Are the Candidates Really Different

October 4, 2012

For those who think that their candidate is really better and different, think again.  Depute all the hype the reality is that the two candidates are surprisingly similar.  Obama is not the reformer that he presents himself to be, and Romney is not the small government leader many imagine him to be.  They are both corrupt and bought off by similar moneyed interests, and have similar positions.  We really do not have a real choice.  Ron Paul was our last hope this election, and would have made an exciting and refreshing candidate.  Now we have more of the same.

This from Mish Shedlock.

There Is No Choice

On the CNBC pre-debate show, Ron Paul said there is little difference between the two political parties.

Paul is of course correct. So is my friend Pater Tenebrarum who on September 28 stated There Is No Choice.

We have previously pointed out that there is actually no choice at all for the US electorate at the upcoming presidential election. This is because in terms of the policies they support, it is nigh impossible to differentiate between the two candidates. We were not just making an unsupported assertion – we offered proof, by showing a video in which they speak for themselves. If one cannot rely on their own words to represent what they stand for, what should one rely on?

Tweedledum vs. Tweedledee

Here is the video Pater referred to: Romney Obama the Same?

There Is No Choice

On the CNBC pre-debate show, Ron Paul said there is little difference between the two political parties.

Paul is of course correct. So is my friend Pater Tenebrarum who on September 28 stated There Is No Choice.

We have previously pointed out that there is actually no choice at all for the US electorate at the upcoming presidential election. This is because in terms of the policies they support, it is nigh impossible to differentiate between the two candidates. We were not just making an unsupported assertion – we offered proof, by showing a video in which they speak for themselves. If one cannot rely on their own words to represent what they stand for, what should one rely on?

Tweedledum vs. Tweedledee

Here is the video Pater referred to: Romney Obama the Same?

Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com.es/#ilvfYxlqpFO9cHpD.99
Compare these two sellouts with Ron Paul
http://youtu.be/Ir5F5M8TQhk

Are Organic Food Healthier?

October 1, 2012

Some recent studies have come out stating that organic food is not more nuitritional that conventional food.  Looking beyond the conflicts of interest which about in such studies, the primary reason to eat organic is to avoid pesticides, chemicals, GMOs, and to get the good natural soil bacteria.  None of these benefits are mentioned by such studies.  People need to keep in mind that organic has benefits that go beyond simple nutritional content.

Here is a longer explanation by Dr. Mercola.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/17/organic-vs-conventional-food.aspx?e_cid=20120917_DNL_artNew_1


I have deleted my categories

October 1, 2012

I have finally figured out how to manage my categories.  I found that I had too many, and it was becoming complicated.  I have deleted all of my categories, so for the foreseeable future everything will be under “uncategorized”.  I may reintroduce categories in the future, but I will have to think about this to do it better.  Sorry for any inconvenience that this might be causing.


People who are so smug that they are insufferable

October 1, 2012

I came across this video series from TYT.  I generally like Cenk, even if he is a bit biased towards the left, but these commentators (video below) really get on my nerves.  Not only are they super partisan, which I do not like, but they are so damn smug about it.  They have this snarky, I´m too clever by half, attitude, as if they are the only ones who can figure things out, and everyone else who does not agree with them is an idiot.  They are so damn self satisfied with endless sneers of collective superiority.  And they have to mock everything.

In the video the woman is a prototypical conservative idiot, and an easy target to attack (there are many equivalents on the left too).  But there are also many on the right that can articulate intelligent arguments, but of course these guys would never put them on, because it is too easy to show an idiot, and then laugh at her, and feel so damn superior.  Arrogance is not an appealing trait.  They have too much of it.

One irony is that almost all the people on TYT are white men.  Personally I could care less, and we have too many racial quotas as it is.  But the irony or hypocrisy is there, because these leftists are so concerned about “diversity”, except when it comes to themselves.  MSNBC is full of white people, and Apple only has white men at its presentations.  Once again, I could care less, but the irony is glaring.


Latest Important Petitions-Please sign!

October 1, 2012

Here are the latest petitions that I have come across that I think are important.  Please feel free to sign any or all of them.  Many thanks.

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A half-million people say NO to antibiotics in meat!

The revolution for Meat Without Drugs is growing! We just delivered more than a half-million of your signatures to Trader Joe’s asking it to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.

How did Trader Joe’s – one of our nation’s most progressive grocers – react? Watch our video to find out, then take action to really get the company’s attention!

The widespread use of antibiotics in food animals contributes to the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ in humans. It’s time to stop this practice, and it’s time Trader Joe’s leads the way. Trader Joe’s prides itself on listening to its customers, so make sure the grocer hears you by acting now.

Send your quick message to Trader Joe executives to get serious about getting antibiotics out of the chicken, beef and pork it sells. We’ve included a link to our video in the message, but please feel free to add your own thoughts in the box below!

https://secure.consumersunion.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2695&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=3jm3laahq3.app246a

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Michelle Obama: Tell Barack to honor his campaign promise to label GMOs

By Organic Consumers Association (Contact)

To be delivered to: Michelle Obama, First Lady

Michelle, tell President Obama to honor his campaign promise to require GMO labeling and ask him to endorse California’s Proposition 37, a citizens’ ballot initiative to label GMOs.

Michelle Obama is a champion of better nutrition in school lunches and of ending childhood obesity. Which makes it all the more disappointing that her husband, President Obama, has failed to keep his campaign promise to support GMO labeling.

On the campaign trail in 2007, candidate Barack Obama said: “We’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.”

But since becoming President, Obama has turned his back on the 90% of Americans who want GMO labeling.

If Michelle has done her homework, she knows that many studies link GMOs to childhood allergies and obesity–even cancer. So we’re asking her to pressure the President until he does the right thing: Honor his word and support California’s Proposition 37, a citizens’ ballot initiative to label GMOs.

National polls indicate that that more than 90% of Americans want GMOs labeled. And yet, President Obama has continued to green light a flood of new GMOs, including genetically engineered alfalfa, salmon, and 2,4 D “Agent Orange” corn.

The FDA does no pre-market safety testing on genetically engineered foods, instead relying on the word of Monsanto, Dupont and other biotech companies that these foods are safe. However, a growing number of studies link genetically modified foods to a host of health issues, including obesity and allergies. Even the American Medical Association has recently warned that GMO foods need to be safety-tested before they are placed on the market. Nearly 80% of all non-organic processed foods in the U.S. contain GMOs. Without labeling, it is very difficult to keep these foods out of our, and our kids’ diets.

In a visit to an elementary school in January, in Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Obama said: “We have a right to expect the food (our kids) get at school is the same kind of food we want to serve at our own kitchen tables.” http://thegrio.com/2012/01/25/michelle-obama-school-lunches-to-have-more-veggies-whole-grains/

If Prop. 37 passes in November, California will become the first state in the country to require what nearly 50 other nations in the world already require: labels on genetically engineered foods.

Michelle, please tell President Obama to honor his word!

http://signon.org/sign/michelle-obama-tell-presiden?source=c.url&r_by=5382364

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Whole Foods: Respect Our Right to Know About GMOs!

Whole Foods Market has endorsed Proposition 37, the California ballot initiative for our right to know about genetically engineered food, but it has done so with reservations that are strikingly similar to the lies the opposition has been spreading about “consumer confusion” and “costly litigation”. With friends like that, who needs enemies? Is Whole Foods really on our side?

Whole Foods isn’t chipping in to support the initiative financially. Could this be because the company is currently profiting from unlabeled genetically engineered food that’s fraudulently labeled “natural”? Organic Spies went undercover to find out what’s really going on at Whole Foods. Watch their video, then use the form below to let Whole Foods know what you think.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24845.cfm

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Sign the Internet Freedom Manifesto

We, the Undersigned, DEMAND Congress Cease and Desist from Further Regulating, Taxing, or Eroding Online Privacy for the Following Reasons . . .

***  The internet is the single greatest catalyst in history for individual liberty and free markets;

***  Internet collectivism is now the greatest threat to the future of internet freedom;

***  True technology revolutionaries have little need for government meddling and never have. Microsoft ignored the government for years and changed the world by leading the PC revolution;

***  Today, companies like Apple are changing the world again with products like the iPhone, iPad, iTunes, and iPod. Apple “Apps” alone have created more than half-a-million jobs over the past five years;

***  Technology revolutionaries succeed because of the decentralized nature of the internet, which DEFIES GOVERNMENT CONTROL. But statists are ramping up efforts to control the internet in several ways, including;

>>> Increasing taxes on the internet to slow down the technological revolution’s massive expansion of job creation;

>>> Destroying privacy rights of individuals with government snooping and efforts to abolish anonymity;

>>> Penalizing and intimidating companies in frontier industries that didn’t even exist five years ago with antitrust actions in the name of “fairness” and “competition;”

>>> Forcing telecom, cable, and broadband companies under collective rule via so-called “open-access” regulation, structural separation, and public ownership (i.e. GOVERNMENT ownership);

>>> Forcing internet infrastructure and wireless spectrum to be treated as “commons” subject to centralized government control;

>>> Virtually eradicating property rights on the internet.

http://www.chooseliberty.org/Internet_manifesto_sign.aspx?pid=0926a