Friday, November 30, 2012

Kaiser Permanente Highlights Risks of Genetically Modified Foods

Kaiser Permanente, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the United States, is advising members to reduce their exposure to foods that contain ingredients known as genetically modified foods (GMOs).  The article states plainly:

Despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health. Independent research has found several varieties of GMO corn caused organ damage in rats. Other studies have found that GMOs may lead to an inability in animals to reproduce.

Little long-term research exists because Monsanto holds the patent on GMO seeds and refuses to give any of their seeds to independent researchers!  The independent studies that do exist originate outside the United States, but are still quickly subjected to patent-violation lawsuits. Therefore, only research conducted by Monsanto researchers is available, and their research always involves short term (90 days or less) studies.  They never publish their long-term health study results.

The FDA, of course, does not conduct its own research before approving these products.  It simply reviews whatever research data the corporation applying for approval chooses to submit.  

Apparently, healthcare providers are getting weary of paying for what Monsanto and friends have wrought on the health of the America public. And, of course, some professional integrity and a sense of "conscience" haven't completely left the corporate world.  Please read more here and here, too!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rand Paul and Diane Feinstein Work Together for The Bill of Rights

Yes, I do admire Ron Paul and Rand Paul.  If you don't know what the NDAA is, start reading here to begin with because you find it in the mainstream media.  The National Defense Authorization Act allows indefinite detention of anyone anywhere by the federal government, including U.S. citizens. I believe that  the NDAA couldn't exist if it were common knowledge among the public.
"Opponents of the right to trial by jury will come today and they will argue that the American homeland is now a battlefield and that we must circumscribe our right to trial by jury to be safe from terrorists. But if we give up our rights, have not the terrorists won? If we let fear relinquish our rights, if we relinquish our rights because of fear, what is it exactly then we're fighting for?" - Senator Rand Paul

See it here or here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski's Four Year Battle with the Texas Medical Board Ends.

    Case Dismissed!  Hooray!

    " On November 19, 2012, judges of the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings dismissed the Texas Medical Board’s pending case against Dr. Burzynski. The investigation started by the board in 2008 involved Dr. Burzynski’s novel off-label use of combination gene targeted therapy. Early on, two medical
board informal settlement panels found that the use of these combination drugs on the advanced cancer patients involved was within the standard of care. However, the Texas Medical Board refused to drop the case and instead filed a formal complaint against Dr. Burzynski alleging the same standard of care violations previously rejected by the board settlement panels."
This ruling is wonderful news for healthcare in the United States.  To learn how the AMA and FDA collude with the pharmacology industry to ignore cancer cures and prevention and instead promote "managing cancer," please start with these links: Burzynski: The Movie,  Cut, Poison, Burn , and The Beautiful Truth .

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ron Paul's "Farewell to Congress" Address

     Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms but few understand it’s, in reality, a moral crisis.  It’s the moral crisis that has allowed our liberties to be undermined and permits the exponential growth of illegal government power.  Without a clear understanding of the nature of the crisis it will be difficult to prevent a steady march toward tyranny and the poverty that will accompany it...
     If the people are unhappy with the government performance it must be recognized that government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom...
    What I’m talking about is a system of government guided by the moral principles of peace and tolerance.
The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist without a moral people.  Just writing rules won’t work if the people choose to ignore them.  Today the rule of law written in the Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those who work in Washington DC...
     Due to the ill-advised drug war and the endless federal expansion of the criminal code we have over 6 million people under correctional suspension, more than the Soviets ever had, and more than any other nation today, including China.  I don’t understand the complacency of the Congress and the willingness to continue their obsession with passing more Federal laws...
     Political action, to be truly beneficial, must be directed toward changing the hearts and minds of the people, recognizing that it’s the virtue and morality of the people that allow liberty to flourish.
The Constitution or more laws per se, have no value if the people’s attitudes aren’t changed...
     To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome.  Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare.  Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies.  These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular.     READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Life in the "Kingdom of Whatever"

     "The Reformation also had implications for science and technology.  With varying degrees of self-awareness, when the Reformers dismembered the sacraments, they changed the way Western culture perceived nature and the whole material world.
     As an example: even today, to the extent Catholics are formed by the sacraments, we live in a world infused with God's presence.  For both the medieval and modern Catholic, the material environment is a medium for divine grace.  But the Reformers' disdain for works and sacraments inevitably made faith a more inward, abstract experience.
     Westerners used to believe that the world was part of a spiritual cosmos, but after the Reformation, that confidence is no longer shared.  Consequently, modern merchants, universities, and intellectuals have developed the habit of seeing matter as spiritually inert, which means it is available to be manipulated to serve human desires."

     From a review of Brad Gregory's book The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society by The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.  As member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe, Archbishop Chaput is the second Native American to be ordained bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop.  To read more, please click here.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

     I am grateful now for the "lost years" I spent in the Episcopal Church.  Without them, I would never have truly appreciated what a gift the Lord gave us in the Catholic/Orthodox Churches.  I do now believe that Christ established his Church here on Earth, and that he is actually present at every Eucharist/Liturgy.  The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, quite simply does not share this belief.  Therefore, virtually every received teaching of Christianity is negotiable, in his view.  I tried for years to comprehend the arrogant views of revisionist leaders and even half-heartedly struggled against them for a few years on the Vestry at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Davis, CA.  Now finally, as they say, my eyes (and heart) have been opened.  The beautiful, loving teaching of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches tells us that humans simply do not have the authority to change some things in the church or in the world. Following the news from the Episcopal/Anglican world makes me sad, yet I'm profoundly grateful for what I've found.
     Read more about the new ABC here, the clever businessman and politician who has been a bishop for less than a year but promises "to rethink" church teachings, as if no one before him were capable of doing so, and also here.
What Boss?
New Boss
Old Boss

Friday, November 9, 2012

Idiocracy 2012

   Natural News founder Mike Adams posted an article that would be hysterical if it weren't so close to the truth. In "You Just Witnessed the Idiocracy Election of 2012," he notes that democracy is failing " because the very idea of democracy depends entirely on voters being informed, educated, rational and intelligent."  As he notes, whether they voted for Obama or Romney, most people are not able to articulate any reasons why they voted for them or they give reasons simply not based in reality.  Who can reason about the Constitution any more when most citizens can barely read?  Are zombies real?  More than four million people in California just voted that they do NOT want to know what they or their children are eating.  As I know all too well, we don't teach logic, or much of anything else, in public schools anymore--and this "dumbing down" is by design! How else can you get people to believe the absurd ideas that accurately labeling ingredients is "inherently misleading" or that something as unnatural as gay marriage is a "natural right?"  Read the Natural News article here.  If you are not familiar with the cult classic film, "Idiocracy," click here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Narrow Loss, Movement Victory

     The November 7th election and the defeat of Proposition 37 by a 48-52% vote is not the end of the story.  Prop 37 is the 'shot heard round the world,' the first battle in a healthy revolution.  Keep in mind that the founder of the "Right to Know" movement, Pamm Larry, is "just" a grandmother from Chico, CA., and that it took more than $50 million ($46 million in advertising!) from corporate giants to defeat her--and us!  Everyone following the movement now knows what dirty tricks to expect from the chemical companies and how to deal with it next time.  And, yes, there will be a next time!  In fact, our California movement has already inspired a national movement--"Just Label It."
     You can read a great article, 'Next Steps for the Labeling Movement", from Robyn O'Brien HERE; you can also check the "California Right to Know" page on Facebook.
     America has a food movement--it is strong, vibrant, and here to stay.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monsanto-funded "No on 37" Caught in Felony Fraud

     Even the FDA stated on record that they never made the statement seen below! They know it is illegal for a government agency to take a stance on election items.  The "No on 37" group not only illegally used the FDA logo, they completely fabricated the quote in it! The "No on 37" group has spent $1 million a day this past week and more than $50 million so far for advertising; therefore, the $250,000 fine for felony election fraud won't even make them blink.  Of course, the election will be over before any court ordered action could happen.  Whether Proposition 37 wins or loses, this corporate criminal activity is a complete insult not just to Californians but to all Americans.   Read more here...and here.

     The Monsanto-funded "No on 37" campaign literally created this quote and FDA support out of thin air:

FDA stamp Monsanto Funded Anti GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies

Thursday, November 1, 2012

California Catholic Bishops Support Propositions 34, 35, and 36

     The California Catholic Conference has announced that the bishops of California urge California's Catholics to vote "Yes" on Proposition 34, which would end the use of the death penalty in California; Proposition 35, which increases criminal penalties for human trafficking; and Proposition 36, which revises the three strikes law to impose a life sentence only when a new felony conviction is for a violent offense.  The bishops issued a "no position" on Proposition 37; however, their summary of relevant Catholic teaching sounds very much to me like they lean toward endorsement:

All of Creation is sacred and we are called to serve as faithful stewards. Creation has an integrity and inherent value beyond its usefulness to human beings. Human beings are to be responsible stewards of creation: In this activity we work in harmony with God as co-creators. The web of life is one. —National Catholic Rural Life Conference

Forcing DNA from one species into another, in a manner that would never occur in nature, and then having to use billions of pounds of pesticides and herbicides per year to make it work doesn't sound like working in "harmony" with God to me!

You can access the website of the California Catholic Conference here: CCC