Titanium nanoparticle pollution cancer link; Morgellons via agrobacterium vectors, hemp oil again, plus today's WTO Swiss riot

It was just another day in Switzerland during Late Capitalism. The beloved World Trade Organization, having already helped bring about a huge collapse in global trade, decided they should have a meeting somewhere widely thought of as really rich and white.
It's been ten years since wily bad kids and the labor movement crashed their last gig... what could go wrong?
MOAR: The Associated Press: Geneva: Police use tear gas on WTO protest

So they went to Switzerland and people started lighting cars on fire... posted today:

The WTO is an avid defender of killing baby seals as well - graphic video!

Nanoparticles in Some Vitamins, Cosmetics, Sunscreens and Paint Cause Genetic Damage

Until recently, TiO2 nanoparticles have been labeled non-toxic because they do not cause chemical reactions. But new research just published in the journal Cancer Research demonstrates that it is the surface interaction the nanoparticles produce inside a body that causes genetic damage. Bottom line: the study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has revealed for the first time that TiO2 nanoparticles induce single and double-strand DNA breaks and cause chromosomal damage, as well as inflammation, all of which increase the risk of cancer.

In a statement to the media, senior study author Robert Schiestl, a UCLA professor of pathology, radiation oncology and environmental health sciences, stated these nanoparticles wander throughout the body causingoxidative stress, which can result in cell death. Once inside the body, the TiO2 nanoparticles accumulate in different organs because there is no way to eliminate them internally. And because the particles are so tiny, they can literally go anywhere -- even glide through cells to potentially disrupt body functions on a sub-cellular level.

Taliban cash!
In other marketing news, threat construction is still a hot industry in Washington: How the US Funds the Taliban via The Nation.

Kokesh gets hits: "The Federal Reserve is destroying America!" This guy Adam Kokesh is running for Congress under the hard right 'screw the fascists' sort of libertarian platform in New Mexico's 3rd CD. Yr typical liberals are upset with his style, here's a video with an ominous black balloon arc. This video from last October kind of captures the edgy somewhat PTSD/survivalism anti-fascist style, at, where else, a 9-11 Truth forum: "We're building a GI resistance movement" etc...
Kokesh is against the Federal Reserve and central banking, but pro-real 'capitalism' whatever that means these days. Kokesh, an Iraq/Fallujah veteran got arrested and has been with IVAW protests. Oh yea Wikipedia says he talked at Ron Paul's 2008 counter-RNC rally saying ""While it is our responsibility now to resist tyranny civilly, while we still can, there may come a time when we will say to the powers that be, be it with your blood or ours we have come to water the tree of liberty … who will stand with me?" So that kind of thing... If there were like fifty of these guys running for Congress would be nifty. On the other hand, the NM 3rd is very Democratic so it will be really hard for him to actually beat the incumbent there.

200911291713.jpgMorgellons update! As previously noted Morgellons are horrible weird evil fibers that are unknown in origin and the medical community doesn't really want to talk about 'em. This material is all from 2008, I haven't found new salient material...
An attorney sent over this note from GlobalResearch.ca: Agrobacterium & Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection?

Vitaly Citovsky is a professor of molecular and cell biology at Stony Brook University in New York (SUNY). He is a world authority on the genetic modification of cells by Agrobacterium, a soil bacterium causing crown gall disease in plants, that has been widely used in creating genetically modified (GM) plants since the 1980s because of its ability to transfer a piece of its genetic material, the T-DNA on its tumour-inducing (Ti) plasmid to the plant genome (see later for details).

Citovsky’s team took scanning electron microscope pictures of the fibres in or extruding from the skin of patients suffering from Morgellons disease, confirming that they are unlike any ordinary natural or synthetic fibres (see Fig. 1, assembled from Citovsky’s website [8]).

Figure 1. Scanning electron microscope images of fibres from skin biopsies of patients with Morgellons Disease - a, white fibre with calcite, scale bar 10 mm; b, green fibre with alumina ‘rock’ protruding, scale bar 20 mm; c, various ribbon-like, cylindrical and faceted fibres all coated with minerals, scale bar 10 mm; d, skin lesion with fibres stabbing through the epidermis, scale bar 300mm

They also analysed patients for Agrobacterium DNA. Skin biopsy samples from Morgellons patients were subjected to high-stringency polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for genes encoded by theAgrobacterium chromosome and also for Agrobacterium virulence (vir) genes and T-DNA on its Ti plasmid. They found that “all Morgellons patients screened to date have tested positive for the presence of Agrobacterium, whereas this microorganism has not been detected in any of the samples derived from the control, healthy individuals.” Their preliminary conclusion is that “Agrobacteriummay be involved in the etiology and/or progression” of Morgellons Disease.

.......San Francisco physician, Raphael Stricker, one of only a few doctors who believe the disease is real, said [9]. “There’s almost always some history of exposure to dirt basically either from gardening or camping or something.” He is one of the co-authors on the Agrobacterium research done in SUNY, which reported finding Agrobacterium DNA in all 5 Morgellons patients studied. Stricker suggests it is transmitted by ticks, like Lyme disease, and in a recent survey of 44 Morgellons patients in San Francisco, 43 of them also tested positive for the bacterium causing Lyme disease. Another factor consistent with Agrobacterium being a causative agent, if not the causative agent, is that when patients are treated with antibacterials for their Lyme disease, remission of Morgellons symptoms is seen in most of them [6].

Stricker also told his audience that Agrobacterium lives in the soil, and is known to cause infections in animals and human beings with compromised immune systems. It can cause skin lesions when injected into Swiss mice, a strain that is immune deficient, he said.

At this point, the findings on the Agrobacterium connection are still preliminary, as only seven patients have been studied. Nevertheless, the implications are far-reaching if this connection is confirmed, as existing evidence (reviewed below) suggests a link between Agrobacterium and genetic engineering in the creation of new disease agents, and it is paramount for the CDC investigation to include this aspect, if only to rule it out.

Agrobacterium and the genetic engineering connection

Agrobacterium not only infects human and other animal cells, it also transfers genes into them. It was SUNY professor Citovsky and his team that made the discovery some years ago [10]. Until then, the genetic engineering community had assumed that Agrobacterium did not infect animal cells, and certainly would not transfer genes into them.

Agrobacterium was found to transfer T-DNA into the chromosomes of human cells.

In stably transformed HeLa cells, the integration occurred at the right border of the T-DNA, exactly as would happen when it is being transferred into a plant cell genome, suggesting thatAgrobacterium transforms human cells by a mechanism similar to that involved in transforming plants cells (see Box 1). Human cancer cells, neurons and kidney cells were all transformed with theAgrobacterium T-DNA. Commenting on this research in 2001, Joe Cummins had warned of hazards to laboratory and farm workers [11] (i-sis news11/12)

The Agrobacterium vector system for gene transfer

Since the discovery in the 1970s that Agrobacterium can transfer genes into plants causing crown gall disease, the soil bacterium has been developed into a vector for inserting desirable genes into the plant genome to create transgenic (GM) plants [12].

More random notes: Morgellon’s Disease Linked to GM Food and Lyme Disease and Morgellons Disease: The Result of Genetically Modified Food?
A quick note on Hemp Oil curing cancer: The post on hemp oil and cancer is persistently popular here. Home page: Phoenix Tears - Promoting Hemp Oil as a natural healing agent... Now in the mix as American Medical Association Urges Federal Government to Support Medicinal Marijuana and naturally a story in High Times, High Times > Rick Simpson’s Hemp-oil Medicine.
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