Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Proponents of the seed pre-emption bills, including the Agriculture Department, are championing the interests of corporate "gene giants" such as Monsanto and Syngenta -- not citizens.
House Bill 671 and Senate Bill 631 aim to prevent towns, counties or cities from passing any ordinance, regulation or resolution to control any kind of plant or plant pest (including invasive plant species). The bills would usurp local control by making the state Department of Agriculture the only body in North Carolina with the authority to regulate plants. [OCA]
Monsanto employees and government regulatory agencies
employees are the same people!
Control energy and you control the nations, control food and you control the people.
Another Formaldehyde Cocktail, Darling?
What if someone or some corporation, without telling you, poured formaldehyde into your morning coffee, your favorite yogurt, your chewing gum, your diet beverage and your children's vitamins? In essence, this is what happens every single time you consume aspartame, the neurotoxic additive whose assimilated by-product includes formaldehyde. [Rense]
From mass vaccination to aspartame and back again
In 1978, Rumsfeld became CEO of the G.W. Searle Corp. By June, 1981, his political muscle overcame science so that the deadly neurotoxic artificial sweetener aspartame could achieve U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. [IO]
$350 MILLION RICO LAWSUIT FILED OVER ASPARTAME
Contained in the lawsuit is the key role played by current Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld (search) in helping to get aspartame pushed through the FDA. Back in the 1980s, Rumsfeld was the President and CEO of Searle who originally owned the patent on aspartame. Plaintiffs maintain that Rumsfeld used his political muscle to get aspartame approved by the FDA despite objections of many FDA health researchers and negative studies. [NWV]
Bad idea of the month: daytime curfew
Plan To Establish Daytime Curfew In San Diego County
But all things alphabetical have not been lost, and you may be pretty confident that the dimmest among them knows how to spell "police state" and "curfew." [NCTimes]
The next reserve currency
First the Roman emperors started chipping away at the edges - the need to prevent this resulted in the edge grooves still seen on many coins now in circulation - and then the purity of the coins was tampered with until they became pieces of lead covered with a thin coat of gold. [AT]
In Rome, the money supply was reduced by 90%. As a result, the common people lost their lands and their homes, just as is happening in America today. But we have done the Romans one better. Our coins have no Gold or Silver in them at all, and we exchange worthless pieces of paper for our labor. The only purpose of paper money is so some one can get some thing for no thing. Only fools and slaves defend it.
If the American people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and orporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power of money should be taken from banks and restored to Congress and the people to whom it belongs. I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies.
~ Thomas Jefferson
Doesn't there have to be a victim for a crime to occur?
The state isn't a person!
Laws that restrict which guns people may buy, own, and carry; and laws that restrict which drugs people may buy, possess, and ingest -- what we're dealing with are possession crimes: victimless offenses against the state, whereby merely having something is branded a crime and punishable by fines and imprisonment. Of course, the drug war and gun control have led to huge black markets in drugs and guns. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
No matter what you think of the inaccurate Newsweek item about flushing the Koran down a Guantanamo toilet, it's a mistake to say, as the White House does, that Muslims died because of it. Toilets don't kill people, fanatics do.
-- Suzanne Fields
Re: 11 CFR Parts 100, 110 and 114, [Notice 2005-10], Internet Communications
Where in the U.S. Constitution is Congress authorized to make laws concerning campaign finances? Nowhere that I can find. Moreover, Congress is expressly forbidden, by the First Amendment, to regulate advertisements or any other speech in any medium: "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."
I do not recognize the authority of Congress to create a "law" such as the BCRA, hence, no matter which rules you make about it, I, and many other internet publishers, will ignore them. The "law" they are based on is null and void. It does not exist. [Bill St. Clair]
I don't recognize the Congress has any authority derived from the Constitution, but that the Secret Combinations have gotten above us.
Just another day in the anticivilization!