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Friday, September 6, 2013

"Healthy" Cereal Bars containing HFCS and the Greenwashing by Corporations and Agencies.

I was cleaning out a cabinet today and came across a box of Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars. By the picture on the box, one might be led to think they contain real apple and cereal...whatever cereal is supposed to be. 

Just look at the ingredients of this crap they call food. High Fructose Corn Syrup is the first ingredient and is in there 3 times as well. Of course, there are a lot of culprits in this ingredient list, but this time I'm focusing on HFCS.

These bars are going in the trash... Not even donated cause I don't want to feed anyone this trash. The American Heart Association and Kellogg's really don't give a shit about our health. It's all about public image and profit and this (among many other things) proves it. In fact, most of the large food corporations care more about their bottom line than they do about our health. As the consumer, one of the best things we can do is to stop buying their crap. Yes, boycotting Kellogg's is a great start. Another thing we can do is to write them, saying that we are fully aware of the wrong they are doing by producing this garbage food, then "greenwashing" through clever marketing, leading many people to believe this stuff is actually good for them and their families. We have to start letting them know we are on to them. Start making more noise and start protesting with our pocketbooks. 

Here's a list of some basic facts about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and sugar, plus a linkto the article. This list is really only scratching the surface. If you find this appalling or if you want to argue the merits of HCFS, please do your research then comment below. 

1. Sugar in any form causes obesity and disease when consumed in pharmacologic doses.

2. HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body.

3. HFCS contains contaminants including mercury that are not regulated or measured by the FDA.

4. Many independent medical and nutrition experts DO NOT support the use of HFCS in our diet, despite the assertions of the corn industry.

5. HCFS is almost always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease creating industrial food products or "food-like substances."

(Source of links) Huffington Post

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Keep your bloody hands Off Syria! How can you help if you don't support war with Syria

Well it has now been a year since I first came to Portland and what a year too. If someone would have told me that so many things would have happened and that I would have had so many experiences during this time, it would have been difficult to believe. But more of all that happy stuff later in a future post! 

Right now there seems to be some more pressing issues so I'm just going to talk about these things instead. We are less than 5 days away from Congress voting on whether we should start a war with Syria or not. It seems that the majority of Americans, as well as the World do not want us to attack Syria, yet the propaganda machine is in full throttle mode. The charade that President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain, their minions, including the media are playing is horribly embarrassing and immoral. This is especially obvious since they have lied to us many times in recent history. Some examples that come to mind are the Gulf of Tonkin incident, 9/11 and the Iraq War. In each of these 3 cases, our American government has lied to us in the most obvious and blatant way. Most of us are not buying it at all this time. Over a period of time, you can start to recognize the patterns when they try to perform a new false flag operation, like they are definitely doing now in Syria. There is credible evidence that our government, perhaps along with the UK has been supplying chemical weapons to the rebels, many of whom are actually a group that was number 1 on the hit list for terrorists to watch out for when they were the flavor the month boogeyman, Al Qaeda. What a slap in the face of all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and thereafter. 

I'm sure this is all old news to most who may be reading this post. I'm encouraging everyone to do something to help Stop us from starting a War in Syria. There are a number of things, some really don't take much time either. I know a lot of people have a busy schedule of classic distractions like TV, but you help without too much of a time commitment. There are also things you can do to help which involve a little more of your time. A lot of time people feel like if they helped, that unless they are going all hardcore activist 100% that their effort is not worth it, useful or appreciated. There is no one size fits all solution for any of this or really for anything in life that matters. Everyone is a unique individual and capable of helping in a variety of ways. 

Contact your Congressional Representative. Tell them No War in Syria!
If you are Patriotic and if you care about your country, get pissed at what they are trying to do!! Call your Congressional Representatives to tell them NO WAR in SYRIA period. Then send them emails with the same message. Find a No War in Syria protest/rally in your area and show your support and get involved. If there isn't one in your area, start one yourself! This is all unfolding in a very bad way and it is not in the best interest of the Syrian people, the American people or the people of the world to attack Syria. It is solely in the interest of the Military Industrial Complex who have hijacked our country! 

Call and/or Email your Senators and Representatives in Congress and let them know how you feel about another war!! 

Some other things you can do is to find a protest/rally in your city or area to attend. If no rally is happening in your area, you can start one!  If you want to commit more time, you can volunteer to get more involved, such as promoting the event, making signs, fliers and banners, getting together with other activists to do these things can also be a good option for many people.
You can get together with a small group of activists and hand out fliers at public places that are busy or post them all over the place and on the windows of businesses that give you permission to do so. You can also share important info, updates and news on social networks such as Facebook, but if you do, know that you are doing a good thing and could be raising awareness for some of these issues, but more often than not, it often ends up being a whole lot of preaching to the choir. Other things to do which will be very effective in the long run is to boycott companies who support the war efforts and who are closely tied to the Military Industrial Complex. 

Here's a useful article about what you can do to stop a war on Syria. This even has a list of things to say when you contact your representative.

We don't have much time to act on this. The War Machine is revved up and they are not going to back down without a fight! Let's try to minimize the damage as much as we can by making Congress vote on behalf of the people. Make a lot of noise and let's be heard! HANDS OFF SYRIA!

Here's some photos from a No War with Syria protest and march we had in downtown Portland last Saturday, Aug 31.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mercury the Pug bouncing up the stairs!

This is the first post on this blog since May 2012 and also the first of a completely new direction for this blog.  This blog will be about everything interesting, sometimes very important, other times just fascinating or amusing or...? 

This video is of little Mercury the Pug who resides in Michigan and is so special and unique, that her and other pugs are almost like a new type of species which is related to dogs, but not really a dog. Lol, she definitely has her own little personality and she is also guaranteed to make you laugh, that is one of her main intentions in life and one that she does very, very well. :)  She tries so hard to stay in sync with the music and bless her for at least giving this her full effort. Adorable little creature with black fuzzy puppy dog ears, which are also bouncing!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ron Paul Festival-Tampa, Aug 24-26

BIG NEWS fellow Ron Paul supporters and Lovers of Liberty everywhere! Over the past several months, a coalition of grassroots supporters from across the country (some of the same individuals who brought you the Revolution March on Washington DC, with over 15,000 participants, as well as some volunteers from the Rally for the Republic with over 20,000 in attendance), have joined forces with other talented supporters to produce what many of you have been blogging and posting about here for quite some time! Introducing:

Florida State Fairgrounds (pending) - August 24-26,
the weekend before the Republican National Convention!

This event will be THE event of our generation, and will be held in honor of Dr. Paul, the Champion of the Constitution, which he has dedicated his entire life to upholding. Also, it just so happens that his 77th birthday falls a few days beforehand, so come join us in the celebration! With a capacity of over 100 thousand people, over 355 acres, 20,000 lit parking spaces, 400+ camping sites, and six buildings with over 273,000 square feet of indoor space, this will be the BIGGEST festival celebrating Liberty in the history of our time, BY FAR! Let the LAMEstream media try to keep US quiet!

We invite you to connect with us and get the latest updates at www.PAULFESTIVAL.com. This will be a massive undertaking, and WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! You will also have the opportunity to make advanced ticket purchases on the website, as well as reserve travel and lodging packages, T-shirts, and more! This is a GRASSROOTS effort, organized and put together by dedicated everyday individuals just like you who have volunteered their time and energy to the cause of Liberty. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT in order to make this event a reality. THIS IS A NON-PROFIT EVENT. All donations and funds raised will go toward the promotion/production of this event, securing an A-list of celebrities, and musicians, etc. This may be a pivotal moment in bringing awareness to the 521 delegates up for grabs at the convention, and securing the GOP nomination for Dr. Paul. We intend to invite ALL the delegates to experience the message of freedom- and have fun doing it!



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