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Agriculture (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Hummingbird Feeder

    03/14/2011 8:33:06 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 62 replies
    March 14, 2011 | Me
    I bought a hummingbird feeder. I wonder if anyone knows what I ought to put in the feeder.
  • Facebook Game for Barack Obama "My Country"

    03/06/2011 3:26:34 PM PST · by geraldmcg
    888 Web Today ^ | 3/6/2011 | Victor Du Bois
    Washington D.C. (IMpossible News) - Have you been so fortunate as to have played any of the land developing games found at There are several like Farmville, Frontierville, Cityville and so forth. The object is to settle in, set up shop or manage the land and resources in a way that increases your points and levels of experience. My wife, the real estate tycoon has been at it longer than myself, the hobby farmer. I think these games have tremendous merit when it comes to teaching the basics of freedom and free enterprise. You basically make your own choices...
  • Survive - One Family In California Grows 6,000 Pounds Of Produce On Just 1/10th Of An Acre

    03/03/2011 9:08:03 PM PST · by blam · 112 replies
    Yes, You Can Survive The Coming Economic Nightmare – One Family In California Grows 6,000 Pounds Of Produce On Just 1/10th Of An Acre If you work hard and get prepared, you can survive the economic nightmare that is coming. All over the United States and around the world there are millions of people that are learning how to become more self-sufficient. For example, there is one family that is actually producing 6000 pounds of produce on just 1/10th of an acre right in the middle of Pasadena, California. In fact, they grow so much food that they are able...
  • Evidence from the land of fruits and nuts; Agenda 21 updated

    03/01/2011 9:15:03 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    PRonlineNews ^ | 3/1/2011 | James Simpson
    California is the unfortunate testbed for almost every new lunatic idea promulgated by the radical left—which is to say, every idea they offer—the complete explanation for why the state is such a train wreck. One of the worst examples is California’s oppressive environmental statutes. In combination with these, Agenda 21 has spread like cancer throughout California. Today I received some explicit examples of how this is playing out in Ventura County. The county Board of Supervisors is attempting to impose, almost word-for-word, the Wildland Project’s despotic edicts that will turn wide swaths of rural private property into complete wastelands. A...
  • "Global Warming" in the schools

    02/23/2011 11:34:09 AM PST · by Seth Forman · 1 replies ^ | February 23, 2011 | Seth Forman
    I live in a wonderful suburban community on Long Island. My three children attend the excellent public schools in our district. As the two oldest children have made their way through middle school, though, I've been bothered by the rather flimsy instruction they've received on the subject of "global warming." Both my 14 year-old daughter and 11 year-old son have been shown Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth in sixth grade, but have been given nothing to suggest that some of the information in the movie is either controversial or misleading. So I've decided to put together this bullet point...
  • Thrifty Gardening

    02/18/2011 7:45:57 PM PST · by kimmie7 · 140 replies
    Kimmie7's blog ^ | various | kimmie7
    We've all seen 'em. You know the ones. The folks who walk into the local big-box garden center looking to fulfill their dreams of growing 4 pound tomatoes or blue ribbon-worthy pumpkins. Whatever their motivation - from a yearning for simplicity, a desire to eat more organically, or frugality - they've now decided to put in a garden. And could there be anything more inviting to a salesperson than the sight of the new gardener staring at the mountains of plants and supplies? Whether they grew up on a farm or could rival Billy Crystal for the lead role in...
  • Been to the supermarket lately?

    02/14/2011 9:06:08 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 63 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . . . Last night I sent out an email to all on my list about the rising price of food in our supermarkets.  It included a post by Director Blue. This morning, as I was hearing Glenn Beck -- in a lead in to a commercial spot for a food storage company -- give out some facts and figures about how much food prices have risen, I was reading the responses to my email.  (I've  included them at the end of this post). Friends, I went shopping for groceries last Friday -- green peppers were $1.24 each...
  • The Goal: Control of land use

    02/12/2011 10:33:40 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 5 replies
    CFP ^ | 2/12/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Which is more important: reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources, or add 2.85 million acres to the existing 200 million acres of protected areas? According to the United Nations, 27% of the total land area in the United States is already locked up in some kind of protected area and 67% of the total marine area. This means, of course, that there can be no development of energy or other natural resources in 27% of the nation’s land and 67% of the nation’s marine resources. Only the most avid preservationist, or the most anti-American, could possibly choose to lock...
  • Savor That Chocolate While You Can Still Afford It

    02/12/2011 6:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Free Internet Press ^ | February 12, 2011
    In the not-too-distant future, chocolate will become a rarefied luxury, as expensive as caviar. John Mason, a Canadian expert on cocoa, first made this prophesy six years ago from his base in West Africa, the epicenter of production. He was confident enough to repeat it, over and over, to the directors of the biggest chocolate companies in the world. “Sometimes they were rude. Sometimes they were polite,” he said. “Behind me, they were sort of snickering.” Today they treat him like a guru. An influential set of senior industry heavyweights flew to Ghana last week to hear him speak; the...
  • Obama is sneaking “Reparations” by us to buy Black votes with our money

    09/02/2010 9:17:06 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies ^ | Sept. 2 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    "... There is every reason to believe that at least some sizable portion of the 95% of Blacks who voted for Obama did so in hopes that a Black president would jab his hand into America’s pocket and pull up a wad of money to be turned over to the decedents of slaves. This has been a dream of Black America at least since the 1890’s when it was fought and defeated by the Union veterans who felt they had given former slaves enough on the Civil War’s battle fields, and who could disagree. The Union dead statistics were a...
  • Will Pigford vindicate Andrew Breitbart?

    12/09/2010 3:28:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    daily caller ^ | 12/9/10 | Caroline May
    This summer Andrew Breitbart, publisher of a number of conservative news sites, found himself in the throes of a media scandal of dramatic proportions — and one which he later discovered went far deeper than a mere contextual snafu. For those unfamiliar with the story, in July, when liberals, the media, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were slamming Tea Partiers as racist, Breitbart released a now infamous video of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) official Shirley Sherrod’s speech before the NAACP describing how she had discriminated against a white farmer. Her comments were...
  • Steve King: Congress Will Investigate ‘Reparations’ (Pigford, Acorn)

    12/30/2010 10:02:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies ^ | Dec.30, 2010 | Publius
    President Obama earlier this month signed into law a measure to pay American Indians and black farmers a total of $4.6 billion to cover decades of government mistreatment. Now, a Republican congressman says the GOP-controlled House next year will hold hearings to investigate the settlement, which he says amounts to “reparations.” Conservative Rep. Steve King of Iowa told local radio station KCIM that the Pigford settlement, which was part of the legislation, “is full of fraud” and “amounts to paying reparations to black farmers in America. We don’t do reparations in America.”
  • Live blog: Breitbart presser on Pigford

    02/10/2011 10:47:58 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Andrew Breitbart held a press conference today on the Pigford controversy, and it began with high-profile Congresswoman Michele Bachman’s introduction. Bachmann asked why Eric Holder has yet to investigate the allegations of widespread fraud. Bachmann said that “people are milking the system for all it’s worth,” and that the money belongs to black farmers who actually suffered discrimination. “We have a tremendous story to tell today,” Bachmann said, calling it “a stunning story.”
  • Food “Safety” Modernization Act! (Last chance - scheduled for vote 7pm today)

    11/29/2010 8:30:39 AM PST · by DelaWhere · 56 replies · 1+ views
    FreedomWorks ^ | Nov 22, 2010 | Julie Borowski
    Beck and others are telling you - TODAY at 7pm Senate is scheduled to vote. If passed, the misnamed Food Safety and Modernization Act would authorize the FDA to tell farmers how to grow their crops. Federal bureaucrats who likely know little to nothing about farming will set the guidelines on appropriate temperatures, what soil to use, how much water to use and what animals are allowed to be on certain fields. S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, gives broad powers to the FDA to regulate small farms and gardens.
  • Farm Guns And The Jobs They Do (The Best Gun Control)

    08/14/2010 7:12:44 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 9 replies · 2+ views
    John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary ^ | 08/14/10 | John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary
    Frank W. James demonstrates the proper way to blog about guns-specifically the 10MM Auto- as in how well they function in the context of a tool to carry to accomplish certain tasks. (CLICK LINK HERE) His comments remind me just how different is life out on the farm. About 10-15 years ago I started to hang around an Old Farmer’s “back 40″ on a fairly regular basis and came to appreciate how common views about guns and shooting over the course of my lifetime have become skewed in favor of complete foolishness. Whether the foolishness is the foolishness of “responsible...
  • Forget politically correct; is ag morally correct?

    12/27/2010 4:58:26 PM PST · by Dominic L. Fottfoy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    “I hate to be an alarmist, but I have to tell you: there is a time for urgency, and the time is right now.” That’s how Kevin Murphy, founder and owner of Food-Chain Communications LLC (, prefaced his remarks to cattlemen attending last month’s Feeding Quality Forum in Grand Island, Neb., and Amarillo, Texas. Murphy says production and economic issues won’t matter if agriculture is regulated out of business by the activist groups that he says are leading “an attack on agriculture that is literally unrelenting.
  • The Pigford Downpayment

    12/06/2010 7:25:12 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 4 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/06/2010 | Gary Hewson
    This past Tuesday, Nov 30th, the Democratically-controlled lame-duck House passed the $1.2 billion Black Farmer’s Settlement funding known as Pigford II. The previous week the bill had passed the Senate with assurances of strict measures to protect the taxpayers against the rampant fraud that has been widely documented from multiple sources in both the media and government. The bill passed the House 256-152, and is now headed to President Obama to sign: the man who single-handedly introduced the Pigford II legislation in 2007 to curry favor with rural black Southern voters, to which he was trailing significantly to then front-runner...
  • Your Hometown & the United Nations’ Agenda 21

    02/10/2011 6:32:13 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | 2/10/2011 | William F. Jasper
    In March 2010, Nor-Cal Produce, a family-owned produce business in West Sacramento, was fined $32,500 by the California Air Resources Board (ARB, or CARB). The company was not charged with, or even accused of, illegal emissions; like many other businesses, it had merely failed to notice a new regulation posted by CARB requiring all semi-trailers, shipping containers, vans, and rail cars with diesel-powered refrigerators to file a report with the agency. “We had no knowledge of the law,” Nor-Cal’s Chief Financial Officer Todd Achando told CalWatchDog, a news blog that monitors California government. “My operations manager happened to see it...
  • First Lady Taking Health Work Global

    02/08/2011 7:04:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 8, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Michelle Obama, who has planted a vegetable garden, swiveled a hula hoop, done yoga poses, lobbied Congress and crisscrossed the United States to promote the virtues of healthy eating and exercise, wants to take her campaign to reduce childhood obesity to a bigger audience: the global one. During a wide-ranging luncheon interview with reporters, Mrs. Obama said she intended to spend part of the coming year shaping a more international message, with a possible focus on issues of maternal and child health. She expects to talk about fighting obesity when she travels with President Obama overseas, she said. “What I...
  • China in business with drug cartels

    02/07/2011 10:42:14 AM PST · by AuntB · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Mexican authorities seized over 23 tons of ethyl phenylacetate, which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The drug component was discovered at the Pacific port of Manzanillo, in a shipment from China. In April 2010, Mexican officials seized 80 tons of phenylacetic acid and its derivatives shipped from Shanghai, China. Imports of ethyl phenylacetate require authorization from the country’s health ministry, so the shipments are intentionally mis-labeled before leaving China. Last year, an anonymous U.S. official told Reuters that between October and November 2010, Mexican authorities seized 818 tons of chemicals used in making crystal meth. Due...
  • Dairy farmers can't catch a break from EPA

    02/05/2011 8:13:24 PM PST · by WriteStuff · 41 replies
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 02/05/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    At the same time the US EPA is causing food prices around the globe to skyrocket as a result of policies to use corn as a fuel additive instead of an international food staple, one of the victims of the federal agency is in the cross hairs because of — what else — the food they create! US dairy farmers are now being tasked to construct hazardous materials containment facilities and create disaster preparedness plans equivalent to those required by refineries and companies that store bulk hazardous materials.
  • Will Ethanol Break the Muslim World After All?

    02/02/2011 9:00:05 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 24 replies
    Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield ^ | February 2. 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ethanol has proven to be an inadequate solution to the problem of foreign oil, but it has toppled at least one Arab ruler and may not be done yet. The Soros backed college students and the Islamists have done their part in the protests, but the Tunisian and Egyptian mobs would never have made their showing without a goad. And the goad was high wheat prices. Part of the spike in wheat prices was due to the shift to ethanol production. Remember when Americans were lining up with cans of gasoline during the OPEC oil boycott? Arab Muslims are now...
  • Got Snow?(Vanity)

    02/01/2011 7:28:07 PM PST · by One Name · 114 replies
    2/1/2011 | One Name
    We're getting hammered by wind, but the snow appears to be done. Most of what fell here should be relocated to Oklahoma by morning. Some places are heavy snow, some are heavy winds, some both. Did anyone get a bad ice storm? So far, rural power here is holding up. Tough on the outdoor animals. Little birds are flitting around sideways, low to the ground. Hard to beat a wood stove on a night like this.
  • Price rises could make juices a 'luxury'

    01/28/2011 7:24:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 28, 2011
    Rocketing prices of fruit juice in commodity markets could soon make apple and orange juice an unaffordable "luxury," a trade publication says. The Grocer magazine says a series of bad harvests from Florida to China, combined with increased demand from Asian countries, has pushed the price of orange and apple juices up on the world market, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Industry experts say prices could increase by as much as 80 per cent for orange juice and 60 per cent for apple juice in 2011, the newspaper said. In the past year, the price of a one-quart carton of...
  • Bachmann details $400 billion-plus in spending cuts

    01/24/2011 12:20:11 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies ^ | 1/24/11 | Jeremy Herb
    For weeks, Rep. Michele Bachmann has touted $450 billion in spending cuts to help get the country’s debt under wraps. A detailed list of the cuts, which actually add up to a little more than $430 billion, reveals a conservative wish-list of federal programs to be downsized or outright eliminated. Bachmann’s spending cuts span across the government spectrum, slashing everything from agriculture to Homeland Security to science funding. Some of her ideas, like defunding federal abortion grants, are red meat for conservatives. Others, like abolishing the Department of Education, would be considered more controversial. The time period for the cuts...
  • Ethanol's ROI not just bad for MPG's

    01/22/2011 11:41:24 AM PST · by WriteStuff · 8 replies
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 1/22/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    Corn belongs on the dinner plate, not in the gas tank. America’s food and energy policies are severely twisted. How else can you explain the fact that America refuses to mine its own energy sources, choosing instead to import most of our oil, while arguing that to meet our needs for something to power our cars and trucks, we ought instead to simply use a food staple used the world over?
  • Cattle Network Warns Farmers: Big Time Inflation Is Coming and You Better Have an Explanation

    01/18/2011 9:13:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | January 18, 2011 | Robert Wenzel
    The insiders know, they see it coming. A spike in food prices is just around the corner. Here's what Drovers Cattle Network is telling farmers: Americans have spent less than 10 percent of their disposable income on food for many years now. That’s about to change. Food prices are on the rise and there will be new records set for some, actually many goods, this year. Meat, dairy and poultry prices are among the products on pace to set records. While the general inflation rate was nearly zero in 2010, food and fuel presents another story. Predictions for 2011 food...

    01/05/2011 9:39:43 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    National Health Federation ^ | 12-21-2010 | news release
    Once again, outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with her sidekicks Waxman and Dingell, has used legislative "sleight-of-hand" to force through the “Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act” (H.R.2751) with S.510 attached. Just today, the Bill passed on a vote of 215 For and 144 Against. It is rich irony indeed that the "Cash for Clunkers" reauthorization bill (H.R.2751) has provided the ride for S.510, another “clunker” that will unleash an avalanche of useless, business-killing paperwork upon the food industry and a swarm of parasitic FDA bureaucrats. The result will be, as we have said all along, a food...
  • Was Sarah Palin Right About Inflation? (Mild Barf Alert)

    01/05/2011 12:12:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Death & Taxes Magazine ^ | January 5, 2011 | Alex Moore
    Last November Sarah Palin got in a spat with the Wall Street Journal about inflation in food prices—she insisted food prices had inflated dramatically over the past year, and the Journal they hadn’t. A new UN report cites food prices are on a highway to the danger zone. Was Palin right? First off, it’s important to note that an argument about food prices is really a stand-in for a much bigger issue when it comes to Sarah Palin arguing with the Wall Street Journal. Palin been derided as a lightweight know-nothing who’s clueless about pretty much everything fact-related. Since inflationary...
  • EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees

    12/16/2010 12:57:10 PM PST · by frithguild · 33 replies
    Fast Company ^ | December 10, 2010 | Ariel Schwartz
    The world honey bee population has plunged in recent years, worrying beekeepers and farmers who know how critical bee pollination is for many crops. A number of theories have popped up as to why the North American honey bee population has declined--electromagnetic radiation, malnutrition, and climate change have all been pinpointed. Now a leaked EPA document reveals that the agency allowed the widespread use of a bee-toxic pesticide, despite warnings from EPA scientists. The document, which was leaked to a Colorado beekeeper, shows that the EPA has ignored warnings about the use of clothianidin, a pesticide produced by Bayer that...
  • Is Wildlife Meat Really Safe and Organic? (Grab a bucket!)

    12/11/2010 2:04:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Food Consumer ^ | December 11, 2010 | Martha Rosenberg
    On her new TLC live-action show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Palin bludgeons a gigantic halibut to death and then displays its still-beating heart triumphantly for the at-home television audience writes New York Times' David Firestone. During an earlier episode, she gunned down a docile, unresisting female caribou with six shots, two rifles and help from her dad, recounts Maureen Dowd, also in the New York Times. "The poor caribou in the Arctic Circle, a cousin to Santa's reindeer, had to die so Palin could show off her toughness to voters," writes Dowd. Of course Palin's point, that "if you want to...
  • Rhetoric or Reality?: Sarah Palin Buys Her Caribou Tags

    12/09/2010 3:57:49 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Saeah Palin's Alaska ^ | December 8, 2010 | SPAlaska
    Apparently, some people are spreading rumors online that Sarah Palin didn’t have the proper permits for the caribou hunt that was featured in this past Sunday’s epsiode. As you can see for yourself, this rhetoric doesn’t stand up to reality. (snip) We’ve heard that our friends at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have been inundated with requests for copies of her hunting license and caribou tags. Hopefully, this post and video can put those questions to rest so these diligent state workers can focus on more pressing matters than disproving rumors.
  • Obama Signs Law For Indian Tribes, Black Farmers

    12/08/2010 6:27:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KSAT-TV / The Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2010 | Matthew Daly
    American Indians and black farmers will be paid $4.6 billion to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades under landmark legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday. The legislation "closes a long and unfortunate chapter in our history," Obama said. "It's finally time to make things right."(continued)
  • Andrew Breitbart nukes the White House: MASSIVE Pigford Black Reparations Scam document dump today

    12/06/2010 5:39:34 PM PST · by curth · 20 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 12/06/2010 | kevindujan01
    Today’s the day I’ve been hinting at for a while…when Andrew Breitbart drops the nuke on the White House regarding the Pigford Black Reparations Scam.Obama is set to sign into law the Pigford Black Reparations on Wednesday.Breitbart has dumped all of these documents today to make this an albatross around Obama’s neck.He has a choice:  either sign this bill and distribute those black reparations and suffer the consequences as Americans start waking up to what is going on, or veto it because it is riddled with fraudulent claimants.What will Obama do?I think I know the answer on that, because Obama...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist goes home to the Ayatollah empty-handed

    At the Imam Khomeini International Airport, Sharhram Amiri, the Iranian Nuclear scientist who Tehran says was tortured after being kidnapped by the US, was greeted by Hassan Qashqavi, Deputy Foreign Minister, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports. Besides the cash today from the CIA, according to CNN, the US did well considering they got data about Iranian nuclear online websites as well as Iranian Nuclear weapons. "We have his insights -- original details on the Iranian nuclear program that proved useful -- and now the Iranians have him. Plainly, we got the better end of things," was explained to CNN...
  • First lady has vision of leaner, healthier kids (6,000 salad bars!)

    11/29/2010 8:42:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | November 29, 2010 | The Editors
    First lady Michelle Obama took her anti-obesity campaign to another level last week, announcing a push to install 6,000 salad bars in public schools. Everyone knows eating fresh vegetables and fruits is healthy and a much better option than sweets and fats. With childhood obesity out of control -- the rate has tripled in the last 30 years -- a change is in order for the way our kids eat. Mrs. Obama's signature issue as first lady is childhood obesity, and her idea is a good one. Aside from the obvious health benefits, salad bars in schools -- a program...
  • Fat and fatter: the world's 10 fattest countries 2010

    11/25/2010 6:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The GlobalPost ^ | November 22, 2010 | Emily Stone
    CHICAGO — Every continent except for Antarctica is represented on GlobalPost's list of the world's top 25 fattest countries, according to 2010 World Health Organization statistics. The causes are simple yet infuriatingly difficult to reverse — humans are eating more and moving less. Global trends toward urban environments and a reduction in back-breaking, or even simply strenuous, labor mean we aren’t burning as many calories as our svelter ancestors. And the new global food chain provides an abundance of soda and potato chips, meat and butter compared to traditional diets, which were based on less calorie- and fat-dense foods. To...
  • Sen Richard Burr...Please call his office and ask him, “what the hell is he thinking???”

    11/18/2010 10:46:30 PM PST · by RandysRight · 8 replies
    randy ^ | American Thinker
    and tell him he needs to vote NO on the final bill. This bill gives the fed gov’t control over all aspects of the food supply including . This is the ObamaCare of our food production and supply!!
  • Can All Agree On This One…Govt Out Of Control As Another Armed Raid by FDA For Selling Raw Foods

    11/18/2010 12:46:53 PM PST · by RandysRight · 5 replies
    Randy's Right ^ | Today | Randy's Right
    This also happened few months backto a Family Farm is Missouri for selling public raw milk which is stated very clearly prior to sell. Now the FDA did another armed raid, guns drawn to a peaceful and honest bussiness. Govt needs to back off!! Randy’s Right Watch full video below: If the police draw guns for food preparation, what will they do next? They in this case are: The US Food and Drug Administration County of Los Angeles Public Health Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office Los Angeles District Attorney California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • The Tea Party Targets... Sustainable Development?

    11/18/2010 7:32:00 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 31 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/18/2010 | Stephanie Mencimer
    First, they took on the political establishment in Congress. Now, tea partiers have trained their sights on a new and insidious target: local planning and zoning commissions, which activists believe are carrying out a global conspiracy to trample American liberties and force citizens into Orwellian "human habitation zones." At the root of this plot is the admittedly sinister-sounding Agenda 21, an 18-year-old UN plan to encourage countries to consider the environmental impacts of human development. Tea partiers see Agenda 21 behind everything from a septic tank inspection law in Florida to a plan in Maine to reduce traffic on Route...
  • More Thankful for Turkey in Thanksgiving 2010- if you can Afford one and if you can Find one

    11/12/2010 10:46:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Personal Finance Bulletin ^ | November 12, 2010 | Philip Nix
    Sarah Palin is right. It is costing more at your Thanksgiving table this year. The US Department of Agriculture predicts the wholesale price of turkey will be 20% more in 2010 than in 2009. This is driven by 2% fewer turkeys making it to the stores this year. A Purdue University economist believes that the trend will continue with fewer turkeys and higher prices in 2011. In 2009 a turkey costing eighty-four cents per pound in the fourth quarter of 2010 is costing a little more than 1$ per pound. Because of an increase in demand for livestock feed made...
  • FDA multi-agency “guns drawn raid” on simple dairy farm, orders 50,000 lbs of cheese destroyed

    10/12/2010 6:11:54 PM PDT · by RandysRight · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Randy's Right ^ | Today | Randy's Right
    Family Farm Ordered to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese Reality? Reason? Nah, We’ve got Regulatory Authority! by Guest Blogger, ©Doreen Hannes 2010 Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. Morningland is owned by Joseph and Denise Dixon, who operate the cheese plant and make raw cheese from cows kept right on the property and managed by one of their eldest daughters. They have 12 children, 4 who still live at home, and they have been actively engaged in real food for decades. They were caught up...
  • Nature Conservancy: The Threat of Eco-terrorism

    10/07/2010 3:22:03 PM PDT · by morgc · 4 replies ^ | 10/6/2010 |
    The biggest threat to America is terrorism, ecoterrorism. The religion of ecoterrorism is the United Nations and the Koran of that religion is Agenda 21 plan for the depopulation of America. If you think this is a joke, check it out. So what is Agenda 21? A " global contract binds governments around the world to the UN plan for changing the ways we live, eat, learn, and communicate - all under the noble banner of saving the earth. Its regulations would severely limit water, electricity, and transportation - even deny human access to our most treasured wilderness areas....
  • Obama, what Africa needs is more hunger, not less!

    10/02/2010 12:25:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The East African ^ | September 27, 2010 | Charles Onyango-Obbo, executive editor
    US President Barack Obama said many things at the just-ended UN Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York. The ones that stuck were his comments that food aid is not development. It’s “dependence,” he said, adding that America’s new approach will be to empower communities to meet their own food needs, rather than receiving handouts for their lunch and dinner. As the late founding president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere said after the North-South Cancun Summit in Mexico in 1981, it takes someone who has no worries about his next meal — like Obama — to talk sensibly about food. A...
  • Dr. Dan Benishek Receives Michigan Farm Bureau Endorsement

    09/26/2010 12:36:30 PM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies ^ | 9/25/10 | jenkuznicki
    Dr. Dan Benishek, a surgeon from Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula has received the Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac Endorsement. Republican Benishek won his primary by fifteen votes and now faces Democrat Gary McDowell. “I am honored to receive the support of Michigan’s farmers. Farmers represent a critical part of Michigan’s economy, and I look forward to working with them when I am in Congress,” Dr. Benishek stated. “Supporting family farmers is essential to creating jobs and promoting real economic recovery in Michigan.”
  • Arizona Rancher forced to pay $73,000 to illegal immigrants for "holding them" for ICE !!!

    09/17/2010 4:31:28 AM PDT · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 12th, 2010 | Drinking with Me and Bob
    ... remember the San Francisco cabbie who got sued for chasing down a criminal in his cab -- and instead of being called a good Samaritan, lost in court? Well, here it is again. And Arizona rancher got fed up that is land was being invaded by illegals, so he set up surveillance cameras and caught a big group of them, and held them for immigration and turn them over to immigration -- so, of course, this being America, he was sued by the immigrants because he was so mean to them and yes, they won in court and he...
  • Vanity - Venting about the Government programs and immigration.

    09/16/2010 10:53:19 PM PDT · by GraceG · 4 replies
    Myself | 09/15/2010 | GraceG
    I think that when a person is taking government assistance like welfare they should NOT be allowed to vote as it is a conflict of interest. How can they be impartial to the future of the country if they are putting their own way of life (being a welfare leech) ahead of the rest of the citizenry. The politicians realize that the more people that are wholly dependent upon them the more people who will keep voting them into office so they can feast on other people's money. It really ticks me off to see people who are on food...
  • This Week in California... Laguna Beach Woman Sues City for Poisoned Cat

    09/02/2010 4:06:57 PM PDT · by Erin Brown · 2 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | September 2, 2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Kim Jensen of Laguna Beach, CA recently discovered that her cat had become violently ill from chewing on the carcass of a gopher that had been poisoned by her neighbor’s rodent repellent. Jensen is suing the city for $950.25 in vet bills because she claims her neighbor, Bill Martinez took the poison, which is city property, “for his personal use.” In an article by Claudia Koerner in the Orange County Register, Jensen explains her actions, saying, “‘The city needs to be responsible for its employees,’ Jensen said, adding it stings that her tax dollars may have in part funded the...
  • What will you watch tonight if the Discovery channel is down? [Vanity]

    09/01/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT · by AdamBomb · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Interweb | 9/1/2010 | Adam
    I don't know what I'm going to watch tonight if the Discovery Channel is down. Hopefully the crazy guy will only affect the low def channel. Do you think they have an autopilot thingy over there? Would their ratings go up if they gave the Asian guy a camera?
  • An Advanced Look at Winter 2010-2011

    08/31/2010 2:56:07 PM PDT · by dopplerdale · 3 replies
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 8/31/10 | Dale Bader
    As is customary for me, I try to provide an initial winter weather outlook around the first of September, just as we begin to think Fall. Why? It comes from my work experience in the private weather industry where critical planning for the upcoming winter takes place during September and October and that is when the winter outlook is so important. This includes the utility industry with regards to their planning on the amount of natural gas and heating oil will be required to heat our homes to local municipalities, state departments of transportation and the local snow plow operator...