Mother of Baby Born With No Eyes Wins Legal Battle With Company That Was Responsible

When Jim Ferraro was approached early in his law career to take on the chemical giant DuPont, he knew it was going to be an uphill climb. All of the larger law firms before him --- all with much more financial support --- had turned down the case, and no lawyer in history had ever successfully prosecuted a chemical company for causing a birth defect. But as Donna Castillo sat in Jim’s office sharing her heartbreaking story of how her child was born with no eyes after she was accidentally doused by a chemical fungicide while pregnant, Jim knew he had to stand up and take the case.

After the decade-long courtroom battle, which took millions of dollars, 15 scientists and endless, sleepless nights for Jim, justice prevailed and he won. Jim’s first-hand account of this case is detailed in his book, Blindsided, available in bookstores everywhere now. His powerful message can also be seen in the video below:

The Castillo-vs.-DuPont case still goes down in history as the first and one of the most important of it’s kind, because it set the precedent for stricter environmental laws and the questionable use of the “junk science defense” in the courtroom.

Donna Castillo was merely walking past a strawberry u-pick-it farm, when her exposure to DuPont’s chemical changed the course of her and her unborn child’s life --- forever. This could have happened to any one of us, and Jim’s mission is to spread awareness about the toxic chemicals that we are exposed to without sufficient warning every day.

In the midst of current cases like the Flint water crisis, unregulated asbestos exposure, and frightening chemical exposures like the one the Castillos suffered, Jim is on a crusade to change the laws that allow these dangerous chemicals to exist. Now more than ever, with critical regulatory changes happening with the EPA, it’s time for us to stand with Jim and fight for our environment and our health.

"The chemical giants of the world will continue to compromise our safety and our environment for the sake of making money—unless we put an end to it," Ferraro said. "If I can singlehandedly defeat Dupont, imagine the change we could make if we all make a stand together."

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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