Sunday, August 21, 2011

Offering Funds, U.S. Agency Dreams of Sending Humans to Stars

Source: New York Times

In what is perhaps the ultimate startup opportunity, Darpa, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, plans to award some lucky, ambitious and star-struck organization roughly $500,000 in seed money to begin studying what it would take -organizationally, technically, sociologically and ethically -to send humans to another star, a challenge of such magnitude that the study alone could take a hundred years.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NYT: Iowa Poll Goes to Bachmann

Source: NYTimes

This paragraph about sums it up:

It was hardly a perfect laboratory of democracy. The right to cast a ballot cost $30. Most campaigns footed the bill, throwing in a lunch of barbecued pork, grilled hamburgers and ice cream as an enticement to spend part of the day in Ames. The campaigns poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the political carnival, which is a fund-raiser for the Republican Party of Iowa.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Panic on the streets of London.

Source: Penny Red

Noone expected this. The so-called leaders who have taken three solid days to return from their foreign holidays to a country in flames did not anticipate this. The people running Britain had absolutely no clue how desperate things had become. They thought that after thirty years of soaring inequality, in the middle of a recession, they could take away the last little things that gave people hope, the benefits, the jobs, the possibility of higher education, the support structures, and nothing would happen. They were wrong. And now my city is burning, and it will continue to burn until we stop the blanket condemnations and blind conjecture and try to understand just what has brought viral civil unrest to Britain. Let me give you a hint: it ain’t Twitter.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Biggest Religious Movement You Never Heard of: Nine Things You Need to Know About Rick Perry's Prayer Event

Source: AlterNet

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry decided to stage a Texas-size prayer event —dubbed “The Response” —on Aug. 6, it no doubt seemed like the right thing to do at the time. It received little critical scrutiny when he announced it back in early June, except on websites that track these sorts of things.

But after Rachel Maddow, drawing on these sites, did a segment highlighting some of the more bizarre statements made by Perry's high-profile religious endorsers, things cooled considerably —even though the real story is still not remotely well-understood. “Perry’s endorsers are not just a random group of radical evangelists making outrageous statements,” researcher Rachel Tabachnick subsequently wrote at Alternet.org. "These are the apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), the biggest international religious movement you never heard of.”

With tens, even hundreds of millions of followers worldwide, the NAR's stress on Godlike prophetic and apostolic powers, its revisions of end-time prophecies, its methodology of “spiritual warfare” and its agenda of theocratic dominion over all aspects of society are not just threatening to modern secular democracy and the religious pluralism it protects, they have been sharply criticized by other conservative Christians as unbiblical, deviant teachings, even a form of the very demonic practices they obsessively declare war against.

According to Tabachnick, writing about Perry's announcement in June, GOP candidates competing for NAR support “include Sarah Palin, who has an over 20-year relationship with Alaskan Apostle Mary Glazier; Newt Gingrich, who was anointed by Lou Engle on an internationally televised broadcast in 2009; Michelle Bachman; Rick Santorum; and now, apparently, Rick Perry.” “It's not just the NAR infiltrating government,” Wilder told me. “I think —my observation —they are sought out, often by the politicians themselves.”

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Multi-agency armed raid hits Rawesome Foods, Healthy Family Farms for selling raw milk and cheese

Source: NaturalNews.com

A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted Wednesday morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff's Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control.

Rawesome Foods, a private buying club offering wholesome, natural raw milk and raw cheese products (among other wholesome foods) is founded by James Stewart, a pioneer in bringing wholesome raw foods directly to consumers through a buying club. James was followed from his private residence by law enforcement, and when he entered his store, the raid was launched.

Law enforcement demanded that all customers (members) of the store vacate the premises, then they demanded to know how much cash James had at the store. When James explained the amount of cash he had at the store --which is used to purchase product for selling there --agents demanded to know why he had such an amount of cash and where it came from.

James was handcuffed, was never read his rights and was stuffed into an unmarked car. While agents said they would leave behind a warrant, no one has yet had any opportunity to even see if such a warrant exists or if it is a complete warrant. Law enforcement then proceeded to destroy the inventory of the story by pouring the milk down the drain and / or confiscating raw cheese and fresh produce for destruction.

Note to NaturalNews readers: We believe this was an ILLEGAL raid being conducted mob-style by government thugs who respect no law and no rights. This is an all-out war by the government against people who try to promote healthy raw and living foods. James is now being held at the Pacific division police department at Centinela and Culver in Los Angeles. He is being held at $123,000 bail with no possibility of using bail bonds. Law enforcement has demanded that if he comes up with the money to cover bail, he must disclose to them all the sources of that money. (This is an illegal demand!)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

This is an interesting and informative list of ingredients to watch out for when you buy processed, packaged and/or commercially produced foods.

Source: Natural News

Acrylamides - formed in foods when carbohydrates are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling).

Aspartame -Chemical sweetener

Autolyzed Proteins -Highly processed form of protein

BPA (Bisphenol-A) -A hormone mimicking chemical found in nearly all food packaging plastics.

Casein - Milk proteins

Corn Syrup - Just another name for High Fructose Corn Syrup

Food Colors - Nearly all artificial food colors are derived from petroleum, and many are contaminated with aluminum.

Genetically Modified Ingredients - Nearly all conventionally grown corn, soy and cotton are GMOs.

High Fructose Corn Syrup -A highly processed liquid sugar

Homogenized Milk -The fats in the milk are artificially modified to change them into smaller molecules.

Hydrochloride - chemical forms of B vitamins that companies add to their products to be able to claim higher RDA values of vitamins.

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein -A highly processed form of (usually) soy protein that's processed to bring out the free glutamate (MSG).

Phosphoric Acid -The acid used in sodas to dissolve the carbon dioxide and add to the overall fizzy-ness of the soda.

Propylene Glycol - used to make the fake blueberries you see in blueberry muffins, bagels and breads.

Sodium (Salt) -The processed white salt lacking in trace minerals.

Sodium Nitrite - red coloring chemical added to nearly all processed meats.

Soy Protein - The No. 1 protein source used in "protein bars"

Sucralose - An artificial chemical sweetener sold as Splenda.

Sugar - The bleached, nutritionally-deficient byproduct of cane processing.

Textured Vegetable Protein - Usually made of soy protein which is extracted from genetically modified soybeans and then processed using hexane

Yeast Extract - Hidden form of MSG that contains free glutamate and is used in many "natural" food products to claim "No MSG!"

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