Monday, July 28, 2014

GMO’s: Scare Mongering at Its Worst! Part II

By Rich Kozlovich

Mike Adams, who publishes Natural News and styles himself as the Health Ranger recently posted an article entitled, The Agricultural Holocaust explained: the 10 worst ways GMOs threaten humanity and our natural world on July 27, 2014.
He claims "genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many environmentalists, humanitarians, responsible scientists and social justice advocates are strongly opposed to GMOs", and lists ten reasons why?
This will be a ten part series. Here is Part I.
His second claim is - GMOs have never been safety tested for human consumption, and goes on to say;
Although GMO advocates ridiculously claim GMOs have been "proven safe in thousands of studies," what they don't tell you is that those were all short-term studies on animals, not humans.

In fact, GMOs have never been shown to be safe for long-term human consumption. What happens when a child eats GMOs for two decades? Does it substantially increase their risk of cancer, diabetes, kidney failure or future Alzheimer's? Nobody knows, exactly, because the tests haven't been done.

As often happens with other chemicals,
GMOs are simply let loose into the world with an attitude of "let's see what happens!"
Although I’ve largely addressed this in my previous post, I will add this. Nothing can be proven safe; it’s called proving a negative. Scientifically impossible! You can only prove what things do, not what they don’t do. It’s like demanding someone “prove” they’re “not” cheating on their spouse. Can’t be done! And these people know this, making it another lie of omission. Since these products have been used for decades, and there’s no indication that GMO’s cause anything, including “cancer, diabetes, kidney failure or future Alzheimer's” why does he say it? Because speculation is easy! He might just as well make the claim – “we don’t know if GMO’s causes AIDS!”
You can make any accusation and frame it in the form of a question and not have to prove anything one way or another. But the thought is planted in people’s minds there’s something nefarious about GMO’s, and the companies producing them. This has been the scare tactic activists have been using going back to Silent Spring and the mother of junk science, Rachel Carson.
Dr. Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Ph.D. notes that there are seven steps to this process and usually follow this pattern:
1.      Create a "scientific" study that predicts a public health disaster
2.      Release the study to the media, before scientists can review it
3.      Generate an intense emotional public reaction
4.      Develop a government-enforced solution
5.      Intimidate Congress into passing it into law
6.      Coerce manufacturers to stop making the product
7.      Bully users to replace it, or obliterate it

One more thing that needs to be addressed and that’s exactly what pesticide is he talking about? Since GMO Bt cotton is his theme later in his article, we need to see what the EPA thinks:

Bt products are found to be safe for use in the environment and with mammals. The EPA (environmental protection agency) has not found any human health hazards related to using Bt. In fact the EPA has found Bt safe enough that it has exempted Bt from food residue tolerances, groundwater restrictions, endangered species labeling and special review requirements. Bt is often used near lakes, rivers and dwellings, and has no known effect on wildlife such as mammals, birds, and fish.

Humans exposed orally to 1000 mg/day for 3-5 days of Bthave showed no ill effects. Many tests have been conducted on test animals using different types of exposures. The results of the tests showed that the use of Bt causes few if any negative effects. Bt does not persist in the digestive systems of mammals.

Bt is found to be an eye irritant on test rabbits. There is very slight irritation from inhalation in test animals which may be caused by the physical rather than the biological properties of the Bt formulation tested.

Bt has not been shown to have any chronic toxicity or any carcinogenic effects. There are also no indication that Bt causes reproductive effects or birth defects in mammals.

Bt breaks down readily in the environment. Because of this Bt poses no threat to groundwater. Bt also breaks down under the ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun.

We have to get past this outrageous scare mongering and realize they're big argument is that GMO's are "unnatural" because of how the genes are implanted. That's completely the wrong take. Our only concern should be what the genes are supposed to do, not how they got there. Part III will follow.

Renewable energies fail cost analysis... Duh!

Paul Taylor July 27, 2014

This column has for years warned of the insidious and needless costs to prosperity from governments’ quixotic “green” energy mandates. These myopic moves to replace conventional fossil and nuclear fuels with “renewable” energies, all in the partisan cause of cooling the planet, fail practical economic cost/benefit analyses.

For the first time since the climate crusaders began their apocalyptic claims about “global warming” (a.k.a. “climate change,” “extreme weather,” and lately “climate risk”) the widely- respected, The Economist, presents a rational and comprehensive economic cost/benefit analysis in comparing renewable energies vs. conventional fossil fuel and nuclear power production.

Massive government subsidies for renewable electric power energies are controversial costs because it should not be governments’ job to make wind and solar power profitable. Billions are spent globally to boost wind and solar industry in the hope that they will someday become cost- competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear power and reduce climate carbon emissions……To Read More….
 

Common Core: The Progressive View of History

Written on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Patrick O'Brien

Common Core. Say that today and you are very likely to get a negative response, which is completely justified. When Barack Obama was first elected President he promised to fundamentally transform the United States, and he could have only dreamed of this. But let’s get that clear distinction out of the way in the beginning, Common Core was not created by Barack Obama and it is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, it’s an American values issue created by Progressives looking to change our nation and make money doing it. 
Common Core made its secret way in states across the country in 2010 when the federal government offered the stimulus package. If states wanted the money, they would need to accept these new federal education mandates. There were several states who refused to adopt Common Core, and several others who have not made full implementations, but have adopted something similar. However, we are now seeing several states reject the Common Core mandates and curriculum due to massive public outcry. Most parents, teachers and kids despise Common Core. The teachers despise having to change their lessons to fit a test or new curriculum, along with the new ways of testing teachers, students hate being taught differently than before, as courses such as math have only become more difficult, and parents hate not being able to help their kids when the kids can’t understand their homework. No one seems to be happy about this, except those responsible for it and the government……To Read More…..

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Border agents say violent MS-13 recruiting at Arizona facility for new Central American arrivals

Published July 27, 2014 FoxNews.com

MS-13 members are infiltrating a federal facility for Central American youths illegally entering the United States -- trying to cross the border with criminal pasts and recruiting others to join the notoriously violent, California-based gang, sources tell Fox News.  Shawn Moran, of the National Border Patrol Council, said the gang leaders are recruiting pre-teens, as they typically do, and following the lead of drug cartels also trying to fill their ranks from among the estimated 57,000 unaccompanied youths and others who have come to the U.S. from Central America in roughly the past nine months.

He said agents have witnessed the recruiting at the Border Patrol’s facility in Nogales, Ariz., and that gang members are using a Red Cross phone bank there to “recruit, enlist and pressure” others illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.....To Read More.....

Federal judge rules DC ban on gun carry rights unconstitutional

By Emily Miller Published July 27, 2014FoxNews.com

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.  Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are “unconstitutional.” Click here to read the decision.

“We won,” Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News in a phone interview. “I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right." Gura said he expects the District to appeal this decision but added, “We’ll be happy to keep the fight going.” The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights……To Read More….

GMO's: Scare Mongering at Its Worst! Part I

By Rich Kozlovich

Mike Adams, who publishes Natural News and styles himself as the Health Ranger recently posted an article entitled, The Agricultural Holocaust explained: the 10 worst ways GMOs threaten humanity and our natural world on July 27, 2014.

He claims "genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many environmentalists, humanitarians, responsible scientists and social justice advocates are strongly opposed to GMOs", and lists ten reasons why?

 He starts out with - Every grain of GM corn contains poison, and goes on to say;

GM corn is genetically engineered to develop a deadly pesticide in every grain of corn. When this corn is harvested and turned into Corn Flakes, corn tortillas, corn syrup or other corn-based foods, that same poison remains in the corn.

What is the effect of human children eating all the poisons grown in GM corn? Nobody knows for sure because the tests haven't been conducted on human consumption. That's why GMOs remain an untested experiment that exploits humans as guinea pigs.

First of all, this “deadly” pesticide isn’t deadly to anything except the targeted insect pests because it's the dose that makes the poison – basic chemical science! When they use this kind of language it’s a lie of omission, because presence doesn’t mean toxicity, and they know it. Furthermore it’s more likely that cooking will destroy what minute amounts exist in it anyway but even if it didn't just because some chemical is detectable it doesn’t mean it’s harmful.  We can test down for parts per quadrillion and even lower in some cases.  As a health issue those numbers are meaningless because the molecular load will be so small cells won’t react to it. 

As for "no tests being conducted on human beings", there’s a reason for that. We’re not allowed to test human beings, and these eco-activists know it, yet they continue to use this same lie of omission over and over again. In the real world everything - and I mean everything - gets its final testing when its released to the public, and GMO’s have been used for decades in this country without one iota of evidence of harm.

What they fail to tell you – making another lie of omission – are the benefits of GMO’s, including less total land needed to plant the needed food to feed a growing world population, less pesticide use (including herbicides) because they’re now more resistant to insect pests and weeds, and can even allow for planting in soil that has high levels of salt, expanding usable acreage numbers substantially. Since the plants are healthier because they're disease resistant, all of this allows for higher better quality yields.

Without modern agricultural tools, including GMO’s, according to Norman Borlaug 25 years ago, we would need all the land east of the Mississippi with the exclusion of three states to generate the same level of crop production they had then.  With the world's growing population how much more land would be needed.   Picture that as a worldwide dilemma. 

This will be a ten part series.

Ohio Sheriff Bills Mexico for Illegals in His Jail – FBI Warns Him Mexican Drugs Cartels Will Kill Him

Suzanne Hamner

Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones had a unique idea to help with the cost of illegal aliens, who had committed crimes, currently taking up space in his jail. He sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto charging him for the cost of each illegal alien housed in his jail. In response to Jones' letter, the federal government sent him a letter stating he had violated "a treaty of like, 1790."  In an appearance on BlazeTV's "Dana," the Butler County Sheriff told Dana Loesch the details.

"I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail. They came here illegally. I've not gotten any money from them, but I billed them so much. And, I'll tell you what I got in return, my life was threatened."

Jones said he got a call from the FBI saying there were three sheriffs in the country that were going to be killed by the drug cartels, and he was one of the three.

"We've had horrendous crimes here in this community. We had a senior citizen, an elderly lady, molested by a teenager that came over from Mexico. We had another one molested – an eight year old girl…...For his efforts, Jones has been rewarded with a letter informing him of a 1790 treaty violation [which], is in regard to the Creek Indian Nation…the FBI provided Jones with what could be termed a courtesy call to let him know the drug cartels were going to kill him……Something just doesn't quite add up here……..To Read More……

The Federal Government is not Working For Us, But Against Us

Richard Anthony

For the last six years, our governmental policies have turned against the people they are supposed to serve. Since Obama became president, "we the people" are getting hosed big time. Countless new regulations that were sold as a quick fix to all our woes, are instead a costly labyrinth of bureaucratic red tape. Instead of being less expensive, they are so overpriced that they really aren't worth what we are being forced to pay; not forgetting that thousands and thousands of new government personnel that have been hired, but the money that some of these agencies is wasting is really criminal. Our government is actually growing at a faster rate than our beleaguered economy can sustain. And really, what benefits are American citizens really getting, besides a more costly infrastructure that continuously feeds on the American taxpayer?……To Read More……

Michele Bachmann On Right Side Of History As She Introduces Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Bill

Walid Shoebat

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and seven other congressmen have formally introduced a bill that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on its supporters in the U.S. Though the chances of the bill passing with a Democrat majority in the Senate and Barack Obama as President are next to zero, it will force members in each House of Congress to pick a side on a matter of tremendous historical significance.  The willingness of House Leadership (hello Speaker John Boehner) to bring the “Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014″ to the floor will also reveal leadership’s position on the matter.
 
Bachmann knows what it’s like to be on the right side of history by putting her Republican colleagues and other prominent figures on the wrong side of it. She did just that in 2012 after she and four other Congressmen sent five letters to five separate Inspectors General about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration. Not only did more of her Republican colleagues rebuke her than side with her (8 to 1) but the silence from those who did neither, was deafening.

As
Shoebat.com reported, not only was the 90-day response deadline in each letter ignored but on the 90th day, the Benghazi attacks occurred.....To Read More.....

Orchestra Walks Out as Muslim Launches into Islamic Proselytizing from Stage

Tim Brown

Queen Beatrix of Holland attended an Orchestral Concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. A Muslim, who was not on the program to speak, proceeds to give the Queen and the audience a lecture on the "beauty" of Islam. As he continues, trying to mix Jesus Christ with other religions, the members of his orchestra apparently had enough and grabbed their instruments and walked out…….. Following the Queen's being seated, along with her party, the Muslim launches into da'wah (Muslim proselytizing)…….Following the Muslim's speech, some in the building applauded. Consider the reaction difference to the of a brave German woman when an Imam went into a Christian Church and opened with an Islamic prayer. She shouted him down, "Don't be fooled! This is a Lie!" while waving a flag with "Jesus Christ is Lord" on it…….Mohamed was a man of death and destruction, and idolator, a pedophile and a thief. He was a terrorist. Of that, there can be no doubt…….This is what Islam is doing today in America. They operate under the guise that Islam is equal to Christianity or all other religion…..The Dutch have basically lost to the invasion of Islamists. The rest of Europe isn't far behind. France, at least took a stand this week in banning Palestinian terrorist protests, but the result was that the lawless Islamists just protested anyway, destroying property in their wake……..To Read More…..


German Woman Publicly Rebukes Islam – "Don't be fooled! This is a Lie!"

Welsh composer Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" was to be an interfaith event to bring Christianity and Islam together (something that just makes me shake my head). However, in the midst of the Muslim imam beginning his call to prayer during the concert, a small brave German woman named Heidi Mund interrupted him and declared, "Jesus Christ alone is Lord of Germany," and shouted, "I break this curse."....To Read More.....
 
My Take - I always find these "inter-faith" programs strange.   If you join some organization it's because you believe in what that organization promotes and stands for. Right? Did I miss something? Do I understand that correctly? At least that's the way I view reality.

However, when one joins a religious organization it’s because one believes in what it promotes and stands for – or perhaps it was the religion of one’s birth and family – however, religious affiliations go way beyond logic and encompasses something called - faith! Right? Did I miss something? Do I understand that correctly? At least that’s how I view reality.

I find it strange when two supposedly Christian organizations try to embrace ecumenicalism because they all wish to maintain the beliefs that separated them in the first place.  I find that strange!  But when Christians claim they wish to find a common ground with a religion that’s alien in every respect, I find that to be way beyond strange.  I find that borders on insanity!

The goal of ecumenicalism is for the world’s religions to adopt universal  principles and practices, and  promote cooperation and unity among religious groups, and although this started as a Christian effort, it has expanded to promoting unity among other religions, including Islam.

The writer says; “This concert “was to be an interfaith event to bring Christianity and Islam together (something that just makes me shake my head).”  At least the writer gets it!  Islam and Christianity are totally and completely incompatible - and that should be obvious to the most casual student of history. 

So that leads to the most obvious question.  What do these people really believe?  It’s clear they don’t really believe in their own church or they wouldn’t be so gullible.  What do the religious leaders of these churches believe?  You would think they must know what the Koran has to say about “infidels”, but since they’re stunningly ignorant of what the Bible says, why would we believe they know what the Koran says?   And what does the Koran tell  Muslims do to “infidels”.  They kill them!  Just exactly how do they think this fits in with a movement to “adopt universal principles and practices, and promote cooperation and unity among religious groups”?  It’s clear the Muslims won’t change, and in point of fact, cannot change and still be Muslims.

As for the political leaders like the Queen of Holland, who along with the audience, quietly remained seated at a concert while a Muslim imposed his views on them  because there appeared to be no physical threat - what about getting up and leaving to take a stand for what one believes?  Maybe that’s the key.  They believe in nothing, as a result they'll believe in anything and can be washed back and forth like waves crashing against the rocks. 

When a society despises itself more than the enemies who are seeking to destroy it that society is doomed.   


 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lawsuit Seeks Damages From EPA, ‘A Toxic Waste Dump of Lawlessness’

By Susan Jones July 25, 2014

A conservative legal group is asking a federal judge to punish the Environmental Protection Agency for destroying or failing to preserve emails and text messages requested in August 2012 under the Freedom of Information Act.  The Landmark Legal Foundation believes the requested -- but never delivered -- messages to outside groups would have revealed EPA attempts to influence the 2012 presidential election.

"The EPA is a toxic waste dump for lawlessness and disdain for the Constitution,” said Landmark Legal President Mark Levin.  His legal group wants the federal court to fine the EPA “in an amount sufficient to deter future wrongdoing.” .........In 2003, the Agency was held in contempt by a federal judge for destroying email backup tapes in a similar suit over “midnight” regulations hurried into law in the final days of the Clinton Administration. In that case, the EPA was fined nearly $300,000.

"The EPA has to learn that you can’t save the planet by destroying the rule of law,” Levin said. “It also must understand that some of our most precious resources are the principles of limited government and official accountability enumerated in the Constitution. If we don’t protect those, saving the snail darter or the spotted owl won’t mean a thing.”.....To Read More....
My Take - Fining the EPA tons of money will not deter their lawlessness, no matter how high it goes. A huge fine may generate a day's worth on commentary on Fox, but the rest of the media will do as little as they can to publicize it, including ignoring it. If you want EPA officials to change their behavior we have to subscribe to the same mentality they poses. There’s nothing like a good civil penalty to assure compliance.  While those penalties are being assessed against the EPA, it’s the American public that’s paying those fines. 
 
If we really want compliance we must realize these laws are being broken by people – not some ethereal agency, but out of control bureaucrats – and since they’re clearly acting outside their legislative authority.  They’re acting on their own – illegally!  If their actions are illegal – and they clearly are – they must be fined personally, and that should be done as a part of a criminal action.  After all, they've broken the law and cost unknown millions to companies and the American people.  After that, those who suffered at their hands should go after them in civil actions.    That would be a good first step, followed by abolishing this agency outright by following my friend Dr. Jay Lehr’s suggestions, as outlined in Alan Caruba’s article A Great Plan to Replace the EPA.
 

IRS to Monitor Sermons as Part of Settlement with Atheists

Tim Brown

The Internal Revenue Service settled a lawsuit brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). The 2012 lawsuit was settled after the IRS agreed to monitor what is said in houses of worship, something that is a clear violation of the First Amendment, since no law can be written by Congress to this effect. Therefore, the "unconstitutional" IRS has gone way beyond what the federal Constitution allows.
 
The Wisconsin group brought the lawsuit because it said the IRS was ignoring complaints about churches violating their tax-exempt statuses. Specifically, FFRF said many churches promote political issues, legislation, and/or candidates from the pulpit in violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which requires that non-profits not endorse candidates..........According to FFRF, the IRS has not followed a 2009 ruling requiring it to hire someone to keep an eye on church politicking. The IRS says it hasn't ignored the ruling, but merely failed to follow it......Senior legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom Erik Stanley said, "The IRS has no business censoring what a pastor preaches from the pulpit."  ADF is seeking to "bring the era of IRS censorship and intimidation to an end by challenging the Johnson Amendment, which imposes unconstitutional restrictions on clergy speech.".....
To Read More......
 
My Take – What is the origin of the Johnson Amendment?  First of all when anyone looks into Johnson's history you can only come away with one conclusion.  He was among the most corrupt politicians in American history, including his first run for the Senate in 1948 which though election fraud he won via the "The Dead, the Halt, the Unaware."  This wasn't the first time in history but it was considered "brazen theivery". 
 
This is clearly a Constitutional violation at the worst because Johnson's goal was to save the left wing of the Democratic Party in Texas since there were so many speaking out against his leftist agenda.  We’ve come to believe this prohibition is normal and natural, but for all of American history before 1954 the religious leaders in America spoke out constantly about issues facing the nation, which is evidenced in the adoption of the Bill of Rights – the first ten amendments to the Constitution – which was promoted by New England’s religious leaders. 
 
The Johnson Amendment is nothing more than a corrupt effort to control the views expressed by conservative Christians, since it clearly isn't being enforced against leftist preachers, and clearly is not only a violation of the letter of the Constitution, it goes way beyond violating the spirit of the Constitution, with the goal of creating as many low information - easily swayed by slick TV advertising - voters as possibly.    
 
However, if everyone really wants freedom from intrusion by the IRS, eliminate the tax code as it exist, adopt a national sales tax on products with no exemptions so that everyone has skin in the game, and eliminate the IRS.  It really isn’t that complicated!
 

It’s Saturday July 26, 2104, and This is In the News

Three 'black swans' who have upended political calculations for 2014 and beyond

Remember the presidential race between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, the front runners eight years ago, each tough as nails, each combat-tested and raring to go?  It was one for the ages, except it was not: Rudy dropped out before the gates opened, Hillary met a community organizer, and we all know the rest.  But the race that took place was almost as thrilling: a true neck and neck between John McCain and Barack Obama, who entered September in a virtual tie. McCain was leading on Sept. 15 when the fiscal system went bust, taking with it the entire economy: a nail-biter turned into an absolute blowout, and that was that……Everything now is in much worse shape than it was when President Obama took over: bin Laden is dead, but his successors are even more virulent. Mitt Romney was mocked when he mentioned the Cold War, but ask the Ukrainians if it hasn't come back. The fruit of the doctrine of "lead from behind" is an emerging caliphate state in Iraq and Syria…….To Read More…..

Finally says what he has been planning all along. Check it out: OBAMA: President Obama at a fundraiser last night outside Seattle: People are anxious. Now, some of that has to do with some big challenges overseas. I am very….. To Read More….

By Brian Hughes, July 24, 2014

With all the drama in the world, this would seem a good time for No Drama Obama to roll up his sleeves and get everyone to chill. But President Obama doesn't seem to be thinking much about work.  So says a growing contingent in Washington, including Democrats, as Obama appears content to run out the clock on his White House tenure.

Crises are cascading overseas and his domestic agenda is going nowhere, but the president stubbornly refuses to adjust his priorities, sticking to fundraisers, photo-ops and ritual denouncements of CongressWith Gaza in flames, a shot-down passenger jet escalating the crisis in Ukraine and tens of thousands of unaccompanied children streaming across the border, Obama chose to head out West for fundraisers and is scheduled to leave Aug. 9 for a 16-day vacation on tony Martha's Vineyard. The president and his family will stay at a $12 million beachfront estate, complete with a pool, hot tub, basketball and tennis courts -- and plenty of golfing opportunities......To Read More....

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