Monday, December 31, 2012

Show You Care About Food

Food Democracy Now! says,
"Take a Stand with Family Farmers vs. Monsanto!

At Food Democracy Now! we believe that family farmers have a right to farm without threat and intimidation. We don’t think farmers should be sued because Monsanto’s patented genes from a neighbor’s field blow across their fence and contaminate their organic or conventional, non-GMO seeds. Actually, we’re outraged by this Orwellian practice and think it needs to stop.

That’s why we’re suing Monsanto in court to protect family farmers from unwanted genetic contamination of their crops and from Monsanto’s abusive lawsuits.

As an Iowa-based organization, we understand the threats and challenges that family farmers face every day. We don’t fight these battles from comfortable offices in Washington DC, but from the Heartland in rural Iowa where we see the harms from industrial agriculture firsthand. We know the risks that farmers face and we know what’s at stake if we don’t win.

Food Democracy Now! is on the front lines of the battle for the heart and soul of agriculture and a healthy food system, but we can only continue this work with your help today.

Can you chip in today so we can have the resources to stand up for family farmers? It’s time to end Monsanto’s abusive lawsuits and unwanted genetic contamination of our food! With your help we can win in 2013. Every bit counts!

Every year Monsanto investigates more than 500 family farmers for alleged patent “infringement” by sneaking onto their land. At Food Democracy Now! we find this outrageous and believe that it needs to stop immediately.

That’s why in March 2011, Food Democracy Now! joined the lawsuit Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto during the first round of plaintiffs, in what could be an historic lawsuit to protect family farmers and challenge the legitimacy of Monsanto’s patents on their genetically engineered (GMO) seeds and their right to sue farmers indiscriminately.

In the past 16 years Monsanto has sued 150 farmers and filed charges against more than another 700 farmers who settled out of court rather than face a brutal and expensive lawsuit versus Monsanto, who has a team of aggressive lawyers and endless resources.

In the coming weeks, on January 10, 2013, Food Democracy Now! will travel to Washington DC to stand with family farmers in court to make sure that their rights are protected.

Donate today to stand with family farmers versus Monsanto’s abusive lawsuits and unwanted genetic contamination to help us continue our important work. Your donation before December 31st will help us meet our fundraising goal.

Like most Americans, we believe that farmers have the right to farm how they choose, and that any inadvertent genetic contamination that they experience through no fault of their own should not open them up to frivolous patent infringement lawsuits by biotech bully Monsanto.

It’s an outrage that this can happen, but right now in America that’s just the case. Every year biotech chemical and seed giant Monsanto sends its "seed police" out into the fields of unsuspecting farmers, where they steal farmer’s plants to have them tested in their labs to see if they contain Monsanto’s patented genes.

It sounds crazy, that Monsanto’s seed police could sneak onto a farmer’s field without permission, but that’s exactly what they do.

Last year, we travelled to New York City with more than 50 family farmers to face Monsanto in court. Unfortunately, federal district court judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed our case, claiming that we overestimated the threat Monsanto poses to farmers with their abusive lawsuits and the risk that farmers face from unwanted genetic contamination of their crops.

On January 10th, we’ll stand in court with family farmers again, this time in Washington DC to have our appeal heard to make sure that farmers are protected. Please join us in helping make sure that our voice is heard loud and clear.

Can you donate today to make sure we have the resources to fight for farmers in the coming year? We can’t do it without you! Click here to donate $10 or more. Every bit counts.

Thank you for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team"

This is just one more proof that America is not free.  You have to fight for the health of your food!  Please help by making a donation or, at the very least, investigating food products so that you can help farmers and not consume GMOed foods.  Thank-you.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Galactic Alignment!

Here's a link to a lovely word on 2012 and the goings-on about us.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser About Conneticut Slaughter

David Icke is informing the world that in the Dark Knight Rises movie, a map is seen with the words Sandy Hook on it.  It is very common for "the they" to have a teaser like this made public before they commit a crime.  For instance, in Painful Questions, a picture can be seen of two people holding a remote control and the Twin Buildings collapsing in the background.  That picture was published in July 2001.  Here, the teaser is placed where there is a tie-in with the Colorado slaughter earlier this year, because this is the movie they were watching at the time.

Here is the image supposedly taken from the Dark Knight Rises movie at 1:58:42 into the movie.  (I haven't seen the movie, so I have no idea if it's real, but I don't doubt David Icke, especially since his video clip showing it was taken down by Youtube personnel.  Also 1+5+8=14; the 14th.  So this clip may even be informing you when something is going to happen, not just where.)

Sandy Hook is written at the left on the map.

The close up can be seen on my wedsite's home page:
, or in David Icke's newsletter.

When I heard about this latest slaughter of the innocent, I thought about how Holmes had a father who was testifying basically against the government.  I wondered what this latest supposed shooter's dad had done, in jest.  Information that researchers out there have uncovered can be Googled or Youtube searched with "Aurora & Conneticut Fathers to Testify".  It's interesting.

Those of us who rarely accept a story as told to us by the press do not mean any disrespect to the slain or to their families.  We just want the whole story to be given.  Since it's not, we feel we need to dig deeper.  Most of us see this as a little speck in the sand pit of what's really going on.  This isn't just about gun control, or getting us used to seeing uniformed, armed men all the time, either.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Stevie Wonder's "Someday at Christmas" and Discernment

We're all waiting for that some time, that elusive "when", when we will have people not being used robotically to destroy other fellow humans.  It's time to awake up and block those behind some kind of agenda from allowing us to head toward a militaery state.  Unfortunately, instead, more police will be assigned to our children's schools.  One thing this will do is to instill a false sense of security.  The other is to make your children as comfortable around a uniformed, armed person as they are being made comfortable with reptillian characters like Barney.  It's time to refine your discernment skills.  Open your eyes and question things that are occuring rather than allowing news teams to spoon feed you ideas.

It's time to think outside the box since "the they" seem to be going full speed ahead with their Agenda, whatever it is.  The elementary school in Newtown, Conneticut just may have been targeted because it was a great role model for safety.  If the best is torn down, the masses will be left in fear and begging for help from uniformed, armed services.  This is definitely not the answer, though.  Davis Icke's idea of "Problem Reaction Solution" needs to be investigated.  Ideas that citizens can be programmed to do nasty deeds also needs to be discerned.

As for beefed up security on campuses, it doesn't necessarily help, because the school police will still have to be in the exact right place at the exact right time. An example of this is with a situation that occured at a school where I worked last year. The following is not an example of a robot perptrator like I feel the Conneticut shooter was, but it stands as an example of the false security more policemen on campus can bring. On September 30, 2011, I was working as a sign language interpreter at a high school. That day, we had two armed school policemen on campus, along with two deans, and tons of administrators. A girl in a former class of my client, was fatally stabbed during lunch by an ex-boyfriend who had also been in a class of my client's. Part of the problem preventing one officer from arriving at the crime was all the students running in the oppsite direction. Anyone who has ever worked in a middle school or high school knows that children run toward a fight, anxious to see every second of it, rather than running away from it. On this day, the students were running away in fear of the blood and such, for it was no ordinary fight, and the closest officer, as reported to me by witnesses, interpreted the stampede as running toward the fight, temporarily taking him in the wrong direction. There is a solution to stopping school violence, but it doesn't begin with us being policed when at school. It begins with being able to discern people's motives on an individual level and continues with seeing the much bigger picture.

It must be sad for Stevie Wonder to see us no better off than decades ago when he wrote "Someday at Christmas" and, in fact, worse off. I am still keeping an eye out and have faith that humans will stand together and recognize "Problem Reaction Solution," take a step toward discernment, and finally know peace.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reverse Speak in the House Agricultural Appropriations Bill

A certain group who has been undermining your food wants to do more of the same by calling it protection.  Please help to stop this monster.  The Food Democracy Now Team wishes for you to check out their link.

The say, "The Monsanto Protection Act could pass as early as next week and we need your help today. Click here to stop the Monsanto Protection Act and tell your member of Congress to stand up for your rights and the Constitution!"

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Validating the Feelings of Animals

It surprises me when I hear that people don’t take time to communicate with the animal family members in their households. I wonder what kind of relationship between “master” and “pet” is going on, and that it must be very different than the relating to animals that occurs in my home. For instance, the feline family member in my home, Avalon, is kept in the loop. We communicate with him and validate his feelings to the extent that guests wonder out loud to my human family members, “Who is Debbie talking to? Has someone arrived?” The nice thing that occurs when humans reach out to them is that humans start to notice how the animal family member is reaching out to them.

I can be a real worry-wart when I am unable to locate Avalon. He is uncomfortable with the outside world, yet loves prowling out the front. Once, he even got locked out for about five hours in the rain when it was thought he was inside sleeping as the last human left. Also, I have often disturbed his slumber either by yelling for him to respond so I know where he is, or I have disturbed him with kisses when I have finally located him. His solution to this is that he stands on the bottom two stairs, front paws ready to take off up the stairs, and bleats like a lamb until he is acknowledged. “Oh, you’re off for a nap? Okay. Thank-you. Sweet dreams,” and off he goes, I’m sure, certain that he won’t be disturbed.

I have a colleague who feels just awful that she can’t afford the $4,000 for her cat to have surgery. Her cat isn’t interested in food and is sixteen years old. I asked her if she’s had a talk with her cat, informing her of her diagnosis, suggestions the doctor has made, what she’s decided to do, and why. She looked at me incredulously. It may be helpful if she communicated why the medicine is important for the cat, that she would do her best to serve appetizing foods in a way to assist her cat’s appetite, and that the lack of $4,000 isn’t the issue since she wouldn’t go ahead with the surgery anyway. Validating how the cat must feel by imagining how she would feel with the same diagnosis is also helpful, because up until that moment, the cat may feel all alone in pain and misery without the compassion that can make any bad experience just a little better.

My animal neighbor, Coco, was most upset when her eighty-year old human-daddy got carted away to the hospital.  All she knew was that her constant companion, for the eighty-year old has been retired longer than Coco’s whole life, was suddenly gone.  She howled constantly during the day and night for days.  I finally got the scoop about the human neighbor’s condition and was informed that he’d be returning home shortly.  I saw Coco, so informed her about it all and further acknowledged her feelings about missing her human daddy.  She stopped howling.  Animals simply want to be heard.

When one beloved dog dies and the other is left alone, many humans think the dog who remains is moping around and not eating because he needs a new playmate, when in reality, he’s in mourning, just like the human is. What about acknowledging the loss the remaining dog feels? Why not have a heart to heart talk and cry together? Did the remaining dog get to sniff the carcass of the deceased for a full understanding, or did the dog simply drive away and not return? If a human knows they’re taking their doggy family member to the vet to be euthanized, it is thoughtful to allow the other animal family members to say goodbye to each other. It’s possible the ill one won’t be able to do much, but they both deserve to know what’s about to happen in play-by-play detail. Of course if there’s some sort of contagious disease, goodbyes may be forbidden, but chances are the two were together during the onset of the disease anyway. Common sense cannot be abandoned, but recognizing that the animal family member has feelings too is a must. Validate the feelings of your animal family member today.