December 2009


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By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

December 20, 2009

Controversy surrounding the use of marijuana, whether it is for recreational or medical purposes, is heating up.

The first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, California leads the country in decriminalizing the sale and use of cannabis. Other states are considering the issue… Now, a new initiative that will allow local governments to oversee and regulate cultivation, distribution, and sales – and to determine how and how much cannabis can be bought and sold within area limits – will be on the November 2010 ballot. National advocates say that regardless of the vote – signature gathering went fast and easy, according to reports – a major corner has been turned in national acceptance of marijuana use. (CSMonitor)

The real question is, why should a harmless plant that anyone can grow at home elicit such controversy. Why does the government care? Why criminalize it in the first place, and then keep it under control by regulating it after determining that people are going to use it anyway? The answer might lie here: READ MORE…

If you read my previous posts HERE and HERE about horse abuse and the problem I had with having to take back a horse because he was being starved, you will be happy to know that he is doing fine.

In fact, he is doing so well that I thought I would post his before and after pics. I got him back on November 5, and it is now December 19, six weeks since he has been back home. He has been eating constantly, and as you can see, is looking good.  (more…)

Source: Steorn.com

Orbo technology represents a revolution for energy production and use. It offers a convenient, clean and constant supply of energy at the point of use.

What is Orbo technology?

Orbo is a technology that creates energy from magnetic interactions. Orbo provides free, clean and constant energy at the point of use.

Orbo is a platform technology that can be engineered to power anything from a phone, to a fridge to a car.

Orbo technology is controversial – science tells us that energy can not be created – yet Orbo does this. Orbo is an over unity technology – it provides more energy out than is put in.

Orbo is a result of many man years of technological development using a “Victorian Science” approach. It is a technology that has been derived phenomologically, through test, implementation and retest.

On 1st February 2010, Steorn will make Orbo technology available under license to developers through Steorn’s online learning, collaboration and development platform, the SKDB.

Commercial development licenses will be available in the 2nd quarter 2010 allowing product developers to supply Orbo technology powered products to the public.

Watch a live feed of the product demo HERE.

The Face of Genocide By Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com

Source: Infowars Ireland
December 10, 2009

The implementation of policies arising out of fraudulent fearmongering and biased studies on global warming is already devastating the third world, with a doubling in food prices causing mass starvation and death – a primary reason why the climategate crooks and their allies should be criminally investigated and hit with the strongest charges possible. READ MORE…

Nation appeals to Indian country to help recover land

By Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

Story Published: Dec 4, 2009 (Story Updated: Dec 7, 2009 )

FT. THOMPSON, S.D. – The Internal Revenue Service has auctioned thousands of acres of land owned by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, claiming the tribe owes back taxes.

Speaking to Indian Country Today Dec. 3 just moments after he was informed of the sale, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue said the IRS auctioned off 7,100 acres to collect purported delinquent employment taxes owed since 2003.

The tribal nation is determined to recover the property, which is not only within its ancestral territory, but also some of the tribe’s most valuable land that was slated for energy development.

The tribal council filed a lawsuit Dec. 1 in the U.S. District Court for South Dakota, seeking a restraining order to prevent the IRS from selling the land, but the court denied the request. READ MORE…

LATEST (Friday, Feb. 26, 2010):

I have removed Hometown Seeds from the site, and no longer endorse their products, as the company sells Seminis Seeds, which is owned by Monsanto.

The company currently sells the Big Beef and Celebrity varieties of tomato seeds, which are produced by Seminis.

A big thanks to Perry, who did the legwork on this one, and exposed Hometown Seeds’ connection to Monsanto through Seminis Seeds!

Barb

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

I was just contacted by Scott Peterson (no relation), owner of Hometown Seeds. Evidently the person who contacted me, Chelsea,  is a student and part time employee. She indicated that Hometown Seeds was selling GMO seeds, and Scott contacted me to let me know that she was mistaken. Here is the communication, shared with Scott’s permission:

To: Barbara Peterson
From: Scott Peterson
Subject: GMO Survival Seeds

Barbara, I am the owner of Hometown Seeds and I need to clarify a terrible misunderstanding. Chelsea showed me your email and I worked back from there after seeing your blog post. Let me explain. First, our survival seeds are all non-hybrid and none are GMO. Secondly, the mistake is all my fault.

After reading your blog we put the pieces together. Chelsea is working in our little company part time. She is a student at a local university helping us build traffic to our website by reaching out to sites like yours. She is not an expert in gardening and relies on me to answer any technical questions.

When the you asked if our seeds are GMO, I told her to respond that we sell some hybrid seeds but they are not in the survival seeds, and none of our seeds are GMO. This is obviously not how she responded and had no idea how badly the mistake would be received. I have seen what she emailed back, hence the misunderstanding and negative blog posts. It was there in black and white after all.

We completely agree with the evils of GMO seeds. We do not now nor ever will carry GMO seeds. As for the survival seeds, the whole point is to provide open pollinated seed that will generate seed for the next year as well as food for the family. All seeds in the survival seed packet are non-hybrid. I don’t know what else I can do but accept full responsibility for the what we have done and apologize profoundly. I am very sorry. I ask forgiveness from you and your readers.

Scott Peterson, owner HometownSeeds.com “More garden for your dollar.”

I commend Scott for his immediate clarification of this matter, and can now endorse his product.

May this be a lesson to us all. Chelsea – when someone asks if your employer’s product contains GMO, KNOW THE ANSWER! This is an extremely important issue, and people who are trying to help others make a difference in the fight against GMO contamination can be irrevocably harmed through ignorance.

So I will repeat what Scott has said:  “We do not now nor ever will carry GMO seeds.”

This was a mistake by a part-time employee.

KUDOS, Scott! We need more people like you to combat corporate AG’s stranglehold on food production.

Barb

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Recently I was contacted by Hometown Seeds, who wanted me to advertise survival seeds on this website. I asked what type of seeds the company was selling. The answer was “some are heirloom, some are GMO.” Here was my response:

Have you looked around the Surviving website? On it I have several articles outlining the effects of GMO, and how bad this technology is for the planet  and the people who live on it. I cannot advertise something that I am  totally against, and that is GMO seeds.

I encourage you to get rid of your GMO sources for seeds as most people are looking for a good, clean source of seeds, and GMO does not  count as good, clean, or in any way desirable.

My readers do not want GMO gardens, and are very concerned that the vegetables they plant don’t get contaminated with GMO. Planting gardens with completely non-GMO seeds is the way to go.

I don’t know how loudly I have to say this – NO GMO!!! For those who think that selling survival GMO seeds is a good idea – look at this video, read the article, and think again.

Genetic Engineering – The World’s Greatest Scam?

By Greenpeace

Genetically engineering of the food we eat is an inherently risky process. Scientists do not know the long-term effects of releasing these unpredictable organisms into our environment or our food.

What’s wrong with genetic engineering?

The products of genetic engineering are living organisms that could never have evolved naturally and do not have a natural habitat.

These genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can spread and interbreed with natural organisms, thereby contaminating non ‘GE’ environments and future generations in an unforeseeable and uncontrollable way. This ‘genetic pollution’ is a major threat because GMOs cannot be recalled once released into the environment.

Because of commercial interests, the public is being denied the right to know about GE ingredients, thereby losing the right to avoid them despite labelling laws in certain countries. READ MORE…

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