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Handbasket? What Handbasket?

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I read a sad little story today about a former Homeless Shelter Case Worker who is going through some hard times. Seems that after 99 weeks of Unemployment Bennies – she still cannot find a job even with 17 years experience. And she has to pay for COBRA to the tune of $650 per month. And she is having to dip into her 401K next month if something miraculous does not happen.

At first one would be compassionate and think “Oh. How sad and her Mommy is in the story as well!”. But on reflection and further perusal of the “iReport”, the compassion seems to bleed from my brain.

This particular case is indicative of the mindset of some American Citizens. On reading the article we see that she is paying $300 per month for storage for the furniture that cannot fit in her new apartment:

And then there’s the storage fee of $300 she pays for all her excess furniture from her old apartment.

Word of advice: Sell it. If it is excess, you don’t need it. More

Arizona legal defense fund

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is taking a novel approach to defending the state’s controversial new immigration law: She’s set up a website to solicit donations for a legal defense fund.

The site, www.keepazsafe.com, asks supporters of the law to contribute to its defense. Brewer, a Republican, created a separate fund in May to pay for outside legal counsel for the law, which has already been challenged by opponents.

“It’s amazing to see just how many folks across the country are supportive,” Brewer said in a statement. “The pouring in of hundreds of unsolicited donations since the end of April, speaks volumes about how important securing our border is to citizens across America.”

The law, enacted in April, requires a police officer to determine a person’s immigration status if they are stopped, detained or arrested and there is “reasonable suspicion” they are in the country illegally. Opponents have argued that the law could lead to profiling.

One question the website doesn’t answer: Whether a donation to the defense fund can be written off for tax purposes. “The State of Arizona provides no opinion as to whether donations to the Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense fund are deductible for federal income tax purposes,” the site reads. “A donor may wish to consult a tax professional for advice.”

(Posted by John Fritze)

Not 1 More Acre! Colorado fights back against Army invasion

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Not 1 More Acre!
PO Box 773
Trinidad, Colorado  810802news@not1moreacre.net

 
Our three separate and equal branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial —  absolutely oppose any aspect of expansion at Piñon Canyon.   
 
“If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the
military.”         
                                                                                              President Harry Truman 

He wrote, “a belief that it is OK to condescend to civilians is breeding a ‘culture of contempt’ for those not in uniform. It has really become a pandemic in the Army.”
                                                                                              COL Andrew Bacevich (RET)

Fort Carson, critics fight over heavier Pinon use

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Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010

By PETER ROPER | proper@chieftain.com

   Fort Carson will be sending two battalions of the 4th Infantry Division to the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in August for several weeks of training – signaling an Army effort to increase its use of the 238,000-acre training ground, even as critics argue that effort defies a U.S. federal court ruling last year. More

The”Ruthie Report” with special guest “Ruthie”!

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THE INTERNET MUST REMAIN FREE

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By Chuck Baldwin
June 29, 2010
NewsWithViews.com

 “And as far as objectionable material being available to children is concerned, this is what parents are for! Good grief! It is bad enough that the federal government has turned into Big Brother; are we going to allow it to become Big Momma and Big Daddy as well?”____________

The Internet is abuzz with news that a US Senate committee has approved a bill that apparently gives the President authority to shut down the Internet. According to TechWorld.com, “A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack.”

The report continues by saying, “The bill, introduced earlier this month [by Senators Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Thomas Carper, D-Delaware], would establish a White House Office for Cyberspace Policy and a National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications, which would work with private US companies to create cybersecurity requirements for the electric grid, telecommunications networks and other critical infrastructure.”

See the report here.

A PrisonPlanet.com report says this about the bill: “President Obama will be handed the power to shut down the Internet for at least four months without Congressional oversight if the Senate votes for the infamous Internet ‘kill switch’ bill, which was approved by a key Senate committee yesterday [June 24] and now moves to the floor. More

PROPERTY RIGHTS DEFINED:The substantial value of property

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“The substantial value of property lies in its use. If the right of use be denied, the value of the property is annihilated and ownership is rendered a barren right.””

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In a “Fifth Amendment” treatise by State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders (12/10/97), he writes:

“Property “is defined by (Washington) state law. Board of Regents v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564, 92 S. Ct. 2701, 2709, 33 L. Ed. 2d 548 (1972). Our state, and most other states, define property in an extremely broad sense.”

“Property in a thing consists not merely in its ownership and possession, but in the unrestricted right of use, enjoyment, and disposal. Anything which destroys any of the elements of property, to that extent, destroys the property itself. The substantial value of property lies in its use. If the right of use be denied, the value of the property is annihilated and ownership is rendered a barren right.”

Ackerman v. Port of Seattle, 55 Wn.2d 400, 409, 348 P.2d 664 (1960) (quoting from Spann v. City of Dallas, 111 Tex. 350, 355, 235 S.W. 513, 19 A.L.R. 1387 (1921)).

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USDA – New laws for meat packers

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The proposed rule is available from the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as www by clicking on “Federal Register.”
 Source: usda.com

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to begin rulemaking next week that very well could lead to “the most aggressive” remodeling of the Packers & Stockyards Act (PSA) since it was created in 1921.

The rule will be published on June 22 and will be directed toward making sure that the marketplace is fair and transparent and rewards contract growers and livestock producers for investment, labor and producing high-quality livestock and poultry, Vilsack said during a teleconference with trade reporters.
The rule, which is required by the 2008 Farm Bill and by the PSA itself, will provide a 60-day comment period.
Much of the rule addresses the consolidation and integration of production that Vilsack implicated has damaged the vibrancy of farming and rural communities.
Vilsack emphasized that the changes proposed in the rule are designed to protect producers and would prohibit packers from engaging in practices that USDA believes are anticompetitive if not collusive, such as favoring certain-sized producers and packer-to-packer buying.
In particular, the proposed rule will require that contracts be publicly available so producers entering into contracts can determine if they’re receiving terms that are consistent across substrates such as a region or an industry itself or fundamentally different from contracts offered other parties.
Vilsack said the issues that the rule addresses are not so much about demand and supply but for whom demand and supply “is working.” He said it’s about level playing fields so those who “work hard have a shot at success.”
He also emphasized that there are “a number of great companies” in the livestock packing and poultry industry “that do the right thing,” and the rule won’t really change how they conduct business. It’s the companies that don’t “play by the rules” that will be affected, he said.

Asia’s seed laws – Control over farmers’ seeds

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A new collaborative Briefing, written by GRAIN and published by PANAP (Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific), takes a close look at seed laws in the Asia region. It comprises one of the PANAP Rice Sheets under its Save Our Rice campaign. While the Briefing mentions rice-related laws and some policies of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the collaborators are keen to show the bearing that these have on seed laws in general, and the wider consequences of seed laws on traditional varieties and farmers’ freedoms. More

“LIBERTY IN AMERICA: IS TIME RUNNING OUT?”

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TELECONFERENCE ON LEADERSHIP FOR LIBERTY ACTIVISTS
 
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THURSDAY – JULY 1ST – 7:00PM
REPUBLICAN LT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE TO BE VETTED IN COLUMBIA CO
 
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Pony up, Cattlemen!

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By Debbie Coffey Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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When I first heard the term “grazing lease” I assumed the lease was for grazing.

After hearing that the Bureau of Land Management will be rounding up the wild horses in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (California and Nevada) because there’s not enough water for them, I looked at the BLM Eagle Lake (California) Field Office website and noticed the projects they had listed.

I was surprised to see grazing lease transfers. You can transfer (give) your grazing lease to somebody else, and then THEY can transfer (give) it to somebody else. However, the “somebodys” aren’t always people or ranches.

I saw a couple of ranches like 3-Dot Ranch and 5-Dot Land & Cattle, then (right when I thought I was seeing spots before my eyes) I happened to see Project number CA-350-2009-33 for the North Fort Sage Allotment and Winter Range, NV. This was a grazing lease transfer from V&B Liability to Vidler LLC to Jared Brackenbury (whose name was misspelled). I couldn’t find any information about V&B Liability, but it sounds like it might be an insurance company.

Why would an insurance company need a grazing permit? Anyhow, whoever they are, they transferred the grazing permit to Vidler LLC, which is Vidler Water Company.

George Knapp of www.8newsnow.com wrote of Vidler Water Company “the huge operation they’ve put together in western states, including Nevada, has come to rival entire governments, both in expertise and resources.” More

Ken Salazar “Doctors” Evidence on Wild Horses AND Oil

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In My Humble Opinion) by R.T. Fitch – author of “Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The Lies Never Cease

Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Ken Salazar’s crooked and corrupt Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to run out of control while it lies, deceives and kills off our publicly owned wild horses as Salazar’s deceitful nature is clearly exposed in the Gulf Oil crisis.

Salazar and his henchman Bob Abbey defy science and facts as they sweep across the western plains capturing every wild horse they can find while they lie to the public that there are hundreds remaining when observers only note dozens.  Behind locked gates they sterilize, geld and kill wild horses to ensure that they will die out as distinguishable herds and breeds.  Almost 150 horses have died at the hands of the BLM since the conclusion of their last roundup, alone.  Flipping off the tax paying public has become a common practice of the corrupt BLM.

Now Salazar turns his dead eyes and blank stare to the Gulf of Mexico as he, once again, ignores the advice of experts and then carries it a step further and lies about their findings to the entire world.  But this time a Federal Judge catches him with his pants down.

Isn’t it time that the criminal action of an Obama appointee be brought to a close?  Can we not inject sanity into the management of our country’s precious natural treasures?  Or is everything wild and natural destined to die before the onslaught of the Obama political juggernaut.  Where is the change we were promised, where is that “animal friendly” administration?

All I see is death, destruction and ruin.  I want our “natural” country back!

BLM data appears to be falsified: Arial headcount shows most herds have been zeroed out

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By: Craig Downer

 

Report on Flight from Truckee Airport (CA) passing over various mountain ranges and valleys to the Owyhee Wild Horse Herd Management Area (whhma), Rock Creek whhma, and Little Humboldt whhma.  (Ill. w/ digital photos taken on flight.)

Elko District, Bureau of Land Management, North Central Nevada, ca. 80 miles NW of Elko. Note: wh is abbreviation for wild horse(s)

Flight realized on Monday, June 21, 2010, Summer solstice.

Dates of report preparation 6/24-25/2010. 

Background: Three whhma’s encompass > 482,000 acres of which 336,262 acres are in the Owyhee whhma, 102,638 acres in the Rock Creek whhma and 15,734 acres in the Little Humboldt whhma.  Northern portions of the Owyhee whhma occur in the Columbia Plateau physiographic region, but most are in the Great Basin physiographic region.  Drought and lack of forage due to fires are being cited by BLM officials as reasons for the drastic reduction of these wild horse herds. BLM plans to gather 1,548 wild horses (the currently estimated total population) and to put back only 399, or which 195 would be PZPed mares with 2-year sterilization effects.  This works out to leaving one wild horse per 1,200+ acres – an extreme marginalizing of this species by any standard and very contrary to the “principal” presence mandate of the Wild Horse Act.  More

Gasland: The Movie

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Welcome To GASLAND

About the film

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

GASLAND will be broadcast on HBO through 2012. To host a public screening in your community please click here. The DVD will be on sale in December 2010.

Why Worry About Something You Can’t Do Anything About?

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J.Speer-Williams (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Is it true that our world has suffered with so much unspeakable destruction, misery, and death because so many of us have had, and do have, perhaps, the mother of all negative and apathetic attitudes:Why worry about something you can’t do anything about?

Is this attitude resulting in the forfeiture of our God-gifted and sovereign free-will?

Have too many of us lost so much free-will, through apathy and ignorance, we can only add to the wide consensus of negative free-will, or exercise no free-will at all?

Must we have some free-will left in order to use it in a positive fashion?

Ranging from slow to fast, and even faster, all of our emotions, attitudes and everything in our physical existence vibrates with its own unique frequency signature; which proves all of our materiality and emotions are energy of one kind or the other. More

Beef Checkoff declares independence

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By Alan Guebert / Columnist | Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:30 pm

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In a toughly worded statement last week, the executive committee of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, the group created by Congress to collect and oversee the $1-per-head beef checkoff, served notice that it strongly backed the independence of the Federation of State Beef Councils in the debate over the checkoff’s future.

“The Federation,” noted the CBB “should be separate from any policy organization… The checkoff is owned by, and responsible to, all producers and importers, and no specific organization.”

The declaration of independence was aimed directly at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. For almost two years NCBA has been designing and debating a massive “governance” plan to pull state beef councils under its meatpacker-dominated umbrella.

Several state councils, who, by law, control 50 percent of all checkoff funds (the Cattlemen’s Beef Board controls the other half), view the plan as little more than a NCBA grab for a chunk of the $80 million or so per year checkoff. More

BLM to Hold Public Hearing on use of Motorized Vehicles, Aircraft to Manage Wild Horses, Burros

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**note:The BLM…..after having been charged twice by the courts for having violated the very laws it is supposed to be following and protecting, is holding public hearings to get the public’s comments on its intended use of vehicles and aircraft (a federal violation and felony per the Wild Horse and Burro Act) to manage the few remaining horses BLM has not managed to slaughter and sell for profit, yet.   Someone alert “Slaughterhouse Sue” in Montana….dinner is about to be served!  Calen Jacobs

BLM to Hold Public Hearing on use of Motorized Vehicles, Aircraft to Manage Wild Horses, Burros

Elko, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in the monitoring and management of wild horses or burros on public lands in Nevada. The hearing will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 6 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management Elko District Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nev. in the main conference room. More

The Matrix of Control

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Gary Rea (c)Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Our prehistoric ancestors were hunter-gatherers. They lived in and with nature, as a part of it. All of their time and efforts were spent in hunting and gathering food, creating shelter, clothing, tools and all the necessities of their survival. They were more free, in the truest sense of the word freedom, than any human beings have been since.

Some ten thousand years ago, this all began to change as humans began to cultivate wild grains and to domesticate animals. As agriculture replaced hunting and gathering, a new paradigm was entered into. No longer were humans nomadic, following the herds of animals they subsisted on. Now they were tied to the land they farmed and permanent settlements became the norm. Out of these early settlements grew the first villages, which evolved into towns, then cities, then city-states. More

Documents show vast cleanup of Plum Island land: Or did they?

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By FRANK ELTMAN (AP) – 8 hours agoGARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Government documents obtained by The Associated Press show extensive efforts since 2000 to remove vast amounts of waste and contaminants from Plum Island, site of top-secret Army germ warfare research and decades of studies of dangerous animal diseases.

Yet some environmentalists remain concerned about the secrecy surrounding the 840-acre, pork chop-shaped island off northeastern Long Island — and they’re dubious of any claims that pollution has been remedied.

“We are highly concerned that when the government acts alone they may not be doing the best job,” said Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. “Every government cleanup needs the public’s involvement and independent oversight to ensure its validity.”

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to sell the island 100 miles east of Manhattan and build a new high-security laboratory in Kansas to study animal diseases.

Documents, some obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Information Law, reveal that hundreds of tons of medical waste, contaminated soil and other refuse have been shipped off the island for disposal. Other island sites have been cleaned in compliance with federal regulations, the reports indicate.

Also, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined in 2006 that no munitions or ordnance remain from the Army base on Plum Island that once housed as many as 4,000 troops from the Spanish-American War through World War II. And as late as 2007, New York government inspection reports said there is no environmental threat on the island. More

Agent orange, Agent White, Agent Blue and the Rainbow colors of biological warfare going on since WW2

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Air University Review, July-August 1983

Operation Ranch Hand:
Herbicides In Southeast Asia

 

It has been more than twelve years since the last Ranch Hand, herbicide mission in Southeast Asia. Although the controversy still continues perhaps enough time has passed for a retrospective evaluation of this operation. The widespread use of herbicides in Southeast Asia was a unique military operation, but examining the decisions that led to the initiation, expansion and eventual termination of Operation Ranch Hand may provide insights about the larger war of which it was a part. Its history may also be useful pattern for anticipating the course of events that the introduction of some other uncoventional tool of war in a future conflict may follow.

The term Operation Ranch Hand was the military code name for the spraying of herbicides from U.S. Air Force aircraft in Southeast Asia from 1962 through 1971. 1 The term itself had no particular signficance and was one of a number of similar code names such as Farm gate and Barn Door, which denoted specific activities early in the Vietnam War. The aircraft employed were Fairchild C-123s, and medium transports with twin piston engines that were later supplemented by two jet engines for added thrust. The Ranch Hand detachment began with six planes, dropped to two, and peaked at about 25 in 1969. It had several organizational homes over the years, but it was known during the height of its activities between 1966 and 1970 as the 12th Air Command Squadron and 12th Special Operations Squadron. In terms of personnel and aircraft, one can see that Ranch Hand was relatively minor part of Air Force operation in Southeast Asia. More

Yes Peggy, There is a Border

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Recently a friend sent me an article about a Wisconsin politician who was apparently unaware of the location of the great state of Arizona. After considering what this really meant (instead of taking for granted that the apparently this individual is willing like the majority of politicians to jump on whatever hot topic political bandwagon happens by), I wondered how one could not be aware of the fact that Arizona does share a border with Mexico and does have a small immigration issue with undocumented illegal non-certified “people of Geographically challenged birth events”. More

Canada cancels food program to pay for G-20 security

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NEWS FROM CANANDA: 

Tighe and Medea decided to go to Canada for lunch during the US Social Forum. They were held at the border.  Medea was questioned for four hours and denied entrance.  Tighe was taken into custody and he is still being held. Any of you who look to Canada as a haven to run to need to listen to Democracy Now this morning – listen on line to get the whole program. 

 The G20 are planning a world-wide austerity plan to fix the world economy after the rape of the world by the American financial system. 

For example, Canada has cancelled a food program that costs 2 million a year but security for this meeting costs 1 billion – so five years of food assistance was cancelled to pay for the security for the G20. 

Dorothy Reik

PDSMM

818-226-6100

818-226-6111 fax

Corrupted courts, judges and the ignoring of Title 28 of US Code & Title

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Marti Oakley (c)Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved

“It would appear that US Code & Title is only invoked against the people as even these corporate government players disregard it at their convenience.”

While Attorney General Eric Holder ponders what might be done about Judge Feldman’s ruling on overturning the moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf, I am pondering what has to be intentional stalling or, a complete lack of law knowledge, corporate or otherwise, by Mr. Holder.  It would appear to me that a challenge in the court to Feldman’s ruling would be easily accomplished using US Code & Title 28, part 1, Chapter 21 section:455

Possibly Mr. Holder is not aware that he actually has to present a challenge in court in order to void this ruling.  Of course, this would require he become engaged in that process. 

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman in the Eastern District of Louisiana seems not to be aware of his obligations and duties as per US Code & Title, and apparently neither is anyone else in the District of Criminals.  More

California: No on Water Bond Coalition Blasts AB 2775

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Op-Ed:  Dan Bacher 

Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:49 pm (PDT) 

“Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), who cast the lone no vote against AB 2775, described the bill as “lipstick on a pig.” She voted against the amendment she believes it makes the bond more palatable. “This won’t eliminate the possibility of gaming the system,” she stated.” 

“the 2010 Water Bond that require public funds be used only for public benefit” 

No on Water Bond Coalition Blasts AB 2775 

Senator Wolk describes bill as ‘lipstick on a pig’ 

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Representatives of the No on the Water Bond Coalition slammed AB 2775, an alleged “fix” of the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010, after the bill passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on June 22. 

“AB 2775 is no fix at all,” said Tina Andolina of the Planning and Conservation League. “Tinkering around the edges won’t fix this bond. 

This measure does not truly address the problem that the bond will allow private companies to profit as taxpayers foot the bill. We will see water privatization on an even larger scale if the bond passes, and this bill does nothing to address the problem.” More

FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK:FAN objects to mischaracterization of fluoridation opponents

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FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK   
http://fluoridealert.org/

June 25, 2010

Political Mischaracterization of Fluoridation Opposition Dismays Scientists

CANTON, N.Y., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Scientists representing the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) strongly object to recent mischaracterizations of fluoridation opponents by political pundits Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann and others in conjunction with Senator Harry Reid’s Nevada re-election campaign.

“Fluoridation opposition is science-based and growing,” says Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Executive Director, who has co-authored the upcoming book, “The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics that Keep it There.” Co-authors are James Beck, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of medical physics at the University of Alberta in Calgary; and Spedding Micklem, DPhil, professor emeritus at Edinburgh University.

“We have spent many years investigating water fluoridation and the toxicity of fluoride and we are dismayed that commentators are willing to repeat, without verification, pro-fluoridation statements that disparage scientists and citizens who oppose the practice,” says Connett.  

“FAN’s website http://www.FluorideAlert.org  has a wealth of scientific information indicating that water fluoridation is neither safe nor effective,” says Connett.  “In fact, mounting evidence shows that it is harmful to large segments of the population and has helped to create an epidemic of dental fluorosis in children.”  On April 12, 2010, Time magazine listed fluoride as one of the “Top Ten Common Household Toxins” and described fluoride as both “neurotoxic and potentially tumorigenic if swallowed.”
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Last Day to Oppose Government Proposal to Own & Warehouse Newborn Citizen DNA

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ACT TODAY – Last Day to Oppose Government Proposal to Own & Warehouse Newborn Citizen DNA

Please take 5 minutes to say NO to the federal government’s plan to collect, control and own the DNA of every citizen, starting at birth.

TODAY, June 25th, is the last day to comment on the federal government’s plan to warehouse and use newborn citizen DNA without consent for government research, corporate research and other purposes.

Concerns about the government’s proposal, as stated in CCHC’s public comments to the federal government (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)), include:

•    Fails to recommend informed written consent requirements for the storage and use of newborn DNA for research and other purposes.
•    Asserts a public claim on the DNA of newborn citizens.
•    Claims that newborn blood is necessary for “population surveillance.”
•    Does not support the 22 state genetic privacy laws and the 5 state genetic ownership laws.
•    Does not include compelling statistics from the Univ. of Michigan study that found the public appalled by unconsented government storage and research (p. 12). More

School Supply List For 4th Graders : Condoms Not Required.

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

As the fall leaves turn to a brilliant tapestry in the NorthEast and school children return to have their little minds indoctrinated stroked into awareness, one item not on the school supply list for 4th Graders are condoms. The following items parents will be responsible for providing: More

In the UK:Eco-targets extended to cover all dairy products

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By Oliver Nieburg, 24-Jun-2010

Related topics: Industry & markets

The UK’s industry-led Milk Roadmap to reduce the environmental impact of the dairy supply has been extended to cover all dairy products.

The scheme, launched in 2008, was broadened having only been applicable previously to the liquid-milk supply chain, which accounts for around 50 per cent of production in the sector.

“The subsequent success of the initiative has encouraged the industry to extend the approach and targets to all products, including cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk powders etc., “ Dairy UK spokesperson Sam Fortescue told DairyReporter.com.

Farming Minister Jim Paice said the decision would see “the whole industry coming together to set clear goals and take responsibility for reducing emissions of the whole of the dairy supply chain”.

Fortescue added that while larger firms would find it easier to meet targets, small businesses had met targets under the previous regime through innovative new technologies, such as BV Dairies liquid anaerobic digestion system

The Roadmap targets

The roadmap outlines 2015 and 2020 emission reduction targets for the entire supply chain, from farmers and processors to retailers.

Goals include a 20 per cent absolute reduction of water use for large processors by 2015 and 30 per cent recycled material in packaging. These figures are expected to increase to 30 and 50 per cent respectively by 2020.

The targets are to be applied to small and large businesses alike across the entire sector, although larger processors are being asked to meet objectives before the rest of the industry to ensure goals are met.

Green outlook

Asked whether manufacturers of the latest insertions would find it difficult to achieve aims which had been set specifically for milk in 2008, DairyCo research manager Dr Karen Wonnacott said: “We appreciate that there will be challenges to some products to meet these targets, but that is the aim of the Milk Roadmap – to keep challenging the industry and make sure we continue to move forward in this area.” More

“Why do we continue to throw precaution to the wind?” Dennis Kucinich

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“Today the Supreme Court ruled that when it comes to genetically modified organisms, we as consumers have to wait until the damage is done and obvious before we can act to protect health and the environment, even if that damage could be irreversible.”

“Haven’t we learned from the catastrophe in the Gulf of the dangers of technological arrogance, of proceeding ahead with technologies without worrying about the consequences? Why do we continue to throw precaution to the wind?

“Tomorrow I will introduce three bills that will provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all Genetically Engineered (GE) plants, animals, bacteria, and other organisms. To ensure we can maximize benefits and minimize hazards, Congress must provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all GE products. Structured as a common-sense precaution to ensure GE foods do no harm, these bills will ensure that consumers are protected, food safety measures are strengthened, farmers’ rights are better protected and biotech companies are responsible for their products.”

– Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), on June 21, 2010, after the Supreme Court voted 7-1 to allow the experimental planting of genetically modified alfalfa seed before an environmental review is completed.

Mortgage fraud: Gangster /Bankster’s and their foreclosure mills

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Live Link:  Americans United For Justice

For Years the Banking cartels have been planning the greatest most massive Ponzi Scheme in the worlds history. Facilitated by the securitizations of mortgages, the creation of MERS and the intentional disablement of banking regulations, the banking cartels have finally obtained its objective of extracting all the wealth from Americas working middle class.

Today, these same Banksters and Fraudsters inundate our court rooms with fraudulent documents, most of these manufactured  “in house” by foreclosure mills with the full knowledge and intent of defrauding our courts in the process of stealing the homes of millions of Americans to which they have never owned legal title.
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American Politics with John Wallace: Guests Marti Oakley and Barb Peterson

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AMERICAN POLITICS RADIO SHOW – SHOW REMINDER: 

NEXT SHOW – (THIS FRIDAY) at 5:00PM  EST

GUEST: MARTI OAKLEY – Freedom and Liberty Activist and,

            Barb Peterson  from Farm Wars More

GM ALFALFA RULING BY US SUPREME COURT HAS SWEEPING IMPLICATIONS FOR CANADIAN FARMERS AND ALL CITIZENS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

                   ” Experience with canola and flax in Canada and rice and other crops in the US shows that GM alfalfa, if approved, will contaminate our fields and seed stocks.”                                      

JUNE 22, 2010

SASKATOON, Sask.—Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa cannot be planted or sold in that country.  This ruling has very significant implications for Canadian farmers and all other citizens.  Canada’s National Farmers Union (NFU) participated in an “amicus brief” to the US Supreme Court as part of this case.

The case, Monsanto v. Geerston Farms, marks the first time a GM crop case has been brought before the US Supreme Court.  Ruling on a lower court decision, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on the sale and planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa.  The ban will remain in place until the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prepares a proper Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and until the USDA succeeds in officially “deregulating” the crop—a move that will be scrutinized and opposed (possibly in court) by many groups.  Work on an EIS and possible deregulation will take at least a year, possibly much longer, giving farmers and others opposed to GM alfalfa time to gain a permanent ban.  The US ruling also makes Canadian GM alfalfa commercialization less likely. More

BP – Beyond Petroleum = Big Trouble

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Live Link:    BATR@batr.org      

“At the current flow rate, it would take from two to nearly four years for all the oil to leak from the field if it can’t be stopped.”_________________

The public relations television campaign states that BP now means beyond petroleum no longer appears on air. British Petroleum inescapably and unremittingly is now linked as the culpable corporate criminal of the greatest man made environmental disaster of all time. As confusing as the catastrophe seems, no one can reasonably deny the danger the Gulf of Mexico region has already suffered. The only unanswered aspect is how much more damage will migrate from beyond the drilling blow out.  

Two months after the offshore oil-drilling platform Deepwater Horizon exploded, the initial report has no specific knowledge of what happened or if it was even a blowout. How much has changed since April 20th. The counting day clock is reminiscent of the CBS Walter Cronkite Iranian hostage countdown. The “Most Trusted Man in America” image died well before his passing. Replacing the naive belief in the accuracy of media reporting, today’s public relations spin is equal to the depth of the wellhead. More

Jobless Men….Keep going…We can’t take care of our own

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Click on the interactive link below and watch the advance of unemployment and the recession from 2008 until today. 
This while the administration looks for ways to give blanket amnesty to illegals, and refuses to balance the trade deficict.
Or:    
Need a JOB?
  
EXPATRIATE!!!!!

Quotable quotes:

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We need to reframe this notion of creditors…those who use a briefcase to steal need to be treated the same as those who point a gun.”
Nicole Johnson

King: Actually, Secretary Solis, Americans have the right to have their immigration laws enforced

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“The Obama Administration needs to realize that the American people have a right to have their immigration laws enforced.”

CONTACT: John Kennedy

June 22, 2010                                                                       

 Office: 202.226.2384

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve King (R-IA) today issued the following remarks after watching an advertisement in which Secretary Of Labor Hilda Solis encourages illegal immigrants to contact the Labor Department for assistance in pursuing wage claims against their employers. More

Obama considering Executive Order to push Amnesty?

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Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation’s 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can’t secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERING EXECUTIVE-ORDER AMNESTY FOR MILLIONS BECAUSE CAN’T GET VOTES IN CONGRESS

PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE ONLY WAY TO FIGHT THIS

This is a true red-alert danger. Read below for background, but please take action immediately.

TAKE ACTION: Send faxes to your 3 Members of Congress that warn them of the plot and urge them to speak out against it. Friends, U.S. Presidents have proven whether Republican or Democrat that they are capable of doing almost anything they please until they come up for re-election. Only an incredible outburst of outrage from the public can stop the Administration from doing a de facto amnesty all by itself.

http://www.numbersusa.com/faxes?ID=12309

Your great success in keeping Congress from voting on a mass amnesty this year has stirred up a new threat.
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“The Ruthie Report”: Nebraskans Advisory Group

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Special Note: This episode will be the
One Year Anniversary of The Ruthie Report
 
6/24/10
Please join me this week for
THE RUTHIE REPORT
(Click here)
 
SPECIAL GUEST:  
 
Susan Smith of the
Nebraskans Advisory Group
 
We will be discussing FREMONT NEBRASKA
The recent vote and issues concerning illegal immigration
both in NE and Nationwide. More

Montana: Butcher Plans on Marketing Horse BLOOD

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“In my humble opinion” by R.T. FitchAuthor of “Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Butcher Plans on Marketing Horse BLOOD

HOUSTON – (SFTHH)  One needs to have a lot of pity on the family of retiring Montana Rep. “Red” Ed Butcher; you know that they have to cringe each time he steps before a microphone, picks up a phone or opens his mouth in general.  There is just no way that this man’s lips can part without him sticking his foot clear up his mouth until his eyes bulge out; it’s got to be painful for those who are related to him, at least just a little bit.

Butcher continues to defy public opinion, scientific fact, good business practices, common sense and simple human dignity by continuing to shove a bloody horse slaughter plant down the throats of the good folks of Montana.  Butcher brought his communist Chinese buddies out to Hardin  Mt., earlier this year, in an effort to swindle them into opening a horse slaughter plant in Hardin’s old sugar beet factory.  The Chinese wanted nothing to do with it and Hardin modified their town’s zoning to ensure that it would not happen.

In a recent interview with the Billings Gazette reporter, Ed Kemmick, Butcher quipped:

“We don’t need Hardin.  They need us a lot more than we need them.”

Butcher said, he and his Chinese investor buddies decided the location “wasn’t really what we wanted.” He said the main problems were that the sugar plant is too close to town and to the interstate highway.

Ok, genius, why did you bring the Chinese horse eaters all the way over there in the first place, for some sort of vacation or what?  Didn’t you do your due diligence and scope out the place in the first place, let alone realize that there is no market for horse meat?  Like, Duhhhh  READ MORE

BORROWING OUR WAY OUT OF DEBT?

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“The American economy begins with raw materials. Without a continuous supply of raw materials, productive sectors cannot produce, consuming sectors cannot consume, and exchanges of goods and money cease. The economy grinds to a halt,”

Introduction:

The idea of borrowing our way out of debt is ludicrous, but that is what the United States is attempting to do. For years, our basic national policy has been to borrow our way to prosperity. And now it has caught up with us, resulting in serious unemployment, high federal deficits and business and personal bankruptcies in record numbers. So what is our response? More borrowing, more debt and more earned income diverted to interest payments instead of prosperous economic expansion.

If debt were the way to prosperity, we would be in paradise. However, this debt policy will lead us only to a fool’s paradise. Why does a country with such an abundance of raw materials, technological skill and private enterprise know-how need to go further into debt? More

The Disclose Act coming to the House floor!

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*Note: Remember to send your own letter!  Petitions and multiple copied mailings (form letters) are counted as only (1) by the receiving agency or congressman.

D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h

Downsizer Dispatch downsizer-dispatch@downsizedc.org

Remember, the Disclose Act will harm your ability to fire and replace your elected representatives. The bill will come to the House floor as early as TOMORROW – Thursday, June 24. Please send Congress a letter opposing this terrible violation of the First Amendment: More

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