Thursday, December 29, 2011

Speaking of monsters... er, Monsanto - Read "Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear"

Speaking of monsters... er, I mean Monsanto...

"Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear" is a terrific & in-depth investigation by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele that appeared in Vanity Fair in 2008.

And, don't let the year put you off in the least. This is a well-researched, timely and informative article and, thereby, a worthwhile read...
Especially if you are someone who is unfamiliar with Monsanto's shameless shenanigans...

Or, if you are someone who has concerns about the safety of our food and of our food supply...

Or, if you are someone who consumes dairy products / is a milk-drinker...

Or, if you or someone that you love happens to eat food...

Why?...  Because Monsanto has contaminated America’s food-chain with its genetically modified (GM) seeds and crops and they've - with force - injected rGBH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) into U.S. milk production. Monsanto’s playbook tactics (ruthless legal battles against small farmers) are frightening.

Not only that, as an adherent of "To be fore-warned is to be fore-armed." (a.k.a. "Knowledge is Power"), I strongly-believe that people can only benefit from knowing facts about Monsanto's decades-long  (continuing...) history of toxic contamination, legal maneuvering and political plays.

Here's the link to the article:
Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele


Monday, December 26, 2011

Advocates Press For Recess Appointment Of Consumer Bureau Chief By Obama / The Hill

Dear President Obama:
Please give us a reason to uncork the champagne on New Year’s Eve:
Use your recess appointment power to overcome the idiotic roadblocks of GOP Senators and appoint Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Richard Cordray and your nominees to the federal bench.
Thank You!
We of the 99%

Advocates Press For Recess Appointment Of Consumer Bureau Chief By Obama - The Hill's On The Money

Saturday, December 24, 2011

So This Is Christmas... Well, A Rough (Ruff?) Night Before, Anyway...

"Ruff" day for my dog, Jessi.

Dx: Transitional Cell Carcinoma (an inoperable bladder cancer). She'd been doing fine until Friday. She simply wouldn't eat. When she finally did, she threw it all up hours later. Normal behavior, energy, elimination, otherwise.

Today/Saturday/Christmas Eve: Refused favorite food. Eventually, she lapped up a bowl of H2O and then, promptly, threw it all back up (Thankfully, she let me know something was very wrong and I got her out the back door in time). Later, she had some more H2O - I only put a small amount in her bowl, just in case. After she drank it, I immediately sat next to her; talked softly to her; stroked her - in the hope that doing so would help her to keep the water down. Thankfully, it did just that. Yet, she still refused food.

After a good leisurely walk through the Park, doing her business, Jessi took a little nap.

Finally, at about 10:00pm, Jessi got up to drink a little H2O and actually ate a little food.


I'm just making the most of however much longer we have together.

And, Thinking Healing Thoughts, too.

Peace (And Good Health!) to You and those you Love.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Jon Stewart on Indefinite Detention: "You can take away our Lives, but only We can take away our Freedoms."

"You can take away our Lives.. But only We can take away our Freedoms".

Congress Passes 2011 Defense Appropriations Bill - including "Indefinite Detention" (of You & All Americans).

Pro-ID Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): "We're facing an enemy... who will do anything & everything to destroy our way of life."
Jon Stewart: "So we're gonna destroy it before they can get their hands on it!".

Fear-Mongering (the GOP's Perpetual Go-To Method Of Cattle-Driving) rises again.

The Problem?: "Indefinite Detention" all but obliterates every Americans' Constitutionally-Protected Right to a little something called "Due Process".

Gee... Who needs Al Qaeda?
...when John McCain, Lindsey Graham, et al. have already infiltrated our legislative branch and are happily & busily accomplishing Al Qaeda's goals/doing their dirty work?

Enjoy this brief clip ("Arrested Development") from Thursday night's The Daily Show:

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Arrested Development
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