The following article was originally published on the main blog on April 13, 2017. Unfortunately, it is just as relevant today in 2023. It includes an article published in the Spring 2016 edition of Hexagon Astrology Magazine.
Pluto is slowing in the zodiac to station retrograde April 20  at 19 degrees Capricorn, and the illegitimacy of the corpo-governmental power structures on Planet Earth would be hard to deny at this point even for the staunchest of maya-dwellers.
Pluto is nothing if not a fan of laying shit bare.
Under the stationing potency of the Lord of the Underworld in the sign of the corporation, protests are being set for April 28, 2017 in Bonn and Berlin, Germany to show resistance to the planned merger of German-based pharmaceutical, chemical, and genetically modified seed giant Bayer with the most well-known face of genetically modified foods, Monsanto.
These protests are set to coincide with Bayer Corporations' Annual General Meeting on April 28 in Bonn. (Please note: Bayer moved its AGM from Cologne to smaller Bonn at the last minute in an effort to avoid the protests.)
From the CBGnetwork website: "We would also like to invite all of you to attend the actions at BAYER’s AGM in Cologne, Germany, on 28th April 2017. Please register with us if you want to speak at the meeting. Together, we will show BAYER’s responsible people, managers and major shareholders what we think of their crimes.
Let us coordinate our resistance against BAYER and MONSANTO and take it to ‘the heart of the beast’. We count on you!"
For more, see Coalition Against Bayer Dangers or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
So for those who can't make the demonstrations in Germany, take to YouTube, social media, or the streets on (or around) April 28 to express what you would like to say to Bayer executives. Use Twitter hashtags #stopbayermonsanto and #billionsagainstbayer, or tweet directly to Bayer at @BayerAG. Organize a solidarity demonstration in your town - perhaps outside your local drug store or grocery store - and share the photos and stories. Even a single individual acting alone can raise a lot of needed awareness. If you feel moved by this issue, participate in any way you can.
The planned merger of Bayer with Monsanto follows other recent mega-mergers in the GMO and chemicals game - Dow and DuPont joined forces to form DowDuPont in 2015, and ChemChina merged with Syngenta in 2016.
In a truly Pluto in Capricornian move, Bayer is planning to swallow up the highly toxic public facade of Monsanto Corporation for $62 billion, obscuring the evil deeds of both under its falsely innocuous brand of "the Aspirin company."
It's our job not to allow this burying of dirty deeds to happen. It's our job to see through this hollow public relations strategy as the ruthless power consolidation move that it is.
As I sit here writing this, in a state of physical debilitation and pain, as I have been every day for the past seven-and-a-half years since taking Bayer's devil drug antibiotic Cipro, it would be quite impossible for me to forget the evils of the Bayer Corporation. It would be impossible for me to forget that this corporation matches, if not trumps, the crimes against humanity committed by Monsanto.
Bayer corporation has knowingly debilitated and disabled hundreds of thousands (most likely millions) of people with its pharmaceuticals, including me. It has knowingly killed hundreds of thousands of people at the very least by leaving its deadly drugs on the market without adequate warnings. It has done this willingly, despite the anguished pleas and warnings from its victims, in the pursuit of its own profit and global domination.
The next planned step in this global domination, it appears, is swallowing up Monsanto Corp.
So now we, the righteous rebels of Planet Earth, have our own Plutonic transformation to facilitate.
We now transform from Millions Against Monsanto to Billions Against Bayer. (To clarify - I don't mean a formal group. I mean literally people who are against Monsanto/Bayer as the only criteria.)
Join me in resisting these knowing abusers of humanity and of life on this planet. Join me in resisting their poisonous products as they attempt to reach even further into our food supply.
Join in solidarity with the people in Germany - and across Europe - as they fight for their food supplies, as they fight for an outcome different from the one we have in Canada and the U.S. with widespread GMO cross-contamination of our food.
This is a Worldwide Call to Join Together as Billions Against Bayer!
This is a Worldwide Call to Educate Yourself About the Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Bayer!
What follows is an (updated) article that appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Hexagon Astrology Magazine:
Pluto in Capricorn and the Plutonic Sociological Imagination
On December 8, 2009, I finished the last of three antibiotic pills prescribed to me by a walk-in clinic physician for what was believed to be a mild urinary tract infection. By the next day, I was crawling around my apartment on my hands and knees because my tendons had turned to mush and I could not put weight on my Achilles. I was having an extended, drug-induced panic attack with morbid and suicidal thoughts coursing through my brain without cessation. I couldn’t stop crying. I couldn’t sleep. There was intense pressure in my head. I had a severe headache to the point that I could barely move my head off the pillow. My ears were ringing loudly. My vision was not lining up correctly. Every time I closed my eyes, I saw colors and shapes and figures and flashing lights, as if I had a strobe light going off behind my eyelids. I couldn’t use artificial light or look at my computer screen without pain. I had fatigue so crushing that crawling to the bathroom and back took a couple hours to recover from. My entire body felt poisoned, and eating food made me feel worse. I was so weak, I could barely lift my arm to my mouth to feed myself (subsequently losing 30 pounds in three weeks). I was convinced I was going to die. Transiting Mercury had just formed a conjunction to Pluto at 2 degrees Capricorn, conjunct my natal Vesta. It was a Plutonic initiation, to be certain, an inadvertent step through the gateway to Hell. It was the beginning of years of debilitation, pain, and relentless drive for recovery. It also deepened my drive to follow threads and peel layers in an effort to expose the roots of the heartless and soulless machines that are poisoning us here on Earth. Dramatic, huh? Pluto is nothing if not dramatic. Pluto first entered Capricorn on January 25, 2008 for a 16-year transit of the sign of business, finance, prestige, public image, and achievement. Pluto is a planet that enters a sign and brings with it a deep, often gut-wrenching process of excavation and examination, confrontation and release, digging and purging, stripping down and regeneration so as to completely transform constructs and dynamics that would hinder or stop human soul development on this planet. Pluto exposes things that have been hidden or suppressed, including dishonesty, lack of integrity, coercion, and dirty dealings, drawing this muck and mire up to the surface - gradually or in an explosive, volcanic gush. With Pluto transiting Capricorn, we see how at the brink we are collectively with things like consumer capitalism, corporate control, the rule of money over all else, business/finance and government becoming one and the same, policy that benefits “the market” and corporations instead of the people, and the ethic of “achievement at all cost.” Transiting Pluto in Capricorn brings to the surface underlying power dynamics related to authority and hierarchy. In many cases, the power dynamics at play on this little, spinning planet are illegitimate and stifling - criminal, in actuality – related more to the power of money and hidden, coercive influence than to any real, inherent form of leadership or authority. Almost across the board, the people at the highest echelons of the hierarchical pyramid schemes of power on this planet are not our leaders. They are not our authorities. They do not hold legitimate influence over us. They are, in fact, injuring, poisoning, and killing us. Pluto in Capricorn makes this very clear for all those with eyes to see, as structural problems are brought into the open for much-needed change and transformation. During Pluto’s transit of Capricorn, one of the things being exposed is the very sick concept of “success” within mainstream, societal structures. Pluto exposes the misery that the environment, animals, and other people have to take on in order for certain individuals to portray this skewed image of success. Many people at the top of the current pyramid schemes have gotten there on the backs of others, to the detriment of those people and of the environment, in general. With Pluto in Capricorn – an ingress that coincided with derivatives schemes that brought down the United States housing market in 2008 - we start to see, en masse, the abuse, control, and oppression of the people as well as the squandering of resources that goes into those rich, shining superstars on the society pages of the local paper. As Pluto transits Capricorn, the entire mainstream view of “success,” what makes for a “successful” person or a “successful” business, is being deconstructed, and we’re forced to ask the question: Is this really something to be admired and emulated? Pluto is a body that relates to terror and manipulation through terror. This theme can be seen quite clearly in the never-ending wars against “the terrorists” that have been waged since this transit began in 2008. (Again, we have to ask ourselves: who are the real global terrorists?) This transit has revealed a huge amount of fear and coercion (Pluto) within business and work worlds (Capricorn) as mass unemployment, inflation, and homelessness ushered in a New Great Depression for many. With Pluto transiting Capricorn, we see people allowing the suppression of their creative drives, their personal morals, their emotions, and their humanity, in general, due to fear of losing their jobs, their livelihoods, their status, and their public image. Pluto is considered a transpersonal body, relating to collective themes. As Pluto transits a sign for an extended period of time (12 – 31 years, depending on the sign), an entire generation of people will have Pluto in the same zodiac sign in the natal chart. In light of this, we see that Pluto rules a force of generational commitment to transformation - what a particular Pluto generation is here to change. Whatever sign Pluto inhabits in your chart, rest assured that after you and your Pluto generation get through with it (or it gets through with you), it will be stripped bare and transformed into something more satisfactory. But before that, the members of the Pluto generation must experience, examine, break down, and process out all the stultifying, abusive, and "just not right" dynamics of that zodiac sign, confronting many denied realities as they go. Pluto has many nasty tricks up its sleeve, all designed to take us into deeper, stronger, wiser, and more conscious territory. But it’s Hell. Did I mention it’s Hell? Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld, the Master of Hades, and dragging us into experiences of Hell as we live our lives on Planet Earth is its general modus operandi. Pluto strips the maya, there’s no doubt about it. It removes the rose-colored glasses and unceremoniously crushes them under its heel. Once Pluto has you in its grips, you can be certain that you will never again be the same – and this is a good thing. At a soul level, it is a very, very good thing. Pluto relates to a process of alchemical change, growth, and development that originates at the soul. As part of this, Pluto forces us to experience things we would never choose to experience on our own. I mean, who would willingly go to Hell? Who would willingly take on immensely painful Plutonic experiences and the associated emotional/psychological torment, even temporarily? Pluto is aligned with the necessary experiences of the soul as it advances the collective scene through personal work and struggle. And Pluto doesn’t care a whit about the desires of the ego or the personality! Pluto's transformational process can be called many things: painful, brutal, hellish, cruel. It often forces us to points of emotional, psychological, and/or physical breakdown. But the Plutonic process must go on in order to facilitate the continued survival of the human soul. We're here for a reason, for a limited amount of time, and Pluto won't do us the disservice of letting us forget it. It won’t allow us to waste our precious time as dupes, as less effective that we truly are or could be. Pluto sets its sights on anything that has been avoided, glossed over, or swept under the rug previously. It triggers the alchemy of the soul, putting immense pressure on us in an attempt to turn coal to diamond, eventually liberating us from stultifying themes, scenarios, circumstances, traps, relationships, or versions of self. Because Pluto is a generational, transpersonal body, the personal Plutonic experiences we have are most often connected to broader collective themes. In other words, though feelings of extreme isolation are a common Plutonic trait, we are not alone in our experiences of Hell on Earth. In fact, our own personal Hell is often just the tip of the Plutonic iceberg, with thousands, millions, or even billions of other people experiencing very similar things for very similar reasons. In this way, Pluto’s machinations in our lives - taking us under until we cannot deny what it has to show us - bring us into the Plutonic sociological imagination. Our personal stories have roots that connect us to many, many other human beings experiencing similar things, becoming caught in the same traps, falling prey to the same dirty tricks. We are not alone with these experiences. We do not live in a vacuum. We are caught up in broader societal trends and themes, issues that are affecting large numbers of people from all walks of life, in all corners of the world. In the case of Pluto, the Hell we experience at a personal level is often inextricably linked with the Plutonic requirement for collective awareness, transformation, and change. It is by connecting our personal stories of Plutonic Hell to this broader, collective web that we can move out of the hellish isolation and struggle. It is by bringing our own personal stories into their broader societal and sociological context that we can pinpoint the dynamics, join forces, and move out of Hell altogether.
Pluto in Capricorn Lessons: Following the Twisted Roots of the Corporate Oligarchy Pluto demands that no stone be left unturned in our examinations of the rotten and the corrupt, that no twisted root be left uninvestigated as we bring the muck and mire to the surface and to collective awareness. Pluto (excavation) in Capricorn (business, corporations) demands that we respect with utmost seriousness the complexity, the layers, and the tenacity of the reach of these corrupt corporate tentacles and the people behind them. We must extricate ourselves from these tentacles in order to live a true alternative, and looking at the ugly and intricate web head-on - shiny, advertising grins wiped clean - is the only way we can do that. So even though we all have “corporate evil-doing” fatigue this far into the Pluto in Capricorn transit, let's get out our books and pencils and dig in... This particular Pluto in Capricorn Case Study is about the pharmaceuticals corporation Bayer. We in North America almost all know this company, but the next time you're popping a Bayer Aspirin or two, you might want to think a little more deeply about the people behind this household drug. I've come to learn some very interesting things about this company, the makers of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic Cipro that has poisoned and debilitated me along with hundreds of thousands (likely millions) of others. Bayer became a household name after co-opting the pain-relieving folk remedy salacin, derived from willow bark, in the late 1800s to make its over-the-counter pain reliever Aspirin. Bayer is a German company founded in 1863 that lost its assets to the West as reparations for World War I. Bayer had produced chlorine and mustard gases that were used as chemical warfare in the trenches.(1) It was then enveloped in the Nazi's IG Farben, their chemical and pharmaceuticals conglomerate. This conglomerate used concentration camp slave labour to produce its wares. IG Farben was the only German company in the Third Reich that actually ran its own concentration camp, buying and using human guinea pig slaves to test their drugs. IG Farben also manufactured the pesticide Zyklon B, which was used to kill people in the gas chambers.(2) Bayer has a long history in the military industrial complex, and these activities continue to this day. Cipro was originally developed by Bayer to ward off anthrax attacks. Cipro was given to many Gulf War soldiers and is considered to be one of the causes of Gulf War Syndrome, a chronic and debilitating condition seen in up to 250,000 soldiers who served in the Gulf War.(3) Anyone suffering from an adverse reaction to a fluoroquinolone is connected at the soul to these soldiers… Once the anthrax scare was over, Cipro was re-purposed as a cure-all for a variety of minor infections, including urinary tract infections and prostatitis. This is how Bayer made the big bucks on this terribly dangerous drug. This history of profiting from warfare is common with almost all the big GMO/chemical corporations. It is a group of six corporations - Monsanto, DuPont, BASF, Bayer, Dow and Syngenta - currently merging the world's seed supply with their genetically modified versions. Again, most have very recently merged with each other or are in the process of merging. Five of the six – all but Syngenta - are chemical corporations with long histories of involvement with the military industrial complex, including chemical and nuclear warfare. United States-based Monsanto is the most well-known of the six with its line of genetically modified Roundup Ready seeds designed to grow into plants that withstand its glyphosate-based chemical herbicide Roundup. Monsanto is the company that brought us Agent Orange, a defoliant used to strip trees of their leaves during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange is highly toxic and carcinogenic and killed or debilitated hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people as well as U.S. soldiers during and after the Vietnam War. Exposure to Agent Orange has caused widespread genetic damage and birth defects that are affecting generations of people to this day, including in the United States. Facebook groups: Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance and Agent Orange Activists. Other toxic products on Monsanto’s roster include saccharin, DDT, PCBs, bovine growth hormones and Aspartame.(4) DuPont is an American corporation now in the chemicals and plastics game but started off manufacturing gunpowder, becoming the largest supplier to the U.S. military by the mid-19th century. During World War II, DuPont produced military explosives and plutonium, playing a major role in the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb.(5) It also helped to choose Hanford, Washington as the plutonium production site, now considered the most radioactively-contaminated site in the United States. DuPont is also the maker of the Kevlar vest, used in police forces around the world. American chemical company Dow produced napalm, a chemical that clung to the skin and melted flesh, for the U.S. government during the Vietnam War. After public protests of napalm, all other companies making it stopped production, leaving Dow to reap the profits as the sole provider.(6) Dow managed a nuclear weapons production facility from 1951 to 1975 near Denver, Colorado called Rocky Flats Plant that was involved in multiple management problems leading to radioactive leaks and contamination fires. Thousands of plant workers have died or are sick from cancers they say are caused by radiation exposure and most have had their compensation claims denied.(7) Dow is indemnified by the U.S. government in the case, meaning taxpayers will pick up the tab for any legal settlements along with the company's legal fees. Please keep in mind the illustrious (and deadly) histories of the corporations attempting to dominate the food supply with their genetically modified seeds and chemicals. These corporations have manufactured and profited handsomely from products designed to injure and kill life on this planet, and they continue to do so with their GMOs and chemicals. Bayer is also the maker of the deadly and debilitating Yaz/Yasmin birth control pills. These are "third generation" birth control pills that are much less safe than their predecessors, producing many life-threatening adverse reactions. In July 2012, Bayer had settled 1,900 lawsuits related to Yaz/Yasmin in the United States alone to the tune of $402.6 million. There were 12,000 other cases pending, with more being added all the time. Deaths due to Yaz and Yasmin were associated with cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack, blood clots, and stroke. Gall bladder disease was also linked to the use of these drugs.(8) A class action lawsuit is also in progress in Canada. Bayer has reached into our food supply with Bayer CropScience, a major manufacturer and seller of biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) seeds/crops, as well as the chemical herbicides that go with them. Large parts of the United States rice crop were contaminated with Bayer's genetically modified LibertyLink Rice, which is unapproved in Europe and cannot be exported there. In 2011, Bayer agreed to pay 11,000 U.S. farmers a total of $750 million for contaminating their natural rice crops.(9) And again, Bayer is now, since 2016, in the process of gobbling up Monsanto Corporation for $62 billion, forming a monstrosity of a merger between two of the largest GMO seed and chemical corporations in the world. As stated, in December 2009, I took three little pills of Bayer's antibiotic, prescribed to me without warning for a very minor health issue, and I have been recovering from complete systemic devastation ever since. Taking Ciprofloxacin, described to me by the walk-in clinic doctor as a “mild antibiotic,” was the gateway into a Hell that has been experienced by millions of others: pharmaceuticals poisoning. Though I was unaware of it as I struggled through the first horrific weeks of the reaction, the experience connected me at the soul to hundreds of thousands (most likely millions) of people who have experienced or are experiencing horrific reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Cipro - many much worse than my own. But even that doesn't tell the tale. Iatrogenic illnesses and deaths are illnesses and deaths caused by the treatment of a physician. There is currently an epidemic of iatrogenic illnesses and deaths due to the irresponsible prescription of new generation pharmaceuticals, which include fluoroquinolone antibiotics. In the United States alone, more than two million people have adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals every year. Of those, 1.5 million cases require hospitalization. A low-end estimate is that 100,000 people die in the U.S. every year from correctly-prescribed pharmaceuticals, making adverse drug reactions one of the leading causes of death.(10) This statistic does not include people who commit suicide due to adverse reactions without "provable" links to the drug. Suicidal thoughts and actions are common side effects of many new wave pharmaceuticals, including fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Cipro, the "stop smoking" drug Champix, and many prescription anti-depressants. This statistic also does not include the skyrocketing number of people dying from illegal prescription drug use and addictions, particularly from opioids. Because most adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals go unreported (it is commonly estimated that less than 10% are reported), the real number of related deaths is much higher. There's a general idea that adverse drug reactions are quite rare (false) and that the effects of them are fairly short-lived (often also false). People can struggle with the damage from adverse drug reactions for years, decades, or even the rest of their lives. Each person affected is a loved and precious member of this planet, being treated by pharmaceuticals corporations as if his or her pain and suffering are meaningless in the face of continued profit and “success.” Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, a variety of antibiotics that has been infused with a known toxin, fluorine, supposedly to increase efficacy. These antibiotics have devastating, debilitating, and even deadly potential side effects. They attack tendons, connective tissues, neurology, vision, organs, the central nervous system, and the digestive system, among other things, and many of the adverse reactions are long-term or even permanent. Though tendon rupture was a side effect known about by manufacturer Bayer - forced by class action lawsuits to declare it on a “Black Box warning” on Cipro’s packaging in the United States - I never saw it. I was not warned about it by my doctor or my pharmacist. Recently, yet more lawsuits have forced another Black Box warning to be put on Cipro packaging – peripheral neuropathy, a painful and debilitating inflammation of the nerves that can be permanent. Over the past ten years, 80,000 adverse drug reactions have been reported to the United States Food and Drug Administration alone due to the fluoroquinolone antibiotic Levaquin and its generic version levofloxacin, including 1,000 deaths. There were 79,000 adverse reactions reported due to Cipro or its generic version ciprofloxacin, including 1,700 deaths.(11) Again, since only a small fraction of all adverse reactions are reported to authorities (likely less than 10%) and these numbers include only two of the many brands of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, the real numbers of injuries and deaths will be in the millions. Fluoroquinolone reactions can also occur after a delay - many months or even years after taking the drug - which can make it hard to source symptoms to their root. People are often misdiagnosed with other diseases and conditions like lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia that are, in actuality, fluoroquinolone antibiotic poisoning. If the real potential side effects were disclosed to people before they took fluoroquinolones - or any number of new wave pharmaceuticals - they would be far too terrified to swallow them. The real warning labels should read something like this: Warning! Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Are Known to Cause: - Repeated tendon rupture and connective tissue damage - Muscle weakness - Muscle wasting - Disability to the point of wheelchair use - Peripheral neuropathy (constant pain due to inflammation of the nerves) - Vision damage - Tinnitus - Severe dental damage - Central Nervous System damage - Toxic psychosis - Severe migraines - Severe light sensitivity - Extreme food sensitivities and digestive damage - Morbid thoughts and prolonged suicidal thinking - Prolonged anxiety - Prolonged insomnia - Arthritis and joint problems - Chronic fatigue - Aortic dissection - Phototoxicity and increased incidence of skin cancer - Permanent debilitation - Death Pluto involves a process of exposing the things that are poisoning, injuring, and killing us. With Pluto transiting Capricorn, there is a culture of denial, cover-up, irresponsibility, and greed within the big pharmaceuticals industry and within the health care establishment, in general, that must be addressed layer-by-layer. These antibiotics are so potentially dangerous that they should never be prescribed as first-line antibiotics for minor infections. All safer alternatives should be tried first. Regulatory agencies in Canada and the United States have just now, after decades of poisonings and deaths, updated the labels on these drugs - most likely an action forced by class action lawsuits. The United States Food and Drug Administration updated labels on fluoroquinolone antibiotics in 2016, warning of disabling and potentially permanent damage, including to the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system. It warned that these drugs should only be used as a last resort, not as first-line drugs to treat minor infections. In early 2017, Health Canada followed suit, updating their own labels to better reflect the dangers of these drugs. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done for the millions of people who have been injured by these drugs, many permanently. The Big Pharma marketing machine has created a climate where, despite the warnings, physicians continue to erroneously prescribe these drugs and pharmacists continue to erroneously dispense these drugs as first-line antibiotics for minor infections. This is a widespread practise. Frighteningly, Cipro is one of the most widely-prescribed antibiotics in the world. Many doctors do not believe these types of reactions are possible from fluoroquinolone antibiotics, even when their patients are describing their adverse reactions and symptoms to them. Neither doctors nor pharmacists are warning people adequately before dispensing these drugs, and physicians are contravening the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm to patients: "I will apply diatetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect." Three little pills, and I've been working through a recovery process from complete systemic and neurological poisoning ever since. Just like that, nothing is the same again. And just like that, the soul takes on new layers, new colours, new wisdom, new strength, new awareness, new beauty, new power. As stated, most doctors do not believe the types of adverse reactions involved with fluoroquinolone antibiotics are even possible. None of the doctors I saw believed me when I recounted the severity of what I was experiencing. They should take a look at some of the stories here: www.FQvictims.org www.ciproispoison.com www.floxiehope.com Facebook Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Study Facebook Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain Unfortunately, we cannot expect most mainstream medical doctors to do any independent research. Most will listen to the literature written by corporations who are profiting from the pain and misery being caused by these drugs. There is an ongoing whitewash of the adverse reactions related to fluoroquinolone antibiotics, as well as a multitude of other dangerous drugs prescribed to people every day. This is all just the tip of the iceberg, but that's the way Pluto works. It gives us a thread, and we have to pick it up, follow it, and uncover the full extent of the situation… For a little Plutonic extra credit assignment, research pharmaceuticals giant Merck, their fast-tracked “cervical cancer vaccine” Gardasil, and the class action lawsuits over their arthritis drug, Vioxx. Gardasil is Merck’s fast-tracked HPV vaccine, tested on a mere 1,200 girls before being approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2006. The vaccine was never tested on the age group of girls intended to be vaccinated - nine-and-ten-year-olds - but was approved by the U.S. FDA as a blanket vaccine for girls.(12) By mid-March 2015, the Gardasil vaccine had generated more than 35,000 adverse reaction reports to the U.S. government, including more than 200 deaths.(13) Again, it is estimated that only about 10% of adverse reactions are actually reported to authorities, and there could be more than 1 million adverse reactions associated with Gardasil. (The Truth About Gardasil is an American website raising awareness about the deaths and long-term injuries from the Gardasil vaccine: www.truthaboutgardasil.org.) Merck is no stranger to widespread death and debilitation caused by its drugs – it is in the midst of class action lawsuits by at least 50,000 families suing because their loved ones died after taking Merck’s arthritis drug, Vioxx. This makes the safety record of Merck’s drugs and vaccines highly questionable, to say the least. For the true Plutonic extra credit keeners, research into the anti-bacterial drug Bactrim (also sold as Septra and Septrin) will illuminate another tentacle in the tangled web of pharmaceuticals poisonings. Bactrim has killed and debilitated many and was exposed in a series of articles by London, England’s The Sunday Times journalist Brian Deer in the 1990s. (http://briandeer.com/bactrim-septra.htm) Investigation into hundreds of other pharmaceuticals will unravel the Plutonic web even further, turning up more horrific side effects, adverse reactions, and deaths. Please research any pharmaceutical you are prescribed before taking it. Do not simply take your doctor or pharmacist’s word for it. Consider trying natural antibiotic forms like oil or oregano or colloidal silver for minor infections. Please do not take fluoroquinolone antibiotics unless they are the last option for you. There are many brand names, including: - Cipro (ciprofloxacin) - Levaquin (levafloxacin) - Floxin (ofloxacin) - Avelox (moxifloxacin) - Noroxin (norfloxacin) - Penetrex (enoxacin) - Maxaquin (lomefloxacin) - Vigamox (eye drops for pink eye) - Zymar eye drops - Besivance eye Drops - Ciloxan eye Drops - Iquix eye Drops - Quixin eye Drops - Ocuflox eye Drops - Ofloxacin eye Drops - Cetraxal ear Drops - Cipro and Ciprodex ear Drops - Floxin and Ofloxacin ear Drops - Baytril (for veterinary use) (1) Source: “Bayer AG: Corporate Crimes,” Corporate Watch, https://corporatewatch.org/company-profiles/bayer-ag-corporate-crimes (2) Source: “IG Farben and the History of the ‘Business With Disease,’” Dr. Rath Health Foundation; “150 Years of Bayer,” Coalition Against Bayer Dangers; “Bayer AG: Corporate Crimes,” Corporate Watch; "The Ghost of IG Farben: Can Monsanto Reform Bayer?" by Victor Grossman, www.counterpunch.org (3) Source: “Gulf War Illness Tied to Cipro Antibiotics,” by Lisa Bloomquist; “Cipro May Be Linked to Gulf War Syndrome Nerve Damage,” by Ashley Vanover, TopClassActions.com (4) Source: “Monsanto: a checkered history,” by Brian Tokar, The Ecologist, http://www.theecologist.org/investigations/health/269016/monsanto_a_checkered_history.html (5) Source: “DuPont and Hanford,” The Manhattan Project: an interactive history, U.S. Department of Energy, https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan-project-history/Events/1942-1944_pu/dupont_hanford.htm (6) Source: “Dow Chemical: Corporate Rap Sheet,” Corporate Research Project, http://www.corp-research.org/dowchemical (7) Source: “Rocky Flats’ workers burden still heavy even with new legal status,” by Electra Draper, Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com/2014/02/22/rocky-flats-workers-burden-still-heavy-even-with-new-legal-status/ (8) Source: “Bayer’s Yasmin Lawsuit Settlements Rise to $402.6 million” by Jef Feeley and Naomi Kresge, www.bloomberg.com (9) Source: “Bayer Will Pay $750 Million to Settle Gene-Modified Rice Suits” by Andrew Harris and David Beasley, www.bloomberg.com (10) Source: “Death by Medicine” by Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean, MD; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD (11) Source: "Canada Expands Fluoroqinolone Antibiotic Warning" by Michelle Llamas, https://www.drugwatch.com/2017/01/27/canada-strengthens-fluoroquinolone-warning/ (12) Source: “Preventing Gardasil Vaccine Injuries and Deaths,” National Vaccine Information Center (13) Source: “HPV Vaccine Can Make You Susceptible to More Serious Strains of HPV” by Dr. Mercola, www.mercola.com; MedAlerts. Gardasil Vaccine (HPV4) adverse event reports through Sept. 14, 2014. VAERS Database on MedAlerts.