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GM Salmon Postponed For Now.

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Eleven US Senators have signed a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging the agency to find another way to assess the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. More

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HealthCare Hoopla Continues

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I think the title and information contained within say it all:

McDonald’s May Drop Health Plan

McDonald’s Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul. More

JUST A CONSTITUTIONAL MINUTE…

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JUST A CONSTITUTIONAL MINUTE…

BY:  ©Laurel T. Hughes, PhD  

September 28, 2010 

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In consideration of the sanctity of the United States Constitution—the bible of our Republic—my research has gravitated to obtaining an in depth comprehension of the forces from without our national borders to those crouching within, of the seditious threats we are now faced with.

Sedition and treason are often confused terms. Let The “Lectric Law Library[1] define these for us:  More

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today

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James D. Best is the author of Tempest at Dawn, a novel about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. http://www.jamesdbest.com/

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 “Well, I’m here to tell you some time in the next couple of months we’re going to be creating between 250,000 jobs a month and 500,000 jobs a month.” Vice President Joe Biden, April 23, 2010 More

Epiphanies Have a Way of Lifting Man-Made Fogs

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by W. R. McAfee, Sr. (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Recently I read an interview with an LBJ devotee who’d left Berkeley with a PhD in political science in 1964.  Then he heard Dean Rusk make the case (in 1965) for “deterrence” (aka The Domino Theory) and  “. . .with just a few of Rusk’s well-chosen sentences . . .realized with a slap to the forehead that I’d missed a whole issue in foreign policy.”

An epiphany. More

What Stimulus Money Did For Caterpiller- But at What Cost to The American Taxpayer?

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Picture this.

A blustery day in  February 2009.

A President poised gracefully behind a podium, teleprompter at the ready, speaking to Americans about how one of the Nations top manufacturers had explained that because of the proposed Stimulus Package, Caterpillar would be re-hiring some of those 22,000 employees recently laid off.

“Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off,” Obama said today in Peoria.” More

Label GMO Salmon? Consumers Get “Too Confused” Says BioFreakenomic Guru!

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

If one is going to make the statement that Genetically Modified Food is safe to consume in an AP article, then one should utilize studies that actually discuss that issue – right? Well according to the above article – which strings together various individuals statements both supporting and opposing consumption of GMO’s – that is not necessarily the case:

David Ervin of Portland State University in Oregon, who chaired the committee that wrote the report, said it found no large-scale environmental risks associated with the current genetically engineered corn, cotton and soybeans in the United States. As for future crops, “you just have to be very cautious,” depending on the nature of the plants, he says.

The report, which did not consider health impacts of eating genetically engineered crops, did recommend large-scale studies of ecological effects of such crops, Ervin said.

Including in the opening paragraphs is this statement:

Scientists have already determined that it is safe to eat. They are weighing other factors, including environmental risks, after two days of intense hearings.

I’d like to point out an Opinion Poll with some really valid comments/questions put forward. Over 70% of the individuals who chose to participate in this poll did not give a blanket “Yes – I’d chow down on GMO Salmon”. Questions raised included everything from concerns over hormones, eel DNA inserts, FDA truthfulness, environmental changes, population control, and some “interesting” facts thrown in to keep everyone guessing.

Of course depending on the Alphabet agencies to actually read the studies in reference to this issue is like expecting Congress to actually read the bills before they are voted on. Why should these “blue panelled committees” read about the issues when the ambiguous “Scientific Staff” has already chewed up and spit out the “facts” in digested form? In my world digestion produces fecal matter, not unlike the “facts” which are being sprayed about up on the Hill. More

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