[Ibogaine] OT artificial sweetener

sara119 at xs4all.nl sara119 at xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 22 06:35:20 EDT 2005


I love the way your mind works.

 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.....
> Kirk
> http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blasp.htm
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> From: sara119 at xs4all.nl [mailto:sara119 at xs4all.nl]
> Sent: Saturday, 20 August 2005 11:53 p.m.
> To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
> Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] OT artificial sweetener
> Aspartame - Rumsfeld's Bioweapon Legacy
> Dr. Betty Martini, Founder
> Mission Possible Intl
> 8-20-5
> 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
> 8-15-5
> 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
> deaths.
> 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
> "NutraSweet."
> 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"
> Background
> 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
> use.
> * 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
> insulin.
> 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
> aspartame."
> 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.
> www.sunsentpress.com
> or 1 800 827 7991
> Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and Health & Nutrition Secrets
> By neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.
> www.russellblaylockmd.com
> 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
> planet.
> 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
> www.dorway.com
> 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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