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Having Children is now Against U.S. Patent Law

Originally published May 3 2007

20 percent of the human genome is now owned by corporations.

Having children is now against U.S. patent law

Fully 20 percent of the human genome is now owned by corporations. The natural act of reproducing or giving birth to children is now a violation of U.S. patent law. Technically, the corporations that “own” these human genes could sue the parents of newborns, demanding royalty payments for the use of what the law of the land considers their intellectual property.
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Potluck, or Guess Who Else is Coming to Dinner

Potluck, or Guess Who Else is Coming to Dinner

What’s not to like about potlucks?

Many of my SAD (Standard American Diet) friends seem to have trouble understanding why some of my CAD (Compassion Affirming Diet) friends sometimes shy away from full participation in potluck functions.

Most CAD people that I know love to eat. Typically we very much appreciate the preparation, presentation, arrangement, color-play, aroma, texture, flavor etc. of a good meal, we even find it fulfilling to contemplate where all of the ingredients came from; the apples in the cobbler starting from a seed, growing into a tree, the tree sprouting fragrant blossoms, blossoms giving way to tiny sour apples, the growing apples drawing nutrients up through the structure of the tree, while swinging in the breeze, basking in the sun and bathing in the rain.

We think about, and give thanks for the nature-given orbs getting juicier and sweeter everyday until their weight demands picking. We are generally delighted at the beauty; aroma, color array and creativity displayed, and appreciate the care and laboring of love that brings such healthful layouts to the party.

The friendly, generous and well-meaning SAD folks in attendance generally offer a distinctly different type of presentation.

The first sensory experience that usually hits me when arriving at the party is a powerful and often nauseating olfactory sensation. This sensation immediately triggers a certain sadness.

Just as the scent of progressively rotting body parts that permeates the ‘common air’ near the meat counter in a supermarket, and most regrettably in many pseudo-natural food stores as well, sickens the sensitivities of the inhaler, so is the scent of ‘heat-treated’ cadavers on display at the party a bit challenging to handle even for the heartiest of plant eating folks who understand what is represented by the sometimes cleverly disguised meaty dishes.

It is well to keep in mind that the ‘scent’ or ‘smell’ results from actual physical particles of the stuff behind the glass or on the table coming into intimate contact with receptors in the scull. The scent of rotting flesh may be experienced as mildly offensive, horrendously objectionable, or even pleasurable, I am told, depending on the mindset, programming, culture affiliation or ‘source-knowledge’ of the person having the experience. So, while some, passing by the bloody counter/table will be powerfully repulsed, many will think nothing of it. It will, in fact smell just like the interior of the refrigerator at home.

But for the oblivious and the aware alike, there is no sensation of smell, no activation of the olfactory mechanism, unless, as stated, particles, millions of them, actually come into contact with living tissue in the head of the person doing the smelling. Along with the particles of flesh, blood and bone, Etc., are also millions of disease-producing microorganisms, mostly bacteria. Everyone breathing that air gets the little bugs, and takes them home, now circulating throughout the bloodstream, for free, like it or not… No purchase required.

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MILK MATH

MILK MATH…

Some revealing milk related numbers

THE ‘WHOLESOME’ PROTEIN MYTH:
87% of milk is water. So milk drinkers are paying, maybe a buck-a-quart for mostly water. But it’s the other 13 percent, no matter what the cost, that is worrisome and even more costly than you can probably imagine. Broken down into its basic groups… WHOLE MILK is: WATER (87%), FAT (3.7%), CARBOHYDRATE / LACTOSE (4.9%), FIBER (0%), CASEIN AND OTHER PROTEIN (3.5) (note: that is 3.7% “milk-fat” which includes the 87% water.)

80% of the protein in milk is casein. Casein is a powerful binder… a polymer used to make plastics. It is an adhesive that is better used to affix labels to mayonnaise jars then eat or drink. It is sneaked into thousands of processed foods as a binder… It appears on the label as “Whatever” caseinate. Casein is a powerful allergen… it activates histamine which creates lots of mucus.

It’s not just about gobs of mucus, indeed, cows’ milk protein may be the single most significant chemical carcinogen to which humans are exposed, to say nothing of its other negative effects on health.

Sound science clearly demonstrates that: animal protein, when consumed in excess of protein requirements, is one of the most toxic nutrients of all. Risk for disease goes up dramatically when even a little animal protein is added to the diet.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell states: “casein as an animal protein promotes cancer, in spades. [ ] casein is the most relevant chemical carcinogen ever discovered”.

T. Colin Campbell, is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University

Many studies demonstrate that diets high in protein (Especially Animal Protein) lower bone density and increase rick of fracture.

CALCIUM, MILK AND BONE DENSITY:
Fact: Around the world, the higher the dairy intake, the higher the osteoporosis rates.
Osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency disease! Bone is composed of at least a dozen minerals, going ape over calcium actually increases the risk and severity of osteoporosis.
Think you’re absorbing usable calcium from cow’s milk? Nutritionists consider the optimum ratio (For calcium absorption) of Calcium to Magnesium to be 1:2. The ratio in milk at 10:1is 20 times to the negative, and would seem to be one of the reasons that; the more milk people drink /eat, the ‘Swiss- cheesy-er’ their bones become. So, as a bone-density promoting agent, cows’ milk fails profoundly when used by humans. Unabsorbed (Cellular- ly) calcium does cause great harm however, accumulating as micro-gravel in joints and becoming part of the cross-linkage ‘plaster’ which is so good at clogging arteries.

BACTERIA:
Cow’s milk is allowed to have feces in it
and always does. This is one of the sources of bacteria that milk drinkers drink. Milk is typically pasteurized for only 15 seconds at 162 degrees Fahrenheit. To sanitize water we are told to boil it (190-212 degrees F) for 20 minutes. Curious.
Keep in mind that at room temperature the number of bacteria in milk DOUBLE around every 20 minutes. As you know, milk turns rotten (more rotten) very quickly. While pasteurization lowers the bacterial count (Good bugs and bad bugs) it totally wipes out all the enzymes which would help to digest the milky mess.

PUS:
ONE cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow’s milk is allowed to have up to 750,000 somatic cells (“PUS” cells) and 20,000 live bacteria before it is kept off the market.

That amounts to a whopping 20 million live (And rapidly replicating) squiggly bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells per liter / quart.

Or:
1 cup = 236.5882cc 177,441,150 pus cells and 4,731,600 bacteria.

Or:
24 oz (3 glasses) (the “recommended” daily intake) = 532,323,450 pus cells and 14,220,000 bacteria The EU and the Canadians allow for a ‘tangy’ 400,000,000 pus cells per liter.

Based on allowable (And common) counts of white blood cells and bacteria, that famous movie, recording or sports star in the commercials and magazine adds is wearing a white mustache containing 300,000 white blood cells and 25,000 bacteria.
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The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff

Check out some great info by author Annie Leonard….. on her website
CLICK HERE to see Annie’s movie about OUR stuff and the ‘circle of stuff’… The Story of Stuff

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After the movie, come back for More ‘Stuff’ Stuff:

Fluorescent Lighting Not the Answer

Letter of apology to the RADIOACTIVE FUTURE…

Sustainable living and “Realities”

Starve or Feed,.. Easy choice,.. Simple Solution

No Meal is an Island

“Buy, Buy American Pie”

Hormones in Milk, and Rat’s Milk for People

Dare to look…

EarthRising.org

Letter of apology to the RADIOACTIVE FUTURE…

Letter of apology to the RADIOACTIVE FUTURE…

Dear Aquarians,

Well, we got through that sensationalized 2012 thing and the Earth is still spinning, but I sense that things could be a lot more comfortable for you had we never fooled around with atom splitting, or at least, if after Hiroshima and Chernobyl we would have cut our losses. We could not have made the mountains and oceans of radioactive waste go away, as you know, (now many centuries after my generation and the one before us tried to ‘fool Mother Nature’) there is still no solution, but conditions on our beloved Earth might well be much more conducive to good health, happiness, economic stability and broad cooperation of her nations if we had stopped that Nuclear Renaissance early in the 21st century.

Many of my peers knew better than to support that backwards movement, and some worked feverishly to ‘stop the insanity’, but [I fear] it wasn’t enough. I know now, that many of the thoughtful anti-nuke/pro-life activists did not even fully understand the technology, but did understand that everything made by man fails and that failures and even small glitches with systems using highly radioactive materials would injure all life-forms for all time, and it was easy for them to understand that such a sentence delivered to everyone for all time, whatever the claimed need, was simply not acceptable.

From my ‘freer perspective’ (if we allow an imagined ’knowing’ from beyond the veil imposed on physicality) I too now clearly see that we, back at the turn of the 20th – 21st centuries never did really ‘gamble with nuclear folly’ (gamble with your welfare) as some clamed, because in fact, we had a sure-thing. Everyone at the time, save a miniscule percentage of the population suffering from profound mental handicaps, had the intellect to grasp the blindingly obvious facts about nuclear games which are so graphically illustrated in what is left of the world around you and the bodies of the people in your suffering society. Long before that primitive time early in the 21st century, when the fateful Nuclear Renaissance was proposed there were mountains of irrefutable evidence/proof regarding the negative aspects of ‘radioactive experimentation’. All humans had measurable levels of radioactive contamination in their bodies, mothers passed it along in breast milk and fathers, through their sperm. Simple lab tests could accurately pinpoint the age of a person by measuring the percentage and calibrating the placement of radioactive markers in teeth and bones.

There really wasn’t an argument… The corporate government invented one.

We could all understand the connection, yet some of us used everything at our disposal to put reality out of our minds. In our (my) defense, it was a scary and confusing time. It was the infancy of the age of hyper-information and there were ten counters to every story. Everything that our fathers had counted on for stability was changing, for a while there, it seemed like the whole of society was crumbling… I’m surprised that the race survived at all, though not in very good condition I see.

It may be hard for people of your time (when neuro-empathetic communication is the norm, and ‘privacy’ is only an historic artifact) to imagine, but, back then many people did not think for themselves. Many of us relied on mainstream news for information and to feed us opinion. Back then, what was called ‘the news’ was (for the most part) actually a twisted form of low class entertainment authored and programmed by ruthless, selfish, money-worshiping corporate enterprises, the same forces that controlled the governments. As things became extremely confusing and our ability to reason diminished, in large part because of the compounding stressors, including pollutions of many (new to the species) kinds, and not the least of which was propagandized, implanted fear and frankly, measurable levels of radiological contamination from the very sloppy technology at the heart of this matter… some of us fell into apathy and too many others relinquished any remaining hint of critical thinking ability, ‘donned the sheep skin’ so to speak and followed the herd in any direction that the political faces pushed. As what is now history to you demonstrates, that was a big mistake since the political faces were (could only be) the puppets of the most gratuitously greedy among us.

The greed was so extreme that they knowingly sold the well-being of their very own children and grandchildren for bigger yachts. The country called the United States enjoyed the greatest opportunity to move things in a healthy direction, the powers controlling its government effectively did just the opposite. I know now that it was lazy of me to choose my temporal comfort and to render whole huge tracts of the only Earth uninhabitable, at the price of your health and happiness. Please know that the news and the leaders assured us that the juice required to fire up TV screens and operate the ski-lifts and casinos flowed necessarily from nuclear generating facilities.

Many among us at the time knew that wasn’t so, indeed, there had been, since at least the mid-20th century, numerous proven technologies which were relatively clean, green and renewable, they were ruthlessly blacklisted, slandered and suppressed. Actually, we could have lived very comfortably without any nukes and even without burning much more coal, but the situation was not portrayed that way. Even if nukes would have been essential to the provision of our creature-comforts, clearly it would not have been worth the price that you and the bleeding world you have inherited now pay.

For the apathy, the carelessness and the selfish decisions of myself and many of my 21st century brothers and sisters I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart. The way I understand it… we can’t go back, we cannot undo the assaults of our mistakes, I wish we could, or at least I wish I had been among those who resisted the nuclear invasion, then it would be much easier to face you now. And you know, we could have stopped it if more of us had just gotten up off our pastry-stuffed butts and said NO!
Planet Earth Nestled In Gentle Cupped Hands
My generation inherited a world that needed some work, but the planet was still relatively healthy, and a darn nice place to live. Some of the folks of those few generations changed all that with unprecedented speed. Now I can see that the Human race does indeed qualify as intelligent life, yet is not nearly smart enough to fool around with radioactivity without hurting someone, everyone.
Back in the day we did a lot of stuff ‘just because we could’. What a shame.

Please Aquarians, if you can find it in your hearts, forgive me, and if you can’t, well I don’t blame you, but please, don’t do something ‘just because you can’ without knowing beyond the shadow of a doubt that the consequences are completely benign.

Sincerely,

- Your Name Here -, One of those who just let it happen.

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RADIATION ALERT!
Stop Nuclear Insanity, The President Needs Your Help!

Tell President Obama not to risk our future with loan guarantees for the nuclear industry:

How to help everyone,
How to help The President,
How to save the grandkids:
Easy email form, just click to email the President: Easy email form, just click to email the President:

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Tell President Obama:
“Stop nuclear loan guarantees!”
Click here: Your letter will be sent to The President

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Please sign the Petition to Stop the Nuclear Bailout:
Go to:
Just type your name, click send and you’re done. Thanks!

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We may still have a chance to rewrite the future for the better.

If enough of us stand up for the rights of our grandchildren and ‘JUST SAY NO’ to nuclear insanity, we can stop the insanity from progressing. We can concentrate on the important business of dealing with the nuclear mess already poisoning our bodies, our minds and our home-planet.
We can turn this mess around and direct our human-genius in a direction which gives the future a chance.

Right now an army of radioactive lobbyists is ‘all aglow’, delivering a constant stream of unforgettable favors and arm-twisting threats to our representatives. In return, Washington is overflowing with subsidies, incentives, bale-outs, guarantees and giveaways of the peoples’ money designed to satisfy the insatiable appetite the Nuke-Corps.

Support for this nuclear insanity will stop WHEN WE STOP IT.

You are only a few clicks away from lending your helping hand. It won’t cost a penny. You can save the future for free.

What’s it going to be? How will the great-grandkids receive your legacy?

How will you experience life in the near future?

Will you be beaten down by effects of increasing systemic radiation or live healthfully as you (we all) deserve?

Will you fear terrorist attacks at the reactor near you or feel relatively safe as you tuck the kids in at night?

Will you be forced to pay ever-escalating utility rates (because of this goofy technology which costs more that it delivers) and your share of guarding, monitoring and futilely trying to contain uncontainable nuclear waste, or will you feel some of the burden begin to ease as we move in a sensible direction?

Please consider taking a moment help get us off of this imminent radioactive train wreck.

The burdens imposed on the near and far future by today’s nuclear apathy or empty assurances won’t be lessened one iota because someone in Washington tells us it’s all OK. It’s not OK.

I know your time is valuable and appreciate your kind attention.
You can help our nation do what is right and the world will follow.
When you click the links below you’ll be doing ‘a world of good’.

Thanks!
Billy

Easy email form, just click to email the President: Easy email form, just click to email the President:

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Tell President Obama:
“Stop nuclear loan guarantees!”
Click here: Your letter will be sent to The President

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Please sign the Petition to Stop the Nuclear Bailout:
Go to:
Just type your name, click send and you’re done. Thanks!

Stop Nuclear Power Expansion—Call Your Senator
Please phone your U.S. Senator as soon as possible on Monday and urge her/him to vote against a “Sense of the Senate” resolution that would build support for expanding nuclear power, especially if your Senator serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Particular attention is being paid to Sen. Jean Shaheen of New Hampshire.
Urge support for an expansion of energy efficiency and renewable sources of electricity, such as wind, solar, and geothermal.
Call the central Congressional office office at (202) 224-3121.
StopNuclearPowerExpansionCallYourSenator

Oh yeah, one more easy way to help:

Help the “Nuclear Renaissance” Crumble
Dear Friends,
Here’s a quick, handy action help the “nuclear renaissance” crumble!
BACKGROUND
Though Bush’s fantasy “nuclear renaissance” appears to meltdown before our eyes as 19 of 27 announced new nuclear reactors are cancelled or tabled in favor of efficiency and alternatives, a few reactors are unfortunately still rockin’ along in the second year of the new administration.
Notably, Southern Co.’s Vogtle reactors in Georgia and SCG&E’s Summer reactors in South Carolina are first in line with hands out for TAXPAYER-FUNDED loan guarantees which are reported to be rolling out from U.S. Department of Energy very soon. Besides the obvious socialism involved with bailing out the faltering nuclear industry, the reactors proposed for both projects are the ill-fated Westinghouse AP1000 design, just sent back to the drawing board for at least one year for serious safety concerns by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ACTION!
E-mail U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu at: The.Secretary@hq.doe.gov
Title your e-mail: NO LOAN GUARANTEES FOR AP1000 PROJECTS
Copy and paste the sample letter below, or write your own, but DO IT TODAY!!! Stop the Speeding Nuclear Bailout!!
SAMPLE LETTER:
Dear Energy Secretary Chu,
I am writing you to ask that you stop immediate payouts from the ill-advised taxpayer-funded nuclear loan guarantee program, an out-of-step legacy from the Bush administration’s fantasy “nuclear renaissance.”
Two Westinghouse AP1000 reactor proposals, in Georgia and in South Carolina, are the only remaining hold-outs of the rush to announce new reactors in recent years. Most of the new reactors have been cancelled or tabled in the face of better alternatives and escalating financial risks for nuclear reactors.
The ongoing interest of South Carolina Gas & Electric to add reactors at Summer in South Carolina and of Southern Company to build reactors at Vogtle in Georgia is maintained solely by the unwholesome enticement of taxpayer-funded loan guarantees promised by the U.S. Department of Energy.
SCG&E and Southern Co. have both testified before their respective Public Service Commissions that they persist in pursuing nuclear power because they “don’t want to lose their place in line at the DOE.”
The unfinished and unlicensed AP1000 reactor design has been, as you are aware, sent back to the drawing board for deep revisions by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dr. Chu, your work with renewable energy at DOE speaks for itself. Non-poisonous renewable energy sources are ready to free us from the security risks and environmental degradation of nuclear and coal.
I beg you to use the power of your office to protect U.S. taxpayers from bad investments in drawing-board nuclear reactors.
Respectfully, e your name and address … you may receive a reply)
Send your letter

PEACE!
Billy EarthRising.org!

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RADIOACTIVE FUTURE, Letter of apology…
RADIATION ALERT! CUT TO THE CHASE, lend your support right now
RADIATION ALERT!
Dangerous Complacency with Radioactivity and EMR
Counter-Radiation Diet
Hot Links, Nuclear Energy Videos, Audios, Lectures
Nuclear mishaps, A short list…
The Story of Stuff
Stop Nuclear Insanity, The President Needs Your Help