Hope and change?
John Kerry accused Vladimir Putin of acting like a nineteenth century ruler in a twenty-first-century world. But perhaps Barack Obama’s Administration is exercising domestic power like a Cold-War-era bureaucrat in the new millennium. After all, during the cold war, the U.S. military exposed parts of Saint Louis to dangerous levels of radiation without telling anyone.
In her research, she found that the greatest concentration of spraying in St Louis was at the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex, which was home to 10,000 low income residents. She said that 70 per cent of those residents were children under the age of 12.
Professor Martino-Taylor became interested in the topic after hearing independent reports of cancers among city residents living in those areas at the time.
‘This was a violation of all medical ethics, all international codes, and the military’s own policy at that time,’ said Professor Martino-Taylor.
‘There is a lot of evidence that shows people in St. Louis and the city, in particular minority communities, were subjected to military testing that was connected to a larger radiological weapons testing project.’
Previous investigations of the compound were rebuffed by the military, which insisted it was safe.
However, Professor Martino-Taylor believes the documents she’s uncovered, prove the zinc cadmium silfide was also mixed with radioactive particles.
She has linked the St Louis testing to a now-defunct company called US Radium. The controversial company came under fire, and numerous lawsuits, after several of its workers were exposed to dangerous levels of radioactive materials in its fluorescent paint.
This all happened from 1953-1954 and 1963-1965. You would think those days are long behind us.
But not quite, according to the Daily Caller. The EPA experimented on human subjects using diesel fumes and particulate matter from 2010-2011.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations.
The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report.
These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The EPA also exposed people with health issues to levels of pollutants up to 50 times greater than the agency says is safe for humans.
These people volunteered for experiments and believed they were volunteering. However, their consent forms did not list all the risks and understated the concentrations to which they were exposed. These shortcuts mean that the people were not volunteers because they could not give informed consent.
So the same agency that punishes businesses for allegedly exposing people to toxins felt free to do the deed they claim they must prevent others from doing. It seems that only important people matter to them.
What would be a fitting punishment?
And when can we become confident that the government is no longer using its citizens as guinea pigs?