Buying our destiny…

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…or selling our destiny…depending on your point of view.  Naomi Klein was on DN! today, talking about climate change and our need to change the things we value in order to save the planet.

Perhaps it would be better stated to save ourselves…the planet will survive, i.e., after the humans and animals and plant life are dead from toxicity, the planet will re-emerge clean…like a phoenix rising up from the ashes.

Klein makes a point that the Green movement has been co-opted by the very targets they were fighting against.  Sadly, she states that The Nature Conservancy has been drilling.  Incredible!  Back in the day, it was one of the organizations I donated to.  That and Sierra Club, but when I found that Sierra was “partnering” with Clorox bleach…yeah, I stopped supporting them even before my life took its downturn.

She mentions the indigenous taking on the big corporations –asserting land rights.  You might recall about a year ago, with the natives of Canada protesting fracking exploration on their lands–

My posts on the events:

October 20th.   October 22nd.   November 4.   November 8.  November 24.   December 1.   December 15.

Someone brought a gun to the protests…which I do not support.  You start bringing weapons, and the others don’t know your intentions (self-protection or aggression?).

Klein asserts that those who stand to lose the most from the change in what we value–solar over oil, coal, and nuclear energy–are fighting a dirty war with the help of politicians and others who are bought and paid for.

They don’t care what ill health effects are created by the toxic environment.  It’s just mindboggling how they think that their pollution is not going to affect them–do they think they live in a bubble, immune from what happens around them?

An example–the pollen counts have been high here lately, so I haven’t been outside to jog.  I went yesterday morning, and then had problems with deep coughing.  I haven’t really had that deep coughing in awhile.  There has to be a connection.  Not only to the “normal” pollution, but from chemtrails, aka bioengineering–as I saw several trails in the sky to the East of me.  They have been spraying them above the clouds so it’s harder to see them, but they’re there.

I saw these from twenty miles away, Sunday:

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Just recently, Joe Donnelly, Dan Coats, and Jackie Walorski, Indiana politicians, have come out against EPA regulations.  The local radio station is airing commercials (surely paid for by those in the industry) stating that the EPA is a threat.  I kid you not.

Joe Donnelly here and here.

Dan Coats here–from an “EPA abuse” website, most likely being supported by the coal industry;  and here and here–this extension period was needed so they could flood the airwaves with the commercials I’m now hearing….

Notice the “job-killing” tactic–classic playbook.  Why doesn’t Sen. Coats tout renewable energy jobs that would be created if we stopped supporting the dirty coal industry?

Jackie Walorski here:  jackiewalorski.com/walorski-farm-bureau-take-aim-epa/

And here–a big thank you from the Farm Bureau. Pfft.

Note the scare tactics of “big government” and “regulating every faucet”….

Farmers need to realize their part in polluting the water.  And they need to be given some incentive for going organic, and not using chemicals in food production.  Where is the money for that?

Our water flows into the Ohio, which flows into the Mississippi, which flows into the Gulf.  It has been noted that Indiana is one of the biggest polluters (17 million pounds of toxins into our waterways EVERY YEAR), and the coral and sea life are dying because of it.

All the while, mercury in Indiana waterways is ABOVE the standards set from the USGS website.

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Mercury contamination in water and fish throughout Indiana has routinely exceeded levels recommended to protect people and wildlife. About 1 in 8 fish samples tested statewide had mercury that exceeded the recommended safety limit for human consumption. The causes include mercury in the rain and mercury going down the drain, according to a recently released federal study.The most significant source of mercury to Indiana watersheds is fallout from the air. Much of the mercury in the air comes from human activity. In Indiana, coal-burning power plants emit more mercury to the air each year than any other human activity. In urban areas, wastewater discharge contributes a substantial portion of mercury to waterways.

Women’s game face – the NFL

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Classic.

I don’t wear makeup anymore, so the ad campaigns for makeup go past me.  Makeup itself is a subject of debate–does it enhance or takeaway from women?

When I wore makeup, I did it daily, even if I wasn’t planning on going out for the day.  I would have been mortified to leave the house without makeup….it was so ingrained in me that I felt naked without it–that I was unacceptable without makeup.

When I began going through this transformation, I got to a point where I said “screw it”, I don’t care what people think anymore.

Walking outside without makeup was a freeing experience.  I no longer felt the chains of someone else’s idea of beauty and that expectation of always being pretty so someone else could feel comfortable.  Craziness, for sure.

And the expense!  Good grief, I looked at prices of cosmetics a while back, and could not believe how freaking expensive they had become.  Take out a second mortgage to pay for them.

Now I am happy that I didn’t expose myself to even more harmful chemicals, via nail polish…not to mention the harmful chemicals associated with makeup. 

It’s too bad that the commondreams report didn’t include the chemical toxicity aspect of the makeup.  There are ways to hurt women without lifting a fist….

 

Syria, again

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So…been thinking about the whole situation in Syria….and I can’t get away from that bad feeling that something is not right.

Last year, the Russians moved warships into the area when we threatened Syria. They are again making statements that we should not mess with Syria.

My gut feeling last year was that if we went into Syria, World War III would break out, bringing Russia and the U.S into war against one another, plus the Middle East.

This year, I am still feeling the same, but now with ISIL, Saudi Arabia is threatened.  And they have threatened us, as well.  Now they have beheaded a British citizen, guaranteeing that the UK will be involved in any effort against ISIL.

And I don’t know what to say.  I hate war, as you all know.  But when diplomatic efforts are ignored or even laughed at, what does one do?

I have always maintained that violence is unacceptable–only in cases of self-defense, with someone coming at you with gun, knife, or fist– is that justified.  Here we have a group that is killing innocent people whom, to my knowledge, have done nothing against them.

I watched DN! the other day with Medea Benjamin (Code Pink) saying how terrible the U.S. is–and believe me, I’ve read People’s History of the United States, so I know we’re no angels–but when do you say that too many people have died?  She did not offer any evidence to the contrary of the innocent people being killed.  Would she have the same opinion of Nazi Germany?  Should we have left them alone, too?  Where is the line drawn?

The timeline on Syria.

There is so much more about the Middle East that I don’t know–the history, for one.  I’m trying to inform myself, but it is not easy.  The Middle East grew out of several of the areas in uproar right now–Syria being one of them.  There’s more history there than we Westerners know–blame that on our isolationist education–a comprehensive history not given nearly as much importance as Math, technology, and repeating facts from memory instead of thinking for yourself, via NCLB and Race to the Bottom.

Last year’s push for war.

Like I said, there is something nagging at me about this situation–something isn’t right.  And I can’t shake that feeling of dread of it escalating into a full scale war with Russia.

 

#CDCWhistleblower Update: US Congressman Posey’s Office In Possession of Up To 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents

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Originally posted on ________________Child Health Safety_________________:

By: Ben Swann Sep 8, 2014

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Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.” Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

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Update: Congressman’s Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents? By: Ben Swann Sep 8, 2014

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BREAKING: New wage-theft lawsuit filed against Hollywood giants as Techtopus scandal grows

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BREAKING: New wage-theft lawsuit filed against Hollywood giants as Techtopus scandal grows

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

techtopusiimouseThe Silicon Valley wage fixing story is expanding into Hollywood’s visual effects (VFX) industry. A new class action lawsuit on behalf of VFX workers just been filed in the Northern California District Court against the biggest names in the industry, including Walt Disney Animation, Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures, as well as the two original “Techtopus” conspirators — LucasFilm and Pixar.

In all, the complaint names VFX nine defendants, including San Rafael’s Imagemovers Digital. The lawsuit is being lead by noted antitrust class action law firm Cohen Milstein — which recently settled a $450 million antitrust class action against Apple for fixing ebook prices.

Brent Johnson of Cohen Milstein told PandoDaily:

“Visual effects and animation workers are the lifeblood of many modern motion pictures. They take us to space, bring fairy tales to life, and give superheroes something to fight. In return, they should receive fair pay determined by competition…

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In wake of Rice firing, Obama calls domestic violence “contemptible and unacceptable”: spokesperson

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In wake of Rice firing, Obama calls domestic violence “contemptible and unacceptable”: spokesperson

Originally posted on Global News:

WARNING: Video contains disturbing content. Viewer discretion is STRONGLY advised

President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice’s termination by the Baltimore Ravens.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he spoke Monday evening with Obama about Rice. The running back was let go by his team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video emerged showing him knocking his then-fiancee unconscious.

READ MORE: Ravens cut Ray Rice after video allegedly shows him viciously punching wife

Earnest says that Obama, as an American and the father of two daughters, believes domestic violence is “contemptible and unacceptable.” He says real men don’t hit women, regardless of whether it’s in public or private.

Earnest says stopping domestic violence is bigger than football and all Americans have a responsibility to stop it.

The White House this week is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against…

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