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  • Baby's starvation death equal to torture, sheriff says

    11/04/2009 6:33:27 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 6 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Tampa Tribune & TBO ^ | 11/03/09 | Josh Potilove
    TAMPA - One photograph shows a beautiful baby girl with a fat, happy face. Another shows a dead 5-month-old with sunken eyes. She weighed 6 pounds. Her autopsy showed no body fat. Without being told it's the same child, you'd never be able to tell. When Polk County investigators responded to a call Sunday about a baby not breathing at the Lakeland home of Tivasha Logan and Chauncey Gardner, they found more beer than baby food, Sheriff Grady Judd said. There only were about 2 ounces of formula inside the one can they saw.
  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    07/24/2009 3:37:21 AM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,032 replies · 68,111+ views
    Frugal Dad .com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Frugal Dad
    Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition Category: Roundups | Comments(15) Did you hear about the guy that lives on nothing? No seriously, he lives on zero dollars a day. Meet Daniel Suelo, who lives in a cave outside Moab, Utah. Suelo has no mortgage, no car payment, no debt of any kind. He also has no home, no car, no television, and absolutely no “creature comforts.” But he does have a lot of creatures, as in the mice and bugs that scurry about the cave floor he’s called home for the last three years. To us, Suelo probably sounds...
  • Iowahawk: Farm Boy (serious tribute to Norman Borlaug)

    09/18/2009 8:16:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 2,322+ views
    Iowahawk | September 17, 2009 | David Burge
    State Highway 9 is a two lane strip of asphalt that cuts across the northernmost tier of counties in Iowa, from Larchwood to Lansing. If you drive its 320 miles, as I have done many times, you will not be dissuaded from the stereotype of Iowa as a flat boring expanse of cornfields. The few points of interest include Lake Okoboji and the headquarters of Winnebago in Forest City. It takes you near Mason City, the model for "River City" in Meredith Willson's The Music Man, and the site of the plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly after a February...
  • HR2749 The Food and Safety Enhancement Act coming up for VOTE in SENATE. BEWARE THE RESULTS!

    09/03/2009 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 131 replies · 3,923+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/09 | kackikat
    According to Gunny G Online: “This astounding control will include the elimination of organic farming by eliminating manure, mandating GMO animal feed, imposing animal drugs, and ordering applications of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers, thus, will be locked not only into the industrialization of once normal and organic farms but into the forced purchase of industry’s products.” HR 2749 creates severe criminal and civil penalties, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation. Does it include judicial review, Congressional oversight, a defined and limited set of penalties and punishments for a...
  • I AM WORTH THE WEIGHT: MODEL BARES JOURNEY FROM WAIF TO 'BIG' WINNER

    08/30/2009 3:08:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 51 replies · 2,625+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 30, 2009 | Crystal Renn
    When she was 16, Crystal Renn signed a $250,000 modeling contract and moved to the city. But after starving herself for years to stay at 95 pounds, she gave it all up to become a plus-size model -- and finally, at size 12, achieved major success. With her memoir, "Hungry," due out Sept. 8, Renn tells her story to The Post. Nine years ago, when I was 14 years old, a modeling scout spotted me at an etiquette class in my hometown of Clinton, Miss., and pulled me aside to show me a photo of supermodel Gisele in a clingy...
  • Gerald Celente: Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012

    11/14/2008 10:07:38 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 354 replies · 21,518+ views
    Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012...Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, saysThe man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012. Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting fut ure world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox...
  • The Obama Administration: Pursuing Zero Economic Growth?

    08/02/2009 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 784+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 7:15AM | By Doug Bandow
    President Barack Obama talks about restoring economic growth. But his science adviser, John Holdren, once called for zero economic growth while writing with Paul and Anne Ehrlich--who predicted mass starvation in the 1970s. **** Admittedly, President Obama hasn't formally adopted this goal. But by putting the economy into hock and running up government borrowing, which even the Congressional Budget Office warns will crowd out private investment, the president seems determined to prevent a robust recovery. Maybe John Holdren will get his wish after all.
  • Czar 54, Who Are You?

    07/20/2009 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,168+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Our new science czar, John Holdren, once backed compulsory sterilization and forced abortion as part of a government population-control program. The only thing missing was a Soylent Green recipe.In April, President Obama declared that "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over." In everything from stem cell research to climate change and energy policy, reason and science would triumph. The problem is that what the Obama administration considers science, as exemplified by the choice of Holdren, is troubling. In a recently rediscovered 1977 book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with doomsters Paul and Anne Ehrlich,...
  • Global food supply is a growing problem

    06/08/2008 5:19:22 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies · 155+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 8, 2008 | James Hall
    Food riots. Scores of panicked people protesting, burning effigies and chanting. Shops being ransacked, supplies running out as soon as they come in, and stricken communities stockpiling rice, bread and water for fear of going without. These have happened in Haiti and Egypt in recent months as the price of scarce food has soared. But what if they happened on the streets of Bromley? Or Newcastle? Or Bath? As bizarre as this might seem, the prospect of UK food shortages has started to be taken seriously by food manufacturers and retailers. The global food shortage has raced to the top...
  • A 'time bomb' for world wheat crop.....

    06/26/2009 11:29:28 AM PDT · by TaraP · 124 replies · 2,424+ views
    L.A Times ^ | June 26th, 2009
    The Ug99 fungus, called stem rust, could wipe out more than 80% of the world's wheat as it spreads from Africa, scientists fear. The race is on to breed resistant plants before it reaches the U.S. The spores arrived from Kenya on dried, infected leaves ensconced in layers of envelopes. Working inside a bio-secure greenhouse outfitted with motion detectors and surveillance cameras, government scientists at the Cereal Disease Laboratory in St. Paul, Minn., suspended the fungal spores in a light mineral oil and sprayed them onto thousands of healthy wheat plants. After two weeks, the stalks were covered with deadly...
  • Even After EU Vote, European Shechita (Kosher Meat Slaughtering) Still in Danger.

    05/08/2009 4:13:12 PM PDT · by jonatron · 13 replies · 476+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 9, 2009 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Despite the EU Parliament's vote Wednesday to legalize “shechita,” the Jewish method of humane animal slaughter is still very much in danger. It was reported on Thursday that the European Jewish Community “hailed” the European Parliament’s vote to legalize the traditional Jewish method of slaughter into European law. However, it was later clarified that in fact, the Parliament only has consultative status in this case, and that the European Union’s Council of Agricultural Ministers will have the final say when it convenes next month. SNIP... The anti-shechita campaign has been viewed as anti-Semitic by many Jews in Europe. When...
  • Zimbabwe prisoners in 'hell on earth' die from disease and hunger

    04/29/2009 4:58:11 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies · 551+ views
    Times Online ^ | Apr 1, 2009 | Jonathan Clayton
    A horrifying investigative film, shot undercover in Zimbabwe, has exposed how prisons under President Mugabe have become death camps for thousands of inmates who are deprived of food and medical care. The documentary, shown last night on South Africa's state broadcaster SABC, documented the “living hell” for prisoners across 55 state institutions. The result, Hell Hole, was a grim account of a crisis in which dozens of inmates die each day.
  • HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of th

    03/26/2009 12:30:22 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 65 replies · 2,984+ views
    HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit the floor.  One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have read it.  As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is saying.  Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to this devastating legislation.  Devastating for everyday folks but great for factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a...
  • Four N. Korean officials to visit U.S.: report

    02/24/2009 11:56:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 344+ views
    The Korea Herald ^ | February 25, 2009
    A group of four North Korean officials will soon arrive in the United States for a 10-day trip, a U.S. radio station said Wednesday, marking the first such visit since the Barack Obama administration's launch, according to Yonhap News Agency. The delegation arrives on Thursday at the invitation of U.S. humanitarian aid organizations, said Radio Free Asia. The visit coincides with North Korea's preparations to launch what it claims to be a satellite despite calls for restraint. The report quoted an unidentified U.S. State Department official as saying the visit is related to U.S. food aid to the communist state....
  • Edible weeds

    02/14/2009 10:03:07 AM PST · by djf · 246 replies · 10,331+ views
    ongoing
    I have decided to start a thread focusing on edible weeds. Many of the common plants we see everyday are edible, and while most are not hugely palatable or nutritious, a few are truly very good. If you would like to post a recipe, please post recipes related to these plants only. As always, an extreme amount of caution is advised. It's probably true that 90 percent or so of plants are actually edible, there is a small percentage that if you eat them, you WON'T have to worry about eating again! Oleander comes to mind, it would take less...
  • Eluana Englaro Dies After Four Days of Starvation in Euthanasia Death

    02/09/2009 12:29:05 PM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 920+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 9, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy -- After an international debate over whether she should be subjected to a painful starvation and dehydration death, Eluana Englaro has died. The disabled woman had been in a minimally conscious state since 1992, when she was involved in an automobile accident.
  • Court Grants Italy Father Right to Kill Eluana Englaro By Starving Her to Death

    11/14/2008 6:12:31 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 580+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 13, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- The highest court in Italy has granted the right to a disabled woman's father to kill her via euthanasia by removing her feeding tube. Eluana Englaro has been in what doctors term a so-called vegetative state following a car accident and has received food and water via a feeding tube.Englaro has been the subject of the latest battle similar to the one Terri Schiavo's family waged to prevent her former husband from denying her food and water.She will now be starved and dehydrated to death in the same painful manner that took Schiavo's life over...
  • MOM GUILTY; FACES 33 YRS. IN SLAYING (starving child fatally beaten by stepfather Cesar Rodriguez)

    10/18/2008 6:24:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies · 654+ views
    NY POST ^ | ALEX GINSBERG
    NIXZALIZ SANTIAGO failed to stop beatings......convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the 7-year-old girl's death at the hands of her abusive stepfather....Cesar Rodriguez Jan. 11, 2006...... jurors saw gut-wrenching photos of the little girl's emaciated and bruised body and heard that Rodriguez regularly bound her to a chair overnight, forcing her to use a litter box as a toilet. Rodriguez, convicted last spring, was sentenced to 29 years. Prosecutors said Santiago failed to stop the final beating after a famished Nixzmary took a yogurt from the fridge and accidentally broke a computer printer.
  • Meat must be rationed to four portions a week, says report on climate change

    09/30/2008 12:45:01 PM PDT · by tessalu · 80 replies · 1,229+ views
    Guardian ^ | Sept. 30, 2008 | Juliette Jowit
    People will have to be rationed to four modest portions of meat and one litre of milk a week if the world is to avoid run-away climate change, a major new report warns. The report, by the Food Climate Research Network, based at the University of Surrey, also says total food consumption should be reduced, especially "low nutritional value" treats such as alcohol, sweets and chocolates. It urges people to return to habits their mothers or grandmothers would have been familiar with: buying locally in-season products, cooking in bulk and in pots with lids or pressure cookers, avoiding waste and...
  • Remember 9-11; Heart for Africa; American Family Safari 2006 Revisited

    09/05/2008 12:13:49 PM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 272+ views
    Personal journal | Spring 2006 | schwing_wifey
    9-11 affected many people in many different ways. Heart for Africa is one way one person dealt with that fateful day. Her name is Janine Maxwell and her story is "Its Not Okay With Me". Her story is gut wrenching and mind boggling. My story that follows is a happy, travel adventure for your reading pleasure. I hope you will read both stories, mine for entertainment and her's as a call to action. I hope you visit the website www.heartforafrica.org and make a difference. We are so lucky, so fortunate, to live in the USA. Please don't take that for...