WHY TRY?


There are days when I really question if there is anything that will change what is happening in our country. Too many times, after reading through different postings and comments, I end up so sad that I have to just walk away from the computer.

Yet, after what happened with the Monsanto worldwide protests, it is apparent and obvious, that we can make a difference and our voice does count. 

Its just that it still leaves me wondering, will it be enough? Will enough people wake up> and will the next protests for monsanto have even more protests and more people, or will it fade away?

I guess that is when I see that its so important to not give up. The future of our world rides on how involved can we get the population. Monsanto is only part of the problem, as the real problem resides in our corporate owned very corrupt government. Yes there are a few that are outstanding, but there number is few and the corrupted are many.

So, why try? Then answer has to be that if we don’t try, we will be losing a fight that we didn’t even try to win. We the people are now the true media and its up to all of us to remember that. Our corporate owned media is a machine of propaganda and can’t be trusted to factually report, especially since our ‘laws’ allow that the ‘news’ does not have to be true. Please join with me and others as we try to reclaim our government and our country and our earth from corporate interests, and never stop trying to make a difference. Our voices do count and when combined can create great things.Peace and may joy, harmony and love surround you 

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ACTIVISIM WORKS


 

Today was a day for history books, as a global wide demonstration against Monsanto was carried out in over 40 countries and over 250 cities worldwide and that is big. We need to all realize that our voice does count and when we unite that voice will be heard.

 

I was so hopeful that I would be ‘physically’ able to attend the protest in our city, but that didn’t work out so well, so did the next best thing and made sure to share with all I know both online and offline the protests and the sites that are available to educate and share foods that are known to be safe.

One other good outcome so far is the combined fight against the Keystone pipeline and its good to know that those in Canada are just as committed as we are in the USA to stop this ‘environmentally toxic’ pipeline. The only ones to profit are the investors and no one else. The ‘oil’ will be sold overseas and the only real benefit to our country are maybe 35 full time employees and added pollution(tar sands is more toxic when refined) and the very real risk of tainting our Midwest aquifer and thus the ‘essential crops’, not to mention the people that rely on that water to drink

Just recently in my state because of many just like myself, so far 3 of the coal trains that thought they could easily come down our gorge and there would be no outcry   They were wrong and we will fight and win the stopping of the other 3 companies that want to use open train cars full of coal 24/7 with 7 to 10 trains a day to a depot to ship out to Asia.  Double whammy for our lovely now, as first we would get the pollution from the coal trains and then the prevailing trade winds would bring us the ‘pollution’ from Asia from all the coal burning that will take place

We do count and we do have a voice and its important to realize just how important your voice can be. Please be an activist in any way you can, as its up to us to save our earth and save ourselves.

Peace and may joy and harmony and love surround you    as always thank you for the time it took to read this

 

 

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WHEN DID WE DECIDE TO SETTLE?


 

It occurred to me the other day as I was talking with my friend, and were commenting on something I was looking to buy, and of course there was the ‘cheaper’ model and a good model, and when I said ‘well you get what you pay for’ It dawned on me how wrong that thought really  was. I don’t think I had ever really thought about it before and it got me thinking.

When did it become okay to accept poor quality and substandard service, because we are too poor to pay for the same product if it is made well? When did we decide that if you are poor then ‘generic’ prescriptions are available, leaving the ‘original’ prescription for those with money? When did we decide as a society that its okay to shortchange the poor and to give shoddy and cheap generic products and service? When did we as a society decide that if you are poor you are not as worthy as a rich person? 

By our acceptance of this, we have effectively created a subclass of Americans, you know the poor and working poor and the elderly, disabled and children that our society has deemed only good enough for the cheap knock off. After all if you are poor why should you get good products, good healthy food, good prescriptions and good service, has become the mantra of our country. Not only have we as a society accepted it, many see nothing wrong with it.

There should never ever have been a need to make ‘generic’ brands of prescriptions and actually of most everything, as there should never ever have been the mindset that poor people deserve lesser quality than the rich. Instead all things should be made quality and sold at reasonable prices. Of course that might mean that corporations can’t make quite the fortune they now make, but if they at the same time starting paying livable wage jobs, then more and more people could buy that which is for sale and in the long run make them just as rich.

So I ask you when did we as a society decide to settle for less?

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ALL THESE COMPANIES USE GMO’S IN THEIR FOOD


THERAbbott Nutrition;

B&G Foods, Inc; BASF Plant Science;

Bayer CropScience;
Bimbo Bakeries USA; Bruce Foods Corporation; Bumble Bee Foods, LLC; Bunge North
America, Inc.; C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.;

Campbell Soup Company; Cargill,
Inc.; Clement Pappas & Company, Inc.;
Clorox Company; Coca-Cola North America;

ConAgra Foods; Council for Biotechnology Information; CropLife America;

Dole Packaged Foods Company; Dow AgroSciences LLC; E.I. DuPont de Nemours &
Co.; Faribault Foods, Inc.; Flowers Foods, Inc.; Four K Farms; General Mills,
Inc.;

Goya de Puerto Rico, Inc.; Goya Foods Great Lakes; Grocery Manufacturers
Association; H.J. Heinz Company; Hero North America; Hershey Company; Hillshire
Brands Company; Hirzel Canning Company; Hormel Foods Corporation; House-Autry
Mills, Inc.; Idahoan Foods; LLC, Inventure Foods, Inc.; JMR Farms, Inc.; Kellogg
Company; Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.; Kraft Food Group; Kraft Foods Global,
Inc.;

Land O’Lakes, Inc.; McCain Foods USA, Inc.; McCormick & Company, Inc.;

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company; Mondelez International; Monsanto Company;

Moody Dunbar, Inc.; Nestle USA, Inc.;
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.;

PCS Administration (USA) Inc. (Also Known As “PotashCorp”) PAC (Out of State
PAC); PepsiCo, Inc.; Pinnacle Foods Group LLC; Reily Foods Company; Rich
Products Corporation; Richelieu Foods, Inc.; Sara Lee Corporation; Saticoy
Foods Corporation; Smithfield Foods,
Inc.; Snack Food Association; Solae, LLC; Sunny Delight Beverages Company; Syngenta
Corporation; The J.M. Smucker Company; Tree Top, Inc.; Tri-Cal Inc.; Unilever; Welch

SLAP IN THE FACE


In my opinion, the decision by congress to ‘allow’ money from other needed programs so as to not make all those rich people have to wait a little longer in line to fly, was a slap in the face to all Americans.  Top that off with the latest report on ‘airports’ in the world, and we don’t even make one of the top 25 airports in the world.  We need so much in this country concerning our infrastructure and airports are only the tip of what is needed.

 

All in the senate and a majority in the house voted for this FAA bill to allow them to have the budget needed to not only keep those lines not so long, but mainly to keep all those ‘small airports’ that the very ‘elite’ use with their private jets. It has never been clearer just how out of touch those in our government really are and the fact that in reality all that matters to our government is the very rich and large corporations. They could care less about the impact on ‘American people’ from these sequester cuts and austerity measures, and that in my mind is totally a slap in the face of the 98% of Americans. 

We the people need to remember that we are the true government and we need to unite and with our very powerful voice vote out all those in government that are not of the people, by the people and for the people and vote into office only those that truly believe in a government for the people and that means all the people, not just the top 1 or 2%.

I wish I had some magic answer on how to enact the changes needed or how to engage the American people to unite, instead of this malaise of apathy that seemed to occur over the last 3 decades.  One thing I do know for sure, is that its not going to be easy and its not going to get better without a fight on our hands(with words not violence) to reclaim our country from corporate ownership and instill once more a democratic government for the people.

Thank you for taking the time to read this

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