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Saturday, April 27, 2013

You Need to Know

~ tulip ~
Are you familiar with ICE? No, not ice but case of emergency. If you have a mobile phone or a land line, you should consider putting ICE into your address book followed by the name of someone to call in case of emergency. For example - ICE Jane Doe and her phone number. If you're in an accident, the first responders are able to look in your phone address list and call the person listed. Good information!

Do you drink milk? Dave and I drank a lot of milk and I still drink two to three gallons a week but that's about to change if the FDA approves the addition...but NOT the labeling...of aspartame in milk. According to Natural News and the Blaze, this petition was filed by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and requested the agency "amend the standard of identify" for milk and 17 other dairy products. That includes, but isn't limited to, milk, cream, half and half, egg nog, yoghurt, sour cream, whipping cream, buttermilk, cultured milk, dry's enough to make me weep!

Dr. Mercola says "aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods." I struggle with not ingesting aspartame...I read labels, I don't drink diet soft drinks nor add flavored powders to my water but it looks like I'm going to have to cut down on my milk consumption, a lot. If the federal dummies association allows aspartame to be added...but not labeled...I'll start buying organic milk while cursing the "powers that be". If you drink or eat anything...anything!...with aspartame, I urge you to go cold turkey and give it up now! A partial list: diet soda's, yogurt, cream, flavored water, chewing gum, water, NutraSweet, Equal, Sweet n Low.  Here's why.

Natural News says while the country was consumed with the Boston snafu, CISPA, very  quietly and deadly, was passed in the House; 288 Dummies voted for it and 127 Reps voted against. So, what is CISPA? It's the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act that strikes at the core of the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment says: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probably cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."  CISPA would give the federal government and businesses "legal protection to share information on cyber threats with each other to enhance the nation's cybersecurity. This means your banking activity, your financial activity...virtually everything you do on the internet will be open for review by "government officials". Hmmmm, not such a good idea, I don't think.

Senator Rockefeller (D-WV) says the Senate will not pass CISPA and Obama said he "may veto it" should it cross his desk.  One can only hope and pray.

Have you heard about Genetic Engineering (GE) which is being pushed down our throats by the FDA and private corporations? Like the "environmentalists", those who stand to gain the mo$t are the ones pushing it hardest. Did you know GE is producing bananas with vaccines, "frankenfish" and other weird foods presented for human consumption. Pharmacia, the same ole devil Monsanto, but under a new name, is pushing bio-drugs and, way back in 1998, Monsanto Phil Angell, Dir. of Monsanto Corp. Communications, told Michael Pollen, "Monsanto should not  have to vouch for the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is FDA's job." 
Oh Dear God, help us. 
Now there's a fox in the henhouse not to mention one of the largest oxymoron's I've ever and FDA. If the word lobbyist doesn't strike fear in your heart, you better check your pulse.

If you didn't know, USA produced foods are banned in other countries because they aren't fit for human consumption but are force fed to us on a daily basis. Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia are all part of 160 countries that BAN US turkey, beef and pork! I strongly suggest you stop eating out of a grocery store and make friends with a farmer to grow and know your own food.

In an effort that would make Dr. Frankenstein very proud, Dr. David Suzuki explains, "Genetic engineering of trees is the greatest threat to the native forests since the invention of the chain saw." So, why is GE being allowed in our food, our meds, our forests?

MONEY! you dear old

Genetically engineered trees have unnatural characteristics; they kill insects, grow abnormally fast, tolerate toxic herbicides or their wood composition. Lignin has to be removed from wood pulp before being made into paper and GE modified trees have lower lignin content which is what gives trees strength and structural integrity. Low lignin trees also decompose faster and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere faster and contributes to climate change. NOT cows belching and passing gas...low lignin trees!

And, in the "Dear God, can it get any worse" camp, there's this nut  Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso who describes those with most serious illness as "tube persons" and goes on to say, "Heaven forbid I should be kept alive if I want to die. You cannot sleep well when you think it's all paid by the government. This won't be solved unless you let them hurry up and die." He later apologized for his comments which were personal and not public policy. whew! At 72 years of age, you'd think he think twice about his words as he's close to the end. On the other hand, should you put Aso and Biden side by side, they'd probably look like fraternal twins. Ya think?

"Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. 
It does so because honor is, finally, 
about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, 
even it it comes at a high cost. 
In our time, that may mean social disapproval, 
public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, death itself.
The question remains: 
What is worth defending? 
What is worth dying for? 
What is worth living for?"
~ William J. Bennett in a lecture to the US Naval Academy, 11/24/97 ~

Blessings ~ Bill Bennett ~ US Naval Academy ~ pure food and water ~ common sense ~


  1. And these are all reasons I would like to move back to the farm and grow our own food etc.

    They all concern me greatly. I was unaware of the apertame in milk however so thank you for enlightening me. I buy organic lactaid milk anyhow but that doesn't mean the organic people won't cross lines either ..I'm very unsure of Soy and it's in everything anymore .. Yet the naturalist back it. Our Mayo is full of it.. Vegetable oil is now 100% Soy ..etc ..this speaks to me as a way to make money on a crop that is being forced on us.

    Sandra I think we could chat for hours about all this .. I love that you stay informed many people don't and it's a shame.

    Blessings .Sara

  2. Good post Sandra .... the only thing I want in my milk is MILK, that goes for all other milk products. I do like Almond Milk, guess I should read the ingredients list.

    So many other foods have been altered, sprayed, colored, enhanced, waxed, gassed, moisturized, etc. No wonder diseases are becoming a big issue.

    Keep up the good work on keeping us informed.

  3. Scary.... just when you think things are bad, they get worse. Thank-you for keeping me informed.

  4. Aspartame - deadly to diabetics. I don't understand the way 'they' are thinking. Informative post Sandra. We have genetically modifies canola(GM) in the silos across the road. It is hard to sell at the moment. Looks like some are waking up from their dreamworld. Thank God. Sue

  5. Excellent post! I am trying to get my husband off of his diet drinks.
    I stopped drinking soft drinks over 15 years ago. He also chews gum all day long. I have heard about them wanting it put it in milk....why??? Why do they want to put it in all those products. I have heard about the other items also. My son in law is up to date with these things and shares it will me all the time. I do know that my parents generation and grandparents all lived close to 90 years old yet it is now being said that future generations will have a shorter life because of all this crap. What can we do?

  6. OMG I am allergic to aspartame.
    So I quess I'll drink Coke.


  7. I read your link about the milk change and will get my kids to read it. Although they gave up diet sodas and regular sodas several years ago. I don't like coffee and so drink one diet Dr. P every morning for the caffeine. I know I should stop that too.

    We do try to shop the Farmer's Market with local producers and sometimes Whole Foods, which is so expensive. Thank you for this information, unpleasant as it is.

  8. to add this and not label it is unthinkable-please keep us informed

  9. Sara, the madness is so great, none of us can keep up. Dave used to call me a conspiracy theorist and I would agree...except the conspiracy is spiritual and our souls are at stake.

    Tombstone, and the buzz is "health"? How can it not be when we're being fed life defying chemicals in so many insidious ways and methods?

    Kathy, so much is hidden from view for the doubled sided coin gods - money and power.

    Maa, aspartame is deadly to all, it's simply a matter of how much and how long.

    Debby, become "friends" with your legal representatives - Congress and Senate. Let them know you're watching what they do and when they make poor decisions...HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. Blog about it; too many bloggers say, "Oh, I want my blog to be friendly and sweet." Then, you're contributing to the problems and not the solution.

    Yvonne, dyed sugar water is as horrible for your health and your kidneys.

    Dewena, we have to choose our poison. Drinking a diet soda means you're ingesting dyes and aspartame...not good for your health or your kidneys.

    Kathy, it's happening. Contact your Senators and Congressional Reps - let them know you're against this and for them to put pressure on the FDA to NOT do it.

  10. Excellent post! Seeing the word 'Monsanto" makes my skin crawl! A while back I decided that I wanted to do a little research and see if that company was really as bad as I heard. And yes, it seems to be. I am so glad for my little farm. And thank YOU for sharing such important information!

  11. OOG, and mine as well! I fear Monsanto is far worse than we even know and they are a spider web.

  12. You are better than the news! I love how you keep us updated!

  13. I am just beside myself with so many things and that milk issue recently, almost put me over the edge..I am just wondering why in the world someone would find it so important to put something like that in the milk..and I don't want to hear, "it is for the children to encourage them to drink it". Most kids love milk, so I am suspicious.

    Great post, thanks.

  14. Lisa, thank you 'cause there are those who would rather I blog about fluff and stuff.

    I don't know, Sherri, but my guess is $$$. Somehow, someway everything in this frosty ole world always points to $ or power. Decades ago I said, "who ever controls food and water, controls the people." Each day brings us closer to total control. Thank you for your comment.

  15. A couple notes/cuggestons:
    1. This petition from the dairy industry dates back to 2009. It is not a new petition.
    2. It is only asking that they not be required to label the milk as reduced calorie--NOT that they can fail to list it as in ingredient.
    3. If you don't like the idea, don't buy pre-sweetened milk products.

  16. Vic, thanks for your's not a new petition but people forget, thus the reminder. And, some never knew. As I read it, they are asking to include aspartame in *milk* and milk by-products and not label it as being included. Are you saying I'm reading it wrong? Thanks for letting me know.


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