Monsanto Doesn’t Care. Listen!

I’ve been listening to the Monsanto Annual Shareholders Meeting, just what I wanted to do. Not! I’ve been keeping tabs on various companies for years and you have to get to know them, listen to them, and understand how they think.

David Clevinger spoke from Texas  [starting at 52.54],  a grower of Monsanto products.  You’ve got to listen to this man. Not only is he wrong about glyphosate, it’s harming him and his family. He is just plain wrong headed.

The only way they can afford to sell this GMO crap is because it’s government subsidized. Organic farmers have to pay a price to call themselves ‘Organic’. This, in turn, drives up the price of organic. Organic food should be cheaper to buy than GMO, or at least conventionally-grown, fruits and vegetables. It’s a scam, and if we refused to buy the GMO “simulated” food it would not be long before their whole scam would come crumbling down. Listen to what he says, it’s infuriating!

Monsanto has no integrity… Nothing to watch, but please take an  hour and a half  and listen to this. You can listen in the bathroom, in the car, while you’re cooking. You can even fast forward through some of it. 🙂

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to listen to their words.  Do they convince you of their sincerity and honesty? Buy organic and right the food world.  Together, we can do it. Dump GMO!

We’ve been sold a bill of goods!

Everything you thought you knew is a big fat lie…

Antibacterial Finished Acrylic Medium Weight Yarn

Antibacterial Finished Acrylic Medium Weight Yarn!  WHY?

Use margarine, not butter. Use Canola oil, not lard.  Don’t use salt it’s bad for you… The list goes on and on.  It’s all been a lie, just to sell us more stuff. Well, you know that antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, and the wipes they tell us we need?  You guessed it, all lies.  Listen to this…

The biggest marketing scam about these antibacterial soaps is that “they keep the germs at bay, protecting the individual from sickness.” This marketing lie tries to completely hide the fact that the average human comes into contact with hundreds of thousands of bacteria and viruses daily, and it’s the human immune system that prevents the illness, not the toxic  soap. The only thing the soap does is encourage bacteria strains to adapt and grow smarter and stronger, allowing new super-bugs to attack the immune system later on with more force and variability.

On top of that, methylisothiazolinone-laced products incite nerve damage. Similar in chemical structure to Agent Orange, the toxic soap preservative is often dished out on the American dinner table, as a thin layer of dish soap poison. The nerve toxin is so dangerous, Japan’s Standard for Cosmetics restricts its use in body care, while Canada has placed the toxic preservative on its Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients list.  [Read more…]

If you haven’t already started, take a look at the things you buy.  What’s in them?  These are not just harmless little chemicals.  They have lasting repercussions.  All those chemicals that you can’t pronounce are causing allergic rashes, they contaminate the drinking water, harm the fish and wreck havoc on the environment.

There are alternatives.  I’ve started making my own laundry soap.  It’s so cheap. There are tons of recipes, so don’t be afraid to experiment. I think I’ll try this one next. This is an awesome shampoo but there are many others.  You pay a little more, use a little less, the environment and your health wins.

So long as they can make a buck off us, they will keep producing garbage.  You deserve the best and your health may depend on it, so demand only the best.  You are worth it!

As for me?  I am getting as dirty as possible.  I believe those germs can keep me from getting sick.  So, I’m trying to get back to nature.  Try something new!

These articles might scare the pants off of you, but you need to know…

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Google Spinning Up a Storm

What should you expect from a lawyer?

This morning I read a “cute” post from the Google Blog:
Yahoo! and the future of the Internet

Google’s Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, questions Microsofts’ integrity for making a bid for Yahoo!. Of all things, who the heck does he think he’s kidding?

Google has historically bought out dozens – if not hundreds – of companies, and they usually do it ‘cloak and dagger’ without revealing anything publicly, if they can. The SHORT LIST of companies and products Google has bought out includes:

  • Adscape
  • Applied Semantics
  • dMarc Broadcasting
  • Deja’s Usenet archive
  • Dodgeball
  • DoubleClick
  • Feedburner
  • GrandCentral
  • GreenBorder
  • Hello
  • ImageAmerica
  • Jaiku
  • JotSpot
  • Kalrix
  • Keyhole
  • Marratech
  • Measure Map
  • Neotonic
  • Orkut
  • Outride
  • Panoramio
  • PeakStream Technologies
  • Picasa
  • Postini
  • Pyra Labs/Blogger
  • SketchUp
  • Trendalyzer
  • Urchin
  • Where2
  • Writely
  • YouTube
  • Zenter
  • Zingku
  • Zipdash

And there are plenty more. Unfortunately, the list of Google Acquisitions can never be complete, because they do their best to prevent public disclosure of each transaction, at least until it’s a done deal.

What a load!

And while that really touches a nerve, what really gets me upset is the implications made by Mr. Drummond:

The openness of the Internet is what made Google — and Yahoo! — possible. A good idea that users find useful spreads quickly. Businesses can be created around the idea. Users benefit from constant innovation. It’s what makes the Internet such an exciting place.

So Microsoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo! raises troubling questions. This is about more than simply a financial transaction, one company taking over another. It’s about preserving the underlying principles of the Internet: openness and innovation.

So Microsoft is “bad” because they use closed source? I don’t recall Google giving source-level access to their major projects, either. Maybe I missed the memo, but when was Google giving away the source to AdWords, Google Search or direct data access to their extensive data stores? When did Google decide to open their algorithm and publish the specifics?

Oh that’s right. They didn’t.

The difference between a desktop operating system (Windows) or desktop application (Office), versus an internet service (Google Search, Google Apps) is significant. The users of Word and Excel, or any other desktop application – whether it’s open or closed source, can determine how the application functions and engineer their own imitation of it. Microsoft even spearheaded the .net language system which uses an easily reversible language construct – specifically for the purpose of interoperability and openness.

What has Google done lately? They’ve offered more and more means of accessing everyone elses information – often by buying out someone elses development projects, but have made no effort to publish their own source code.

If that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black.

What really interests Google?

One of the most telling historical acts is Google purchasing a 5% stake in AOL! America Online! Apparently it’s okay for Google to invest in every media company (even those that are SO closed source they can’t even discern what the “real” internet is!), buy out the rest, and “spin tales” about their opposition. “Do no evil,” my @$%.