Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Join With Us

Over 70% of Americans want real choice and real competition in our health care system. Let your elected officials know that this is a bottom line issue. Their vote will let you know if they can be bought by corporations or they represent your interests.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Food Inc At the Naro

PREVIEW--FOOD INC. With Speakers and a Discussion.
Wednesday 7/29/09 at 7:15 pm at the Naro Cinema.

Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies FOR FOOD, the USDA and FDA. Our nation's nutrition is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers, and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e-coli, the harmful bacteria that causes illness in an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward-thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking—truths about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation, and where we are going from here. (PG, 94 mins) Discussion to follow the film.

Click here to visit official site.


Local folks should be able to shape their own communities. Unfortunately, this is not the current standard. The people of Dendron have won this battle. Let's join them so we can all win the war and each of us, in our own communities, will strengthen our power to act locally and live free.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Obama's Rule of Nonsense

President Obama refuses to reverse course on his decision to allow high level Bush administration war criminals to literally get away with murder and war crimes. President Obama refers to this as "not looking back."

If President Obama continues on this course he needs to make his decision apply to everyone. Fairness and equal justice for all is the essential foundation of the United States government. Therefore, President Obama's decision guts our justice system. To make this "not looking back" fair and just President Obama will have to dismantle our criminal justice system, eliminate courts, prisons, judges, police officers, prison guards, and lawyers. Who needs a Congress if there is no law? Dismantle the rule of law so that ALL of us are treated fairly.

Does this sound preposterous? How is it more preposterous than a United States government that only locks up poor people. You might be thinking, "but Bernie Madeoff just went to prison for 150 years." Yes but Bernie Madeoff made the mistake of robbing the rich. Only crimes against the rich appear to matter to the Bush and Obama administrations.

Obama's mantra of "not looking back" is nonsense. There can be no rule of law unless one looks back. That is what our courts do....they have to look back to determine guilt or innocense. President Obama is an attorney so he has no excuse for not enforcing our nation's laws in a fair and just manner. President Obama needs to do his job and do it properly. There are no excuses when it comes to the rule of law.

Mr. Obama needs to carefully read the New York Times editorial--Illegal and Pointless. According to the NYT:

President Obama has refused to open a full investigation of the many laws that were evaded, twisted or broken--pointlessly and destructively---under Mr. Bush. Mr. Obama should change his mind. A full accounting is the only way to ensure these abuses never happen again.

Many of the same folks who participated in the Iran Contra affair are participants in the latest atrocities. Atrocities continue to happen if there are no consequences, no trials, no prison sentences. We MUST have a full investigation or more atrocities, more crimes against the people of the US and the world will continue to occur.

Call the White House AND Attorney General Eric Holder and insist that they do the jobs we are paying them to do.

Buzz...Buzz... White House telephone-- 202.456.1111 Attorney General Eric Holder--202.353.1555

The Joy of Sachs

The American economy remains in dire straits, with one worker in six unemployed or underemployed. Yet Goldman Sachs just reported record quarterly profits — and it’s preparing to hand out huge bonuses, comparable to what it was paying before the crisis. What does this contrast tell us?

First, it tells us that Goldman is very good at what it does. Unfortunately, what it does is bad for America.

Second, it shows that Wall Street’s bad habits — above all, the system of compensation that helped cause the financial crisis — have not gone away.

Third, it shows that by rescuing the financial system without reforming it, Washington has done nothing to protect us from a new crisis, and, in fact, has made another crisis more likely. -- Paul Krugman

This is a must read!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Help Save Alaska's Tongass Rainforest

A friend sent me this photo with the explanation that the little boy wanted to know if his hair was like President Obama's. This reminded me of a video that was posted to The Women's Post by mosquito in February. I've posted the video below.

Monday, July 13, 2009

More Bush War Crimes....

Isn't the United States of America's history one of fighting war criminals not Be-ing War criminals?

Since when did the belief in justice become an "extremist" view in the United States


Sunday, July 12, 2009

You Tube National Equality Project

Okay LGBT folk, friends and family members. Get out those video cameras and make those plans to go to Washington on October 11th.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Are you "some" people?

John from InvisiblePeople.tv on Vimeo.

If you do fit the stereotype of "some" people you need to work on expanding your compassionate nature. Unfortunately our economic crisis may worsen....remember the adage, "There but for the grace of God......"

Thanks to the invisible people website for their work for documenting these important voices.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Economic Meltdown 191

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what has happened in our capitalist economy. Robert Scheer, an economic reporter and now editor at Truthdig, has compiled an encapsulated timeline. Now there's no excuse for getting caught up in the corporate media's destructive jingle jangle distraction devices that continue to thwart our economic recovery. So enjoy this concise onloine educational treasure trove-- Economic Meltdown 101.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A Crow in the Know

H/T to Katherine Goldstein at the Huffington Post for this. Maybe our concept of animal intelligence is intricately connected to the current SAD diet which entails eating meat and fake food.

A Simple Truthful Message

Thomas Jefferson would be leading this fight in Virginia...."you betcha!"


Monday, July 06, 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Illegal Immigration is a Humanitarian Issue

I agree with Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's opinions on immigration. According to the AFP:
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva issued a law giving tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants legal status and criticized rich nations for taking a tough stance against illegal migrants....
"In our eyes, repression, discrimination and intolerance do not address the root of the problem," he said.

"Illegal immigration is a humanitarian question that should not be confused with criminality," added the Brazilian leader, who was wearing the traditional clothes of Bolivia and Paraguay, the home countries of many of Brazil's immigrants.

The law issued by Lula allows all undocumented foreigners who entered Brazil before last February to obtain two-year provisional residency permits that can be made permanent.

All recipients will be entitled to work and receive public education and healthcare.

Brazil's Justice Department says there are around 60,000 undocumented foreigners in the country, but non-governmental groups believe the number could be as high as 200,000 illegal immigrants, with most coming from Latin America and China.

More Americans should make an effort to make friends with folks around the world to broaden theirperspectives. We need to learn to live together peacefully. The USA needs to learn how NOT to be a bully....the latest example we could set is in Honduras. Obama needs to label this a coup, illegal, and stop ALL aid to this country. THEN we would see Honduras get back to the rule of law and their constitution. It would also be an end to the US participation in overthrowing popular democratically elected leaders in South America. Why stop there? Why not close down the infamous School of the Americas right away?

But supporting the Honduran people would mean real change wouldn't it?


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ingenius People Don't Need Nuclear Energy

LooWatts--what will they think up next? Buzz....Buzz.....