, adding she hopes it gives his family peace.

Two off-duty firefighters from Nebraska heard the gunshots and they ran to give assistance. One of the off-duty firefighters took over from the woman and was giving CPR until an officer pulled him off Bruno and "frisked" the off-duty firefighter, according to the man's statement. 

Responding officers quickly determined an off-duty officer was involved and asked to have superiors alerted while ordering two ambulances to the scene. 

After calling 911, the nurse's friend began to continue to record the response on his cell phone. One of the first responding officers told Reinhard that his recordings were evidence and he should stop recording.

"He then stated to me something to the effect of, 'What I have can be used against the officer.' After he stated that to me, I then grabbed his cell phone out of his hand, closed his case on the cell phone and then placed it on the hood of my police car because I believed that it contained evidence of what occurred," Officer Jacob M. Moore said.

Reinhard told police that he initially began recording because he felt that the officer was using aggressive and unnecessary force. He said he thought it would become a legal matter and "cameras are the ultimate accountability."

He said he reviewed his video with Bruno's family, including parents. He said Bruno's family were grateful he took the video and had relief. He said they share his thoughts that Bruno did not initiate the situation. 

Reinhard said he believes Bruno was cooperating and only fought back in reaction to a blow to the head.

"I saw a man who wasn't really resisting and I saw a cop use a lot of force that caused injury. He dropped a knee on the victim's head, and at that point the victim started fighting back and that is when shots were fired," Reinhard said. "I think the cop got himself into a situation that he shouldn't have been in and wasn't prepared to deal with and then had to escape it in a means in which someone lost their life. And I don't think anyone had to die in that situation."

He said he has few regrets about his actions, and is glad he could provide an account of what happened.

Hubbard submitted a three-page written statement on Dec. 11. 

He said he pleaded with Reinhard and the nurse to call for help since he was alone battling Bruno.
Hubbard said Bruno got him in "an extremely vulnerable position," and he was hit in the face so many times that he began to black out.

"He continued to strike me and I started to lose consciousness and I believed the suspect was not going to stop hitting me until he killed me," Hubbard said. "I feared for my life and I drew my weapon, fired two shots center mass, I believe on his left side, because he was on top of me," he said.

Hubbard said after firing his weapon he reholstered it and then blacked out for a few moments.

In her statement, Stephanie Bruno, who was still wearing her wedding dress as the tragedy unfolded, said her husband hit the taxi driver after the driver flung the $20 for a fare back in her face and called her a noun commonly used in the most derogatory of circumstances to refer to a woman's anatomy.
The taxi driver said Anthony Bruno hit him without mercy and he felt like Bruno wanted to kill him. He said he believed Stephanie Bruno told her husband to run when those who watched the altercation said the police were on their way. 

Anthony Bruno was rushed to the hospital where he would be pronounced dead within an hour of the shooting. Fire Chief Paul Berardi was at the hospital and identified the body.

KCTV5 is reviewing the file. Refresh this page for updates.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.



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by on February 28, 2014

UPDATE: A 17-YEAR-OLD girl has been placed into the back of a police van in handcuffs and transported to the Southport Watch-house after being charged over the vicious attack of a 77-year-old man on a Gold Coast bus earlier this week.

Charged bus attack
A 17-year-old girl is charged over the sickening attack. Transported to Southport watch-house. Image: Channel Nine

She handed herself into Coolangatta Police shortly before 2pm where she was quizzed over her involvement.
The teenager was heard screaming “I don’t want to go,” as she was placed in the back of a police van outside of the police station to be transported to the watch-house shortly after 4pm.
A second 21-year-old woman is also in police custody after handing herself in to that Southport Police Station this afternoon.
Specific details of the charges are yet to be released with both expected to face Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.
There are reports the 17-year-old girl is already on bail for a separate offence where it’s alleged she robbed a Surfers Paradise convenience store at knife-point earlier this month to fund one nights luxury accommodation in a Gold Coast highrise.
She appeared before Southport Magistrates Court on February 13 where she was bailed to reappear on April 2.
EARLIER: POLICE say they have identified two girls who they believe are responsible for the sickening attack of an elderly man on a Gold Coast bus earlier this week and are hunting them down.

The 77-year-old Tweed Heads man came forward on Friday morning and provided a statement to police. Officers said he still had bruising to his arms from the attack.
Acting Superintendent Brian Swan of the Gold Coast police briefed the media on the developments shortly after 11am.
He said officers were in the process of attempting to locate the suspects, believed to be aged 17 and 21, so they can be interviewed after being inundated with information from the public.

Bus attack screenshot
Screenshot of alleged attackers. Source: Channel Nine

“Inquiries are underway as I speak now to locate those persons and interview them,” he told reporters.
The offenders could face charges of serious assault which carries a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison.
It’s alleged the man, from the West Tweed Heads area, was punched, kicked, spat on and sprayed with racial abuse by two teenage girls while on a bus in Kirra at around 3.45pm last Tuesday afternoon.
Channel Nine aired footage of the incident on Thursday night. It shows two young women, believed to be sisters, both verbally and physically assaulting the man in what appears to be a racist driven attack.
Video of the incident has gone viral overnight and attracted thousands of comments, with dozens naming and shaming the alleged girls believed to be responsible.
Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident on the bus to please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day



By Andre C James Posted Apr 4, 2011
King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for the deaths and mutilation of 10 million Congolese Africans during the late 1800’s. The spoils of modern day Belgium owes much to the people of the Congo River Basin. In a testament to the hideous brutality of the European colonial era and imperialism in its finest form, during the 1880s, when Europe was busy dividing up the continent of Africa like a vast chocolate cake, King Leopold II of Belgium laid personal claim to the largely uncharted Congo Free State. The 905,000 square miles (76 times larger than Belgium) of African rainforest held a vast fortune in rubber plantations, a commodity in high demand in late 19th century industrial Europe. Dark hearted Leopold II In 1876, Leopold formed the philanthropic organisation “Association Internationale Africaine“ (International African Association) and became its single shareholder. Under the guise of missionary work and westernisation of African peoples, Leopold II used the International African Association to further his ambitions of empire building in the hope if bringing international prestige to relatively small Belgium. In reality, the International African Association was a vehicle to enslave the people of the Congo River Basin and enrich Leopold II. In the 23 years (1885-1908) Leopold II ruled the Congo he massacred 10 million Africans by cutting off their hands and genitals, flogging them to death, starving them into forced labour, holding children ransom and burning villages. The ironic part of this story is that Leopold II committed these atrocities by not even setting foot in the Congo. It must be noted however, that whilst much attention has been given to Leopold’s atrocities in the Congo, in the same period acts of brutality were being committed on native peoples elsewhere in the world. Britain on the Aborigines in Australasia, the United States on native Americans and Pilipino , French on Northwest Congolese, Spanish on the north and central native Americans, Portuguese on the Angolans and Amazonians and Germans on Southwest Africans. However, so severe was the brutality of the genocide in Leopold’s Congo that many a European visitor publicly condemned Leopold and the Belgium government. The veracity of the crimes was so well known that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned the book, “The crime of the Congo” in 1909, highlighting the plight of the Congolese. Leopold’s contract Unable to read or write, the Congolese tribal Chiefs, unwittingly sold their tribe members into a lifetime of slavery for pieces of cloth. In return for "one piece of cloth per month to each of the undersigned chiefs, besides present of cloth in hand, they promised to freely of their own accord, for themselves and their heirs and successors for ever...give up to the said Association [set up by Leopold] the sovereignty and all sovereign and governing rights to all their territories...and to assist by labour or otherwise, any works, improvements or expeditions which the said Association shall cause at any time to be carried out in any part of these territories... All roads and waterways running through this country, the right of collecting tolls on the same, and all game, fishing, mining and forest rights, are to be the absolute property of the said Association." Severed hands Such was the brutality of Leopold’s Congo that those who failed to meet the rubber quotas set by the Belgian officers, were routinely flogged with the chicote or had their hands severed (the chicotte was a whip made out of raw, sun-dried hippopotamus hide, cut into a long sharp-edged cork-screw strip. It was applied to bare buttocks, and left permanent scars. Twenty strokes of it sent victims into unconsciousness and a 100 or more strokes were often fatal. The chicotte was freely used by both Leopold's men and the French). 

Congolese posing with the severed hands of those who failed to make the daily rubber sap quota
Congolese posing with the severed hands of those who failed to make the daily rubber sap quota
Leopold used a private mercenary force, Force Publique (FP), to do his terrorising and killing. White Officers commanded black soldiers many of whom were cannibals from tribes in the upper Congo and others had been kidnapped as children during raids on surrounding villages and raised in missionaries. A FP junior officer described a raid to punish a village that had protested, in the following words. “The commanding officer ordered us to cut off the heads of the men and hang them on the village palisades, also their sexual members, and to hang the women and the children on the palisade in the form of a cross."
Some survived their hands being hacked off
Some survived their hands being hacked off

Leopold's fortune Leopold II was at one stage reputed to be the richest man in the world with a personal fortune somewhere between $100 million and $500 million dollars (US). Most of his wealth was handed over to the Belgian government after his death. Present day Congo Present day Democratic Republic of Congo is estimated to hold $24 trillion (US) in untapped minerals, mostly diamonds. Following the independence of The Congo from Belgium in June 1960, Patrice Lumumba, leader of the Mouvement National Congolais (MNC), was elected Congo’s first democratically elected president. Ten weeks later following a coup de tat headed by General Mobutu Sese Seko, Patrice Lumumba was murdered by firing squad. Evidence has recently emerged that shows the US and Belgian government’s involvement in his murder. Mobutu who institutionalised corruption in the country apparently looted up to $4 billion (US) before he was subsequently ousted by rebel leader Laurent Kabila. Kabila was assassinated in 2001 and after a brief return to civil war, his son, Joseph Kabila became democratically elected president in 2006.

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/blog/11297#ixzz2ucJfirIe


February 28, 2014 - Julia Fioretti 

Te surveillance program saved one image every five minutes from randomly selected webcam chats. Te surveillance program saved one image every five minutes from randomly selected webcam chats. Photo: Reuters

London: Britain's spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people's webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones, an English newspaper has reported.

GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 provided to The Guardian by the former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the surveillance program, codenamed Optic Nerve, saved one image every five minutes from randomly selected Yahoo webcam chats and stored them on agency databases.

Optic Nerve, which began as a prototype in 2008 and was still active in 2012, was intended to test automated facial recognition, monitor GCHQ's targets and uncover new ones, the newspaper reported on Thursday.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Photo: AP/The Guardian

Under British law, there are no restrictions preventing images of US citizens being accessed by British intelligence, it added.
 GCHQ collected images from the webcam chats of over 1.8 million users globally in a six-month period in 2008 alone.

"It is a long-standing policy that we do not comment on intelligence matters," a GCHQ spokesperson said.

In another sign of the widespread information-sharing between US and UK spy agencies which has riled public and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, the webcam information was fed into the NSA's search tool and all of the policy documents were available to NSA analysts, the paper said.
However it was not clear whether the NSA had access to the actual database of Yahoo webcam images, it added.

Mr Snowden, now in Russia after fleeing the United States, made world headlines last year when he provided details of NSA surveillance programs to The Guardian and The Washington Post.
For decades, the NSA and GCHQ have worked as close partners, sharing intelligence under an arrangement known as the UKUSA agreement. They also collaborate with eavesdropping agencies in Canada, Australia and New Zealand under an arrangement known as the "Five Eyes" alliance.

Under Optic Nerve, GCHQ tried to limit its staff's ability to see the webcam images, but they could still see the images of people with similar usernames to intelligence targets, The Guardian said.
GCHQ also implemented restrictions on the collection of sexually explicit images, but its software was not always able to distinguish between these and other images.

"Discussing efforts to make the interface "safer to use", GCHQ noted that current "naïve" pornography detectors assessed the amount of flesh in any given shot, and so attracted lots of false positives by incorrectly tagging shots of people's faces as pornography," the newspaper said.

The spy agency eventually excluded images in which the software had not detected any faces from search results to prevent staff from accessing explicit images, it added.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Among the items plundered from Yanukovych's compound (after he fled to Kharkov)...

More than a handful wanted in...

and soon they were all in...

And here's what they found...

"It's good to be king"




Parents and teachers have called for an urgent overhaul of religious education in schools after year 6 children were given material claiming girls who wear revealing clothes are inviting sexual assault, and homosexuality, masturbation and sex before marriage are sinful.

Students at Torquay College were presented with "Biblezines" as a graduation present at the end of their Christian education program, run by Access Ministries – the government accredited provider of religious instruction in Victorian schools.

The magazines, Refuel 2 and Revolve 2 – which intersperse the text of the New Testament with dating advice, beauty tips and music reviews – warn girls not to go bra-less because "your nipples are much more noticeable and a distraction and temptation for men", and not to wear tube tops and low-rise jeans because men are "sexually stimulated by what they see".

"The Bible says not to cause anyone else to sin. Are you putting sexual thoughts about your body into guys' heads? If you are showing a lot of skin you probably are," it states.

The material, produced by the News Corp-owned Nelson Bibles, America's largest Christian publishing house, also "exposes the lie of safe sex", claiming that condoms condone promiscuity, and urges those who think they are gay never to act on it.

In response to an agony aunt-style question about, "How far can you go before you are no longer pure?", the document reads: "Let's put it this way: How much dog poop stirred into your cookie batter does it take to ruin the whole batter."

Naja Voorhoeve, whose seven-year-old son was given the Biblezine by an older student who received it at the graduation ceremony, said the magazines were offensive.

"I think it's wrong that anyone should come in and distribute proselytising material, which goes against Department of Education policy. For this to be given out to children by a person who is in a position of authority in their lives, like a religious education teacher, is a travesty."

It comes after Fairfax Media last week revealed hundreds of Victorian principals in primary schools had stopped weekly religious education classes. In the past two years the number of schools delivering "special religious instruction" fell from 940 to 666.

Access Ministries says it did not approve the Biblezines, or their content, and they were a graduation gift from local churches, which normally donate traditional Bibles.

In a statement, chief executive Evonne Paddison said: "This year there was a huge rush for the Bibles and, for reasons we do not yet understand, it seems as though 15 copies of Refuel 2 were handed out. Students were asked to return them on the day . . . Our agreed curriculum teaches the basic beliefs of the Christian faith and does not stray into areas of sexuality at all. We are extremely disappointed that this has occurred and will continue to investigate how it happened."

Torquay College principal Pam Kinsman said it was "really concerning" the material had been distributed and she had asked Access Ministries for an explanation and had received an apology. "We have a strong focus on diversity and respect at our school and as soon as the content of the text was brought to my attention, I immediately said that book will never be distributed again to our students," she said.

An Education Department spokesman said the materials were "totally inappropriate and offensive and have no place in our schools" adding that the department was investigating the matter "alongside the principal".

Joe Kelly, principal of Cranbourne South Primary School – who last week spoke about how he was so concerned about religious indoctrination he has not allowed Access Ministries into his classrooms since 2012 – said the latest revelations reaffirmed his decision.

"This kind of material is disgraceful and this is why I strongly call upon the Education Department to instigate an immediate review of the practices of special religious instruction [SRI] providers with a view to having SRI taken out of our great public schools," he said.

"Our young people are going through the most sensitive period of their developmentthey don't need to be preached to, they need factual information and a sympathetic ear on the part of caring adults, not people who are going to moralise and judge their behaviour."

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/uproar-at-biblezine-sex-tips-for-kids-20140222-338zn.html#ixzz2uP2yKVZe



by: Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

This is Really Happening
The Average IQ is Lower Than it Should Be

It happened subtly, over the course of a decade or two. Household cleaners went from being largely soap-based to primarily chemical-based. 

Cosmetics such as lipstick and blush went from being made from bees wax, plant-based extracts, and strawberries to being pumped full of lead, parabens, and synthetic dyes. A loaf of bread went from being nothing more than flour, yeast, sugar, and salt to a confusing concoction of additives and artificial flavorings.

These cosmetics and foods didn’t change the way they looked or functioned on the surface. It’s why so many people didn’t notice. They still looked the same, tasted the same, and had the same function but they were different. Like the 1950s movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, familiar, everyday products were changed from natural to synthetic and Americans never realized the difference.

These changes have had a profound effect on not only the intelligence level of the American population but also it’s ability to learn, process, reason, and think for itself. Are Americans really getting dumber? Statistics say yes. In 2011, the average American IQ was measured at 88.54.
 (Average intelligence is estimated to be 89-100.) This means that a large percentage of the American population is now considered below average intelligence!

Even for those with an IQ considered to be of average or even above-average intelligence, learning and comprehension can still be affected. Recent studies have revealed that 1 in every 6 children has a developmental disability. 1 in 6! This is unthinkable. It means that for every six children in a classroom, one of them will have some sort of difficulty processing, comprehending, and assimilating new information.

What’s caused this sudden rise in developmental disorders? Why are Americans, by and large, becoming dumber than ever before? Could this dumbing down of America be a purposeful, calculated act?

The truth may shock you.

The Chemical Dumbing Down of America

If statistical information is correct, there are a high percentage of people in America with a lowered IQ and/or a developmental or sensory processing disorder as compared to the overall population. When a large percentage of the population is mediocre or confused in their thinking, it makes controlling them so much easier.

This is especially true for those on the autistic spectrum. People with Asperger’s syndrome, for example, tend to have a high moral standard and believe everyone around them is on that same level. They have difficulty telling when they are being lied to or fooled. An entire society of people with this or a similar condition would be incredibly easy to manipulate.

A confused mind also tends to look to others for leadership. It has been proven that individuals who lack education and/or who have a lowered IQ often follow along with the ideals and beliefs of the majority. When critical thinking is affected, Americans who have been dumbed down will look to their televisions and politicians for answers that might not have their best interests at heart.
Chemicals in Food and Environment Make Americans Dumb
The environmental toxins and food additives you come into contact with and eat every single day are altering the way your brain functions. Neurotoxic chemicals and additives are all around us and difficult to avoid, but it’s not impossible. The first step to healing your brain from neurotoxicity and breaking away from the growing accepted norm is to understand what’s dumbing us down in the first place.
Environmental Toxins
  • Mercury
Mercury is found in “silver” dental fillings. It is also found in many bodies of water where it ends up in the food chain, especially fish.
As a rule, the larger the fish, the higher the concentration of mercury.  Tuna, for example, has a higher average amount of mercury than much smaller fish.
  • Fluoride
Five grams of fluoride is considered lethal by the FDA yet you consume and use this neurotoxic chemical on a daily basis! Fluoride was first introduced into our drinking water supply on the pretense of preventing cavities.
Studies have shown that fluoride easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and alters the function of neural tissue at the cellular level. This can result in ADHD-like symptoms, behavioral problems, poor impulse control, movement disorders, and even manifestations of psychosis.
  • Mental Health Drugs
Millions of children, teenagers, and adults are on some type of prescription drug designed to treat mental health disorders. Though these synthetic drugs usually stop, or diminish, symptoms for a short period of time, they do nothing to treat the underlying cause of the disorders themselves.
Mental health drugs such as Prozac, Paxil, Effexor, and Pristiq have all been linked to suicidal and homicidal tendencies. It has even been suggested that there is a strong connection between the use of these drugs and the rash of school shootings that have happened in the past 15 years.
Artificially altering brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine can have a profound and lasting effect on the brain. Not only can they contribute to the development of irrational behavior, they can cause memory, learning, and cognitive impairment.
Over time, the effect of these drugs wear off and more of them need to be taken to ensure the same effect. If a patient tries to get off of these drugs, the withdrawal symptoms are often much worse than the mental health problem itself.
For some, these medicines can be of great benefit. I am not against their use. My concern is that they are often over-prescribed and the patient is not monitored closely enough for negative changes in behavior.
  • Cadmium
Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal often found in cheaply-made children’s toys. Cadmium has been shown in clinical studies to disturb central nervous system function by causing apoptosis (early death) of brain cells. It has also been shown to inhibit oxidative DNA repair, which could result in permanent neurological dysfunction. If your children are breathing in the fumes of paints made with cadmium or chewing on toys containing this heavy metal, their mental health could be affected for life.
  • Cosmetics
The lipstick, blush, mascara, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and hair care products millions of individuals use every day could are contributing to the dumbing down of America.
Additives such as: Aluminum, amyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, calcium fluoride, dibutyl phthalate, synthetic dyes, formaldehyde, lead acetate, manganese sulfate, methyl methacrylate, p-phenylenediamine, and triphenyl phosphate have all been linked to the development of neurological malfunction and premature brain cell death.
  • Triclosan
Triclosan is a synthetic antibacterial agent once only used in surgical scrub rooms. It is now being used in hundreds of products ranging from antibacterial hand soap to dental care products. Not only has excessive use of this agent been linked to the development of thyroid and autoimmune disease, it has also been linked to movement inhibition and decreased muscular tone in laboratory rats.
  • Air Fresheners
The chemical dumbing down of America continues with air fresheners. I’m amazed at how many commercials depict women running around their homes spraying cans of air freshener on every available surface. Nobody’s home smells this bad (or at least it shouldn’t) and spraying neurotoxic chemicals into the air does lasting damage to our health.
The acetaldehyde, ethyl acetate, and formaldehyde commonly found in commercial air fresheners have all been shown to have a neurotoxic effect on the brain when inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
  • Cleaning Products
Could Americans be becoming dumber because of what they use to clean their homes? Very possible. Commercial cleaning products contain a vast array of synthetic chemicals that interfere with healthy brain function. These chemicals include acetone, d-limonene, formaldehyde, fragrance, toluene, and xylene and are all neurotoxic. Each time you clean with them, you’re breathing in toxic fumes that can lead to permanent neurological dysfunction.
Food Additives
As if all the environmental toxins weren’t enough to ensure the chemical dumbing down of America, dozens of neurotoxins also lurk in the food we eat every day. In the past 50-100 years, what Americans consider food has changed dramatically. Now, food-like-products are being put on tables across the nation more often than nourishing whole food.
The Standard American Diet consists of refined flours, synthetic sugars, food additives, and preservatives that do little-to-nothing to nourish the body and contribute to the development of chronic physical and mental disease.
Let’s take a look at these additives a little more closely:
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an excitotoxin that excites brain cells to a premature death. It has the same effect on your brain as that of a jockey whipping a horse to go and go and go until it drops. This additive is often found in a wide variety of highly-processed foods and hides under twenty-plus different names so it can be difficult to avoid. The savory flavor of MSG makes it highly-addictive and an ideal additive to keep customers coming back for more.
The hearty, meaty flavor of MSG temporarily fools the brain into thinking the body is receiving the meat and fat it needs to thrive. It is only once this additive has been partially digested that the body realizes it’s been tricked and causes hunger pangs once again. The body, starving for real nourishment, is fooled again and again by this addictive chemical.
  • Aspartame
Aspartame, a synthetic sweetener found in diet coke, has been linked to the development of permanent neurological dysfunction with symptoms ranging from mild behavioral problems to seizure disorders. Aspartame also seems to have a profound effect on learning, memory, and cognition in children and adults alike.
To make matters worse, aspartame is a highly-addictive chemical that causes withdrawal symptoms when consumption is interrupted. The unfortunate aspect of aspartame is that it can take years or even decades for the cumulative effects to be noticed and by the time they are, it’s simply too late to reverse the damage.
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are on the rise and, despite contrary claims, are not a natural part of aging. Numerous studies have concluded that these conditions are largely induced by environmental factors, including the consumption of neurotoxic chemicals.
  • Sucralose
When “Splenda” first hit the market, many of my patients switched from table sugar or aspartame to this so-called new and improved sweetener. Splenda claimed to be “made from sugar so it tastes like sugar” but there’s something they don’t tell you. Splenda (sucralose) is chlorinated sugar and is neurotoxic to humans.
  • Food Dyes
Food dyes such as Red #40 and Yellow #5 have been linked to the development of behavioral problems in children including the symptoms of ADHD and aggression. Food dyes can be found in everything from your child’s favorite breakfast cereal to yogurt.
  • Pesticides 
Pesticides are everywhere and we’re using more of them than ever before. Not only are pesticides sprayed directly on our food, pesticides are now being grown into our food by way of genetically modified food! Several pesticides such as organophosphates, carbamates, and the organochlorine pesticides kill pests by directly targeting nervous tissue and destroying it. This doesn’t just affect the insects. Mammals, including human beings, are unable to metabolize them, which means they linger on in the body and brain causing permanent neurological dysfunction.
Now that you have a clearer visual of the incredible array of neurotoxins Americans are exposed to on a daily basis, it’s easy to see why IQ levels are declining and developmental disorders are on the rise. Since we can’t stop eating and breathing, we have to do what we can to avoid as many neurotoxins as possible, heal ourselves from the effects of them, and find creative ways to increase our intelligence.
Here’s what I recommend for my patients:
Eliminate Neurotoxins
  • Clean Up Your Environment
The first step to eliminating neurotoxins from your life is to clean up your environment. Get rid of any cosmetics or cleaners that contain neurotoxic additives and replace them with natural alternatives.
You can use a combination of castile soap, vinegar, and baking soda to clean your home. Castile soap also works well as a soap, shampoo, shaving liquid, and laundry detergent. Organic coconut oil can be used as both a hair conditioner and skin lotion. There are plenty of organic cosmetics on the market made from pure ingredients that won’t harm your health.
Replace chemical air fresheners with natural incense, beeswax candles, and/or essential oils.
  • Make Dietary Changes
If you’ve been eating a highly-processed food diet for a long time, it can be difficult to give it up. After all, the chemicals in these foods can be very addictive. This is why I recommend my patients gradually wean off processed food instead of giving it up cold turkey. Fast food withdrawal is a real phenomenon and can make making necessary dietary changes difficult.
Oftentimes, it is easier to replace favorite junk foods with more natural alternatives to start. For example, if you really enjoy a chocolate candy bar or a certain type of snack chip, visit a health food store and try to find a similar treat without all the added chemicals.
I also recommend eating as much organic food as possible. Especially produce, meat, poultry, and fish. Read food labels very carefully. Remember, neurotoxic additives such as MSG can hide behind more than a dozen different names. The general rule is if the food you’re thinking of buying has more than 5 ingredients, it’s worth carefully investigating to be sure none of those ingredients can be harmful to your heath.
Test for Heavy Metals
The symptoms of neurotoxicity can be difficult to pin down since they mimic so many different health conditions. If you’ve been tested for heavy metal neurotoxicity before but came up negative, it might be because you received a blood test. Heavy metal toxicity doesn’t often show up on blood tests.
This is why I recommend The Hair Toxic Element Exposure Test from Direct Labs. When you order, Direct Labs will send you a test kit in a prepaid envelope. Just collect and send several small clips of hair and a report will then be sent directly to you and any doctor you authorize.
Clear Mercury Toxicity with N-Acetyl Cysteine
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant amino acid that is very beneficial. It helps our bodies produce glutathione. One of the many things NAC does is to reduce oxidative stress on the brain and calm the over-stimulation caused by excitotoxin consumption.
Rebuild Your Brain
In addition to the chemical onslaught that has rewired the brains of Americans, I also believe the dumbing down of America extends to modern media consumption. There’s just isn’t enough challenge anymore. Using your brain in different and creative ways can help improve your neurological function naturally.
Here’s what I recommend:
  • Play Brain-Training Video Games
Brain-training video games have been shown to improve cognitive function, memory, and problem solving. There are plenty of websites that offer free brain training games to keep your mind sharp and help rebuild damaged neural pathways.
  • Read Challenging Books
Page-turning leisure fiction can be a lot of fun to read but it will do little to challenge your mind. Try reading a classic novel and really get into the story and language. Using your brain in this way can help slow down that need for constant visual stimulation and activate a sluggish imagination.
  • Spend Time in Nature
Studies have shown that children with ADHD function better in school when they spend more time in nature. Going for a walk or hike helps you to slow down and contemplate life. This can help you feel more connected with the world around you and give you the space you need to come up with new and interesting ideas!
  • Exercise Regularly
Neurotoxic exposure can do damage to a part of the brain called the hippocampus. The hippocampus is crucial in the formation of new memories, connecting emotions to memories, navigation and spatial relations. Studies have shown that regular exercise improves the size and function of the hippocampus, leading to better brain function.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep
Lack of sleep is a strong contributor to memory problems and cognitive decline. During sleep, your brain processes information from the day before and forms new memories. If you are not getting enough sleep, it can affect your ability to recall old memories and form new ones. Adults need at least 7 hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep each night in order to function optimally.
Americans are being dumbed down. Now that you know what’s causing Americans to become dumber than ever before, you can take steps to eliminate neurotoxins from your life and heal your brain. Start today. In one month, you won’t believe the difference in how you feel.





By Michael Snyder/ TheTruthWins.Com

The west coast of the United States is being absolutely fried by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the mainstream media is not telling us the truth about this.  What you are about to see is a collection of evidence that is quite startling.  Taken collectively, this body of evidence shows that nuclear radiation from Fukushima is affecting sea life in the Pacific Ocean and animal life along the west coast of North America in some extraordinary ways.  But the mainstream media continues to insist that we don’t have a thing to worry about.  The mainstream media continues to insist that radiation levels in the Pacific and along the west coast are perfectly safe.  Are they lying to us?

Evaluate the evidence compiled below and come to your own conclusions…

#1 Independent researchers have measured alarmingly high levels of radiation on the beaches of the west coast.  For example, the video posted below was taken on December 23rd, 2013 at Pacifica State Beach.  As you can see in this video, radiation levels near the water are up to five times higher than normal background radiation…


#2 According to Oceanus Magazine, the total amount of cesium-137 that has been released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima is 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than the amount released into the oceans by the Chernobyl disaster or by the atmospheric nuclear weapons tests of the 1960s.

#3 Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur has admitted that while he was at MSNBC he was instructed not to warn the public about the radiation coming from Fukushima
“I was on MSNBC at the time when this happened, I said, “Don’t trust what the Japanese government is saying, they’ll say trust what the electric power company is saying. Go, go, go, get outta there. Get as far away from that plant as you can. It’s literally a core meltdown.” And they always don’t want people to panic, so they were always like, “Oh it’s going to be okay.” [...] I’m like, “You’re crazy man, don’t be anywhere near that reactor.” And I remember at the time, of course not at The Young Turks, but on cable news, people were like, “Hey Cenk, you know, I don’t know that you want to say that, because the official government position is that it’s safe.” Oh, is that the official government position? Now go explain that to the people who served on the USS Ronald Reagan.”
#4 71 U.S. sailors who assisted with the initial Fukushima relief efforts have developed serious diseases such as testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, Leukemia, “unremitting gynecological bleeding” and brain tumors since that time as a result of exposure to radiation coming from Fukushima.

#5 Something is causing starfish all along the west coast of the United States to literally disintegrate into piles of “white goo“…
Researchers say nuclear pollution from the 2011 earthquake in Japan that damaged the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant could be partially to blame for a disease wiping out starfish along the West Coast.Dr. Peter Raimondi of the University of Santa Cruz says something is making starfish susceptible to whats believed to be a bacteria coined “Wasting Disease.” It essentially disintegrate the marine invertebrates into a white goo, after the starfish loses its legs.
#6 Bald eagles are dying in unprecedented numbers in Utah, and nobody can figure out why this is happening…
Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the past few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.Hundreds of the majestic birds — many with wing spans of 7 feet or more — migrate here each winter, gathering along the Great Salt Lake and feasting on carp and other fish that swim in the nearby freshwater bays.Earlier this month, however, hunters and farmers across five counties in northern and central Utah began finding the normally skittish raptors lying listless on the ground. Many suffered from seizures, head tremors and paralysis in the legs, feet and wings.
#7 Huge numbers of dead birds are dropping dead and washing up along the coastlines of Alaska.  It is being reported that many of the carcases of the dead birds are “broken open and bleeding”.

#8 The recent deaths of thousands of birds in Oregon is absolutely baffling scientists.

#9 Something is causing large numbers of seals and walruses up in Alaska to lose hair and develop “oozing sores”.

#10 Substantial numbers of polar bears along the coast of Alaska are suffering from fur loss and open sores.

#11 There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline.

#12 The population of sockeye salmon along the coastlines of Alaska is at a “historic low”.

#13 Something is causing Pacific herring to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

#14 Dangerous levels of cesium-137 have been discovered in mushrooms and berries grown along the west coast.

#15 According to an absolutely shocking report put out by the National Academy of Sciences, it has been proven that Pacific Bluefin tuna have transported radioactive material “across the entire North Pacific Ocean”…
“We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean.”
#16 Something seems to be causing a substantial spike in the death rate for killer whales living off of the coast of British Columbia.

#17 Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

#18 One test in California found that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

#19 Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…
• 73 percent of the mackerel
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

#20 An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.

#21 One very experienced Australian adventurer has stated that he felt as though“the ocean itself was dead” as he journeyed from Japan to San Francisco recently…
The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”
#22 It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.

#23 The deputy chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee for Natural Resources, Maxim Shingarkin, says that seafood captured off the northwest coast of the United States is so radioactive that it represents a “danger for mankind”…
“Currents in the world ocean are so structured that the areas of seafood capture near the U.S. northwest coast are more likely to contain radioactive nuclides than even the Sea of Okhotsk, which is much closer to Japan. These products are the main danger for mankind because they can find their way to people’s tables on a massive scale.”
#24 According to one recent scientific report, radiation from Fukushima could affect our seafood for “many generations” and ultimately kill more than a million people…
This cycle will last for many generations, because of the food chain of fish and other marine fauna, and the radioactivity will be recycled and in fact the meat content will increase rather than decreasing by decay. Even if only one one-hundredth of the radioactivity (more than 1e15 Bq of CS137) were to enter this recirculation pattern, the collective whole body ingestion dose over many generations would exceed 1e7 Sv, sufficient to kill more than 1,000,000 people.
#25 The Japanese government has estimated that approximately 300 tons of highly radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility every single day.

#26 A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

#27 According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

#28 According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.

#29 It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

#30 It has been estimated that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

#31 The immense amount of radioactive material being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issuethe following warning
“Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.”
#32 The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly being released from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living in the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this…
Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been found in fish caught as far away as California. It spreads throughout the body, but tends to accumulate in the muscles.Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.
#33 Outdoor radiation levels at Fukushima recently hit a new all-time high.

#34 According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

#35 Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years”
“Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.”
#36 There are very alarming reports that new “unexplained plumes of radioactive steam” are rising at Fukushima.  Japanese officials are not able to get inside and see what is causing these plumes.  Some are speculating that the crisis at Fukushima just got a whole lot worse.  The following is from a recent Ecologist article
Unexplained plumes of radioactive steam have been rising from Fukushima’s Reactor Building 3, Could a major meltdown be on the way?Fukushima’s Reactor Building 3 exploded on 13th March 2011 as a result of a hydrogen buildup, breaching the building’s containment and emitting a huge plume of radiation. The reactor itself is in meltdown.And now fresh plumes of steam have been seen coming out the structure. These have now been confirmed by Tepco, the owner of the nuclear plant, from 19th December onwards. The company believes the steam is coming from the fifth floor of the building.However it does not know the cause of the steam. Lethal levels of radiation and the physical damage to the structure have so far made entry and inspection impossible.
If a full-blown meltdown does happen at Fukushima, it would be an environmental disaster unlike anything that we have ever seen before in human history.
As we enter 2014, we are entering a time when the world is becoming increasingly unstable.  The global economy is being shaken, political corruption is seemingly everywhere, evidence of advanced social decay is all around us and the earth itself is starting to groan and crack with increasingly regularity.  But the mainstream media continues to insist that everything is going to be just fine.  That is one of the reasons why I wrote my new novel.  The American people deserve to hear the truth and be warned about the great challenges that are rapidly approaching.
In the end, millions upon millions of people could end up getting seriously ill as a result of all of this radiation coming from Fukushima.  Most of them will never even know why they have gotten sick.
And if there is a major earthquake or a significant accident during the cleanup at Fukushima, we could actually see huge sections of Japan be evacuated permanently.

It would be hard to overstate just how serious all of this is.  But you won’t hear about this from the mainstream media.  Their story is that “everything is okay” and they are sticking to it.

So what do you think?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…
About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.