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Maybe Don’t Use Aluminium Cladding

Aluminium is the propellant that gets the space shuttle into space!! It is just about the most powerful explosive you can get, hence why NASA used it powdered in the “solid fuel” booster rockets. This type of stuff needs to be subjected to some strenuous fire department testing. Like say putting an acetylene torch on the stuff for 60 seconds or similar.
Aluminium Cladding
Aluminium Cladding
DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES

A poignant post on Facebook from Rachel Moidart inspired this post:

This is what happens when ACP cladding ignites. It produced poisonous arsenic smoke that kills people before the fire even gets to them. It goes up like plastic explosives and the smoke poisons the land. Fletchers have recently been fined $30,000,000 dollars by Sky City for using ACP panelling on a development in Hobson Street. Aluminium Composite Panelling contributed to the high casualty rate and rapid spread of fire in Grenfell Tower, London.

I grew up in Latimer Road and we lost 72 people from our community. I have recently been involved in the struggle to protect Ihumatao from developers. Ihumatao is sacred land with ancient stone walled gardens and burial caves which was stolen from Maori in Auckland New Zealand. Fletchers are planning to put houses in this land. They are building a factory to pre fab two story town houses.

We have to ask what they are using to build the houses with. Most likely plastic composite panelling if it is being pre fabricated in a factory. They might not feel the need to change their practices if the building is only two stories as the current assessment of ACP as a fire risk only covers high rise buildings, where it may be difficult to jump out of a window should the building catch fire.

Unless we pressure the government to ban ALL ACP PANELLING it will not happen. In the UK the inquiry is still underway with NO RECOMMENDATIONS BEING MADE AS OF TODAY. We are still waiting for the results of the report which were due in spring and will be delayed. Nobody has been charged despite evidence that they knowingly compromised the lives of the residents.

This is a serious issue and is framed by social cleansing, gentrification and managed decline of social housing areas. The land under Grenfell Tower is now contaminated with arsenic and other toxic chemicals from the burning ACP panels. We need to stop Fletchers destroying heritage land and protect the environment.

Buildings made out of ACP ARE NOT FIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION AND ARE A LIABILITY, they endanger people’s lives. Low income families who have to live in these cheap houses are at risk. The environment and generations to come are at risk. The council still deems buildings with ACP as safe and Fletcher’s has demonstrated no responsibility to ensure the safety of residents either. It is time to ask the difficult questions and stop ACP poisoning the land for generations to come.

#banACP
#JusticeForGrenfell
#StopFletchers
#SaveIhumatao

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The problem with Islam: Boobs and Bacon

There I said it. Come at me Jihadists!! I’m easy to find and ready to go, bursting with breast bacon energy.

Thing is I’m pretty good with the dudes at the mosque in my street. It’s within fake breast throwing distance I reckon from mine.

A women’s liberation movement would be great for Islam wouldn’t it? Actually all women would benefit from the freedom to bare the tits at the beach like men can to cool off, I love doing that on a hot day. It’s nice to not feel guilty when you are trying to feed your baby also, that’s so mean of people I can’t understand how they could say that to a women – not saying I’ve ever seen a Muslim saying that so to their credit they win there. But breastfeeding should never be disallowed under *any* circumstances; just kick the pair out if need be on your movie set or whatever if it’s an issue, speak with HR or the police  (homeless breastfeeding).

Seriously though breastfeeding homeless people should be left in peace. Not that such a person could lactate, but just saying. Don’t hassle homeless people like that, they clearly have enough issues to deal with right?

However… bacon? That shit is tasty! I’m a vegan at heart but have eyes for tasty food. I once ordered a vegetarian pizza with meat added. And 50% of greenhouse effect is food production, so forget fossil fuels, if you wanna save the world then either going vegan or killing yourself is truly the only way to save the planet*. Check it. 200x more nitrous oxide from that than cars. It’s more than planes, trains, ships etc the entire transportation industry combined is equal to food production, mostly non-vegan.

Still though that shit is tasty. So before you have children or top yourself or get blown up or die naturally – try some bacon and boobs!

The developed worlds pop

PS the belief in the afterlife is the cause of all suffering on this planet. If everyone gave it up – less war. Still though it’s nice though I agree. And I hate the thought police as

* Actually no need western societies are already in decline worldwide, 3rd world religions should theoretically win-out over English speakers long term perhaps see:

In a mature urban society, the economic value of children declines. In fact, children turn from instruments of production into objects of massive consumption. In urban industrial society, not only are the opportunities for employment at an early age diminished, but the educational requirements also expand dramatically. Children need to be supported much longer, sometimes into their mid-20s. Children cost a tremendous amount of money with limited return, if any, for parents. Thus, people have fewer children. Birth control merely provided the means for what was an economic necessity. For most people, a family of eight children would be a financial catastrophe. Therefore, women have two children or fewer, on average. As a result, the population contracts. Of course, there are other reasons for this decline, but urban industrialism is at the heart of it. From: stratfor.com/weekly/population-decline-and-great-economic-reversal
I guess it all depends on:
  • upcoming wars
  • whether the 3rd world gets “high quality”education whatever that is
    • whether this correlates with reduced birth rates like it does in developed world
  • whether urbanisation occurs and also kills off the birth rate
  • borders and their control
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The Hidden Dangers of Microwave and Radio

Microwaves causing cot death? When I first heard, I thought it sounds far fetched, especially since in New Zealand we figure we’d finally discovered our link between re-using bedding and microbes, plus smoking or similar. However, after watching this clip from Barrie Trower, a British physicist and microwave weapons expert of Royal Navy and British Secret Service, talks about the health effects of WiFi and other forms of microwave radiation:

Transcript:

Imagine if you are a 15 year old school girl. All of the 400,000 eggs in your ovaries were with you at birth. They are 10x more susceptible to radiation than all the other cells in your body – to increase genetic variation to speed up evolution.

In the first 100 days, all of your grandchildren’s eggs are also forming – which have absolutely no protection yet. We have a natural protection from mutations, but in the embryo and fetus, these cells do not have this protection. 100% at risk from radiation. So you mite give birth to a girl with no genetic defects – however, some of her eggs may already have the defects so it would only show in the grand children. The effect has been documented by vets and doctors in the cold war (when women were deliberately microwaved).

The clip above I found after listening to this low budget powerpoint style lecture:

 

nuclearconnect.org/know-nuclear/science/biological-effects

 

Now for something completely different

Ionising radiation is quite different to radio waves.

Some cool diagrams of the main isotopes to avoid…

Courtesy of Giegercounter.org

Iodine 131
Iodine 131
Cesium 137
Cesium 137
Strontium 90
Strontium 90
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Isn’t every single ISDS lawsuit about Health and the Environment?

Below is a list of all 351 lawsuits against countries so far taken out by corporations at the ICSID. Has anyone seen an example of a reasonable ISDS lawsuit? Please send!

Fact: Finance and economics is heartless, cruel, vicious, and has no regard for peoples health and the environment. In fact, the default personality type of a corporation is psychopath. True fact! They are setup up to treat people as cardboard cutouts, and to demolish and make extinct their competition most of the time.

Why this obsession with being ruled by pernicious corporations?

I don’t see any hippies, artists, environmentalists nor scientists standing up for the benefits of ISDS as yet.

If you count all corporations in all countries covered by existing U.S. investor-state pacts, the combined number of firms that can currently launch investor-state cases against the U.S. government is about 1,300 foreign corporations that own about 9,500 U.S. subsidiaries. The TPP would newly empower more than 1,000 additional corporations in TPP countries, which own more than 9,200 additional subsidiaries in the United States, to launch investor-state cases against the U.S. government.

Phone Call Campaign

Ring These Numbers Constantly Asking “Where is the protections for Health, Environment, and Workers Rights?” in the ISDS provisions of the TPPA, and ask them to show you “which of the 351 completed actions at the ICSIDS international court did not erode these protections?”. I have yet to see a comprehensive analysis of ICSIDS cases but a casual check shows they are 98% toxic. We already cancelled our plain paper cigarette packaging law, so the dark sith-lords powers have kicked in already.

+64 9 354 9234 – MFAT Auckland
+64 4 439 8000 – MFAT Wellington
+64 4 817 9999 – Parliament

List Of All ISDS Lawsuits Ever and Why

1. Loewen Group (Funeral home conglomerate) versus Iowa
Subject:  “The requirement to post bond and the jury trial system violated the company’s investor rights.”

2. S.D. Myers (Trash company) versus Canada
Subject: Canada bans export of PCB toxic waste, this violates US companies right to pollute the world.

3. Lone Pine Resources (Petroleum extractor) versus Canada
Subject: “Quebec imposed a moratorium on fracking to conduct a study of environmental and health effects”

4. Insurance Bureau of Canada (Insurance cartel) versus Canada
Subject: New Brunswick, Canada recommended that the province develop its own public auto insurance program, which goes against NAFTA-prohibited “expropriation” of their market share.

5. Pac Rim Cayman (Gold extractor) versus El Salvador
Subject: El Salvador’s refusal to grant a mining permit to the company amid a major national debate about the health and environmental implications of mining and the announcements, by presidents from both the right and left parties, of a moratorium on gold mining

6. Vattenfall (Energy firm) versus Germany
Subject: its decision to phase out nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

7. Phillip Morris (Nicotine pusher) versus Australia (and NZ by definition)
Subject: Australia’s choice to enforce plain paper packaging for cigarettes. Successfully scared NZ from enacting plain papers laws.

8. Renco (Smelter) versus Peru
Subject: government denied the 3rd extension of a non-compliant toxic metal smelting operation that allegedly injured children.

9. Metalclad (Trash company)…

so I ran out of time. Here is the full list of all ISDS lawsuits ever.

Case Count : 351
Claimant(s) Respondent(s) Status
ARB/15/26 Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH in Liqu. Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB/15/9 Poltava Gas B.V. and Poltava Petroleum Company Ukraine Concluded
ARB/14/15 Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara Republic of Indonesia Concluded
ARB/14/7 African Petroleum Gambia Limited (Block A4) Republic of The Gambia Concluded
ARB/14/6 African Petroleum Gambia Limited (Block A1) Republic of The Gambia Concluded
ARB/13/33 PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd. Independent State of Papua New Guinea Concluded
ARB(AF)/13/2 Cemusa – Corporación Europea de Mobiliario Urbano, S.A. and Corporación Americana de Equipamientos Urbanos, S.L. United Mexican States Concluded
ARB/13/25 Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd and Tullow Uganda Limited Republic of Uganda Concluded
ARB/13/24 Republic of Peru Caravelí Cotaruse Transmisora de Energía S.A.C. Concluded
ARB/13/18 Enel Green Power S.p.A. Republic of El Salvador Concluded
ARB/13/15 Lundin Tunisia B.V. Republic of Tunisia Concluded
ARB/13/14 RSM Production Company Republic of Cameroon Concluded
ARB/13/7 Joseph Houben Republic of Burundi Concluded
ARB(AF)/13/1 Consolidated Exploration Holdings Ltd. and others Kyrgyz Republic Concluded
ARB/13/4 Ossama Al Sharif Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/13/5 Ossama Al Sharif Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/13/3 Ossama Al Sharif Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/12/38 Repsol, S.A. and Repsol Butano, S.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/12/36 Société Civile Immobilière de Gaëta Republic of Guinea Concluded
ARB(AF)/12/7 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC Republic of Uzbekistan Concluded
ARB/12/32 Gelsenwasser AG People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Concluded
ARB/12/31 Guardian Fiduciary Trust, Ltd, f/k/a Capital Conservator Savings & Loan, Ltd Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Concluded
ARB/12/30 Lundin Tunisia B. V. Republic of Tunisia Concluded
ARB/12/29 Ping An Life Insurance Company of China, Limited and Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Limited Kingdom of Belgium Concluded
ARB/12/28 Pluspetrol Perú Corporation and others Perupetro S.A. Concluded
ARB/12/27 Bidzina Ivanishvili Georgia Concluded
ARB/12/19 Ternium S.A. and Consorcio Siderurgia Amazonia S.L. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/12/17 Inversión y Gestión de Bienes, IGB, S.L. and IGB18 Las Rozas, S.L. Kingdom of Spain Concluded
ARB/12/16 Novera AD, Novera Properties B.V. and Novera Properties N.V. Republic of Bulgaria Concluded
CONC(AF)/12/2 Republic of Equatorial Guinea CMS Energy Corporation and others Concluded
ARB/12/8 Société Industrielle des Boissons de Guinée Republic of Guinea Concluded
ARB/12/7 Slovak Gas Holding BV, GDF International SAS and E.ON Ruhrgas International GmbH Slovak Republic Concluded
ARB(AF)/12/2 Grupo Francisco Hernando Contreras Republic of Equatorial Guinea Concluded
ARB(AF)/12/1 Apotex Holdings Inc. and Apotex Inc. United States of America Concluded
ARB/12/5 Isolux Corsán Concesiones S.A. Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/12/3 Accession Mezzanine Capital L.P. and Danubius Kereskedöház Vagyonkezelö Zrt. Hungary Concluded
ARB/12/2 Emmis International Holding, B.V., Emmis Radio Operating, B.V., and MEM Magyar Electronic Media Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft. Hungary Concluded
ARB/11/33 Adel A Hamadi Al Tamimi Sultanate of Oman Concluded
ARB/11/32 Indorama International Finance Limited Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/11/30 Hortensia Margarita Shortt Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/11/28 Tulip Real Estate and Development Netherlands B.V. Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB(AF)/11/4 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC Turkmenistan Concluded
ARB/11/26 Tenaris S.A. and Talta – Trading e Marketing Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
CONC/11/1 RSM Production Corporation Republic of Cameroon Concluded
ARB/11/23 Franck Charles Arif Republic of Moldova Concluded
ARB/11/22 Vigotop Limited Hungary Concluded
ARB/11/18 Burimi SRL and Eagle Games SH.A Republic of Albania Concluded
ARB/11/17 Renée Rose Levy and Gremcitel S.A. Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/11/16 Hussain Sajwani, Damac Park Avenue for Real Estate Development S.A.E., and Damac Gamsha Bay for Development S.A.E. Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/11/15 Ekran Berhad People’s Republic of China Concluded
ARB/11/13 Rafat Ali Rizvi Republic of Indonesia Concluded
ARB/11/12 Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide Republic of the Philippines Concluded
ARB(AF)/11/3 Vincent J. Ryan, Schooner Capital LLC, and Atlantic Investment Partners LLC Republic of Poland Concluded
ARB/11/11 AHS Niger and Menzies Middle East and Africa S.A. Republic of Niger Concluded
ARB/11/9 Caravelí Cotaruse Transmisora de Energía S.A.C. Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/11/7 National Gas S.A.E. Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB(AF)/11/1 Nova Scotia Power Incorporated Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/11/4 Club Hotel Loutraki S.A. and Casinos Austria International Holding GMBH Republic of Serbia Concluded
ARB/11/3 Accession Eastern Europe Capital AB and Mezzanine Management Sweden AB Republic of Bulgaria Concluded
ARB/11/2 Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı Republic of Kazakhstan Concluded
ARB/10/22 Ömer Dede and Serdar Elhüseyni Romania Concluded
ARB/10/21 International Quantum Resources Limited, Frontier SPRL and Compagnie Minière de Sakania SPRL Democratic Republic of the Congo Concluded
ARB(AF)/10/1 David Minnotte and Robert Lewis Republic of Poland Concluded
ARB/10/17 Renée Rose Levy de Levi Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/10/16 AES Corporation and Tau Power B.V. Republic of Kazakhstan Concluded
ARB/10/14 Opic Karimum Corporation Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/10/13 Hassan Awdi, Enterprise Business Consultants, Inc. and Alfa El Corporation Romania Concluded
ARB/10/10 Olyana Holdings LLC Republic of Rwanda Concluded
ARB/10/8 Pan American Energy LLC Plurinational State of Bolivia Concluded
ARB/10/6 RSM Production Corporation and others Grenada Concluded
UNCT/10/1 AbitibiBowater Inc. Canada Concluded
ARB/10/3 Metal-Tech Ltd. Republic of Uzbekistan Concluded
ARB/10/2 Convial Callao S.A. and CCI – Compañía de Concesiones de Infraestructura S.A. Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/10/1 Kılıç İnşaat İthalat İhracat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi Turkmenistan Concluded
ARB/09/23 Corporación Quiport S.A. and others Republic of Ecuador Concluded
ARB/09/22 Itera International Energy LLC and Itera Group NV Georgia Concluded
ARB/09/21 UAB “ARVI” ir ko and UAB “SANITEX” Republic of Serbia Concluded
ARB(AF)/09/2 Abengoa, S.A. y COFIDES, S.A. United Mexican States Concluded
ARB/09/20 Reinhard Hans Unglaube Republic of Costa Rica Concluded
ARB(AF)/09/1 Gold Reserve Inc. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/09/18 Cambodia Power Company Kingdom of Cambodia Concluded
ARB/09/17 Commerce Group Corp. and San Sebastian Gold Mines, Inc. Republic of El Salvador Concluded
ARB/09/16 Swisslion DOO Skopje Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Concluded
ARB/09/14 Mærsk Olie, Algeriet A/S People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Concluded
ARB/09/13 International Company for Railway Systems (ICRS) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Concluded
ARB/09/11 Global Trading Resource Corp. and Globex International, Inc. Ukraine Concluded
ARB/09/10 EVN AG Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Concluded
ARB/09/9 Adem Dogan Turkmenistan Concluded
ARB/09/8 KT Asia Investment Group B.V. Republic of Kazakhstan Concluded
ARB/09/7 MTN (Dubai) Limited and MTN Yemen for Mobile Telephones Republic of Yemen Concluded
ARB/09/6 Vattenfall AB, Vattenfall Europe AG, Vattenfall Europe Generation AG Federal Republic of Germany Concluded
ARB/09/5 Iberdrola Energía, S.A. Republic of Guatemala Concluded
ARB/09/4 Elsamex, S.A. Republic of Honduras Concluded
ARB/08/20 Millicom International Operations B.V. and Sentel GSM S.A. Republic of Senegal Concluded
ARB/08/19 Karmer Marble Tourism Construction Industry and Commerce Limited Liability Company Georgia Concluded
ARB/08/18 Malicorp Limited Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/08/17 Participaciones Inversiones Portuarias SARL Gabonese Republic Concluded
UNCT/10/2 Apotex Inc. United States of America Concluded
ARB/08/16 GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Ukraine Concluded
ARB/08/15 CEMEX Caracas Investments B.V. and CEMEX Caracas II Investments B.V. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/08/14 Impregilo S.p.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/08/13 Alapli Elektrik B.V. Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB/08/12 Caratube International Oil Company LLP Republic of Kazakhstan Concluded
ARB/08/11 Bosh International, Inc. and B&P, LTD Foreign Investments Enterprise Ukraine Concluded
ARB/08/10 Repsol YPF Ecuador, S.A. and others Republic of Ecuador and Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador (PetroEcuador) Concluded
ARB/08/9 Ambiente Ufficio S.p.A. and others Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/08/8 Inmaris Perestroika Sailing Maritime Services GmbH and others Ukraine Concluded
ARB/08/7 Itera International Energy LLC and Itera Group NV Georgia Concluded
ARB/08/4 Murphy Exploration and Production Company International Republic of Ecuador Concluded
ARB/08/3 Brandes Investment Partners, LP Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB(AF)/08/1 Quadrant Pacific Growth Fund L.P. and Canasco Holdings Inc. Republic of Costa Rica Concluded
ARB/08/2 ATA Construction, Industrial and Trading Company Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Concluded
ARB/08/1 Marion Unglaube Republic of Costa Rica Concluded
ARB(AF)/07/4 Mobil Investments Canada Inc. and Murphy Oil Corporation Canada Concluded
ARB/07/32 Astaldi S.p.A. Republic of Honduras Concluded
ARB/07/29 SGS Société Générale de Surveillance S.A. Republic of Paraguay Concluded
ARB/07/28 E.T.I. Euro Telecom International N.V. Plurinational State of Bolivia Concluded
ARB/07/25 Trans-Global Petroleum, Inc. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Concluded
ARB/07/24 Gustav F W Hamester GmbH & Co KG Republic of Ghana Concluded
ARB/07/23 Railroad Development Corporation Republic of Guatemala Concluded
CONC/07/1 Shareholders of SESAM Central African Republic Concluded
ARB/07/22 AES Summit Generation Limited and AES-Tisza Erömü Kft. Hungary Concluded
ARB/07/21 Pantechniki S.A. Contractors & Engineers Republic of Albania Concluded
ARB/07/20 Saba Fakes Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB/07/19 Electrabel S.A. Hungary Concluded
ARB/07/18 Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited Federal Republic of Nigeria Concluded
ARB/07/17 Impregilo S.p.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/07/16 Alpha Projektholding GmbH Ukraine Concluded
ARB/07/15 Ron Fuchs Georgia Concluded
ARB/07/14 Liman Caspian Oil BV and NCL Dutch Investment BV Republic of Kazakhstan Concluded
ARB/07/13 S&T Oil Equipment & Machinery Ltd. Romania Concluded
ARB/07/12 Toto Costruzioni Generali S.p.A. Republic of Lebanon Concluded
ARB/07/11 ALAS International Baustoffproduktions AG Bosnia and Herzegovina Concluded
ARB/07/10 M. Meerapfel Söhne AG Central African Republic Concluded
ARB/07/9 Bureau Veritas, Inspection, Valuation, Assessment and Control, BIVAC B.V. Republic of Paraguay Concluded
ARB(AF)/07/3 Alasdair Ross Anderson and others Republic of Costa Rica Concluded
ARB/07/8 Giovanni Alemanni and others Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB(AF)/07/2 Europe Cement Investment and Trade S.A. Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB/07/7 Global Gold Mining LLC Republic of Armenia Concluded
ARB/07/6 Tza Yap Shum Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/07/4 Eni Dación B.V. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/07/3 Government of the Province of East Kalimantan PT Kaltim Prima Coal and others Concluded
ARB/07/2 RSM Production Corporation Central African Republic Concluded
ARB/07/1 Fondel Metal Participations B.V. Republic of Azerbaijan Concluded
ARB(AF)/07/1 Piero Foresti, Laura de Carli and others Republic of South Africa Concluded
ARB/06/21 City Oriente Limited Republic of Ecuador and Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador (Petroecuador) Concluded
ARB/06/20 Newmont USA Limited and Newmont (Uzbekistan) Limited Republic of Uzbekistan Concluded
ARB/06/19 Nations Energy, Inc. and others Republic of Panama Concluded
ARB/06/18 Joseph C. Lemire Ukraine Concluded
ARB(AF)/06/2 Cementownia “Nowa Huta” S.A. Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB/06/17 Técnicas Reunidas, S.A. and Eurocontrol, S.A. Republic of Ecuador Concluded
ARB/06/16 Barmek Holding A.S. Republic of Azerbaijan Concluded
ARB/06/15 Azpetrol International Holdings B.V., Azpetrol Group B.V. and Azpetrol Oil Services Group B.V. Republic of Azerbaijan Concluded
ARB/06/14 Shell Brands International AG and Shell Nicaragua S.A. Republic of Nicaragua Concluded
ARB/06/13 Aguaytia Energy, LLC Republic of Peru Concluded
ARB/06/12 Scancem International ANS Republic of Congo Concluded
ARB/06/11 Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company Republic of Ecuador Concluded
ARB/06/10 Chevron Bangladesh Block Twelve, Ltd. and Chevron Bangladesh Blocks Thirteen and Fourteen, Ltd. People’s Republic of Bangladesh Concluded
ARB/06/9 Branimir Mensik Slovak Republic Concluded
ARB/06/8 Libananco Holdings Co. Limited Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB(AF)/06/1 Sistem Muhendislik Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. Kyrgyz Republic Concluded
ARB/06/7 Togo Electricité and GDF-Suez Energie Services Republic of Togo Concluded
ARB/06/6 Rail World LLC and others Republic of Estonia Concluded
ARB/06/5 Phoenix Action Ltd Czech Republic Concluded
ARB/06/3 The Rompetrol Group N.V. Romania Concluded
ARB/06/1 Spyridon Roussalis Romania Concluded
ARB/05/24 Hrvatska Elektroprivreda d.d. Republic of Slovenia Concluded
ARB/05/23 Ares International S.r.l. and MetalGeo S.r.l. Georgia Concluded
ARB/05/22 Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) Limited United Republic of Tanzania Concluded
ARB/05/21 African Holding Company of America, Inc. and Société Africaine de Construction au Congo S.A.R.L. Democratic Republic of the Congo Concluded
ARB/05/19 Helnan International Hotels A/S Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/05/18 Ioannis Kardassopoulos Georgia Concluded
ARB/05/17 Desert Line Projects LLC Republic of Yemen Concluded
ARB/05/16 Rumeli Telekom A.S. and Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon Hizmetleri A.S. Republic of Kazakhstan Concluded
ARB(AF)/05/2 Cargill, Incorporated United Mexican States Concluded
ARB/05/15 Waguih Elie George Siag and Clorinda Vecchi Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/05/14 RSM Production Corporation Grenada Concluded
ARB/05/13 EDF (Services) Limited Romania Concluded
ARB/05/12 Noble Energy Inc. and MachalaPower Cía. Ltd. Republic of Ecuador and Consejo Nacional de Electricidad Concluded
ARB(AF)/05/1 Bayview Irrigation District and others United Mexican States Concluded
ARB/05/11 Asset Recovery Trust S.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/05/10 Malaysian Historical Salvors, SDN, BHD Malaysia Concluded
ARB/05/9 Empresa Eléctrica del Ecuador, Inc. (EMELEC) Republic of Ecuador Concluded
CONC/05/1 Togo Electricité Republic of Togo Concluded
ARB/05/8 Parkerings-Compagniet AS Republic of Lithuania Concluded
ARB/05/7 Saipem S.p.A. People’s Republic of Bangladesh Concluded
ARB/05/6 Bernardus Henricus Funnekotter and others Republic of Zimbabwe Concluded
ARB/05/5 TSA Spectrum de Argentina, S.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/05/4 I&I Beheer B.V. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/05/3 LESI, S.p.A. and Astaldi, S.p.A. People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Concluded
ARB/05/2 Compañía General de Electricidad S.A. and CGE Argentina S.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/05/1 Daimler Financial Services AG Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/04/21 Motorola Credit Corporation, Inc Republic of Turkey Concluded
ARB/04/20 RGA Reinsurance Company Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB(AF)/04/6 Vannessa Ventures Ltd. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Concluded
ARB/04/19 Duke Energy Electroquil Partners and Electroquil S.A. Republic of Ecuador Concluded
ARB(AF)/04/5 Archer Daniels Midland Company and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc. United Mexican States Concluded
ARB(AF)/04/4 Talsud, S.A. United Mexican States Concluded
ARB(AF)/04/3 Gemplus, S.A., SLP, S.A. and Gemplus Industrial, S.A. de C.V. United Mexican States Concluded
ARB/04/18 France Telecom S.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/04/17 Interbrew Central European Holding B.V. Republic of Slovenia Concluded
ARB/04/15 Telenor Mobile Communications AS Republic of Hungary Concluded
ARB/04/14 Wintershall Aktiengesellschaft Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB(AF)/04/2 Cargill, Incorporated Republic of Poland Concluded
ARB/04/13 Jan de Nul N.V. and Dredging International N.V. Arab Republic of Egypt Concluded
ARB/04/11 Russell Resources International Limited and others Democratic Republic of the Congo Concluded
ARB/04/10 Alstom Power Italia SpA and Alstom SpA Republic of Mongolia Concluded
ARB/04/9 CIT Group Inc. Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/04/8 BP America Production Company and others Argentine Republic Concluded
ARB/04/7 Sociedad Anónima Eduardo Vieira Republic of Chile Concluded
ARB/04/6 OKO Pankki Oyj and others Republic of Estonia Concluded
ARB/04/5 Compagnie d’Exploitation du Chemin de Fer Transgabonais Gabonese Republic Concluded
ARB/04/3 Cemex Asia Holdings Ltd Republic of Indonesia Concluded
ARB(AF)/04/1 Corn Products International, Inc. United Mexican States Concluded
ARB/04/2 Western NIS Enterprise Fund Ukraine Concluded
ARB/04/1 Total S.A. Argentine Republic Concluded
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Fluoride in Auckland’s Water

The idea is that fluoride replaces calcium in the tooth making it harder and stronger. Calcium is also used in memories, bones, and many other places in the body.

Gerbils, The Pineal, and Melatonin

Melatonin. You might have heard of it. It’s a neurotransmitter responsible for making you go to sleep at night and I think it peaks around 8 or 9pm at night say.

In this study they found that fluoride that had replaced calcium in the pineal gland had significantly. The guts of it is here:

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thusly proving we might be bring on the onset of puberty in girls, shrinking our balls, and making it hard for our kids to get to sleep.

UPDATE: Found out today – remembered also – that calcium bridges in the synapse form memories, I wonder how fluorine affects these? Fluorine replaces calcium in this stuff called “The Brain Sand” or Corpora_arenaea:

calcified structures in the pineal gland and other areas of the brain. Older organisms have numerous corpora arenacea, whose function, if any, is unknown. Concentrations of “brain sand” increase with age, so the pineal gland becomes increasingly visible on X-rays over time, usually by the third or fourth decade.

I asked the city council about quantity and quality of fluoride in our water. Here is their reply…

Fluoridated Water

Fluoride is often added to drinking-water for oral health reasons, prevention of teeth decay. The Ministry of Health recommends fluoride concentration between 0.7-1.0 mg/L as the optimal concentration for that purpose. The maximum acceptable level of fluoride in drinking water is 1.5 mg/L. The addition of fluoride is done at the request of our consumers.
Any change to this position would be directed to Watercare though the Auckland Council.

Treatment chemicals

Fluoride is added to the treated water at the water treatment plants. There are couple of options available for drinking water fluoridation: Hydrofluosilicic acid, Silicofluorides, Sodium Fluorosilicate and Sodium fluoride.

To guarantee the use of the treatment chemicals in their purest form the water treatment companies use reputable suppliers. These suppliers have quality control measures in place to ensure that the supplied chemicals are free of any potential contaminants.
Dose concentration

When fluoride is deliberately added to water, dose control is important to maintain the concentration within the specified allowable limit. The control measures at the treatment plants are:

  •     Fluoride is delivered at the dose concentration so there is no risk of dosing a more concentrated solution;
  •     Fluoride dosing is flow proportional, its concentration is always in correlation to the volume of water being treated;
  •     Treatment plants utilise continuous on-line monitoring for fluoride concentration in the treated water;
  •     Alarms are triggered if the fluoride concentration has reached the set level.

 

Source: Correspondence Agent

Watercare Services Limited
Customer Centre, 364 East Tamaki Road, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013
Private Bag 94010, Auckland, 2241
DDI       09 442 2222

www.watercare.co.nz

Using their intranet URL http://wsldctmos1:8080/sites/KnowledgeBase/resources/Pages/ProcessDetail.aspx

Source of NZ Fluoride for Water?

Found this detail about NZ fluoride – it seems to be made by Farmers Fertiliser Ltd:

In the New Plymouth works of Farmers Fertiliser Ltd the scrubbing process has been modified so as to produce an acid suitable for water fluoridation. In this works the scrubbing I-Chemicals-C-Hydrofluorosilicic acid-3 process is divided into three stages with acid of different concentration in each. This yields an acid containing about 20% H2SiF6 which is acceptable to local authorities. The superphosphate article has a flowsheet showing a typical scrubber installation for hydrofluorosilicic acid production. Water and gas are made to flow countercurrent to each other so that gas rich in fluoride is contacted by strong acid and gas weak in fluoride meets very dilute acid. Strong acid is pumped away from the first scrubber and settled to remove silica before being sold.

This part about “demand sufficient to justify economic recovery” sounds disturbing:

This process removes fluoride from the gas stream, thus preventing an environmental hazard,
but it does have its problems. The 20% acid is very corrosive to most metals, so scrubbing
equipment is more costly than that used with plain water sprays. However, the demand in the
North Island is sufficient to justify economic recovery.

Solution

I’ll admit since it’s in mothers milk it must be all goods. I’d just prefer Sodium Fluoride (salts) at 10x what a baby gets than the 70x baby dose of cheaper more toxic but less effective liquid one we get. Oh and also….. being part of someones un-monitored science experiment.

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Ginko Biloba To The Rescue

“The Y-maze test has been widely used to evaluate cognitive abilities. The test involves recording the CRT [correct reaction time]. . . .  The CRT of the NaF group on the 9th day decreased significantly (p<0.01, vs. control group). The CRT of the rats treated with EGb [ginko bilboa extract] significantly increased compared to the rats that received fluoride and saline (p<0.01). After 2 weeks, the Y-maze test was performed again to test the CRT. As showed in Fig. 1c, the CRT of the EGb group was significantly more than that of the NaF group (p<0.01). This result suggested that EGb could improve learning and memory impairment induced by chronic fluoride exposure in rats.”
SOURCE: Zhang C, et al. (2013). The analog of ginkgo biloba extract 761 is a protective factor of cognitive impairment induced by chronic fluorosis. Biological Trace Element Research 153:229-36.