Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston


Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this, fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, in April, 1775.

On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

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What to do about Ongoing Radiation Poisoning

A tuna caught off the California coast suffering from the effects of Fukushima Japan nuclear waste release into the Pacific Ocean

A tuna caught off the California coast suffering from the effects of Fukushima Japan nuclear waste release into the Pacific Ocean

Exposure to high-energy particles, such as occurs after a nuclear power plant accident, can cause severe damage to living cells. The mechanism by which this occurs involves the collision of these particles with atoms in the cells — particularly atoms of oxygen. Oxygen atoms absorb some of the collision energy and are thereby put into a highly reactive state. Such energetically excited oxygen atoms then transfer their extra energy to chemical bonds of various kinds, causing destructive chemical reactions in proteins, DNA, lipids, and other biomolecules. Such altered biomolecules are then no longer able to function properly, and so the body’s tissues and organs malfunction. Such damage tends to be permanent, debilitating, and if severe enough will be fatal.

There is no effective overall treatment for radiation poisoning, although drastic measures like stem cell transplants can help to save lives in certain cases.

Until recently there was also no very effective method for preventing radiation poisoning other than avoiding exposure in the first place. However, in 2009 scientists at Vanderbilt University in the USA published a paper describing the use of pyridoxamine to block the cascade of events that starts with reactive oxygen and ends in damaged tissues. Pyridoxamine, it was shown, can neutralize reactive oxygen before it reacts with biomolecules. By preventing damage to biomolecules, it therefore prevents damage to tissues.

This does not mean that pyridoxamine fixes tissue damage that has already occurred. It does mean that if one is being subjected to continual radiation exposure, pyridoxamine can be used to decrease its damage to the body. Therefore:

  • Pyridoxamine is the best known preventative for ongoing radiation poisoning.

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