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Properly label gmo food! We have a right to know what we are eating!

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We have just a few days to stop the United States government from preventing the world from properly labeling genetically modified foods (GMOs).

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have adopted a pro-corporate position that laughably claims labeling GM/GE foods creates the “false” impression that “that the labeled food is in some way different from other foods.”

And next week, at the United Nations meeting in Canada, they will tell the world to adopt the same position, preventing other countries from rightly labeling GMOs as different from fresh, natural food. The implications of this position could further undermine organic food standards all over the world, especially organic labeling.

We know that GMO food created by the likes of Monsanto is not only “different” but unhealthy and unsustainable. Can you help us tell the USDA and FDA to wake up and drop this ridiculous position?

Click here to tell the USDA and FDA: the world should be free to label GMO foods as such.

While the rest of the world wants to be able to label unnatural GMOs, Barack Obama’s USDA and FDA have adopted pro-corporate food positions GMOs. Unless we act now, the United States will go to this meeting telling the world that GMO foods are not different and should not be labeled.

GMO foods, by definition, are genetically different. By altering nature’s design in order to withstand a barrage of chemicals and other poisons, humans are without question creating a new, different kind of food.

We need to tell the USDA and FDA to abandon its wrongheaded, corporate food position that GMOs are the same as non-GMO foods. Sign our petition now before the deadline on Monday.

Thank you for your support on this urgent petition – please share this with anyone you know who cares about their food.

Best,

Lisa Madison
Distribution & Outreach Coordinator
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The Wages of Greed Writ Large

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by: Dan Martin (c)copyright 2010

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Fiduciary, schmiduciary – let ‘em eat cake.

During the Senate hearings yesterday (April 27, 2010), this was said:

“A Republican member, Senator Susan M. Collins of Maine, turned from one witness to the next as she asked repeatedly whether they felt a duty to act in the best interest of their clients. Only one of the four witnesses she questioned seemed to affirm such a duty outright.” (NY Times)

WHAT! In the six plus years I was employed as a registered representative of an investment firm, the surest way to be summarily fired was to forget our fiduciary responsibility to our clients.

Remember, I bring only sandbox economics to this discussion. I have no wallpaper beyond my Insurance Agent License and my Registered Representative Licensure. I am not aware if the rules are different for investment banks, but I doubt it.

Common sense tells us that a market that condones deceit and rewards greed is bound to fail eventually, and the people who “made that market” (not unlike a Ponzi Scheme) will not be the ones who pay the price for that failure.

The posture adopted by the Goldman Sachs executives in the hearing is no mystery. Anything they say can be used against them in later proceedings; they do not want to go to prison.

Although we can never recover the immense wealth that has been lost, particularly in our retirement funds, they should be made to pay, nonetheless. Those responsible for the actions leading to this collapse should be facing incarceration in Danville if not, more appropriately, Leavenworth.

If I had chosen for an instant to ignore the best interests of my clients, that is from where I would be writing this.

Where is that illusive US Treasury? Can you say Puerto Rico??

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By: Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Note:  This article originally appeared 4-28-10.  In the brief time that has passed,27  CFR 250.11, cited as the legal definition of the Treasury Secretary has somehow mysteriously and without explanantion, been wiped from the Code of Federal Regulations.  It has also been wiped from all legal websites carrying copies of CFR and USC.  250.11 was titled “definitions” and described the Secretary of the Treasury as one in Puerto Rico, and the IRS as an enforcement arm of the IMF>>>>>>>

See also: Treasury Secretary does not work for the United States

THERE IS NO US TREASURY! The US Treasury office, the enforcement agency of the IMF/World Bank, is actually located in Puerto Rico and is not a US agency. 

Looking in 27 CFR 250.11 again for the definition of “Secretary” as found in all the above. The defining term for “Secretary” is, “The Secretary of the Treasury of Puerto Rico.” That man is, not Timothy Geithner.

Who does timothy Geithner work for ?

“The Chief Financial Officer of the government, the Secretary serves as Chairman Pro Tempore of the President’s Economic Policy Council, Chairman of the Boards and Managing Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds, and as U.S. Governor (note: they do not refer to him as the US secretary or as his position being that of a cabinet secretary to the president) of the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.”

The identity of the Secretary is not found in title 26 U.S.C. The only reference to the identity of the Secretary of the Treasury is in 27 C.F.R. at section 250.11 (definitions) which specifically states: The defining term for secretary is: “Secretary means Secretary of the Treasury of Puerto Rico”. More

The One-Stop Preparedness Survival Guide

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What is Washington thinking? Millions out of work and they up the number of green cards

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Live Link: The National Examiner

 “With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama issues over a million green cards .”

April 11, 5:36 AM Immigration Reform Examiner Dave Gibson

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The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year.

750,000 of the new Green Cards were given to the families of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.

The top four recipient nations are as follows:

-Mexico…164,920
-China…receiving 64,238
-Philippines…60,029
-India…57,304

In Feb. 2009, the financial institution Merrill Lynch announced that the nation’s actual unemployment rate had reached 13.9 percent. A year later, that number had risen to 17.3 percent. This figure represents Americans who have been laid off from full-time positions and are now working part-time, as well as those who have simply stopped looking for work, and workers whose unemployment benefits have run out.

The official unemployment figure given monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is now listed around 10 percent, but represents only those Americans currently receiving unemployment checks, and is not truly indicative of the dire employment situation now facing the U.S. More

Cows On Drugs

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(NY Times 4-17-10)    Op-Ed Contributor   By DONALD KENNEDY  Published: April 17, 2010  Stanford, Calif.

Donald Kennedy, a former commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, is a professor emeritus of environmental science at Stanford.

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NOW that Congress has pushed through its complicated legislation to reform the health insurance system, it could take one more simple step to protect the health of all Americans. This one wouldn’t raise any taxes or make any further changes to our health insurance system, so it could be quickly passed by Congress with an outpouring of bipartisan support. Or could it? More

“The Ruthie Report”: Guest is Britt “Kingfish” Craig

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Last weeks show LIVE FROM THE BORDER with guest Britt Kingfish Craig
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in the mountains and cell phone coverage.
Therefore, he has graciously agreed to return on 4/29 from a landline
to share with us – the real aspects of border security.
 
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Please join me this Thursday live from the border with Minutemen Britt Craig.
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