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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, July 27, 2012

27 July - FB news

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMGENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM (Photo credit: live w mcs)Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney delivers the ...Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney delivers the keynote address during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile destroyer USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51), one of the few ships named after a living person. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States.Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I can’t emphasize enough how important the November 6th California Right To Know Ballot Initiative is. Known as “Proposition 37”, the Initiative seeks to label all foods containing GMO ingredients in California. If you support mandatory GMO labeling, I encourage you to LIKE the California Right To Know Facebook fan page and SHARE it to everyone you know. http://www.carighttoknow.org/

To win the right to know what's in our food! Vote yes on Nov. 6 for the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act of 2012
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Read the Economist article and learn how Dick Cheney's long-held dream of exploiting U.S. energy potential means abundant natural gas for China and pulverized infrastructure and irreparably fouled water for the U.S. And remember that U.S. energy companies never want the cost of energy to come down. Never. Ever.


"Since 2001, Utah lawmakers copied ALEC model bills word-for-word and introduced them at least 17 times, and heavily relied on model ALEC legislation numerous other times, according to a report prepared by Common Cause, the Center for Media and Democracy, People for the American Way, ProgressNow and the Alliance for a Better Utah."


In the age of ALEC, "corporations have made government of the people obsolete."

So forget what you learned in School House Rock about how a bill becomes law. It's ALEC Rock these days.
Check out and share this video from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore, the Center for Media and Democracy, the ALEC Exposed Project and Alliance for a Better Utah.


When looking at the influence of corporate money in politics, we tend to focus on the billions of dollars spent on lobbying efforts and campaign contributions, but there’s another way that big business influences legislators — by promising them cushy positions on their boards of directors after...
GULF SHORES, Alabama -- A $13.2 million beach restoration — dumping more sand on the shore — should start at Laguna Key on West Beach in early October and finish at the Alabama-Florida line in January, according to city officials.

The TPP's Internet trap is expansive with its ability to control, criminalize and fine your everyday Internet use. Lori Wallach of Public Citizen helps to break down the multiple layers of Internet stipulations that are being included in TPP negotiations.

There is one thing that isn't being included in TPP negotiations: your opinion. Make it be heard - stand up for your Internet rights by joining our campaign at http://StopTheTrap.net/.


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists filed notice Wednesday that they plan to sue the six companies that co-own eastern Montana's Colstrip power plant over alleged pollution violations.

‎"Thousands of “fracktivists” are traveling to Washington, D.C. this week for Stop the Frack Attack, the first national protest to stop dirty and dangerous fracking. The three-day summit that began on July 26 will culminate in a rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m., followed by a march at 3:30 p.m. to the headquarters of America’s Natural Gas Alliance and the American Petroleum Institute."
What can homeopathic remedies do for ADHD and ADD? Homeopathic medicine is a welcome alternative providing safe and effective treatment that supports both management and healing.

Glenn Greenwald: That the NYT's Tom Friedman Is Considered One of the US's 'Foreign Policy Experts' Is a National Embarrassment


Protect your child from the dangers of Ritalin - Four Homeopathic remedies to treat ADHD and ADD
Protect your child from the dangers of Ritalin - Four 
‎"Some of the most controversial bills introduced recently in the Florida Legislature were thought up by out-of-state corporate interests with financial motives, according to a report released Thursday by a two national watchdog groups and Progress Florida. The report says the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a shadowy force exerting an uncanny amount of power over Florida’s lawmaking process."

Cutting ties!

GSK openly admitted to engaging in a longstanding, organized criminal enterprise that likely cost thousands of people their lives -- does a measly $3 billion fine and a phony apology really serve justice in light of this?

Have you started your fall garden yet? Here are some links to organic and heirloom seed companies that are not owned by or in business with Monsanto or its affiliates. Which one is your favorite?

Mile-Deep Valley Discovered Beneath Antarctica

Mile-Deep Valley Discovered Beneath Antarctica | Disinformation
Via ScienceDaily: The West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been melting faster than any other place on the continent, and  
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Dozens of elephants massacred in Chad


Poachers killed at least 30 elephants in southwestern Chad during the early hours of Tuesday, July 24. During the night, Stephanie Vergniault, president of the organization SOS Elephants, described on her Facebook page how a group of armed horsemen chased a herd of elephants with “war weapons near the SOS Elephants camp in the Chari Baguirmi area. After daybreak, the SOS Elephants team counted 28 carcasses, most with missing tusks. The exact number of carcasses with missing tusks is unclear because the team was afraid to stay and investigate further due to the presence of the poachers hiding on the other side of the Chari River.

Shell is scaling back plans to drill up to five wells in Arctic waters this summer amid a series of setbacks, including stubborn sea ice still clinging to Alaska’s shores and delays in construction of an emergency oil spill containment barge.


"We have facilities that are being threatened," Collier said. "And the ecosystem of the freshwater habitat and maritime forest would be forever changed if we get a breach from the Gulf. ... The shoreline has been diminished. A hurricane of any magnitude could breach the freshwater lake at the (bird) sanctuary. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen."

For the first time, scientists are finding tropical and subtropical species of marine protozoa in the Arctic Ocean that apparently traveled thousands of miles northward on Atlantic currents. While the researchers do not attribute it directly to climate change, they say that such pulsing currents could become more common as climate change causes shifts in long-distance currents.

Record-breaking weather, farmers losing crops, banks repossessing land from the poor, a president scorned by his opponents for socialism. We've seen this before.
If you're wondering whether the US drought will create a global food crisis, the answer's easy. It's yes, because there's a food crisis already.
Suburbs are so 20th century. Here's why so many of us are moving back downtown.
"The budgets’ analysis therefore showed that most states in [Nigeria] are not viable economic entities."

Our aim today is to draw some stylized conclusions from our analysis of the budgets of ten state governments. The states covered are representative...

Since reassuming his post as Russia`s President, Vladimir Putin has lost no minute in addressing the most urgent geopolitical threats to Russia internationally. Not surprisingly, at the center of his agenda is the explosive situation in the Middle East, above all Syria. ...read more: MEMBERS | FREE
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 One Woman's Account of How Abuse, Corruption and Silence at Penn State Perpetuate a Poisonous Culture

‎"Exactly one year after activist Tim Dechristopher was sentenced to prison the group he co-founded is protesting the American Legislative Exchange Council in Salt Lake City."

‎"I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting." - Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer

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Are Climate Skeptics More Likely To Be Conspiracy Theorists?

Are Climate Skeptics More Likely To Be Conspiracy Theorists? | Disinformation
The Guardian reports on new research finding that climate skeptics also tend to support conspiracy theories such as 
"For years, climate scientists have been warning the world that the heavy use of fossil fuels would warm the planet and change rainfall and storm patterns and raise sea levels. Now those changes are hitting in every direction, even as powerful corporate lobbies and media propagandists like Rupert Murdoch try to deny the truth."
(Illustration by Paul Lachine)

For years, climate scientists have been warning the world that the heavy use of fossil fuels threatens the world with 
 ( Biased BBC said the BBC had been flogging junk science for over 3 decades )

The story of the Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache and their struggle to survive after the BP oil disaster.

"When you're talking about Louisiana paradise, this is it....and to look at this place, Plaquemines Parish, and knowing what it can be, is sad."
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What do Jon Corzine, Eric Holder and MF Global all have i
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Bad timing: Print-on-Demand Assault Rifle

Print-on-Demand Assault Rifle | Disinformation
Via PopSci: An amateur gunsmith known only as HaveBlue has earned the dubious distinction of ushering in the age of print-on-demand weapons. With only

Breaking news: On the record - Mark McAfee explains the bounty hunter arrest of James Stewart, the California raw milk man. Remember, this is all escalated from selling RAW MILK! How did this get so crazy? http://www.naturalnews.com/036613_Mark_McAfee_James_Stewart_arrest.html

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Brazil decree opens tribal lands to mining, dams in 'national interest'; freezes demarcation of new indigenous territories

A directive signed Monday by Brazil’s Solicitor-General could hamper the efforts of indigenous tribes to win government recognition of their traditional lands, reports Survival International, a human rights group focused on native peoples.

The directive "opens up all indigenous areas to mineral, dams, roads, military bases and other developments of 'national interest' without the need to consult with or address concerns of indigenous peoples", according to an expert familiar with the directive who asked to remain anonymous. It also restricts demarcation of new indigenous territories.

PHOTONEWS: Nigeria As A Nation Of The Unemployed | Sahara Reporters

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Can you remember what happened after you popped that E...?
DID YOU KNOW… that today’s laundry detergents are filled with chemicals that are harmful not only to your health, but also to the environment? These chemicals contaminate waterways and often reach aquatic wildlife. A study shows that fish now absorb double the amount of chemicals they would ordinarily absorb. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/21/are-you-slowly-killing-your-family-with-hidden-dioxane-in-your-laundry-detergent.aspx?np=true

‎2,4D can't be produced without resulting in some dioxin being created accidentally. We don't need to cover our farms and our food with any more chemicals than we already do, especially ones that have the potential for such danger!


Rats being fed genetically modified food eat more and grow fatter

Since genetically modified (GM) food started to appear in shops in the early nineties, large quantities have been sold for human consumption – without any harmful effects, as far as we know. But is there a risk of a long-term impact? An international research project is exploring the effects of …
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One Act of Remembering Can Influence Future Acts
Can the simple act of recognizing a face as you walk down the street change the way we think? Or can taking the time 

‎"We would be better off getting rid of genocide as a crime altogether. The legal concept of genocide is so incoherent, so harmful to the purposes that international law serves, that it would be better if we had never invented it."

(Illustration by Pedro Molina)

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