They dress well, they pay their taxes and they use the scientific method, so why all the fuss about Monsanto?

Here is a link to watch the lengthy but worthwhile documentary The World According to Monsanto.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6262083407501596844

It’s an interesting documentary about a questionable practice and  questionable business principles.

And about a company which is introducing a new order in nature;  one… tiny…  gene… at…  a… time.

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A snippet from a film review by Jeffrey M. Smith:

“How much outrage can a single multinational corporation inspire? How much damage can they inflict? The breathtaking new film, The World According to Monsanto, features a company that sets the new standard. From Iowa to Paraguay, from England to India, Monsanto is uprooting our food supply and replacing it with their patented genetically engineered creations. And along the way, farmers, communities, and nature become collateral damage. The Gazette says the movie “will freeze the blood in your veins.” The Hour says it’s a “horrifying enough picture” to warrant “fury.” But most importantly, this critical film opens our eyes just in time. The film is the work of celebrated award-winning French filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin, whose three years of work on four continents exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.

 

The FULL review  can be read on:

 

 

 

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_14391.cfm

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Paul Potts

January 30, 2009

This is for Paul.

http://www.paulpottsopera.org/

Hope for the future

January 29, 2009

You have concerns.

Should you or should you not bring children into this world?  It’s a nagging question but this website might help you find peace and settle the question:

I was moved to duck, to tears and to post by the mother shooting her automatic riffle at the bullet proof baby stroller.

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At US $ 599,- and free shipping  it’s rather inexpensive isn’t it?

You could  get a baby and get one!

Should you be on low income ask the hood to make a collection amongst your caring neighbors; they know the situation, they will understand.

Please don’t miss the emotional highlight of the product test where baby slugger, full of laughs and without a dent is debriefed after the shooting: “Good job!”, thumbs up and “One more time!”.

It’s family fun galore.

Isn’t it exciting! it is a bit like Batman begins.

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“I’m Stella Stevenson, Founder and CEO of BPB Industries. I’ve been an industrial designer all my life, and decided to establish ‘bullet proof baby’ when my first son, Randy, was nearly killed in a drive by shooting in 2004.

When stray bullets hit the pram but narrowly missed my son, I realized there was a gap in the market for a range of products to protect babies in today’s increasingly violent society. …

Please note that due to recent events, demand for some of our products has been high and as a result some may be temporarily out of stock. Make sure you check back soon!”

http://www.bulletproofbaby.net/about_us.html

Extreme hammock

January 29, 2009

I was in a hammock once; just all over the place, really close to the ground and actually touched the grass.

I feel a kinship with these guys; I feel a bit Norwegian.

Convex or a concave, what’s the big business? A wing is a wing. Take my word, I know how this feels!  I used to fly an extreme hammock.

This is based on real events. The name of the person involved in the hammock  has been revealed to expose his character to the public; any reference to Exuvia is absolutely intended; this is my story; in it to get outalive.

You might like this…

January 29, 2009

I just saw a wonderful clip on a friendly Blog which you might want to watch.

“A frog that would turn into a prince”

I haven’t seen people get up in their chairs like this since Silvester presented Rocky back in 1976; only this is better. This is a real person; great yet unassuming, talented but not self conscious.

Won’t make a cut and paste to put it here; just send you there to enjoy:

http://alpinmack.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/one-of-my-favorite-underdog-stories/

Food for thought

January 22, 2009

First Argument:

Global warming along with other mounting environmental threats are serious problems except to denialists – people into blindness as a way of living.

Second Argument:

“Last month, the United Nations (UN) published a report on livestock and the environment with a stunning conclusion:

‘The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.’

It turns out that raising animals for food is a primary cause of land degradation, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and not least of all, global warming.

…when it’s all added up, the average American does more to reduce global warming emissions by going vegetarian than by switching to a Prius.”

By Kathy Freston at Huffingtonpost.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/vegetarian-is-the-new-pri_b_39014.html

On that, here is a look at a humble text with an open mind:

Man was not supposed to live on flesh alone; if on any blood at all. His Creator lined up a contract in which He offers to supply man with everything which grows on a tree, bush and stalk for meat; at little or no cost. That would solve the basic implications of His  imperative not to kill.

“That don’t impress me much… ” said the creature and ventured to sink his incisors into flesh and blood.

“I wouldn’t do that if I were you” said the Creator but His Words fell on deaf ears and eyes blind to the suffering with which they surrounded their daily bread.

So He handed them over to follow their own minds and to dishonor their temples, and though everything was licit to men not everything was convenient.  Consequence would eventually tell the tale and a bit of weeping and gnashing of the teeth would show their remorse.  Now we feed on the rumor of a penalty for dining on flesh with its pain and stain.

You cannot say man wasn’t warned and that he had no alternative. It was all there from the beginning; signed sealed and delivered.

Theologastus …

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“A petty or paltry theologist is a theologaster (1621), coined in M.L. by Martin Luther (1518)”

www.etymonline.com