Mar 2, 2013
PNP comment: Of course “they” want to keep this under wraps. No government, even Russia, wants to admit that wolves kill people. — Editor Liz Bowen
Krasnoyarsk media have reported details of the incident that took place near the village of Essey. A 10-year-old boy was killed by a pack of wolves. Meanwhile, officials with the Central Investigation Department of the Krasnoyarsk region release cautious comments about the incident.
On February 28, 2013, law enforcement agencies received information saying that the body of a 10-year-old boy with signs of violent death had been found on the isthmus of Essey Lake, located in the village of the same name. There were multiple lacerated wounds on the child’s body, similar to animal bites.
Either wolf or dog traces were found near the boy’s body.
According to preliminary reports, in the evening of February 28, the boy went to see his brother home. The boy’s mother, alarmed by his long absence, went out to search for her son and found the child dead.
Feb 13, 2013
PNP comment: Interesting comments from this Russian, especially the last paragraph. — Editor Liz Bowen
By George Green
From abroad I must note that when I was last in America I could see the increasingly authoritarian executive branch paying careless disregard to their oath to uphold the Constitution. Thus I am hardly surprised that President Obama, who seems to have to problem arming American soldiers to interfere with the sovereignty of other nations, has decided to again extend executive power, this time to ban and register firearms. The question is whether he’s doing this out of care for protecting schools or something else.
Recently there was a tragedy involving a young man killing many school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in New Town, Connecticut. This has been used as the so-called ‘final straw’ requiring unprecedented intervention from the federal government, and explicitly the administrative branch. The strange thing is though, Connecticut itself already had similar laws to the ones prposed including and assault weapons ban. If it didn’t work in Connecticut why is the administration proposing it for the whole nation? The chief of police in Newtown was indeed shocked by the firepower the 20 year assailant was packing, but if he didn’t obtain it under the laws of Connecticut, how is making it illegal elsewhere going to help?
Criminals and Crazy people will always find a way to create violence; in lieu of assault rifles certainly they’ll take up fertilizer and coffee grinders to create bombs as terrorists groups in nations with strict gun laws already have. Yet there’s no public outcry to ban gardening. Something else must be compelling Obama, following in the steps of Hitler prior to his seize of power, to go after firearms specifically, and the US amendment that was specifically intended to allow the people to resist the government in an armed struggle by founders who felt that another revolution could one day be necessary. Perhaps Obama isn’t worried at all about schools, perhaps he smells revolution in the air.
For those who haven’t been following American news; the people are not happy. Two movements have emerged, the so-call Tea Party, and the Occupy movement. The Tea Party movement has held major rallies in cities across America gaining massive support but with relatively no interference by the government. The Occupy movements, seeking to directly protest the financial centers where grievances against the American people have not been addressed and continue unabated, have seen what can only be described as regular abuse of authority by the police; while America accuses other nations, like Russia, of taking a tough line on protests, when it comes to blocking traffic on Wall Street America puts it’s boot down hard.
The two groups largely disagree on what should be done but they do agree on one point: The people in power neither care about their issues, nor is the current government capable of addressing their concerns; that may not yet be revolutionary talk but it’s getting close to revolutionary thinking. As Obama soon goes to his inauguration, a multi-million dollar event with everything one would expect to need for a rap album release party, he doesn’t go with a majority of the people. American voter turn out has been abysmal for years and Americans go to polls far less than other first world countries. Knowing he lacks the support of a majority of the country, enjoying only the support of those not so disappointed with the system that they bother, and that two growing movements identify Federal Government as the problem; maybe we can see why Obama might be concerned with guns. With revolution in the air the most logical thing for an increasingly dictatorial leader to do is to dispense with laws designed to allow for revolution when the government fails to do its job.
As further evidence I’ll again point out; the Obama administration has no real problem with assault weapons. Obama himself is surrounded by them every day at public appearances, and every soldier sent abroad is armed with them. Further his administration arms rebels in attacks on governments it doesn’t like. Finally a recent program from the administration involved selling assault weapons to drug dealers on the border of Mexico and the United States (resulting already in numerous casualties in America, and in Mexico) in was can only be described as an inept attempt to track drug dealers. (Maybe they should try giving away Improved Explosives to terrorists next?). Certainly the administration doesn’t worry about whether assault weapons proliferate they are worried about who has access to them, and knows where they live.
Americans should be taking heed that the administration has a very different plan for America than it says it has abroad. Continually America has been funding revolutions, armed and political, abroad, and arming rebels in many instances. Meanwhile at home the humorously undemocratic two party system is making sure such a revolution cannot take place in America regardless of the will of the people. With the American military already conducting training to put down an uprising within America, and the administration targeting the Second Amendment, the reason is clear; America’s elite career politicians are worried. They’re not doing the will of the people, the people are catching on, and they’re doing all they can to hang onto power rather than do the will of the people. The new gun control laws have nothing to do with schools, and everything to do with propping up a failing state.
George Edward Green III has been a journalist since 1997, and written for several Technology, Financial, and Libertarian Publications, and lives near L’viv Ukraine.
Feb 5, 2013
PNP comment: And guess who will suffer? The Russian people. — Editor Liz Bowen
At the end of the 17th century, Russian Emperor Peter the Great brought potatoes to Russia for the first time. The vegetables – a whole sack of them – arrived from Holland. This year, Russian officials are planning to stop the practice of potato imports to Russia. First and foremost, it goes about potato imports from the Netherlands. After all, it is the Netherlands that provides Russia with seed potatoes, the imports of which are expected to be banned.
Other countries of the European Union will not be able to supply seed potatoes to Russia either. Last week in Berlin, the head of the Russian federal agency for sanitary and agricultural control (Rosselkhoznadzor), Sergey Dankvert, said that Russia would be forced to ban the imports of seed potatoes from the European Union, if the latter failed to fulfill Russian requirements.
According to the official, the Russian Federation has been asking for documentation of the phyto-sanitary status of supplied products from European partners since May 2010. However, the EU has not provided any documents still. If the problem is not resolved, Russia will ban the imports of European seed potatoes from April 1, 2013. The Russian side stressed out that it was acting within the scope of WTO requirements.
“If the European party does not resolve all the issues related to the supply of the seeds, we will have to take measures against the products equivalent to those that the EU takes against Russia,” said Dankvert.
In this connection, it is not quite clear whether the measures proposed by the Russian officials could become a method to obtain the necessary documentation or it is another reaction to give an equivalent response to some actions taken by the West.
Meanwhile, the news of a possible ban of potato imports from Europe caused quite a reaction in Russia. After all, every Russian citizen eats potatoes regardless of their social status and income. Consequently, everything that happens to potatoes is highly important for almost every Russian citizen.
Moreover, it transpired that after the ban on imports of seed potatoes will lead to the ban on the imports of food potatoes. The information about it appeared in the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, citing a source at Rosselkhoznadzor. Immediately experts and ordinary Russian citizens started saying that the ban on the imports of European products, will send domestic prices on potatoes up.
The basic non-European importers of potatoes to Russia are Egypt and Israel. In these countries, the year 2012 was not a good one in terms of potato harvest. If there are no potatoes coming from Europe, Russian prices potatoes may skyrocket. For the time being, Russia imports potatoes from Germany, Finland, Spain, France, Great Britain, Poland and other European countries. That is, almost from the whole of Europe. Losing all foreign sources of potatoes at once, Russia may be left with nothing.
However, some experts think otherwise. President of the Association of Agricultural Cooperatives of Russia, Vladimir Plotnikov, told Pravda.Ru: ”In Russia, we believe that potatoes are our second bread. And we have enough production to fully meet all needs of the people in this important food. We have enough of our own domestic potatoes. Moreover, Russian farmers have difficulties in selling their potatoes during the harvest season (end of September – October), and prices drops considerably. In general, we have enough potatoes and, I think, prices will not go up.”
It is worthy of note that during the recent years, Russia has introduced a number of restrictions on the imports of certain types of agricultural products from the West. In March 2012, Russia suspended the imports of live pigs, cattle, sheep and goats from the EU. Subsequently, the ban affected protein animal fodder. On December 8, Russia banned the imports of meat from the U.S., Canada and several other countries.
Nov 30, 2012
This may have been around before but is a great reminder for the holidays!
Sent by Stan Meager
Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China, and so are most of Europe’s Best.
Arctic Gardens are OK.
Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada, the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than chicken poop). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world. U.S. is next.
Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in in huge containers from China and re-packed here.
Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal bacteria. Doesn’t work anyway, big scam. If the country of origin is not clearly marked beware. If produce, ask an employee. Watch out for packages which state “prepared for”, “packed by” or “imported by”. I don’t understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce.
The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store. I go to the local farmers markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.
Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It’s important for all of us.
How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U.S. or Canada?
FOR EXAMPLE, THE “OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN FROM CHINA. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND.
GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA. Beware, Costco sells canned peaches & pears in a plastic jar that come from China.
ALL “HIGH LINER” AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA. THE PACKAGE MAY SAY “PACIFIC SALMON” ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO THESE FISH.
(Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken shxt.
If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their fish you’ll be alarmed, e.g. growth hormones, expired anti-biotic from humans. Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China, Philippines.
Check this out personally. I did.
Stienfeld’s Pickles are made in India – just as bad!!!
Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia. Also check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China!
While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Obama Administration and the Harper Government for perceived errors. Yet 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended!! Well, duh. Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF CANADA & U.S. !!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast!! The downside? Some Canadian / American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.
Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.
START NOW and don’t stop. Send this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that NOBODY can take us for granted.