What you see wash up on the beach has to represent only a fraction of marine life being exterminated by the aftermath of bile released by BP into the Gulf of Mexico. If you look at a map of the drilling platforms in the Gulf, you have to ask - what have they been thinking. And you might get to - What have I been thinking? - about the price earth pays for me driving instead of walking a half mile to buy a soda and a bag of chips to save yourself “time and effort.”
President Sarkozy was at the forefront of beating the war drums for backing Libyan rebels. Fast forward to May. If a conservative but rebel Libyan woman visits France and goes out wearing a full-face veil - niqab, she could be arrested.
Sarkozy also was at forefront in expelling EU citizens from France because they did not have jobs and were Roma (gypsies).
Now it is rumored that if he loses the next election, he plans to deport himself to Arizona and run for office on a ban niqab wearing and being Roma in Arizona platform.
Banned drugs for pigs and human found in 4 million pounds of pork in China. How much did they miss - not known. How did it pass into system - smile (money, money, money).
US importing more and more food from all over the world - who’s checking the checkers - Is food safety up for cutting in Congress. Why are we importing green beans from Guatemala, Strawberries from Chile, Pork and chicken from China. Is this how Wal-Mart has become leader in grocery sales buying cheap and questionably safe food, while helping to drive US farmers out of business?
Oh well - who cares - price is the only thing and I “hope” that I and my kids don’t get too sick?
When the dream becomes self-delusion, people believe each/all can overcome the odds that have been stacked against them. Read this three times and then think about its implications and what will you do with it” The current maldistribution of wealth is also scandalous. 1. In 2009, the richest 5 percent claimed 63.5 percent of the nation’s wealth. The overwhelming majority, the bottom 80 percent, collectively held just 12.8 percent. 2. The current maldistribution of wealth is also scandalous. In 2009, the richest 5 percent claimed 63.5 percent of the nation’s wealth. The overwhelming majority, the bottom 80 percent, collectively held just 12.8 percent. 3. The current maldistribution of wealth is also scandalous. In 2009, the richest 5 percent claimed 63.5 percent of the nation’s wealth. The overwhelming majority, the bottom 80 percent, collectively held just 12.8 percent.
My grandmother died of complications of TB and my mother had to be annually checked with x-rays all her life since she was just 4 when her mother had died and had been exposed and always tested positive.
TB may well have been the real source of the first beatitude of Jesus’: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit could be read blessed are those poor in breath (spirit). Crowded and unsanitary living conditions have and still are associated with the spread of TB. As long as TB is thought to be a disease of the past or a disease of poor countries, we risk ignoring it and facilitating its becoming an even bigger problem than it already is. The real problem is that drug-resistant TB variants continue to grow and in this air age TB easily passed on - as it has been - to people who would never think they had been exposed by a student, or health worker just returning from a vacation overseas.
Remember that the people hired to oversee oil leaks in the Gulf over the past 30 or more years were encouraged, told to accept whatever the oil companies said? It takes a while to root that kind of behavior out. So, naturally, oil companies have continued to “lie” - oops we meant 4,000 gallons, our bad - won’t (grin) happen again (lol).
Out of front page and 5/7/11 PM news does not mean that oil companies have all of a sudden got clean.
All the pesticides, fertilizer, oil and industrial gunk that sits in the river during winter - gets “flushed” by Spring melt. As a consequence of treating the Gulf of Mexico as out “out house” there is a 70-150 mile dead zone at the mouth of the Mississippi Delta.
Visible proof of how foul and irresponsible we are to ourselves and the planet!
Thanks to France for pitching in to help save Libyan’s effort to found a new government. Did France’s President suddenly discover how wonderful was the cause of Libyan freedom after his deporting Roma and disrespecting Muslims and immigrants in general did not raise his standings in polls?
Don’t know - what do you think? I am still wondering why the slaughter of women in Ivory Coast does not cause a Security Council meeting and why on Darfur continued killings and politically motivated rapes in Congo - we hear……..?
Vietnam. Cambodia, Afghanistan, SWAT, ????, Iraq: trust us, we will help you if you come in to be reconciled, to give up fighting us. Those saying it always mean it at first. If the government is not real and just the machine set up by the occupier, it is a promise almost always swallowed up by corruption fed by the occupier’s agenda changing.
Why don’t we learn, why do we believe this kind of “war” can be clean and good, why do we repeat past mistakes?
How does Captain Cat continue to do good work, in the face of such dispiriting truth? I wish her well. You should read what she has to say and think about it - then take action.