March282014
March222014
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QUESTIONNAIRE ???????

Questionnaire

by Wendell Berry

How much poison are you willing
to eat for the success of the free
market and global trade? Please
name your preferred poisons.

For the sake of goodness, how much
evil are you willing to do?
Fill in the following blanks
with the names of your favorite
evils and acts of hatred.

What sacrifices are you prepared
to make for culture and civilization?
Please list the monuments, shrines,
and works of art you would
most willingly destroy

In the name of patriotism and
the flag, how much of our beloved
land are you willing to desecrate?
List in the following spaces
the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
you could most readily do without.

State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
the energy sources, the kinds of security;
for which you would kill a child.
Name, please, the children whom
you would be willing to kill.

"Questionnaire" by Wendell Berry from Leavings. © Counterpoint, 2010. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)

March192014

TOXIC AND DANGEROUS

Dow Chemical calls its new “Enlist”-brand of 2,4-D-resistant GMO crops a “blockbuster.” Monsanto similarly touts its new, highly-volatile dicamba-resistant soybean. 

We call them toxic and dangerous. 

But unfortunately, the USDA, which is more committed to protecting Dow and Monsanto’s profits than it is to protecting your health, is set to approve these new “Agent Orange” and dicamba-resistant corn and soy crops any day now. And when the poisonous residues of these two super-toxic herbicides contaminate the human food supply, in literally thousands of non-organic processed foods and ingredients, they won’t be labeled. 

March112014

HOSPITALS COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE

If every hospital system would refuse to purchase products with corn syrup, corn sugars (and any new name the manufactures would like to come up with) we could end the introduction of high fructose corn syrup and its look alines into our food system. On one hand doctors ask their patients to lose wait and then feed the things that are known to put on belly fat and contribute to disease. Just check the condiments at your local hospital and read the ingredients on ketchup, syrup, jam, etc and then look in the cooler at the Yoplait yogurt, pop, juices. There are alternatives so are they so uneducated that they don’t understand the issue, too lazy to change brands or just exercising their vested interest to keep us fat and sick!

March52014

Watch God Loves Uganda on PBS - May 19th or at the Sundance Festival in London

Everyone should see this movie. If you are wondering how the good Christian citizens of Uganda can be convinced that God wants them to punish gay people, here is your answer. Organize some dedicated mission minded white Americans to go to Uganda and you have it.

In my opinion, you can also throw in a little mind control via media that is effective and available (see my novel - Firewall of the Mind} and you can make people do things that are directly opposed to their beliefs. This is as Non-Christian as you get. These folks are also operating in Russian, in case you were wondering.

4PM

Did you think that Genetically Modified Humans was science fiction?

Genetically Modified Babies
February 23, 2014, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/genetically-modified-babies.html

An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration is set to begin two days of meetings tomorrow to consider radical biological procedures that, if successful, would produce genetically modified human beings. This is a dangerous step. These techniques would change every cell in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these alterations would be passed down to future generations. The F.D.A. calls them mitochondrial manipulation technologies. The procedures involve removing the nuclear material either from the egg or embryo of a woman with inheritable mitochondrial disease and inserting it into a healthy egg or embryo of a donor whose own nuclear material has been discarded. Any offspring would carry genetic material from three people — the nuclear DNA of the mother and father, and the mitochondrial DNA of the donor. Developers of these modification techniques say they are a way for women with mitochondrial disease to give birth to healthy children to whom they are related genetically. Some are also promoting their use for age-related infertility. These procedures are deeply problematic in terms of their medical risks and societal implications. Will the child be born healthy, or will the cellular disruptions created by this eggs-as-Lego-pieces approach lead to problems later on? What about subsequent generations? And how far will we go in our efforts to engineer humans? Unfortunately, there are now worrisome signs that opposition to inheritable genetic modifications, written into law by dozens of countries, according to our count, may be weakening. British regulators are also considering mitochondrial manipulations, and proponents there, like their counterparts in the United States, want to move quickly to clinical trials.

Note: For more on the dangers to society of genetic engineering, see the deeply revealing reports from reliable major media sources available here.

 

March32014

MODERN DAY SLAVERY - TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN

So readers of my blog - if you want to see one of the reasons that child trafficking continues and grows, buy my novel on Kindle, Nook or other ebook platforms and let me know what you think. Inspired by a true story, The Lie Beyond is a romantic thriller dealing with the issue of trafficking and tourism.

4PM

frenchchairs:

It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.

Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.

The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of  many children playing at the site instead of attending school.

When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.

Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.

Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.

There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.

Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.

Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.

One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.

(via cognitivedissonance)

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