Archive for August 21, 2011

The Obama administration love affair with GMOs is selling America down the river to agricultural ruin

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Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

The freedom to grow one’s own food is a foundational pillar of civilization, and one that absolutely must persist if humanity itself is to exist. But this freedom is rapidly disintegrating in the US, as multinational corporations like Monsanto seize control of the American food supply through the widespread propagation of patented, genetically-modified (GM) seeds and crops. And the Obama administration is currently at the helm of orchestrating this hostile takeover, as it continues to openly support any and all efforts to spread GMOs far and wide, whether it be on private farmland or public wildlife refuges.

The American landscape is quickly becoming nothing but a giant patchwork of corporately-controlled biotechnology farms, with individual landowners biting hook, line, and sinker at the bait by willingly tilling their fields with “frankenseeds,” and collectively dousing them in millions of tons of chemical herbicides and pesticides like Monsanto’s Roundup formula. And now the US government wants to plant GMOs in national wildlife refuges, where the crops’ easily-transmissible transgenic traits are sure to permanently pollute pristine ecosystems all across the US (http://www.naturalnews.com/032726_G…).

[CIM Comment: I would encourage all to follow the link as there is a long list of posts on the GMO subject that NaturalNews has been reporting on.]

Facebook sorry for deleting Obama criticism

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Source: http://www.heraldsun.com

FACEBOOK has issued an apology for deleting a post by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer that criticised President Barack Obama over his administration’s new policy on prioritising deportations of illegal immigrants.

Gov Brewer’s picture and a statement that accompanied it were removed from Facebook, apparently because they “violated Facebook community standards”.

“The post was removed in error,” Andrew Noyes, Manager of Public Policy Communications at Facebook said in a statement. “We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Before the photo’s removal, it had garnered over 10,000 “likes” and comments, the governor said in a follow-up post that included a reprint of the original post.

The governor, one of the President’s toughest critics on border policy, said the administration’s recent move to launch a case-by-case review of illegal immigrants slated for deportation amounts to an immigration overhaul “via executive fiat.”

According to Facebook policy, moderators remove posts when they fall under the categories of threat, bullying and harassment, hate speech, graphic violence, sex and nudity, theft, vandalism or fraud, identity and privacy, intellectual property, phishing and spam.

So what has Ron Paul done?

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Here is a nice simple site that will explain it very well.  http://whathasronpauldone.com/

Happy Birthday! Ron Paul Moneybomb Pulls in Over $1.6 Million

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Source: http://www.ronpaul.com

Over the weekend, 2012 Republican presidential contender Ron Paulhas scored another major boost in his campaign’s momentum with a fundraising haul of over $1.6 million in small individual donations.

“Our campaign is surging, and today’s money bomb results show the strength of our grassroots support,” said Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “We’ve just come off of an impressive finish in the Iowa straw poll, and our growing poll numbers and strong fundraising proves that our message is resonating with people.”

This impressive fundraising feat was achieved despite a cyber-attack being launched against the campaign website during the online money bomb, shutting down the site for at least a few hours before it was restored. Paul’s campaign has now cracked the million-dollar mark in one day fundraising four times.

[CIM Comment: As the Happy Birthday! moneybomb was extended until noon pacific time they within striking range of $1.7 million dollars as the clock ticks down with 20 minutes left.]

 

Bachmann’s lawyerly background is better and worse than she claims

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Source: http://www.miamiherald.com

By TONY KENNEDY

McClatchy Newspapers

MINNEAPOLIS — In the few seconds Michele Bachmann had to introduce herself at a Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this summer, she promptly mentioned her credential as “a former federal tax litigation attorney.”

On her campaign website, too, the Minnesota Republican highlights her first career job as a U.S. tax lawyer in St. Paul, arguing that her experience on “hundreds of civil and criminal cases” triggered her interest in tax simplification and adds to her qualifications for the White House.

But a review of judicial records from her tenure as an IRS attorney and interviews with some of Bachmann’s former peers produces a more nuanced picture – a set of credentials that is both more and less than Bachmann claims.

She won the respect of law school classmates at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., and was licensed to practice in Minnesota within seven or eight months of graduation. She went on to get an advanced law degree at the same prestigious Virginia college that Thomas Jefferson attended.

In her tenure as an IRS attorney in St. Paul, however, it appears that Bachmann seldom entered a courtroom and fully litigated only two cases in four-plus years, according to judicial records. Co-workers from the time describe her as pleasant and professional, but cannot recall one important case or criminal prosecution she handled.

At the root of Bachmann’s legal career is an even more complex picture – an ambitious young woman steeped in evangelical Christianity, deeply affected by her law school years at Oral Roberts, and fascinated by the intersection of biblical principles and the practice of law.

Bachmann did not respond to interview requests or written questions about her IRS career for this story. But she has repeatedly cast herself as a former tax litigator without mentioning that her job was to represent the IRS against taxpayers.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/21/2368511/bachmanns-lawyerly-background.html#ixzz1VgLbya7Z

Is Ron Paul Too Big of Threat to Government Way of Business to Become President?

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Source: http://news.yahoo.com

Is it possible that Ron Paulis actually too big of a threat to the way the government does business to be allowed to become president in 2012? Paul seems to be doing a great job in relaying his idealism on how to get the U.S back to a AAA status country with a flourishing economy, yet he is continually ignored by mainstream media.

 

He is also going unmentioned by the Obama administration. It is acting as if he is no real threat to President Barack Obama’s chance of winning re-election despite the fact Paul came within 1 percent of beating winner Michele Bachmann in the Iowa Straw Poll as well as doing exceptionally well in online polls and shining like a diamond in GOP debates.

When it comes to answering tough questions on everything from the economy to bringing our boys back from Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul knows which direction our country should take. He has answers that make sense and he gives matter of fact details about how we can climb out of the hole that has been created.

Paul seems to know exactly what his is doing, and has answers to hard hitting questions covered like no other presidential candidate in this race but that is nothing new, even back when Paul ran for Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 election he had great foresight into the future state of the nation.

 

He warned about the economy imploding and made clear we were headed in a bad direction; he understood then the magnitude of our debt issues and had enough insight to know our economy and our dollar were going to take a dive, yet no one took heed. Now his prior warnings are reality, a reality that has the Obama administration in hot water and yet Obama refuses to admit he is in over his head and that the government’s way of governing needs an aggressive overhaul, one which many Americans believe should include a new president.

Paul acknowledged in a Tuesday video on Ronpaul.com that he is “trying to change the course of history” and the media doesn’t want to discuss his views; he believes the media are frightened by his campaign challenging the status quo and the establishment of our current government.

 

Is this why President Obama’s administration has yet to focus on Paul as a front-runner in the 2012 election? Is it possible Obama, his administration and the mainstream media do not want to bring Paul into the spotlight any more than he has already been because they are afraid of the right kind of change; unlike the change President Obama has brought us?

Paul’s change would be the kind that reforms a broken government from the ground up, and that’s change our government would not want. Is it plausible that there is a silent war being waged on Paul one that is designed to keep him out of sight and out of mind?

[CIM Comment: photo added for re-posting purposes]

Ron Paul 2012 Site Still Rockin’ Despite Cyberattack

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It seems despite the intentional lack of main stream media coverage following Ron Paul’s historic finish in the Ames, IA straw poll the message and movement keep gaining momentum, which seems to be the inspiration to stop the freedom movement via a cyberattack on the ronpaul2012 web site last night.

As I reported last night “Ron Paul 2012 site oops or hack?”, the site was interrupted close to the end of the birthday moneybomb set to celebrate Ron Paul’s birthday.  The tally of donations was around $1.49 million when the attack took place, of which the site has been fully restored and operating as designed.

The cyberattack has been confirmed by John Tate, RonPaul2012 Campaign Manager.  Below is a quote John’s message sent shortly after midnight.

Earlier this evening, a cyberattack was launched on our website – shutting us down and robbing us of the last few hours of our money bomb.Boy, the establishment is more desperate than I thought. They don’t even want our message to get out ON OUR OWN WEBSITE now!We will not be silenced, and our money bomb will not be deterred.

Before the attack, we were VERY close to our $1.5 million goal – now we’re at $1.49 million and counting.We’re still working on restoring full functionality to the online store, but the rest of our website is back up and running.And because of the time we lost toward reaching our goal, I’m announcing now that we’ll be leaving the ticker up until Noon pacific tomorrow and extending the Ron Paul Birthday Money Bomb!

To further show the establishment that we’re more determined than ever to win this race, we’re also extending the goal to $1.75 million!

If you are having trouble donating, please try again tomorrow.  Let me assure you that your data is safe.

Real or Fake 2: Can you tell which of these spending examples are true?

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It just never ends does it!

PBS McLaughlin Group: Is Ron Paul’s Revolution Now At Hand – August 18, 2011

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Bank of America offers Rick Perry support

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