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Sunday, November 21, 2010

WHAT WAS THE LARGEST OIL SPILL IN THE UNITED STATES?

WHAT WAS THE LARGEST OIL SPILL IN THE UNITED STATES

I bet you do not know the answer posed in the title; “What is or was the largest oil spill disaster in the United States.” If you answered the most recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, you are wrong because this is the second largest. If you answered the Exxon Valdez incident which occurred 21 years ago on March 24, 1989 in Prince William Sound, Valdez, Alaska over 20 years ago, you are again wrong. Both of these incidents were accidental and, although they could have been prevented, they were not intentionally caused.

I wrote on this subject on 9/30/2007. Readers of this Blog may have noticed that I have written nothing for almost 1 ½ years. But now upon my return to writing Blogs I wish to make my re-debut on a most timely subject – that of oil spills.

The largest oil spill which is both non-accidental and intentional is the asphalt paving of the 10's of thousand of miles of roads and highways not only here in the United States but all over the world. We recently saw on television people picking up tar balls on the Southern Beaches affected by the Gulf Oil spill, and many people reacted at what a catastrophe this was. But what about the millions of gallons of tar paving our roads? Why is this not the same thing?

If you drive over a newly paved asphalt road you can smell the sometime sweet smell emanating from the pavement. The driving public is paying little attention to this breathing of very toxic fumes. Sad to say the fumes continue for many years especially in the hot summer months. Tar which is the oil derivative remaining after crude oil has been refined still contains volatile components which the public is forced to breath. There is little wonder, at least to me, why the incidence of cancer is ever increasing!

Federal and State regulations closely regulate at gas stations the protection of individuals pumping gasoline. Why should this regulatory protection stop there?

The paving or roads is constantly occurring al over the United States. There is a non-toxic alternative – the use of cement that does not emanate fumes. Here in Panama where I am writing this blog they appear to use both cement and asphalt, probably more cement. It is definitely a cleaner substance.
I wish more attention would be given to the toxic elements coming from asphalt. In my opinion asphalt should not be used to pave roads. It may well be more expensive to use cement, I do not know, but the long-term savings in preventing cancer may pay for the endeavor in the long run.

I know that replacing asphalt with cement for road paving will probably not occur because of the amount of money being made by the industry, but I can dream and hope the public will see the light.

Additionally, there has been an increasing incidence of many diseases over the past 50 - 75 years – ADHD, cancer, mental illness, etc. – and there may be multiple causes for these situations, such as diet and exposure to other chemicals, but the toxic exposure to petrochemicals cannot be healthy.

nicola michael c. Tauraso, M.D.
Director, Tauraso Medical Clinic
7051 Poole Jones Road
Frederick, MD 21702
240-415-1315
Web site: www.drtauraso.com
Blog site: http://www.drtauraso.com/blog/index.htm
Email: drtauraso@drtauraso.com

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MORE ON THE DISHONEST AND CORRUPT FREDERICK COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE AND THE DEA

MORE ON THE DISHONEST AND CORRUPT FREDERICK
COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE AND THE DEA

In order to give the reader some indication of how corrupt the Frederick County Drug Task Force and the DEA are, I would like to reiterate a story described in my letter to Det. Tom Leone, Head of the Task Force. I know that the letter was quite long and the reader might have slept while reading the letter – a reason why I am relating the story again.

Sometime in late 2009 my office was broken into. The intruder(s) stole some money and a pad of unused prescription scripts. While the sheriff’s deputy was investigating the incident, I asked whether he was going to take fingerprints. He told me that taking fingerprints only works in TV but not in the real world. He wanted only to write a report for future insurance needs. I thought: “What a bunch of inept deputies!”

About 8-9 months later a patient was in the office. He told me that several days before he was with several other persons “just chewing the fat.” One of the persons was bragging how he was making money selling blank scripts he stole from Dr. Tauraso’s office.

I called the sheriff’s department to relay the story and discovered that the bragging individual (an ex patient) was presently in the Frederick County Detention Center. We knew this because his arrest was in the newspaper several days before. The deputy would not take a statement from me because my testimony would be considered hearsay. He wanted the name of my informer. I told him I would have to get clearance because the information was told to me in confidence. I telephoned the informer who agreed to speak with the police because he was interested in getting rid of the criminals who were destroying the ability of legitimate patients to obtain Opiods for their pain.

I called the deputy and gave him the name of my informer. NEVER DID ANY ONE FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CALLED THE INFORMER. The individual was eventually discharged. Later we checked this person's criminal record – something we did on all our patients. If my memory does not fail me, the individual eventually appeared in court. He received a nolle prosecui . This indicated that a deal had been struck and he most likely became an informer – probably against me.

In my experience the Task Force and DEA would believe an informer if the informer told them what they wanted to hear. Not only are these law enforcement people dishonest, they are also very stupid and corrupt. I have met several individuals who told me that they were informers. They told me the police would believe whatever you tell them and they we so easily fooled.

So here we are, not only is the local sheriff’s department unable to investigate simple break-ins, they act like keystone cops in their investigation of crime and criminals. It is little wonder that they are failing in their efforts in solving the problem of the sale of dangerous prescription drugs.

More later.

nicola michael Tauraso
www.drtauraso.com
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