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Show of the Week  June 10  2011


Remedy For Pain— Salicylic acid- Magnesium- Choline

Lawyer- Tidal wave of prop 65 claims should serve as ‘wake up call’ to industry

Prop 65 is turning into legalized blackmail, warn experts as notices pile up

New Strain of MRSA Discovered: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found in Both Humans and Dairy Cows


Sodium thiosulfate



Remedy For Pain— Salicylic acid- Magnesium- Choline

Use 80-160 mgs of aspirin—250-500 mgs of Choline- 200-500 mgs Of Magnesium and add 4 oz of water and either mix well or blend in a blender –when done use 1 tsp—the impact is almost felt momentarily and relief is fast and is safe and free of unwanted issues—the Choline carries this and the salicylic acid and the magnesium reduce the inflammation and the effect should as well deal with headaches



Lawyer- Tidal wave of prop 65 claims should serve as ‘wake up call’ to industry

Many dietary supplements firms remain surprisingly clueless about controversial Californian statute Proposition 65, according to a Sacramento-based legal firm preparing to host a seminar on prop 65 compliance following a recent spike in claims.

Introduced in 1986, prop 65 requires manufacturers selling products in California to give clear warnings if their products expose consumers to any detectable amount of 800+ chemicals believed to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.–While the legislation was not new, it had recently moved up the priority list for many firms in the supplements sector after it had found itself at the receiving end of a tidal wave of prop 65 notices filed by San Diego-based group the Environmental Research Center, said Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud LLP partner Peg Carew Toledo.A lot of small companies think they are OK because they are compliant with federal law, and are not aware of the risks they face under prop 65. But the spate of notices in the last few months from the ERC has acted as a real wake-up call for the sector.

I don’t think a lot of people realise that prop 65 claims are not insurable and the costs of defending them can be considerable, if not prohibitive.

You have to have a rigorous testing regime in place and if you can’t get to the prop 65 levels, you should consider not supplying your product in California or putting a warning label on it. But even avoiding California is actually quite challenging, particularly because of the growth in internet sales.”

Federal law vs California state law?–Meanwhile, legal attempts to get the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the conflict between prop 65 and the misleading labeling clauses in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act had not proved successful to date, she noted.–Swanson Health Products had launched a high-profile ‘citizen’s petition’ to make the FDA clarify the legal situation in 2008 on the grounds that federal and state law conflicted “irreconcilably” and again cited the pre-emption issue in a subsequent piece of litigation, but had failed on both occasions, she said.–“It will probably come up again, but the conflict pre-emption argument is a very hard one to make.”–Meanwhile, the chances of getting the Californians to overturn or amend prop 65 were also slim given that challenging a law designed to protect consumers from carcinogens was not a vote winner, pointed out Melissa Jones, who chairs the Proposition 65 Practice Group at legal firm Greenberg Traurig.–As for whether firms issued notices by the ERC would settle, it was hard to say, she said: “As ERC is a new plaintiff in this area, it’s hard to predict how these cases will go, but in the vast majority of cases, companies just settle because the costs and risks of going to trial are too great, especially if you are a small company.

“In fact a lot of companies are starting to consider using the warning labels. These cases are very hard to defend against.”

The Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud seminar, which has already attracted a lot of interest from the dietary supplements industry, will be held on May 12 and will give firms practical tips on compliance.



Prop 65 is turning into legalized blackmail, warn experts as notices pile up

By Elaine Watson, 14-Apr-2011

Related topics: Regulation, Quality control

A Californian statute with the laudable aim of protecting consumers from potential carcinogens has in practice exposed even the most responsible players in the dietary supplements sector to the constant threat of ‘legalized blackmail’, legal experts have warned.

Speaking to following the recent surge in prop 65 notices filed by private plaintiffs, notably San Diego-based Environmental Research Center, Carol Brophy, special counsel at Sedgwick LLP, said: “Prop 65 might make sense in principle, but the way it is being applied in practice to the dietary supplements sector is really worrying a lot of people.”–Introduced in 1986, prop 65 requires manufacturers selling products in California to give warnings if their products expose consumers to any detectable amount of 800+ chemicals believed to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Between a rock and a hard place

All the plaintiff has to do is show that the listed substance is in your product and then the burden of proof is entirely on you to prove that the level is safe – with all the associated costs – or you must put a warning on your product that says it contains ‘chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm’,” explained Brophy.

And by doing that, you’re then immediately in conflict with federal food labeling laws [the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act] by putting a label on your product that could mislead consumers.—“You can either pay a huge amount of money to the plaintiff or you can misbrand your products by putting a label on them saying they could cause cancerThis is putting manufacturers between a rock and a hard place and you’ve got to wonder is this really how consumers want the law to work?”The ERC has filed more than 200 prop 65 notices to more than 100 supplement makers in recent months alleging that their products contain lead, and in some cases arsenic, and that they failed to provide legal warnings to consumers, noted Brophy.

Legalized blackmail

Private individuals that do not have any expertise in this area are effectively taking over the FDA’s role as the arbiter of safety and with the sheer number of notices being filed by individuals in the last year, many people in the industry just think it’s blackmail.

This is a law that allows private individuals that may not have even bought or used the product in question and are not answerable to anyone to sue responsible companies following GMP for years.–Osama Bin Laden could bring a case against a product provided tests had revealed a detectable level of any one of hundreds of substances, many of which occur naturally or are at trace levels.”–In the case of the vast majority of substances on the prop 65 list, ‘safe’ levels had not been officially established by the agency overseeing the law – the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA ) – while in cases where levels had been set, they were “exceedingly low” – and significantly below levels at which the ingredients in question had been demonstrated in clinical studies to cause adverse effects, she observed.

An abrogation of the FDA’s responsibility?

Meanwhile, the lack of clear guidance about how the ‘naturally occurring exemption’ clause in the legislation applied also meant this was not something firms could rely on to avoid costly legal bills, she said.–And while settlement agreements struck in the past had negotiated safe harbor levels of the listed substances in a given ingredient – eg. lead in calcium – these settlements did not necessarily stand up to subsequent legal challenges, she added.–Moreover, setting such levels for the scores of products currently being scrutinized thanks to the ERC was a logistical nightmare of epic proportions anyway, she added.

This is not the way to set policy. It’s an abrogation of the FDA’s responsibility to maintain confidence in the food supply.”

Absurdly low tolerance levels

Washington DC-based advertising and labeling attorney Ivan Wasserman said: “This is a very difficult law for manufacturers to cope with. The way the statute is set up, even responsible companies are at great risk of a challenge of some sort, and while you should prevail if you know what’s in your products it’s still going to cost you a lot of money.”

Marc Ullman, a partner at New York-based firm Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman LLP, added: “There is a real difficulty industry-wide coping with the absurdly low tolerance levels established for some substances under prop 65.–So companies have just got to be vigilant and work with ingredients suppliers to tackle heavy metal contaminants and ensure they are capable of testing to prop 65 levels.”




New Strain of MRSA Discovered: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found in Both Humans and Dairy Cows

ScienceDaily (June 3, 2011) — Scientists have identified a new strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which occurs both in human and dairy cow populations.—The study, led by Dr Mark Holmes at the University of Cambridge, identified the new strain in milk from dairy cows while researching mastitis (a bacterial infection which occurs in the cows’ udders).—The new strain’s genetic makeup differs greatly from previous strains, which means that the ‘gold standard’ molecular tests currently used to identify MRSA — a polymerase chain reaction technique (PCR) and slide agglutination testing — do not detect this new strain. The research findings are published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.—Dr Laura García-Álvarez, first author of the paper, who discovered the new strain while a PhD student at the University of Cambridge’s Veterinary School, said: “To find the same new strain in both humans and cows is certainly worrying. However, pasteurization of milk will prevent any risk of infection via the food chain. Workers on dairy farms may be at higher risk of carrying MRSA, but we do not yet know if this translates into a higher risk of infection. In the wider UK community, less than 1% of individuals carry MRSA — typically in their noses — without becoming ill.” The scientists discovered the antibiotic resistant strain while researching S. aureus, a bacterium known to cause bovine mastitis. Despite the strain being able to grow in the presence of antibiotics, when they attempted to use the standard molecular tests available — which work by identifying the presence of the gene responsible for methicillin resistance (the mecA gene) — the tests came back negative for MRSA.—When Dr Matt Holden and a research team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute sequenced the entire genome (decoding all of the genes in the bacteria’s DNA) they realised that the new strain possessed unconventional DNA for MRSA. They found that the new strain does have a mecA gene but with only 60% similarity to the original mecA gene. Unfortunately, this results in molecular tests (which identify MRSA by the presence of the mecA gene) giving a false negative for this strain of MRSA.—Subsequent research revealed that the new strain was also present in humans. During the study, the new strain was found in samples from Scotland, England and Denmark (some from screening tests and others from people with MRSA disease). It has since been identified in Ireland and Germany. Additionally, by testing archived S. aureus samples, the researchers have also identified a recent upward trend in the prevalence of the antibiotic resistant bacteria.—Dr Mark Holmes said: “The majority of MRSA testing in British hospitals is performed by seeing if the bacteria will grow in the presence of antibiotics, typically oxacillin and cefoxitin, rather than methicillin — which is now no longer manufactured. This type of testing detects both the new MRSA and conventional MRSA.–“However, it is important that any of the MRSA testing that is based on detection of the mecA gene — i.e. PCR based testing, or slide agglutination testing — be upgraded to ensure that the tests detect the new mecA gene found in the new MRSA. We have already been working with public health colleagues in the UK and Denmark to ensure that testing in these countries now detects the new MRSA.”–The new research also raises questions about whether cows could be a reservoir for the new strains of MRSA.–Dr Holmes added: “Although there is circumstantial evidence that dairy cows are providing a reservoir of infection, it is still not known for certain if cows are infecting people, or people are infecting cows. This is one of the many things we will be looking into next.–“Although our research suggests that the new MRSA accounts for a small proportion of MRSA — probably less than 100 isolations per year in the UK, it does appear that the numbers are rising. The next step will be to explore how prevalent the new strain actually is and to track where it is coming from. If we are ever going to address the problem with MRSA, we need to determine its origins.”–Scientists at the Health Protection Agency (HPA) co-authored this paper, providing the analysis of the human samples of the new strain. Dr Angela Kearns, head of the HPA’s Staphylococcus Reference Laboratory said: “There are numerous strains of MRSA circulating in the UK and the rest of Europe. Even though this new strain is not picked up by the current molecular tests, they do still remain effective for the detection of over 99 per cent of MRSAs. This new strain can be picked up by another type of test, which has shown to be effective in trials in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.—“This is a very interesting find and the HPA is currently involved in further research to screen a wider population of MRSA samples to ascertain how prevalent it is. It’s important to remember MRSA is still treatable with a range of antibiotics and the risk of becoming infected with this new strain is very low.”—With funding from the Medical Research Council, the researchers will next be undertaking prevalence surveys in people and in dairy cattle in the UK to determine how much new MRSA is present in these populations. They will also be performing an epidemiological study on farms to identify any factors that may be associated with infection by the new MRSA, to look for further new MRSA strains, and to explore the potential risks of the new strain to farm workers.

Story Source:—The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Cambridge.–Journal Reference:–Laura García-Álvarez, Matthew TG Holden, Heather Lindsay, Cerian R Webb, Derek FJ Brown, Martin D Curran, Enid Walpole, Karen Brooks, Derek J Pickard, Christopher Teale, Julian Parkhill, Stephen D Bentley, Giles F Edwards, E Kirsty Girvan, Angela M Kearns, Bruno Pichon, Robert LR Hill, Anders Rhod Larsen, Robert L Skov, Sharon J Peacock, Duncan J Maskell, Mark A Holmes. Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with a novel mecA homologue in human and bovine populations in the UK and Denmark: a descriptive studyThe Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70126-8


Sodium thiosulfate—info can also be found at

Recipe–¼ tsp in 1 lite of water and use

09/16/2007: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: “Sodium thiosulfate is a common dechlorinator used to remove chlorine from drinking waterIt is also a well known antidote for cyanide poisoning where the sodium thiosulfate reacts with cyanide to form sodium thiocyanate. Some people who take too much apricot pits (cancer treatment) have a weak form of cyanide poisoning and found it helpful to add the sodium thiosulfate drops to reduced its side effect when they used the apricot pits, which is high in vitamin B17 or sometimes take apple seeds also somewhat high B17 to treat themselves of cancer or other immunity problems.–They have reported to me that the side effects were reduced from taking too much apricot pits, and caused them to be to nauseated, but when sodium thiosulfate drops are taken, no nausea effects from too much apricot pits is seen. Apparently the extra cyanide, if it were to exist in excess, reacted with sodium thiosulfate to form sodium thiocyanate, where the body can get rid of them quickly, but I also suspect that the sodium thiocyanate may have some antiviral, anti-cancer properties, perhaps only a tiny amount from eating apricot pits and the thiosulfate reduced effect, but its reacted components may have the same properties nonetheless. I would therefore imagine that the thiocyanate is less toxic than the apricot pits but also reduces the side effects by allowing the body to rid of them easier.–For me I used sodium thiosulfate to get rid of certain heavy metals, and accumulation of oxidative chemicals in the liver, as the sodium thiosulfate is a good reducing agent (reduces free radicals), but it is also a laxative in some respects, at least only initially in detoxification.—Most people are not aware that sodium thiosulfate is a common dechlorinator used in fish tanks, drinking water and swimming pool water, and sometimes a low amount of can be found in natural hot springs water, but they do have trace sodium sulfide too, which is why it can used to treat skin problems and some to bathe in it to relieved them of skin problems, rheumatism, although indirectly.–In other cases I used s.t. to help with sleep, as the reducing agent, especially the thiosulfate form of reducing agents helps with the sleep.–A thiosulfate form can form a weak sulfide compound which is also a component that works synergistically with the body’s available nitrites to help to small extent anyway in controlling blood pressure or extend its effect for some people who take nitroglycerine tablets to treat both heart problems and high blood pressureThe effect is seen to last longer.–In my personal observation a bicarbonate formula, in alkaline form mixed with a very tiny amount of sodium nitrites works the same way based on my experiment as both the nitrogylcerine and the sodium nitrite degrades to nitric oxide in presence of organic acids. Interestingly, if the body were already suffering the acidosis conditions from lack of bicarbonates, the nitric oxide, which is the major component in controlling the body’s blood pressure, does not degrade, and is more effective in killing of microbes, where its waste product, and the microbe itself are rich in organic acid. The sodium nitrite, produced by the body’s own glial cells located in the brain, would degrade to nitric oxide, burning the acid forming bacteria, viruses and other microbes, much like burning them alive.–The sodium thiosulfate is also used as a photographic fixer, known as “Hypo” to prevent the chemicals of photographs from further getting dark and fix the pictures, much like a preservative, from preventing the pictures to be developed from further chemical oxidation.—It has been used it in the past to help sleep as well as to help concentration in event of ADHD, children’s hyperactivity, and temper tantrums, and have worked remarkably well especially when a child of hyperactivity, is used to treat glutamine (amino acid) to help detoxify ammonia, and helped with brain development, is used in combination with sodium thiosulfate to reduced the resultant temporary hyperactivity that resulted from glutamine use. When those are used in combination, I have noted to cause a child to improve in leaps and bounds, which can be used for ADHD, hyperactivity, autism, and even emotional disturbances. For me, I also used s.t. as an anti-depressant and anxiety problems as well. At least for me anyway, the sodium thiosulfate has wide use, because of its unique properties as a reductant agent, it reduces free radicals, and reduces the liver accumulating actions of oxidative chemicals, where it is most dramatic as a treatment for cyanide poisoning. Still its everyday use is seen in fish aquariums and a dechlorinator for both drinking water and in use of swimming pools. In my opinion, people who used public bath cause their body to accumulate excess chlorine, the people who sells chlorine knows how much a human body uptake chlorine, which is quite a bit, but also does damages to the body. As a result, some people, like me for example, might after exposure to too much chlorinated water, will use the sodium thiosulfate solution to rinse by body of excess chlorine and perhaps some drops of sodium thiosulfate taken internally. Chickens and livestocks cannot use chlorinated water to chickens and pigs, as chlorinated water causes stunting of growth in pigs and chickens. At least in the case of chickens drinking water chlorinated in the farm, the biopsy of chicken were shown to have heart disease, and perhaps this line of chlorinated water used can be extended to human use as well. Of course human water, with chlorine and fluorine uses, is quite toxic to animals, and it is part of the many reasons why humans get sick. I imagine that the sodium thiosulfate to have much more wider use in the distant future and I have only begin to touch only just a small part of this, and not just its ability to remove heavy metals, chlorine, toxic compounds, excess cyanide, its anti-anxiety, anti-depressant effect, promotes sleep, is a laxative, used as a skin problems such as eczmea, and many other applications, I simply can’t remember. There was one case of a child who reportedly got fat from swimming in a chlorinated water too long (for about a month) as the oxidative effect of chlorine tend to do that, and well at least help reduce those effect and at the very least, reduce being bloated, as the sodium thiosulfate would react with the excess blood chlorine to form a simple trace amounts of saline solution in very minute amounts instead of a more toxic chlorine.—The sodium thiosulfate is also used as a common remedy to reduce the side effects which causes deafness in some people from chemotherapy. But in my opinion, the free radicals also generated during x ray therapies, such as CAT scans can reduced such side effects just the same. I had a friend of mine who got a terrible headaches after getting her teeth x-rayed and took both vitamin C and sodium thiosulfate. Those two things stopped the headaches (and hopefully the radiation damages to her brain) the same day. It’s probably the antioxidant effects from both the vitamin C and the sodium thiosulfate.–All this information I am telling is really old information (about 30+ years ago)

A Summary of Uses

It is used as an antidote to cyanide poisoning.[4][5] Thiosulfate acts as a sulfur donor for the conversion of cyanide to thiocyanate (which can then be safely excreted in the urine), catalyzed by the enzyme rhodanase.

It has also been used as treatment of calciphylaxis in hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease.[6]

It is used in the management of extravasations during chemotherapy. Sodium thiosulfate prevents alkylation and tissue destruction by providing a substrate for the alkylating agents that have invaded the subcutaneous tissues. The dose may be 2mL of 0.17M (a solution of 4mL 10% sodium thiosulfate and 6mL sterile water for injection). It may be instilled subcutaneously into multiple sites using a small gauge needle. There is limited data on this method with few recommendations.[citation needed]

in foot baths for prophylaxis of ringworm, and as a topical antifungal agent for tinea versicolor.

in measuring the volume of extracellular body fluid and the renal glomerular filtration rate[7








Show of the Week June 13, 2011


China gets human milk from cows


Weather Modification Programs


Amino Acid Supplement Makes Mice Live Longer


Edible RFID Tracking Chips in Food and choices.


Elderberry juice seized at winery in Mulvane




China gets human milk from cows

Genetically modified cows in China are producing human breast milk. No bull. The Chinese hope to start selling the new milk within three years. Will you grab a straw?– Chinese scientists have managed to get cows to produce human milk, and may have the new brew in China’s grocery stores in three years.–A herd of 300 cows has been genetically modified (GM), and once the government is sure it’s safe, more cows will be bred with the ability to produce human milk.–The Chinese are on a slippery slope, riding herd with the ethical brakes shut off.—A Chinese scientist quoted in news reports suggests the new cow-human milk will help feed hungry people, calling the modification of the cows “our duty,” but it’s not clear how a GM cow will create more milk than a standard cow. If both produce a litre of milk for human consumption, what makes a GM cow better?—The developers in Beijing claim the new GM milk has the same immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities as breast milkI’d like to see an independent test please. After all, this is a country where suppliers watered down milk and then added melamine to pass “quality control” tests, resulting in illness and death.An unhealthy history calls for healthy skepticism.–If the GM milk can feed the hungry better than standard cows’ milk, what will the scientists really have accomplished? Taken to its logical conclusion, the developers are saying that if nature can’t keep people alive, we alter nature.— —Science has made advances that have improved agriculture, generally through gentle adaptation. Farmers use the seeds from the best plants for the next planting season, making future crop generations stronger. When scientists spliced together peaches and plums, they developed the nectarine. Big industry has developed grains more resistant to insects or –extremes of weather.So where to draw the line when it comes to tinkering with Mother Nature?–A clear boundary exists when it comes to living, breathing things like mammals.—When mankind develops a new animal, we risk both genetic contributors.-What if it turns out the new cows ingest a bacteria or disease and alter its basic design, thereby creating a new problem for science? Unlikely as it may be, we’re dealing with many unknowns–Some people won’t drink regular cows’ milk as a matter of conscience; cows produce the milk for their young and people redirect it to the human food supply chain. The milk-free among us are starting to look saner by the minute. And the possibility of human genes being part of our food chain will put more people off their lunch.

Special Note this could be construed as a form of cannibalism!!!



Weather Modification Programs ASSOC.pdf


History Channel Program on HAARP


Below is a dandy shot of chemicals being sprayed on when else but Earth Day!!   In essence, they’ve been manipulating weather for decades and stepping it up considerably.   Of course with media owned, a monster cover-up continues.   If you ask why would they do this — something many of us have asked in the past — it’s twofold!   There’s tons of money to be made in the new green technology/industry emerging but more importantly — global governance via UN.   Create a worldwide problem . . then they can come in and say there must be a global government to manage the entire process of weather control — i.e., geo-engineering.   Geo-engineering is now funded in the billions!


Forwarding you, “What in the World Are They Spraying?”  movie trailer and some HAARP info.   They admit to HAARP — which is Nikola Tesla’s technology — stolen from him and made into a not-so-nice technology which disrupts weather (they can trigger earthquakes, create hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanos, drought, floods — basically steer weather into catastrophes) which they ARE doing.  They’ll then say they must have geo-engineering to solve our terrible weather problems . . using “weather disruption” as the phrase!    The fact is, they’re causing the disruption.  The world’s waking up as you’ll see by the many who comment on the blogs/sites attached.   Hope I haven’t unnerved you but then you said you know someone who’s lost a multi-million dollar home because of the recent fire.  Hundreds of rain storms are sabotaged systematically  🙂    Just watch the sky — mega tons of aluminum is dropped into to dry up moisture!    They also dump barium (destroys our T Cells which protect us from cancer).


Michael J. Murphy’s interview w/ We Are Change Hawaii


This is an interview I did with We Are Change Hawaii.  Please watch, share and spread!!



 Michael J. Murphy and G. Edward Griffin discuss “What in the World are They Spraying?” on Rainmaking Radio Show‏
Here’s another drying agent they use.  Dyn-O-Mat (company that manufactures it) calls is it “Dyn-O-Drought”  . . 



Michael J. Murphy interviews on Coast to Coast W/ George


Michael J. Murphy


Date:   April 23, 2011 9:30:09 AM MST

Subject: earth day 2011


We are living in an up-side down world when we call this Earth Day!


Local Skywatch Site:



Navy Research Paper: ‘Disrupt Economies’ with Man-Made ‘Floods,’ ‘Droughts’

A recently-unearthed U.S. Navy research project calls for creating mad-made floods and droughts to “disrupt [the] economy” of an enemy state. –“Weather modification was used successfully in Viet Nam to (among other things) hinder and impede the movement of personnel and material from North Viet Nam to South Viet Nam,” notes a Naval Air Warfare Weapons Division – China Lake research proposal, released last month through the Freedom of Information Act.  But “since that time military research on Weather Modification has dwindled in the United States.”–The proposal suggests a study of the latest weather manipulation techniques, to “give the U.S. military a viable, state-of-the-art weather modification


Navy Research Paper: ‘Disrupt Economies’ with Man-Made ‘Floods,’ ‘Droughts’ Capability again.”  With that in hand, American forces would be able…To impede or deny the movement of personnel and material because of rains-floods, snow-blizzards, etc.

(2) To disrupt economy due to the effect of floods, droughts, etc.

The proposal is undated.  But it’s pretty clearly from the Cold War.
Not only is “the Soviet Union (Russia)” mentioned.  The money is also relatively small, by today’s standards — less than a half-million dollars, over two years.   —A military in-house newspaper calls  “weather modification” an “area of China Lake preeminence.   Between 1949 and 1978, China Lake developed concepts, techniques, and hardware that were successfully used in hurricane abatement, fog control, and drought relief. Military application of this technology was demonstrated in 1966 when Project
 was conducted to enhance rainfall to help interdict traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.”  (Here’s a picture of China Lake’s “Cold Cloud Modification System.”—In 1980, the United States ratified a treaty banning military weather manipulation.   But every once in a while, someone in the armed forces floats the idea of doing it again.  “Our vision is that by 2025 the military could influence the weather on a mesoscale [theater-wide] or microscale [immediate local area] to achieve operational capabilities,” a 1996 Air Force-commissioned study reads. —Today, Chinese officials are trying to figure out ways to keep it from raining over Beiing, during this summer’s Olympics.

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