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Canada On The Verge Of Approving Enviropigs -creating human/animal hybrid creatures

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And all the churches remain silent as these abominations continue…….
This is a human/pig ready to go into production. The truth is human/pig hybrid creatures will soon be legally grown inside of the United States.
 Mysteries of the World – The Canadian government is on the verge of approving the introduction of extremely bizarre genetically modified pigs into the Canadian food supply.  These new mouse/pig hybrids have been dubbed “enviropigs” and are being touted as being much better for the environment.  This new “breed” of Yorkshire pigs was created by scientists in Ontario at the University of Guelph, who spliced in genes from mice to decrease the amount of phosphorus produced in the pigs’ excrement.  So soon millions of Canadians will be eating meat from mouse/pig hybrid creatures and most of them will not even realize it.  It is expected that approval for this new “brand” of pigs will be sought in the United States as well.  But this is hardly the first time that scientists have mixed two kinds of animals together in an attempt to create creatures that will be beneficial for humanity.   

The truth is that scientists around the world are now creating bizarre hybrid “animals” on a regular basis.  Over the past couple of decades the field of genetic modification has made extraordinary advances, and now researchers and scientists seem very eager to exploit these new technologies.

So what kind of weird, mysterious creatures have scientists been creating? 

Well, what would you think of a cat that glows in the dark? More

Who’s protecting farmers and consumers from GE contamination? Not USDA

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Live link:  Center for Food Safety

 

USDA has released for public comment its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on Monsanto’s genetically engineered, Roudup Ready alfalfa, and unfortunately, USDA has not done its job. USDA has ignored the real-life concerns of non-GE alfalfa farmers, dairies, exporters, retailers and consumers. Despite public outcry, USDA’s determination is to once again approve GE alfalfa without any limitations or protections for consumers, the environment, or farmers’ right to sow the crop of their choice without fear of contamination and rejection of their products. Incredibly, USDA claims that consumers don’t care if organic and conventional farmers’ crops are contaminated!

In 2006, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) sued the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on behalf of farmers and others for its illegal approval of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa and won, banning GE alfalfa until the USDA fully analyzed its impacts on the environment, farmers, and the public. However, the resulting EIS is woefully inadequate, leaving farmers and consumers unprotected while Monsanto goes on with business as usual.

This is the first time the USDA has done this type of analysis for any GE crop, so the final decision will have broad implications for all GE crops and for the future of organic agriculture—that is why it’s so important that USDA hear from YOU. USDA is only accepting comments on this EIS through March 3, 2010, so please take action today!

Tell USDA that protecting farmers and consumers is its job and demand they reject approval of Monsanto’s GE alfalfa!

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Farmers fight to save seed and the DoJ provides cover for Monsanto

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By: S.D. Fields (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

” Thomas should have removed himself from the process because of his past employment by Monsanto. Their need to have certain arguments presented was critical. When I looked at the courts opinion I had to ask myself, “Was Monsanto’s corporate staff present during the language design of the opinion?”

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Imagine the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments about traffic signs. I can read the opinion now, the stop and yield signs are equal in authority. Perhaps they are, but completely different functions occur with each. One stops traffic completely, the other allows traffic to merge smoothly.

Something similar happened when JEM Ag V. Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl. was handed down. Clarence Thomas stated the “PVPA & Patent law were equal in authority”, but he failed to relay his confidence of understanding either while writing the opinion. The dissent gave clear statements of confusion by asking ” Why would Congress pass two laws with nearly identical authority?”

We have all watched cop shows with segments in the courtroom. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?  In today’s corporate climate, the easiest way to gain any legal authority is to orchestrate a legal argument and exploit the ignorance of the Judicial system. Well, in this case the whole truth was conveniently omitted.

I’ve only known one Federal Judge that has ever had his hands in the dirt checking his planters seed placement depth.  Oral arguments lasting only a few days don’t even begin to educate the Judicial system about the complexities of the seed industry today. The only best way to arrive at an opinion is to live the issue. More

Time stands still in a Honey yard

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As the slow methodical dance unfolds between the Apiarist and her hives, a drop of sweat slowly rolls down the back of her neck. Even at 40F in February, she knows that the actions she takes now can make or break this colony of 50,000 bees. The husbandry that she applies will provide liquid nectar in a few months time – a sweetener that has been cherished throughout thousands of years by the human race, and of course, wildlife. More

What makes a corporate hiney hugger, hug?: Just ask John Block!

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By: Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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A February 20, 2010 article by John Block in the Wisconsin State Journal was quite possibly one of most extreme cases of corporate hiney hugging to come along in quite some time.  After reading this piece, I couldn’t help but wonder how brown Mr. Block’s nose was?  As a result of this obvious collection of disinformation and intentional misinformation; I decided I had to respond.  I have included actual statements from Mr. Block’s article and these appear in blue print and have provided a list of resources to document my response.____________________________

Block: “I left my post as the nation’s 21st secretary of agriculture in 1986, for instance, the average crop yield per acre in the United States was 33.3 bushels per acre for soybeans and 119.4 bushels per acre for corn. As of last year, thanks to the onset of almost revolutionary seed technologies, those yields rose to 39.7 bushels per acre for soybeans and 153.9 acres for corn.”

Mr. Block fails to mention those “revolutionary seed technologies” have come at a massive cost to the environment and that no verifiable evidence exists to substantiate his grandiose claim of 153.9 bushels per acre as a result of forced gmo use.  The only evidence, if you can call it that, of any increase at all was provided by the same companies who developed and sold the seeds and the accompanying chemicals necessary to grow them. More

HSUS and PETA

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2/23/2010            

“Shame on so-called beef and cattle industry leaders for focusing attention on HSUS while they do nothing to turn the tide of consolidation that’s flooding the independent cattle producers of the United States and Canada. They are as guilty as HSUS.”

                                                                                                                                                               From the Center for Consumer Freedom:

Despite the words “humane society” on its letterhead, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with your local animal shelter. Despite the omnipresent dogs and cats in its fundraising materials, it’s not an organization that runs spay/neuter programs or takes in stray, neglected and abused pets. And despite the common image of animal protection agencies as cash-strapped organizations dedicated to animal welfare, HSUS has become the wealthiest animal rights organization on Earth.   HSUS is big, rich, and powerful – a “humane society” in name only.

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The Drive to Eliminate Social Security in America

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By Shamus Cooke

“What will the reformed Social Security look like? Again, the Conservative think tanks have an idea waiting in the wings: personal savings accounts.  In the same way that 401(k)s killed the pension, Social Security is set to be privatized for the mighty benefit of Wall Street.”

Global Research, February 23, 2010

In Washington each new day brings a fresh call to reform entitlement programs Social Security, Medicare, etc., (in Congress, the word reform now means to eliminate, or drastically reduce).  Tackling Social Security has been on the to-do list of the corporate elite for years, and they’re not waiting any longer.  After years of promoting this cause, conservative think tanks have now garnered solid support from the political establishment as a whole, which includes the Republican and Democratic parties. 

The newest liberal recruit to the destruction of Social Security is Thomas Friedman, the influential columnist for The New York Times, who wrote recently:

The president needs to persuade the country to invest in the future and pay for the past… We have to pay for more new schools and infrastructure than ever, while accepting more entitlement cuts than ever [Social Security, Medicare, etc.] when public trust in government is lower than ever.  (February 20, 2010). More

Enough Corporate Carelessness

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By: Dan Martin (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

Feb 3, 2010 … A natural gas line installed through a sewer line caused the blast that charred a St. Paul home, according to state investigators.

Feb 24, 2010 … A natural gas explosion blew apart a home located near West 50th Street

Unfortunately, this is a story repeated too many times during every heating season.

If a foreign power mandated that natural gas be piped into virtually every home in the northern half of the contiguous United States, we would be in the streets with torches and pitchforks.

NATURAL GAS IS NOT A SAFE HEATING FUEL. When I’ve had a choice, and certainly when I’ve built my own home, my instructions were to cap the natural gas out in the street, as far away from my lodgings as they could get.

Wake up, fellow citizens. Get some realistic controls over this heating fuel, especially in the “freeze-thaw” parts of our country, or run these captains of corporations off to jail and out of business.

Dan Martin

Energy vs. Environment

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by: Frank Mancuso

17% jobless rate! All bets are off. The environment loses. We’re all flying on this airship called Earth trying to survive in a system that must gobble up the resources of the planet to provide for the most people. But provide what?

India and China are American-ising. Rivers are damned, coal is burned, oil fought over. Everyone wants stuff. Stuff creates jobs, so what’s the problem? The more billions of us that are using stuff causes stuff to become harder to get. More

Assembly Bill 751 calling for Wisconsin to adopt the National Popular Vote plan

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And now things worsen, this is being pushed in all states;

 
Dear Friends,
 
Words absolutely escape me as I write this,  so I have posted various links below. 
 
I have tracked politics since high school, and I have  never seen anything like what I have witnessed yesterday and earlier this week in the Democrat’s agenda to usurp our Constitution.
 
We received notice on Monday that a public hearing was scheduled on Assembly Bill 751 calling for Wisconsin to adopt the National Popular Vote plan.  The bill had just been introduced and wasn’t even electronically in our system and available for the public to review.  With the minimum amount of advance notice, only about 20 people across the entire state were able to adjust their schedules and attend this most important hearing.  More

Dallas Tea Party Invites Olbermann look-a-likes at MSNBC

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Looks like poor Keith bit one this time.  I personally attend Tea Partys, sovereignty meetings, Constitution gatherings and support Oathkeepers.  I’m not young, or Republican or even Democrat for that matter. And I surely was not in a crowd of all white people.  More

Geo-Accounting: Why NAIS and other farm to fork plans will never die

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by  Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Somewhere in 2004, when USDA began openly talking about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), a simultaneous effort was already underway in each state to buy access to state agricultural agencies via cooperative funding agreements wherein the incorporated state Ag agencies contracted with the USDA to implement the USDA business plans. 

What NAIS was never really about was the ability to trace back disease in animals, as a system was already well established and in place in every, state.  What the USDA was and is still after is the ability to gain control over every aspect of food production whether it is animals or crops.  Instrumental in that plan is geo-accounting.  More

BlogTalkRadio/ “The Ruthie Report”

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NATIONWIDE TALK SHOW
  
  
“The Ruthie Report”
live or archived at
via The Conservative Alliance Media Network
8 pm CST every Thursday More

Geo-Engineering Watch

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Check this site out!  There is more information here that is documented than anywhere else on the net.  If you can come away from this site and still think that chemtrails don’t exist or pose no harm; if you can conclude there is nothing  to HAARP, or extreme weather pattern changes…….there is nothing that will convince you. 

 Live link:  Geo-Engineering Watch

Highly recommended!

The Department of Energy: Biggest joke ever!

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A NATION BEGUILED

This is absolutely the funniest joke ever…….AND IT’S ON US!

Let it sink in. By the time you get to the bottom, you will understand!

Does anybody out there have any memory of the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, during the Carter Administration?

A.. Anybody?

B.. Anything?

C.. No?

D.. Didn’t think so!

Bottom line … More

Take Action Against Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa

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Obama USDA Poised to Approve Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

Don’t believe Monsanto’s green-washing. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), aren’t meant to feed the world or survive the evermore frequent droughts and floods brought on by global warming. GMOs are designed to sell Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and the patented “Roundup Ready” genes now spliced into millions of acres of corn, cotton, soy, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa. A 2009 study showed that, in 13 years, Roundup Ready crops increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds. More

Are corporations people or are people corporations?

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by: Frank Mancuso (c)copyright 2010

                  

There seems to be some debate as to whether or not corporations are humans; in the eyes of the law they are. They have the same rights as people in a court of law and the Supreme Court has just given them the right of free speech and empowered them to overrule the votes of we mere citizens, by their financial might, to advertise for their choice. They can lobby and buy political influence and often escape violations of law because they are too big to fail and it goes on and on.

But are they really people? More

Old NAIS vs. New NAIS: No Way! No How!

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by Marti Oakley (C) 2010 copyright ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

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The good news is the federal government has abandoned its original National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

The bad news is they just gave it a new alphabet name; National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA).

Under US Code & Title, Agricultural dictates are listed as non-positive law, as is Commerce.  What this means is that although they have written corporate codes, statutes and regulations and they can site them as existing……these same codes, regulations and statutes are not enforceable by the federal government as they are not in the enumerated powers of the federal government.  This renders them “non-positive”.  And this is why government has created autonomous agencies which are incorporated and for-profit.  These corporations then write the necessary rules and regulations and buy access to the states via cooperative agreements with state agencies, also incorporated and operating for-profit.  Its corporate contract business. More

How Does a Corporation Speak?

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By William A. Cohn

 The Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC giving corporations greater rights to use shareholder money to influence elections is radical, already impacting the November U.S. midterm elections and politics in general. Yet it is only the latest of many expansions of corporate rights over the past 150 years. Let’s step back to consider the most recent fallacy made by the high court in equating corporations with natural persons and citizens. More

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture: The who’s who of animal tags and the biggest recipients of government $$

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The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is composed of all the leading tag manufacturers, plus a generous pile of USDA  and government dolers.  They are behind the leading old NAIS replacement
“One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture.”

        NIAA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EMAIL ADDRESSES

*IN CASE YOU WANT TO ADD THEM TO YOUR “NEW NAIS” OPPOSITION LIST. More

Note to horse lovers: No NAIS..not now..not ever!

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There are a few people left that don’t know how disliked a government enforced animal ID is.  The people at www.thehorse.com are using a poll to help them understand the appreciation, or lack of it, for old NAIS, or the “new NAIS.”
 
If you have an opinion go there, and down the left side of the page is the poll.  You can click on it to vote and you will see the results in about a minute.
 
The horse people have had consistent inducement from the thoroughbred assn and the American Horse Council who have both taken bribes from the USDA to sign up members.  As a result the horse people do not fear the “new NAIS” as much as other livestock owners.  Even though the computer requirements would drag people to the ground on continuous enforcements every time they loaded or unloaded a horse, the horse people still don’t understand how fast it would kill their equine events.
 
When I voted it was 59% No, 30% yes and 10% confused.  That was the highest yes poll in the history of NAIS and the highest confused.
 
Encourage others to vote.  They only had 1100 votes at 4:PM.  Thanks, Darol

Colorado ranchers cheer as feds back off on livestock ID system

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The Denver Post

02/16/2010

Colorado farmers and ranchers are cheering a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to back off plans for a controversial national animal identification system aimed at stemming livestock disease outbreaks.

Lee Swenson, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, which represents about 4,000 farmers and ranchers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, said many of the union’s members feared the National Animal Identification System would add to government waste, while doing little to prevent disease and ensure food safety. More

USDA says “contact us”! NOT!

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Jackass Alert #1  … Richard Odom of State of Virginia-USDA
 
 
 

 

Good Morning Richard Odom ~~~
We are aware that you are actively involved in promotion of NAIS or some form of animal ID and that you and your state have received $2,723,196 from 2002 to 2007 with an estimate of approximately a similar amount since then (see attached).  We understand you draw a salary, health care and retirement from the animal ID dole. More

Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry

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Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Justice Department and USDA Set Dates for Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry
Workshops to Be Held in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.
The current schedule for the workshops is as follows: March 12, 2010 – Issues of Concern to Farmers – Ankeny, Iowa

This event will serve as an introduction to the series of workshops, but also will focus specifically on issues facing crop farmers. Specific areas of focus may include seed technology, vertical integration, market transparency and buyer power.

FFA Enrichment Center
1055 Southwest Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa

The Department of Justice and USDA asked for comments in advance of the workshops.
All comments received are publicly posted. Comments taken here.

 Additional updates and information, including agendas and speakers, will be posted on the Antitrust Division’s events website or: here

AMERICAN POLITICS WITH JOHN WALLACE

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AMERICAN POLITICS WITH JOHN WALLACE

RADIO SHOW – (THIS FRIDAY at 5:00PM)  More

Controlling the Ability of People and Organizations to Access the Internet

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02 18 10,  by Bob Chapman

Under the guise of “protecting Americans” and choosing itself in so-called “national security,” the current Obama administration wants to be able to control the ability of people and organizations to access the Internet.

This concept on its face seems very harmless and in the best interest of the country, however, having the ability to “turn the Internet off or shutting down sites that Obama considers “dangerous” including particular political groups, individuals or organizations who espouse differing views has far reaching political, financial, moral and legal implications.

Such a policy imposed under Executive Order to control what enters Internet sites and what is shared daily would stifle free speech in direct violation of the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

During the elections in Iran, its citizens using Facebook and Twitter got out 95% of the news from Iran. In America would our social sites be shut down if enough people using them “dared” to question the current political regime in power at any given time? Sitting ominously in the Senate is the Rockefeller Bill S. 773 to takeover the Internet in emergencies. As we all know, once taken over, we will never get it back the way it was before. This is what elitists have in mind for us. More

Death of Free Internet is Imminent: Canada Will Be Test Case

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Kevin Parkinson on 22 July, 2008 11:10:21

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Reality Check – In the last 15 years or so, as a society we have had access to more information than ever before in modern history because of the Internet. There are approximately 1 billion Internet users in the world and any one of these users can theoretically communicate in real time with any other on the planet.

The Internet has been the greatest technological achievement of the 20th century by far, and has been recognized as such by the global community. The free transfer of information, uncensored, unlimited and untainted, still seems to be a dream when you think about it. Whatever field that is mentioned- education, commerce, government, news, entertainment, politics and countless other areas- have been radically affected by the introduction of the Internet.

And mostly, it’s good news, except when poor judgements are made and people are taken advantage of. Scrutiny and oversight are needed, especially where children are involved. However, when there are potential profits open to a corporation, the needs of society don’t count. More

Mainstream MarketWatch: Prepare for the End of America

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John Ozberkmen on 15 February, 2010 13:15:00

Mainstream financial news source MarketWatch is telling Americans to prepare for the worst, the end of America. In their article, “How to invest for a global-debt-bomb explosion,” not only do they talk about the coming total economic collapse but they admit that there is a cabal of elite who are orchestrating it.  Author of the article, Paul Farrell, extends the view as if it is widely accepted, that there is a “Happy Conspiracy” of global elitists who are operating behind the scenes to create a coming major economic disaster. The article encourages people to prepare by stockpiling necessities because a 2nd American Revolution is imminent.
A mainstream news source owned by Rupert Murdock is parading the view that the U.S. will soon enter into a 2nd Revolution. What in the world is going on here?  Be very aware people. When this information is front loaded into mainstream consciousness, it is a strong indication that the powers are getting ready for another false flag attack. It is a good idea to be prepared but also understand this is what the elites want. In order to instigate a violent fight with the freedom movement some government agent acting as a 9-11 truther may be used as a patsy. Every draconian law is now in place for the next emergency. We’re only one false flag attack away from total martial law in the U.S.  It will appear that the tyrants have not fired the first shot.  Help expose the truth!
We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them…
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.

 – Samuel Adams

The National Expositor The MarketWatch article is archived below in case titles or content are changed. 

How to invest for a global-debt-bomb explosion

Prepare for an apocalyptic anarchy ending Wall Street’s toxic capitalism

By, Paul Farrell
MarketWatch – Wake up investors. Are you prepared for the economic anarchy coming after a global-debt time bomb explodes? Are you thinking outside the box? Investing differently? Act now — tomorrow will be too late. More

Main Stream Media for Morons (MSMM): Pay per Spew

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By Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

  MSM these days would be more aptly called “mainstream media for  morons” (MSMM) as these mediums have long ceased to be a source of any news.  What do appear to be attempts at legitimate reporting is actually a watered down sound bite delivered by a less than believable “reporter”.  I personally believe a system much like the [pay per view] premiums could and should be installed on “professional” news services.  We could call it [pay per spew] and charge them each time they pollute the airwaves with government approved content.  Just a thought.

As for MSMM I personally don’t give damn what celebrity is having a drug or drinking problem, or, even who might be sleeping with whom.  I don’t particularly think I care to see anyone’s naked crotch, even if it is one belonging to a Hilton.  (I can’t imagine hers is any more interesting or attractive than anyone else’s but most of us have enough sense to remember our underwear). 

I really don’t want to hear another word about another politician who supposedly just rediscovered God, or alcohol or the newest local escort service.  I don’t believe for one minute there are two sides to the “isle” or that there is any difference in intent or action between to the two faux party’s and I surely don’t believe even one of them is remotely interested in anything other than their own self promotion and securing lucrative deals with corporate carpetbaggers promising a land with streets paved with gold for those willing to get on national TV or Radio to prostitute themselves for a corporate agenda.  More

It Is Now Official: The US Is a Police State

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on 14 February, 2010 23:15:00

“This is the unmistakable hallmark of a police state. And this victim is an American citizen.

Anyone can be next. Indeed, on Feb. 3 Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence told the House Intelligence Committee that it was now “defined policy” that the U.S. government can murder its own citizens on the sole basis of someone in the government’s judgment that an American is a threat. No arrest, no trial, no conviction, just execution on suspicion of being a threat.

This shows how far the police state has advanced. A presidential appointee in the Obama administration tells an important committee of Congress that the executive branch has decided that it can murder American citizens abroad if it thinks they are a threat.”  LINK TO FULL ARTICLE

Blair: US Govt Can Kill Citizens Overseas as Part of ‘Defined Policy’

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Director of National Intelligence Tells Congress Americans Can Be Killed Overseas

by Jason Ditz, February 03, 2010

Blair said the comments were intended to “reassure” Americans that there was a “set of defined policy and legal procedures” in place and that such assassinations are always carried out by the book.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R – MI) inquired about the procedures involved, asking what the legal framework was under which Americans could be killed by the intelligence community.

Blair insisted that under no circumstances would Americans be assassinated overseas for criticizing the government, adding “we don’t target people for free speech.” Rather they are subject to assassination when the government decides they are a threat and when they “get specific permission.” Exactly who was giving that permission was unclear.

The question has been increasingly important as the Obama Administration attempts to help the Yemeni government assassinate Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who is not accused of any crimes by the US government. The administration maintains that secret evidence exists linking Awlaki to terrorism.

There seems to be a chilling lack of oversight in the procedure behind these killings, however, Blair’s assurances against politically motivated assassinations aside. The US has killed Americans in overseas attacks before, but only as “collateral damage.” It has never admitted to explicitly assassinating an American citizen before, though it seems that the policy is in place and such killings are only a matter of time.

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Michigan:“Firearms Freedom Act” (HB-5232)

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Tenth Amendment Center – Introduced in the Michigan House on August 11, 2009, the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB-5232) seeks “to make certain findings regarding intrastate commerce; to prohibit federal regulation of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition involved purely in intrastate commerce in [the State of Michigan]; to provide for certain exceptions to federal regulation; and to establish certain manufacturing requirements.”

The bill was authored by Rep. Phillip Pavlov and currently has 44 co-sponsors.

While the HB5232’s title focuses on federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendment’s limit on the power of the federal government.  It specifically states:

The regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under amendments IX and X of the constitution of the United States, particularly if not expressly preempted by federal law. Congress has not expressly preempted state regulation of intrastate commerce pertaining to the manufacture on an intrastate basis of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition. More

Listen up! Stop listening

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By: Dan Martin (c) 2010 All Rights Reserved

Are we consulting Bernie Madoff for retirement advice?

When it comes to political strategy, does anyone take Tom DeLay seriously anymore?

Would you rely on Jeffrey Dahmer for relationship counseling?

Then, why the hell are we providing a forum for former Vice President Dick Cheney every time he wants to run off at the mouth about terrorism?

When people become totally discredited, why would we persist in giving them access?

It is time we seriously consider boycotting those in the media that continue to broadcast his crap on nearly every newscast.

Minnesota Sovereignty Project

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http://www.mnsovereignty.org/

The Minnesota House introduced legislation, House File 997 and 998, on February 19th, 2009 to re-assert our State Sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This legislation got ignored and died in committee. We will be making another attempt to get this legislation signed into law during the 2010 legislative session. We are asking for your support to call, email or contact your State Representatives in person and insist they support this legislation!

The Constitution applies to the federal government.  Its sole purpose was to spell out what the government can do. The key principle of the Constitution is quite simple: positive grant.

Unfortunately, this is not a phrase that many of us hear in daily banter these days. But, it’s not a complicated principle at all. What it means is this – the US federal government is authorized to exercise only those powers which are specifically given to it in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. Nothing more, and nothing less.

The following is the list of current Minnesota State Representatives. Those indicated as HOUSE AUTHOR have chosen to HONOR their oath of office taken in January 2009 to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and allow “We the People” to regain our sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment. The remaining State Representatives have chosen not to honor their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution!

This substantive information is given to help people make choices at the voting booths for Public Servants that will support and defend the Constitution, including the Tenth Amendment! 

link here: Contact list for Minnesota House

WICFA: The promotion and preservation of unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade

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Hello WICFA Friends and Members:
 
We have some updates on our website that might be of interest to you.  Please browse through our Raw Milk page and our Honey page to see what is new.
 
Read the Iowa raw milk bill and see why it is the kind of legislation that we need to put before our Assembly and Senate.  It is fair to all producers and consumers and is completely aligned with WICFA’s mission statement of the promotion and preservation of unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters the availability of locally grown and home-produced food products.
 
The updates on Wisconsin honey legislation include some correspondence between Senator Russ Decker and our VP, Paul M. Griepentrog as well as a link to some good information on the origins of Codex. 
 
Enjoy and I hope you find the updates useful!
 
Thanks,
 
Clifford J. Cordell II
WICFA – President
(715) 418-0424
 

Wyoming Bill Seeks to Combat Federal Distortions of Commerce Clause, 2nd Amendment – Includes Penalties of up to Two Years in Prison for Federal Agents Violating the Law.

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Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center

“When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned.”

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10th Amendment Center – Wyoming State Representative Allen Jaggi has introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” (FFA) for the state – it’s filed as House Bill 95 (HB95).

While the FFA’s title focuses on gun regulations, it has far more to do with the federal violations of the commerce clause, which D.C. has used as an excuse to prohibit and regulate everything from wheat, to marijuana to guns.

If passed, the bill would provide “that specified firearms that are manufactured, sold, purchased, possessed and used exclusively within Wyoming shall be exempt from federal regulation, including registration requirements”

Some supporters of the legislation say that a successful application of such a state-law would set a strong precedent and open the door for states to take their own positions on a wide range of other activities that they see as not being authorized to the Federal Government by the Constitution.

Wyoming joins 21 other states considering similar legislation – including New Hampshire, Virginia and Missouri. More

Neither DATCP or the State of Wisconsin can adopt International Standards in the form of Codex Alimentarius

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 by: Paul Griepentrog (c) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved
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Dear Senator Decker,
Just a note to remind you that neither DATCP or the State of Wisconsin can adopt International Standards in the form of Codex Alimentarius, in so far as International Standards can only be adopted by Federal authority pursuant to the Supremacy Clause which reserves the right of international treaty to the Fed.
The bill does nothing to stop adulterated honey either dilute with corn syrup or contaminated by antibiotics.  In fact if Codex standards were effective why wasn’t contaminated Chinese honey kept from entering the country in the first place.  Where were  the FDA and USDA when this occurred.  Instead of dealing with the failed agencies which would include DATCP for allowing it into the state you seek to force Wisconsin producers to bear the burden for the failure of the aforementioned administrative agencies.   Why hasn’t DATCP ordered the removal of contaminated products?  Is it that it’s easier to burden the state’s producers than to deal with Walmart and the big chain stores?
I await your reply.
Paul Griepentrog

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Brutality of Horse Slaughter Exposed

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The Humane Society of the United States

Shocking images of extreme suffering released by USDA

The Humane Society of the United States

Horse with bloody eye

USDA

Documents recently released by the United States Department Agriculture (USDA) contain shocking images of the extreme suffering of horses transported to U.S.-based slaughter plants.

Animals’ Angels, a Maryland-based animal protection organization, obtained the photos as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request related to 2005 violations of the Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Act at the former Bel-Tex horse slaughter plant in Kaufman, TX.

Graphic Injuries and Mistreatment

The photos were taken by USDA officials charged with monitoring the horses upon arrival at the slaughter plant. While some of the photos depict graphic injuries obviously suffered in transport to slaughter (eyeballs hanging off, bruised and bloodied faces, severely injured and missing legs), others show horses who were clearly mistreated by their owners prior to being purchased for and transported to slaughter.

“For far too long, the availability of horse slaughter has allowed unscrupulous horse owners and breeders to use slaughter auctions as a dumping ground for their “excess” horses. It is time for the horse industry to take responsibility for its horses—for their entire lives—instead of hiding behind a foreign owned industry that preys on our companion animals,” said Keith Dane, director of equine protection for The Humane Society of the United States.

In its 1996 Farm Bill, Congress gave the USDA authority to regulate the transport of horses to U.S. based, foreign-owned slaughter plants. The final rule, which was not published until 2001, included a phase out of the use of double-decker trailers to transport horses directly to slaughter.

However, a loophole in the law allows horses to be transported to any other destination, such as auctions, feed lots or intermediary points, on these cramped, dangerous trailers, meant for shorter neck species like cattle and pigs. When forced to travel on these trailers, horses cannot balance properly, causing them to suffer serious injuries, and sometimes death, before arriving at the slaughter plant. Many of the USDA photos depict injuries typical of horses forced to travel on double-decker trailers—severe head injuries, gaping hindquarter wounds, and leg injuries.

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A Grisly End for America’s Horses

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The brutal truth behind horse auctions and the journey to slaughter

The Humane Society of the United States

 

For many horses, the journey to slaughter begins at a local livestock auction. Show horses, camp and lesson horses, race horses, backyard companions, carriage horses, pregnant horses, even wild horses can be standing in a barn or pasture one day, and the next day find themselves loaded onto a trailer, headed for the weekly livestock auction.

Many horse owners bring their horses to these auctions with the expectation that the horse will find a good home. However, the pace of the auction and the often chaotic environment gives sellers little opportunity to show off their horse’s strong points, and it gives buyers little chance to assess whether a particular horse is a good fit for them. Sellers often do not realize that middlemen for foreign-owned slaughter plants—called killer buyers—frequent these auctions, looking for young, healthy horses who will bring a good price at the slaughter plant.

Purchased by Killer Buyers

When a horse is ridden or run loose into the auction ring, the auctioneer will quickly try to run up the bidding price. Often, killer buyers can be seen standing inside the auction ring, communicating directly with the auctioneer. At many auctions, would-be buyers include not only families looking for riding horses, but also horse rescue organizations trying to outbid killer buyers for horses that they know they can rehabilitate and adopt into loving homes.

While the auction environment is stressful, confusing and dangerous for horses, once they are purchased by killer buyers, their suffering intensifies. Driven by profit, the killer buyer will cram as many horses as possible onto a livestock trailer for the long journey to a feedlot or foreign owned slaughter plant. As in the auction pens, no regard is given for the age, sex, breed or temperament of the horses. In the crowded, cramped confines of the trailer, fighting, serious injury and even death are frequent occurrences. Once the horses are loaded onto trucks, they may remain there for days at a time, with no food, rest or water.

Transport to Slaughter

While some state laws prohibit the transport of horses on double decker trailers (designed for shorter-necked species such as cattle and pigs), current federal regulations allow horses to be transported on these trucks to any destination except directly to a slaughter plant. On these trailers, horses are forced into a stooped, unnatural position, unable to maintain their balance.

Startling USDA documents obtained by the nonprofit investigative organization Animals’ Angels reveal horses arriving at U.S.-based slaughter plants with horrific injuries suffered in transport. Graphic photos depict horses with missing and dangling eyes and legs, severe head and back injuries—even horses dead on arrival. In recent years, there have been several horrific accidents involving horses being transported to slaughter on double-decker trailers.

Even in regular trailers, long distance travel without food, water, or rest is a recipe for disaster. Horses who fall down or are injured en route are considered “the cost of doing business.” Even under the transport regulations, horses who are heavily pregnant, missing an eye or otherwise injured can be legally hauled for more than 24 hours at a time.

Arrival at the Slaughter Plant

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OBAMACARE NULLIFICATION: VIRGINIA HEALTHCARE FREEDOM ACT

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02-13-2010 4:27 pm – Donna Holt – Campaign for Liberty

VIRGINIA DID IT!  NULLIFICATION OF HEALTHCARE ACT!
The Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act Wins in Both Houses. Twenty-four hundred citizen grassroots activists made their voices heard at the state capitol bell tower on January 18th and the Virginia legislature listened.

Even before Obamacare is made federal law, the Virginia House and Senate has voted to stand up to the powers of Congress to mandate that every citizen purchase federally approved health care coverage.

Senator Jill Vogel’s SB417 passed on the House floor moments ago with a vote of 66 – 29. We expect Governor McDonnell will sign the Virginia Healthcare Freedom Act into law the moment it crosses his desk.

The House version, HB10, was passed by the full House yesterday by a vote of 72 – 26. The bill is on it’s way to the Senate where it is expected to pass with bi-partisan support. But regardless, Virginia will not have to comply with federal mandates to purchase health care insurance once Governor McDonnell signs SB417, and likely HB10, into law.

Under Obamacare, if you file your tax return and fail to offer proof that you have a policy that puts you in compliance with the law, the IRS will try to penalize you, possibly by garnishing your state tax refund. If you live in Virginia, you will have the Commonwealth in your corner. Virginia’s Attorney General has vowed to challenge the feds in court should any citizen of Virginia be penalized for not purchasing federally approved health care insurance. This legislation also opens up a test case that could get ObamaCare thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court.

We have effectively reaffirmed our position that it is “we the people” that set the course for this nation. Governments are instituted by the governed and will not be usurped on our watch.

The Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution is victorious in winning back our state’s rights!!!

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt
Campaign for Liberty

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