I hope this situation improves soon, because I know my life is worth more than $10.48 an hour.
Kansas City, Missouri
Steve Walker has been a theater critic for as long as I can remember, working for the (Kansas City) New Times before the Pitch. I have found his reviews to be accurate, even if they are harshly worded at times. Perhaps Mr. Walker is, like many of us, fed up with the bland and repetitive nature of Kansas City theater.
Name Withheld Upon Request
Kansas City, Missouri
Aerosol biological and toxic chemical agents from the city's sludge spraying and irrigation program can and will cause intestinal and neurological damage. I know Mr. Williamson assured Miller that the city only injected sludge, but the evidence is documented at www.springday.com/jimbynum.
Ms. Mundhenke is right -- the land is now worthless for growing food crops. However, she is off-base when she says, "Mr. Bynum wants the city to buy his worthless property for $10,000 an acre. Are we really expected to believe that he had an offer for $650,000 for property that is valued at $47,000?" The city's attorneys have a copy of that contract, as did Joe Miller. So where does she come up with, "Apparently Pitch Weekly would like to help Mr. Bynum with this attempt at extortion by printing this garbage"?
When these people are destroying our land, and people are getting sick and are dying, they will say anything to distract our attention from the truth. As an example, the latest EPA/WEF scientific study for its Biosolids 2000 program found that under certain circumstances, there was minimal chance of infection from airborne Salmonella typhi bacteria or Coxsackievirus B3, if the exposed population lived 10,000 meters from the sludge site plot tested. It is apparent that the study's authors believe that only biosolids placement workers would ever be within 100 meters of a sludge disposal site. There are folks in Kansas City who live about 100 meters from a 1,200-acre sludge site. The only thing between them and the sludge disposal site is a Missouri River flood levee. This type of situation would put them in great danger.
What EPA and WEF counts on is that "not all individuals who become infected will also become ill." But they also say, "The potential for an increased risk of work-related illness in such biosolid workers is collaborated (sic) by numerous epidemiological studies, which have shown higher rates of illness in wastewater workers," though "few if any, epidemiological studies have been done on workers at the actual biosolid land application facilities."
Dr. Raymond Singer has a case study on neurological damage caused by exposure to sludge (www.neurotox.com). He says, "Toxic chemicals can damage the nervous system and brain. A person may or may not be aware of such damage when it occurs. Neurotoxicity is the result of such damage. Symptoms may include problems with memory, concentration, reaction time, sleep, thinking, language, as well as depression, numbness of the hands and feet, confusion, and personality changes. Legal problems may result from irrational or unusual behavior."
James W. Bynum