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.
Nov 30, 2012
Oregon Wild sent out the below message yesterday to its activists. It is very important that you take a few minutes of time to notify Senators Wyden and Merkley that you strongly object to any more wilderness expansion in Josephine County.
DO NOT use Oregon Wild’s email form attached to send any comments. They use it to capture people’s email addresses. I will send you a copy of my message to Senator Merkley and you can use that email address.
Regarding Senator Wyden, go to his web site and register you comments there.
Some talking points can be:
We already have 70,000 acres of Wilderness in Josephine County as part of the 180,000 acre Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
The 64,000 acres proposed for the Wild Rogue Wilderness Expansion has valuable timber resources set aside for production as part of the O&C Act of 1937.
The proposed Wild Rogue Wilderness Expansion area has deposits of valuable mineral resources like Gold as proven by past mining. A full Mineral Assessment is needed for the proposed area to determine the types and amounts of minerals present. Many millions of dollars of minerals maybe present below the ground. Some of the minerals are needed for our industrial use such as Tellurium which is used in the production of Solar Panels. Tellurium is a rare Earth substance and much of it used now in the United States is imported from China.
When the proposed Wild Rogue Wilderness Expansion legislation was introduced in Congress, it was done so without any prior consultation with the 3 Josephine County Commissioners.
Tens of Thousands of Josephine County residents are opposed to any more Wilderness Expansion.
A good portion of the land does not meet the criteria for Wilderness exclusion as outlined by the Wilderness Act. There is evidence of road construction, logging activity and mining activity in the past in the proposed area.
Oregon does not need any more Public Land turned in Wilderness for future generations. There are already 47 Wilderness Areas in Oregon totaling 1.7 million areas.
The Wilderness Expansion will do nothing to enhance tourism in Josephine County as the tourists travel on the Rogue River by raft and they will not even be able to see the land added for Wilderness. The very steep terrain away from the River prohibits hiking into that area. Besides, people on the raft trips do not have time for much hiking away from the River. The current hiking opportunity is along both sides of the Rogue River for those people entering the area on foot.
Any more Wilderness Expansion will result in more road closures which will decrease hunting opportunities which is another important tourism activity in Josephine County.
Please take action, we must resist.
Nov 30, 2012
Tonight on Bards Logic Radio Program (7:00 pm PST): WTV Core Team member Kelly Z. Mordecai, and others from FIJA will be discussing the critical importance of “Trial by Jury.” The right to “Trial by Jury” was affirmed in a recently passed Amendment (3018) to the NDAA. Will “Trial by Jury” prevent “Indefinite Detention?” Indeed, it can!
However, 25 Republican Senators voted against this. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF “TRIAL BY JURY.”
Attorney Roger Roots will be joining us to give us further input.
Call-in number: 347-945-7428
Nov 30, 2012
By PAUL PAYNE
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
The Drakes Bay Oyster Farm near Inverness, on Thursday, November 29, 2012. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he will shut down the oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore, designating the site as a wilderness area.
(Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)
Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a request Thursday to extend the lease of a controversial oyster farm on the Point Reyes National Seashore, ending more than 100 years of shellfish production in the area and creating the first federal marine wilderness area in California.
Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. — which produces 40 percent of the state’s oysters — has 90 days to remove all trace of its operations and depart from the bay where Sir Francis Drake first set foot in California.
“The estero is one of our nation’s crown jewels, and today we are fulfilling the vision to protect this special place for generations to come,” Salazar said in a statement.
The decision comes one week after Salazar visited the oyster farm to meet with owner Kevin Lunny and environmentalists fighting to shutter the operation.
Lunny, who bought the farm in 2004 anticipating the permit would be renewed, said Salazar informed him of the decision by phone. He hung up and walked out of his office, where he shared the news with his 30 anxious employees.
“We’ve never stood on the docks in tears before,” Lunny said. “It’s a horrible blow.”
Salazar, who had sole authority to extend the farm’s 40-year lease or terminate it, ordered the National Park Service to allow the permit to expire so that the bay can return to its natural state.
However, he also directed the Park Service to extend the leases of 15 beef and dairy ranches operating along the Point Reyes seashore. The ranches have “a long and important history on the Point Reyes peninsula,” Salazar said.
Wilderness advocates hailed the decision as a victory for the public. A study commissioned by the Park Service warned the oyster farm caused harm to harbor seals and grasses. They urged Salazar to return it to a state of wilderness as designated by Congress in 1976.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club in San Francisco. “We have been waiting for 40 years. It’s the right decision.”
Neal Desai, associate director of the National Parks Conservation Association, called it a major conservation achievement.
“This is the greatest gift an Interior Secretary can give us,” said Desai. “It’s the protection of our national parks and wildlife. Salazar has delivered.”
Salazar also was applauded by many Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Lynn Woolsey.
“He studied the issue carefully, he listened closely to all sides and, in the end, he made his decision based on the science and the law,” Boxer said in a written statement.
Woolsey said Salazar was “fair, thorough and knowledgeable.”
“Now that this long process has run its course, it is my hope that we can put the contentiousness behind us and move forward as a united community,” Woolsey said.
But Salazar was criticized by Sen. Diane Feinstein, who authored the 2009 legislation that gave Salazar sole discretion to renew the permit.
Feinstein, who had urged Salazar to extend the lease for 10 years, said the Park Service’s environmental review contained “false and misleading science.”
“The Secretary’s decision effectively puts this historic California oyster farm out of business,” she said. “As a result, the farm will be forced to cease operations and 30 Californians will lose their jobs.”