[Ibogaine] OT artificial sweetener

Capt Kirk captkirknz at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 22 06:22:44 EDT 2005

Here's a URL along with several links to discredit the health risk claims of
aspartame. You decide I guess... but I would rather stick to my raw sugar,
and when the urge strikes... I'll chew sugar-filled gum and sweets as
opposed to sugar-free.. which in some cases taste like crap anyway.....

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Aspartame - Rumsfeld's Bioweapon Legacy

Dr. Betty Martini, Founder
Mission Possible Intl

Before reading this article everyone should hear James Turner, Atty,
explain how Don Rumsfeld called in his markers to get aspartame, a deadly
chemical poison approved when the FDA said no:
http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages.Rumsfeld2.html The entire film can be
gotten at http://www.docworkers.com

Among the many ironies of our modern world is that Gerald Ford awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom-America,s highest civilian honor-to Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on January 19, 1977. Just a few weeks later on
March 8, Rumsfeld became the CEO of G.D. Searle to take point on a mission
to force the Food and Drug Administration to approve for human consumption
a known carcinogen and neurotoxic poison.

Mission accomplished: Today some 9,000 commonly consumed products are
laced with this weapon of mass misery and millions of people live with
chronic illnesses linked to the artificial sweetener aspartame. It is our
belief at The Idaho Observer that if some guy named Parkinson can have a
disease named after him, then Donald Rumsfeld ought to have his own
disease, too. Hence the term Rumsfeld disease A.

Rumsfeld's Disease

A Politically-Induced Biochemical
Disaster Of Global Proportions

By Don Harkins
The Idaho Observer

Today, Donald Rumsfeld is known throughout the world as the zealous U.S.
Secretary of Defense who is waging a global "war on terror" in search of
"terrorists" and "weapons of mass destruction." Most people, however, are
not aware that Rumsfeld himself unleashed a chemical weapon of mass
destruction upon the world in 1981-and it,s still out there destroying
people all over the world. That "WMD" is aspartame and it has been
scientifically and anecdotally linked to millions of chronic illnesses and

The evidence shows that, with full knowledge of aspartame,s neurotoxicity
and carcinogenicity, Rumsfeld, as the CEO of G.D. Searle, Co., "called in
his markers" to achieve U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval
for the artificial sweetener aspartame, better known by its trade name

Consumer advocate attorney Jim Turner, who was instrumental in the 1969
banning of cyclamate in the U.S. for its link to various forms of cancer,
met with representatives of aspartame approval petitioner Searle in 1974.
The main topic of discussion was neuroscientist Dr. John Olney,s 1971
study which showed that aspartic acid caused lesions in the brains of
infant mice. According to Turner, arguably the world,s foremost authority
on aspartame,s dubious legal history, Rumsfeld was apparently hired by
Searle for one specific purpose: To obtain FDA approval for aspartame.

Betty Martini is the director of Mission Possible, a worldwide consumer
advocacy organization formed in 1992 as a voice for those demanding that
the FDA reverse its approval of aspartame and order its removal from
foods, beverages and medical preparations. Martini is even more bold in
her charges against Rumsfeld. Martini believes the Washington insider,
former three-term U.S. Rep. From Illinois (1962-1968), secretary of
defense (1975-1977) and executive assistant to President Gerald Ford, was
hired by Searle because, "He was willing to get a deadly chemical poison,
aspartame, approved for human consumption"


In December, 1965 Searle chemist James Schlatter discovered aspartame
while working on an ulcer drug. The substance, comprised of 50 percent
synthetic phenylalanine, 40 percent synthetic aspartic acid and 10 percent
methanol, was about 200 times sweeter than sugar by weight and had no
calories. By spring, 1967, Searle began conducting safety trials in
preparation for petitioning the FDA for product approval.

Soon after the trials began, lab animals (monkeys and mice) began
experiencing adverse effects ranging from brain lesions and tumors to
seizures and death. Yet Searle petitioned the FDA for aspartame approval
in February, 1973. According to Turner, Searle provided the FDA with over
100 studies claiming they proved aspartame was "safe." Independent
analyses of these studies, however, proves conclusively that aspartame is
actually a dangerous, neurotoxic, carcinogenic and highly-addictive drug.

Trusting Searle,s promise that aspartame was safe, the FDA approved the
limited use of aspartame in dry goods on July 26, 1974. Turner and Dr.
Olney formally objected to the approval. Their petition triggered an FDA
investigation of Searle,s lab practices which proved that Searle had
provided the FDA with inaccurate conclusions resulting from manipulated
data derived from poorly-designed studies. The FDA reversed its decision
to approve aspartame in dry goods.

On January 10, 1977, the FDA formally requested that the U.S. Department
of Justice convene a federal grand jury to determine if Searle should be
criminally indicted for "concealing material facts and making false
statements" with regard to its petition for aspartame approval.

Among the many charges FDA investigators made about Searle,s shoddy lab
practices was how rats that developed tumors would undergo surgical
removal of the tumors and then be placed back into the study as if nothing
had happened to them.

The grand jury investigation was led by U.S. Attorney Samuel Skinner. In
July 1, 1977, while the investigation was being conducted, Skinner left
the Justice Department and took a job with Sidley & Austin-the law firm
representing Searle. The statute of limitations eventually ran out and the
grand jury disbanded without reaching any conclusions regarding Searle and
its lab practices.

Amid this controversy, Rumsfeld was hired as Searle CEO on March 8, 1977
and immediately began cleaning house. Rumsfeld, who had no previous
business executive experience before becoming CEO of Searle, reorganized
several departments in the company and fired many of its high-level
managers, replacing them with other politically-connected Washington,
D.C., insiders.

Though the controversies deepened and the evidence proving the poisonous
nature of his company,s product continued to accumulate, Rumsfeld and his
team continued to push for FDA approval of aspartame.

A team of FDA investigators headed by Jerome Bressler attempted to block
Rumsfeld, et. al, by publishing what has become known as the "Bressler
Report" on August 1, 1977. The report cited several instances where Searle
intentionally mislead the FDA in its petition for marketplace approval of
aspartame. The FDA then formed a public board of inquiry (PBOI) in 1979 to
rule on the myriad safety issues surrounding aspartame.

By this time, FDA investigators and independent scientists had
exhaustively reviewed the Searle studies and additional studies had been
conducted. There was no doubt, based upon objective analyses of evidence
that had accumulated for over a decade, that aspartame was deathly
poisonous to lab animals and caused a statistically significant number of
them to develop tumors.

On September 30, 1980, the PBOI concluded that aspartame should not be
approved pending further investigation of its link to the formation of
brain tumors and that the FDA "has not been presented with proof of
reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a food additive."

The coup

Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president January 21, 1981. Rumsfeld, while
still CEO at Searle, was part of Reagan,s transition team. This team
hand-picked Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., to be the new FDA commissioner.
Dr. Hayes, a pharmacologist, had no previous experience with food
additives before being appointed director of the FDA. He, like Rumsfeld,
did, however, have experience with chemical warfare studies while
connected to the Department of Defense. According to The Washington Post,
Hayes was, "one of a number of doctors who conducted drugs tests for the
Army on volunteers.to determine the effect of a mind-disorienting drug
called CAR 301,060," at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

The Post further explained why Hayes was the perfect choice to politically
force the approval of aspartame: "According to a declassified 1976 report
prepared by the Army Inspector General, Hayes had planned a research study
to develop the mind-altering CAR 301,060 as a crowd control agent."

The report, detailing Hayes activities beginning in 1972, further
indicated that Hayes was involved in similar biochemical mind control
research studies until being named FDA director.

One of Hayes, first official acts as FDA chief was to approve the use of
aspartame as an artificial sweetener in dry goods July 18, 1981. In order
to accomplish this feat, Hayes had to overlook the scuttled grand jury
investigation of Searle, overcome the Bressler Report, ignore the PBOI,s
recommendations and pretend aspartame did not chronically sicken and kill
thousands of lab animals. Hayes, left his post at the FDA in November,
1983, amid accusations that he was accepting corporate gifts for political
favors. Just before leaving office in scandal, Hayes approved the use of
aspartame in beverages. According to The Post, Hayes, next job was in the
private sector where he served as a high-paid senior medical advisor for
Searle,s public relations firm.

The aftermath

Within weeks of aspartame,s approval for use in beverages, cans of diet
sodas and other sweet drinks were on the market. To help sell Americans on
using the artificial sweetener, intense advertising campaigns began
programming the public to believe that sugar has lots of calories;
calories make us fat and NutraSweet has no calories-therefore it won,t
make us fat.

Based upon this almost universally-accepted oversimplification of
biochemical reality, aspartame has enjoyed 22 years of marketplace success
and is now in an estimated 7,000 to 9,000 commonly-consumed products in at
least 100 countries. When Searle was absorbed by Monsanto in 1985,
Rumsfeld reportedly received a $12 million bonus.

Not surprisingly, the same adverse reactions seen in lab animals in the
60s and 70s are now being seen in the general population. In his first
book on aspartame (1990), Dr. H.J. Roberts stated that in five or 10 years
we would have a worldwide plague on our hands if we do not remove
aspartame from our food supply. With the printing of "Aspartame Disease:
An Ignored Epidemic (2001), Dr. Roberts declared that the world is,
indeed, plagued by a global epidemic of symptoms associated with aspartame

* Aspartame is being identified by a growing number of researchers and
physicians as an underlying cause of chronic ill health in America and
other countries throughout the world.

* It interacts with other substances such as pharmaceutical drugs to
produce adverse reactions.

* All metabolites of aspartame (formaldehyde, methanol, diketopiperazine
and formic acid) are toxic to the human body and are especially toxic to
the brain.

* Aspartame comprises over 80 percent of consumer complaints filed with
the FDA.

* The FDA has generated a list of 92 symptoms associated with aspartame
consumption that include nausea, dizziness, irritability, insanity,
blindness, deafness, weight gain and death.

* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that 500,000 people
each year simply "drop dead" for no apparent reason from what it labels
"sudden cardiac death."

* Dementia among all ages (especially the elderly) and learning
disabilities among children, in the U.S. and abroad, have been
skyrocketing since 1981.

As of today, the number of scientific and studies showing that aspartame
is, indeed, an underlying cause of chronic physical and mental illness and
death out number studies proving its safety by at least 400 to zero. Proof
of this fact can also be determined by what happens in many cases when
people stop using aspartame: Their chronic symptoms disappear.

The legacy

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
by President Gerald Ford-the highest civilian honor in America-on January
19, 1977. A few months later, Rumsfeld became the CEO of Searle to secure
political approval for a product that science had proven to be a
highly-addictive neurotoxic drug that causes chronic ill health, brain
tumors and death. The evidence indicates that FDA approval for aspartame
was a high-level political priority undoubtedly connected to its capacity
to adversely effect the minds and bodies of those consuming it.

Because Rumsfeld placed politics above public health and safety, hundreds
of millions of people throughout the world cannot think clearly and suffer
from a variety of chronic illnesses. It is, therefore, fitting that
symptoms associated with aspartame use be known as "Rumsfeld,s disease."

Caption: The search of a suitable picture of Donald Rumsfeld turned up
this image from Portland Indy Media. Though it may seem satirical, is it?
What goes through the mind of a man who knowingly poisons his own people?

End of Article

Note from Betty Martini:

Only yesterday in national news we learned diet and low calorie pop will
be left in schools which will poison our children. As an example, Coke
Zero has aspartame. Aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization agent
because it is a neurotoxic drug/chemical poison. It not only interacts
with all drugs but all vaccines and other toxins and unsafe sweeteners
like Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison. So our children don't have a chance.
Only a few weeks ago an epidemiological study by Sharon Fowler at the
University of Texas based on 8 years data links diet drinks with obesity.
Aspartame also can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic
retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and interacts with

In July a 3 year Italian study was released by the European Foundation for
Oncology and Environmental Sciences which revealed it causes leukemia,
lymphoma and malignant brain tumors. Their July 14 05 report declares:
"The results demonstrate ... that aspartame is a carcinogenic agent." How
many mothers knowing this would want their children drinking an addictive
carcinogenic agent. Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol which causes
chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system of the brain
and causes addiction. Now understand why the pop companies want this
poison in your schools which causes Rumsfeld Disease.

Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., one of the world's leading
authorities on aspartame neurotoxicity, extensively reviewed the Soffritti
report. "This study confirmed the previous study by Dr. Trocho and
co-workers (l998), which also found the formaldehyde breakdown product of
aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage was
cumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated with
cancers. These two studies strongly indicate that drinking a single diet
cola sweetened with aspartame every day could significantly increase one's
risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia."

Dr. Blaylock said further "This study should terrify mothers and all those
consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was a carefully done study
which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant increase in several
types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of these malignancies have
increased significantly in this country since the widespread use of

Only the animals exposed to aspartame developed malignant brain tumors and
we are now taking aspartame brain tumor cases for litigation in New York,
New Jersey, Madison County,Illinois and Mississippi. Simply contact me at
Bettym19 at mindspring.com

Dr. Blaylock also said "They found that even lower doses of aspartame
could cause these malignancies, yet the higher the dose, the more cancers
that were seen. Since aspartame can increase obesity and may even cause
the metabolic syndrome that affects 48 million Americans, there is no
reason to ever consume this product. At the least, it should be
immediately banned from all schools."

Any mother reading this article with children in school should immediately
take this to their principal, children's teacher and PTA along with the
movie, Sweet Misery, and demand that all products with aspartame
(NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful, E951/Canderel/Benevia, etc.) and especially
pop with this poison be removed - period, no if's, no and's and no but's.
And Board of Educations should also remove the lobbyists and those who
would offer money to keep poisoned pop in schools. How much is the brain
of your child worth. Remember this is the cause of the epidemic of ADD,
ADHD, autism, Tourettes, and behavioral problems.

For documentation of this read the experts books:

Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic
H. J. Roberts, M.D.
or 1 800 827 7991

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and Health & Nutrition Secrets
By neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.

Web sites: http://www.wnho.net and http://www.dorway.com Aspartame
Toxicity Center, http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame

Aspartame Information List, http://www.wnho.net Get involved

Rumsfeld Disease may become one of the largest plagues in world history.
The list of horrors is unending. Thanks to despicable and greedy Big
Pharma/Codex, in England supplements from industry now contain aspartame.
Diane Fleming still remains in a prison in Virginia because methanol was
found on her husband's autopsy and they thought she poisoned him even
though she passed their lie detector test. Doctors affidavits state he
died from aspartame which causes methanol poisoning. Athletes like Fleming
are dying because aspartame damages the cardiac conduction system and
causes sudden death, although his was not sudden.

Enough is enough. Eradicate Rumsfeld Disease from our schools and from our

Don Harkins of the Idaho Observer has given permission to have this
republished. To help the effort the Idaho Observer -
www.idaho-observer.com publishes 24 page booklets for distribution on
Rumsfeld Disease called the Artificially Sweetened Times. Distribute them
throughout your schools, offices and churches to help eradicate Rumsfeld
Disease. And if you think the pop companies didn't know the gum was loaded
be sure to read the protest of the National Soft Drink Assn. on

Dr. Betty Martini, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway,
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770 242-2599

Idaho Observer
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869
Phone 208-255-2307
Email observer at coldreams.com
Web http://idaho-observer.com

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