Pesticide Ban Failure | Maureen Kerr | Misinformed Activist | PEICancer.com | Scary Story Time

June 21, 2013

PEI Cancer Story of the Day

Ariel view of Town of Stratford, PEI

 

 

Ariel view of the Town of Stratford, PEI

 

 

I just spoke to a woman who is a close friend of my family’s. She lives in my community, Stratford, on one of the wealthiest streets in the neighbourhood (on a per capita basis). Both of her neighbours in their 5,000 sqft  homes (one has an elevator) on either side of her spray their lawns. She closes her windows and tries to stay inside for three days. She won’t let her grandchildren or children on their lawn during that time after she’s been “notified” that one of the other the neighbour is spraying.

I shared with her that there have been three children battling cancer lately.  She wasn’t surprised.  People around her are being diagnosed and dying all of the time.

We spoke for about a half hour. She’s a cancer survivor. That was just one of many “cancer stories” that she shared with me. She thinks it’s mine and her children’s (who I consider being as close as family) generation that are going to make a change. She’s abhorred by the attitude of the government and the fact that nothing has been done.  ”With Robbie’s wife being a doctor… they should be doing something about this” (referring to the premier, Robert Ghiz).

via PEICancer.com | Islanders doing more to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

2 comments on “Pesticide Ban Failure | Maureen Kerr | Misinformed Activist | PEICancer.com | Scary Story Time

  1. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G June 23, 2013 8:53 am

    Maureen Kerr holds the Agriculture Industry accountable for the sad death of her mother.

     

    And consequently SEEKS TO IMPOSE ARBITRARY PROHIBITION against pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. 

     

    According to Kerr  …

     

    «  My PEI Cancer story today is about finding out that my birth mother was possibly POISONED BY CHEMICALS FROM A POTATO FIELD on PEI ( EVIDENCE is leaning towards this ) and died a premature, horrible DEATH from breast cancer ( fact ). »  ?!?!

     

    Are you out of your mind ?!?!

     

    You silly lunatic  …  PESTICIDES DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.

     

    Your mother DID NOT DIE FROM PESTICIDES !

     

    Pesticides causing cancer IS A MYTH.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2nl  

     

    Your ALLEGATION is PREPOSTEROUS.

     

    If you were not so SCIENTIFICALLY ILLITERATE, you would know that scientific research shows that, as reported through the VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE of Health Canada and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are applied properly in the Urban Landscape.

     

    Only Health Canada and EPA have the ESSENTIAL EXPERTISE concerning pest control products, and certainly YOU DO NOT.

     

    The SAFETY ASSESSMENTS of pest control products by Health Canada and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency DO take CANCER into consideration.

     

    ALL PESTICIDES have been evaluated for their CARCINOGENIC POTENTIAL.   http://wp.me/p1jq40-6yf  

     

    Scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.

     

    Even Canadian Cancer Society’s own web-sites STATE REPEATEDLY that scientific research does NOT provide a conclusive link between pest control products and cancer.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-4qC  

     

    Since your intentions are TO DESPICABLY EXPLOIT THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE, AND THE ILLNESSES OF LOVED ONES, AS WEAPONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR AND ANTI-PESTICIDE PROPAGANDA, it comes as NO SURPRISE that you believe you have some expertise regarding pest control products and cancer, when, in fact, you have NONE.

     

    The death of a loved-one should be used to increase the public’s awareness of the LARGEST KNOWN PREVENTABLE CAUSES OF CANCER, such as smoking and diet.

     

    Several questions must be raised concerning the reasons for the death of your mother.

     

    Did your mother smoke ?

     

    Did she drink to excess ?

     

    Did she exercise ?

     

    Did she eat a balanced diet ?

     

    Clearly, the LARGEST KNOWN PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF CANCER was NOT related to exposure to pesticides.

     

    You have nothing but words, words, words.

     

    You are UNABLE to provide bodies, bodies, bodies.

     

    Bodies of REAL evidence.

     

    Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT NON-EXPERT SPECULATION.

     

    More specifically, medical records, medical records, medical records.

     

    Where are the medical records ?

     

    Clearly, you have NO MEDICAL RECORDS and you have NO EVIDENCE.

     

    Nonetheless, you prefer SCAMMING, DECEIVING, and ALARMING the public into believing there is some IMAGINARY DANGER with conventional pest control products.

     

    Rather than providing information for improving the life-style choices of the public that could, without a doubt, actually save lives, you prefer CONCOCTING MYTHS, DECEPTIONS, FEAR-MONGERING, FRAUDULENT LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, COERCION, THREATS, TERROR, and PARANOID CONSPIRACIES about conventional pest control products.

     

    Your mother DID NOT DIE FROM PESTICIDES !

     

    Instead of lamenting and honouring the death of your mother, you appear to prefer using her as a DRAMATIC WEAPON OF ULTIMATE TERROR against the Agriculture Industry.

     

    You also appear to prefer using your cancer-stricken children as WEAPONS as well.

     

    Instead of lamenting and honouring her death, you appear to prefer using her death TO MERELY INFLUENCE PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT MERE LIFE–STYLE CHOICES, such as the use of pest control products.

     

    It can be concluded that you COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT THE DEATH OF YOUR MOTHER, OR THE HEALTH OF YOUR CHILDREN.

     

    You are merely using DEATH and ILLNESS to validate UNPROVEN and NON–EXISTENT danger with conventional pest control products.

     

    Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, CAUSE NO HARM, and DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.

     

    Have a nice day.

     

    WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G   http://pesticidetruths.com/   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr   

  2. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G June 25, 2013 11:10 pm

    RESPONSE FROM MAUREEN KERR  ―  2013 06 23

     

     

    Dear National Organization Responding Against Huje that harm the Green Space Industry (NORAHG),

     

    My mother was 32 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

     

    In the 80′s that was very rare.

     

    It is very possible that she died of pesticide exposure.

     

    She recalled writing her name in the pesticide residue left on the family car after sprayers had gone by behind them.

     

    The potato farmer who owned the land has been in the news for major fish kills.

     

    No, she didn’t smoke or drink.

     

    She was a young mother of small children.

     

    Show some compassion.

     

    Tragically, our community has some of the highest rates of cancer and mortality in Canada.

     

    My mother was one of it’s many young victims.

     

    Cancer is a terrible thing.

     

    But I think you’re the one who is sick.

     

     

     

     

    NORAHG RESPONSE  ―  2013 06 26

     

     

    Kerr is STUPID AND IGNORANT, and has NO COMPASSION.

     

    Sadly, KERR’S CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING FROM CANCER BECAUSE IT IS HER FAULT !

     

    Kerr should be more afraid she has passed on her CANCER-GENES to her children.

     

    Her children are suffering from cancer because IT IS HER FAULT !

     

    Her children may die of cancer, and it will be HER FAULT !

     

    It is Kerr’s FAULT because SHE DECIDED TO PROCREATE, KNOWING FULL WELL THAT HER CHILDREN COULD ALSO BE STRICKEN BY CANCER, just like her mother.

     

    She created her children AGAINST THE ODDS.

     

    And now, Kerr seeks comfort by WAILING AND FLAILING AGAINST PESTICIDES.

     

    She wants to BAN PESTICIDES, and DESTROY the people who depend on them.

     

    She wants to DESTROY their businesses, their families, their livelihoods, and their careers.

     

    Additionally, Kerr seems to believe that OTHER PEOPLE MUST BE IDIOTS since they do not believe that PESTICIDES DO NOT CAUSE CANCER.

     

    Cancer and other catastrophic illnesses leading to premature death ARE NOT CAUSED BY PESTICIDE EXPOSURE.

     

    REASONABLE people who have suffered the death of a loved-one DON’T PRETEND that pesticides are the cause.

     

    COURAGEOUS people face cancer even though it is tough and unfair, but admit that life goes on.

     

    HONEST people don’t want to ruin other people’s families, livelihoods, and careers in order to VALIDATE A LOSS WITHOUT TRUE CAUSE.

     

    Kerr is NOT REASONABLE.

     

    Kerr is NOT COURAGEOUS.

     

    Kerr is NOT HONEST.

     

    Kerr is STUPID AND IGNORANT.

     

    All she wants to do is DESTROY other people’s lives.

     

    Just like she DESTROYED HER CHILDREN’S LIVES.

     

    By CONSPIRING TO IMPOSE ARBITRARY PROHIBITION against pest control products in her community, Kerr will DESTROY BUSINESES.

     

    Kerr will DESTROY FAMILIES.

     

    Kerr will DESTROY LIVELIHOODS.

     

    Kerr will DESTROY CAREERS.

     

    Kerr may even bring on DESPAIR AND DESTITUTION THAT LEADS TO CANCER.

     

    How is all of this fair to REASONABLE, COURAGEOUS, and HONEST people ?!?!

     

    Are these people part of a MINORITY in society ?!?!

     

    Or is the MAJORITY of society just as STUPID AND IGNORANT as Kerr ?!?!

     

    Are DECENT, HARD-WORKING, TAX-PAYING people who depend on pesticides in the Professional Lawn Care Industry so different from Kerr ?

     

    What is the answer ?

     

    Kerr is NEITHER DECENT, PROBABLY NOT HARD-WORKING, and LIKELY A WELFARE MOTHER WITH A LOT OF TIME ON HER HANDS.

     

    Moreover, Kerr does NOT think that true facts are required in order to lay blame.

     

    That’s because Kerr DOES NOT THINK.

     

    Kerr COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.

     

    She DOESN’T EVEN CARE ABOUT HER CHILDREN.

     

    Finally, it must be noted that those people who helped prepare this response HAVE SUFFERED FAR MORE THAN KERR EVER DID.

     

    WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G   http://pesticidetruths.com/   http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr  

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