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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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

12 September - The View on Facebook

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Missing from Michelle Obama's new shopping guide is any warning about avoiding chemical poisons like the artificial sweetener chemical aspartame, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the meat preservative sodium nitrite, and many other common food toxins.

Michelle Obama launches new supermarket shopping guide, but no mention of GMO, aspartame, MSG

People often complain about the cost of organic foods, but what if we didn't waste so much of what we buy?

Educating teenagers about sex makes them more empowered to make the right decisions for themselves?! Who knew?

"All the species listed are unique and irreplaceable. If we take immediate action we can give them a fighting chance for survival. But this requires society to support the moral and ethical position that all species have an inherent right to exist."

The spoon-billed sandpiper, three-toed sloth and a long-beaked echidna named after Sir David Attenborough are among the 100 most endangered species in the world, according to a new study.

http://upwr.me/QG9xYy <-- If you haven't seen Mr. Romney's outrageous statements about the crisis in Libya, please take a moment to learn more and pass the story on. If there were ever a time for the public shaming of a political figure, this would be it.

It's nice that the press is finally calling Mitt on his lies, but the GOP has been doing this on climate change* and the environment for years...
* Congress received a briefing on 'climate change' not shared publicly. But then, if you've been reading here, you know it's another diversion

RT shared a link.

Even after the killing of an American ambassador in Libya, YouTube refused to take down the video that enraged Muslims around the world. Instead it blocked access to the 14-minute clip in the two countries where American 

And even as the US buries its own ambassador, killed by terror brigades it itself armed and thrust into power through covert and direct military intervention, in a nation now wrecked by sectarian and tribal infighting, it insists on replicating its “success” in Syria.

Russia, China, Iran, and a growing number of nations have been opposing this campaign of supranational terrorism – with the death of Ambassador Stevens laying bare the true nature of America’s proxy “freedom fighters,” the list of global opposition will only grow, leaving only the most shameless and deeply invested to defend America’s invasive and bloody foreign policy.

Followers of Islam are outraged by the movie 'Innocence of Muslims', published on Youtube, which mocks prophet Muhammad. US missions in Egypt and Libya have been attacked, American ambassador to Libya and 3 others killed by an armed mob. The film's writer and director, Sam Bacile, is now in hiding. FULL STORY AND PHOTOS http://on.rt.com/f6vx8u

Screenshot from the movie 'Innocence of Muslims'
Recommended viewing.

Ingredient found in skin and beauty products to avoid.
A great discussion re: income inequality in the U.S.

There are times for civilized debate, and then there are times when a take-down like this is required.

Today's TEDTalk: Should you feel guilty that factory workers in China made your iPhone, but wouldn't be able to afford one themselves? Journalist Leslie T. Chang explains why the answer is much, much more complicated than the question.

The first two days of hearings regarding the Bell/Astral takeover have come and gone. So far, it's been really encouraging to see the CRTC ask tough questions of the Bell/Astral takeover and consider the public interest, competition, choice, and innovation.

We're continuing to raise our own voices even louder—you can help by signing our petition at http://StopTheTakeover.ca/

and sharing the campaign with friends and family.

We're tracking progress in the CRTC hearings on Bell's takeover. Find out what's been said so far.

Bell's escalating vertical integration is raising concern among Canadian citizens and scholars. Should their takeover of Astral Media receive approval by the CRTC, it will tighten Bell's grip on the communications market and limit Canadians with fewer media and telecom choices, higher prices and less opportunity for free speech.

As the CRTC continues to review Bell's $3.4B purchase of Astral Media this week, we're continuing to amplify our voices against the deal at


Find out more about the impending $3.4B purchase that would greatly increase Canadian media concentration.

With Tea Party-affiliated groups planning to recruit 1 million volunteers to challenge voter qualifications in this election, a new report from voting rights advocates Demos and Common Cause finds that states including Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia could do a better job of protecting voters from "bullies at the ballot box."

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    take place this week in Leesburg, Virginia, where officials will continue developing a plan to impose new Internet restrictions, including consumer fines and website blocking.1 It’s not just unfair, it’s undemocratic. Read more »
"Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak lauds the achievements of his government in delivering economic growth while other countries struggle to avoid recession. That ability to deliver consistent economic development is threatened by the proposed US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership, shaped in secret by private companies."

By Nile Bowie: Leaders and citizens alike must reexamine their stance on this issue and consider the enormous negative ramifications.

A team of researchers are claiming that they have discovered three ancient pyramids on the ice covered continent of Antarctica.

Exact details are sketchy, but the team have released three intriguing pictures of their discovery.

The international team comprises researchers from the United States, and several other, are from various European countries. Two of the huge pyramid structures were found approximately 10 miles inland, the third one not far from the coastline, clearly visible from ocean.

The team are currently planning an expedition to reach one of the pyramids to find out if it is a natural or an artificial structure. No further Details have been reported from the team as of 29 August 2012. More news is pending.

via Dawning Golden Crystal Age
NASA image shows why San Francisco is foggy


The short answer to why San Francisco, California is foggy? The Pacific Ocean's marine layer. A new image by NASA's Earth Observing-1 satellite shows the marine layer—cool, heavy air produced by a colder ocean surface meeting warmer air—encroaching on the metropolis. Western winds push the marine layer over the city, which brings dense cloud cover over the city, and often engulfs buildings, bridges, and people in fog.
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