Valentine’s Day Call – Support safe, affordable, and sustainable food

Give some love to each and every one of us – by supporting good food in USA!

I’m working on a campaign to support food that is safe, affordable, and
sustainable; and a food system that is fair for farmers and consumers. As
a first step, we need President Obama to finalize and implement the fair
livestock marketing rules that the USDA proposed from the last Farm Bill
– back in 2008. In order to make that happen, I’m helping to generate
hundreds of phone calls into the White House today. This can’t wait any
longer. Can you make a quick call? It only takes a minute and makes a big
impact. Here’s the number and a sample script:

1. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 between 9am- 5pm EST. (call again if there is a back up)
2. Tell them your name and where you’re from, and then simply ask
that President Obama finalize and implement the fair livestock
marketing rules that USDA proposed from the last Farm Bill.

Or use this sample script:
“Hi. My name is ______ and I live in (city, state). As a constituent, I urge
President Obama to finalize and implement the fair livestock marketing
rules that USDA proposed from the last Farm Bill. Thank you for your
time today.”

Every call counts. When you’re done, shoot me a quick reply so I can keep
track of all the calls we’ve made today. Thanks for helping us in this fight for
a fair Farm Bill!

Drones in Pakistan Nuture Anti-American Frenzy

Our US Embassy employee may have been defending himself but the Pakistani reaction to the problem is based in the rage from all the innocents killed by drones that killed civilians based on bad information. Now we are truly between a rock and a hard place and may trigger a total meltdown of the Pakistan government. The Lebanese, Iranian Green, Egyptian and Tunisian revolts are not lost on Pakistani people – karma all over the place…!

A glance at the conflict in Afghanistan

When Raymond Davis, a US Embassy employee, allegedly shot dead two men on a motorbike in Lahore on 26 January, he precipitated a major crisis.
Davis should never have been armed
Further problems have been caused by the failure of US officials to offer a clear explanation of what Davis was doing in Pakistan.

Read more at circlingthelionsden.blogspot.com

 

Super Pig Farms in EU – Just Say No

Why? The Superbug that threatens people in hospitals and other locations – resistant to most medicines and eats you – started in Denmark among pig farms that used too much anti-biotics. American supported Big Ag firms and partners want to export our 1,000 plus pig farm messes to EU for more Euros in their accounts regardless of whether it kills us later or not.

Amplify’d from www.wired.com

Opposing industrial-scale pig farming — in Europe

At the European Parliament today, three national representatives — Janusz Wojciechowski of Poland, José Bové of France and Dan Jørgensen of Denmark — declared their opposition to industrial-scale swine agriculture

As I’ve written before (long archive here and here),the MRSA strain ST398 arose on Dutch pig farms in 2004, among pigs that had been given prophylactic doses of antibiotics, especially tetracycline. It has since spread through the EU, Canada and the United States, affecting not only farm workers and veterinarians, but also hospital patients with no connection to agriculture.

Read more at www.wired.com

 

“Family” group preaches: Native American Immorality Led to Being Conquered

This man’s historical and cultural ignorance is perhaps equaled by his not understanding how hate and fear colors all his life. His ignorance will support more years of violence and hate against those who settled this land before Europeans came and well most know the history of dishonor against Native Americans. The American Family Association seems to be un-American, anti-family and a closed society for people filled with fear and hate.

Amplify’d from action.afa.net
Bryan Fischer: Native Americans morally disqualified themselves from the land

The native American tribes at the time of the European settlement and founding of the United States were, virtually without exception, steeped in the basest forms of superstition, had been guilty of savagery in warfare for hundreds of years, and practiced the most debased forms of sexuality. 

Read more at action.afa.net

 

Fan Fun w Jane Fonda and JLo

Well – not everything is politics and doom and gloom – grin.

Amplify’d from janefonda.com
party co-hosted by Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger
I had an opportunity to tell Jennifer how incredible I thought she was in the film she did several years ago with her husband, Mark Anthony, “El cantante.”

Read more at janefonda.com

 

End Bird Flu Pandemic Threat – Cull Industrialized Poultry Farming

When the natural system sees that there is an overpopulation of any species – birds in particular – it “creates” a situation that allows killer viruses to mutate and re-balance the system by killing birds. Creating in this case means that birds are stressed and in close quarters both conditions facilitated/trigger an outbreak of a virus – and the result is a system that re-balances itself by reducing the number of animals in a confined space.

Culling the birds stops the immediate outbreak but continued industrialized breeding starts up the virus cycle again. Raising fewer birds and in less confined space reduces the outbreaks. Additionally, cleaning out urine and feces often and putting it in digesters that can kill all viruses, produce methane gas for energy production, and clean fertilizer. Another by-product? Fewer outbreaks of the “normal” flu which all start from an interaction between people, poultry, and pigs.

Amplify’d from www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca

Japan culls another 190,000 chickens

 It has now sacrificed more than half a million birds in efforts to contain H5N1 avian influenza.

This 10th outbreak was in the Miyazaki prefecture where it is proving difficult to find places to dispose of carcasses. It is the seventh outbreak since Jan. 22 in southwestern Miyazaki Prefecture.

Read more at www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca

 

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor – does not apply to Anti-Gay Christian Group?

It is never a surprise that extreme groups often lie to raise funds and convince prospective “supporters” to support their “true” cause but in today’s cyber-world, I wonder why they think they will get away with it for long. I guess telling the truth and finding out the facts – if they disagree with what you want to believe – is painiful enough to make lying OK?

Amplify’d from www.splcenter.org
The Christian Seniors Association (CSA)
makes the Bible illegal
the intent of the law is to “outlaw Christianity.”
“Nothing … in the law shall be construed to prohibit any constitutionally protected speech – including the exercise of religion protected by the first amendment.”

Read more at www.splcenter.org

 

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