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The United States of America UNDER Repair!

WHAT IS WRONG with the U.S.A.!

The OCCUPY movement is all about bringing light and awareness to the sleeping ignorant citizens of the country by educating them on the wrongs that the government is doing to them and on their behalf.

Here are a few summaries and links to what is wrong with the USA right now and why I lead the restoration efforts everywhere I travel! Fight now if you want to restore the original Constitution of the United States and retain your freedom and Bill of Rights!

First let’s say WHAT IS RIGHT! The Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It IS THAT simple! I love it and honor and cherish it. Anything that oposes the founding fathers will find difficult obstacles surrounding my friends. Democratic governing provides the people freedoms and rights but what happens when the politicians are forced into corruption? Some give in easier then others while some just dissapear with no trace.

World power and dominance has been achieved beyond reason. Our borders are safe and secure and the people live in comfort but the US has expanded too far and enforces power beyond the reach of peaceful intention.

Here is a list of FACTS that are challenging the worlds respect for the United States of America and its citizens.

Department of Homeland Security
More like the Department of Privacy Invasion! The U.S.A. has invaded lands on foreign continents to prosper off their natural resources. After out growing our countries resources due to irresponsible reproduction and wasteful resource management, we use our media and scare tactics like 911 to influence the votes of our citizens and convince them we NEED TO Invade the privacy of selective citizens because THEY COULD BE A TERRORIST. We are already a world super power and are borders are safe and secluded. Regardless of how many defensive preventions we may have, a terrorist organization is not bombing inside our borders. We should not have military personel in foreign continents beyond the minimum security needed for our peace keeping Embassys and United Nations partners.

On our land we have a system that has become TOO DETAILED. We have over optimized our systems! In the early days we believed in our neighbors and took care of ourselves. Now we have placed too much power in others and we have alienated the peasants from the aristocrats.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/illegal-wiretapping/

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/fahrenheit-911-facts/faq-about-the-facts-of-fahrenheit-911

WE RIG OUR ELECTIONS!
“With information provided from the Voter News Service, NBC was the first network to project Gore the winner in Florida at 7:48 pm.? At 7:50 pm ,CNN and CBS project Gore the winner in Florida as well.” By 8:02 pm , all five networks and the Associated Press had called Gore the winner in Florida. Even the VNS called Gore the winner at 7:52 pm. At 2:16 am, Fox calls Florida for Bush, NBC follows at 2:16 am. ABC is the last network to call the Florida for Bush, at 2:20 am, while AP and VNS never call Florida for Bush. At 2:16 a.m., the call was made: Fox News Channel, with Bush’s first cousin John Ellis running its election desk, was the first to project Florida — and the presidency — for the Texas governor.
CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/stories/02/02/cnn.report/cnn.pdf

A Fox News consultant, John Ellis, who made judgments about presidential ‘calls’ on Election Night admits he was in touch with George W. Bush and FL Gov. Jeb Bush by telephone several times during the night, but denies breaking any rules.? CNN, November 14, 2000; http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/11/14/politics/main249357.shtml.

“The vote total was certified by Florida’s secretary of state, Katherine Harris, head of the Bush campaign in Florida, on behalf of Gov. Jeb Bush, the candidate’s brother.” Mark Zoller Seitz, “Bush Team Conveyed an Air of Legitimacy,” San Diego Union-Tribune, December 16, 2000.

The Florida Department of State awarded a $4 million contract to the Boca Raton-based Database Technologies Inc. (subsidiary of ChoicePoint).? They were tasked with finding improperly registered voters in the state’s database, but mistakes were rampant. “At one point, the list included as felons 8,000 former Texas residents who had been convicted of misdemeanors.” St. Petersburg Times (Florida), December 21, 2003.

Database Technologies, a subsidiary of ChoicePoint, “was responsible for bungling an overhaul of Florida’s voter registration records, with the result that thousands of people, disproportionately black, were disenfranchised in the 2000 election.? Had they been able to vote, they might have swung the state, and thus the presidency, for Al Gore, who lost? in Florida. Oliver Burkeman, Jo Tuckman, “Firm in Florida Election Fiasco Earns Millions from Files on Foreigners,” The Guardian, May 5, 2003 http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,949709,00.html. See also, Atlanta-Journal-Constitution, May 28, 2001.

In 1997, Rick Rozar, the late head of the company bought by ChoicePoint, donated $100,000 to the Republican National Committee. Melanie Eversley, “Atlanta-Based Company Says Errors in Felon Purge Not Its Fault,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 28, 2001.? Frank Borman of Database Technologies Inc. has donated extensively to New Mexico Republicans, as well as to the Presidential campaign of George W. Bush. Opensecrets.org, “Frank Borman.”

[A] consortium [Tribune Co., owner of the Times; Associated Press; CNN; the New York Times; the Palm Beach Post; the St. Petersburg Times; the Wall Street Journal; and the Washington Post] hired the NORC [National Opinion Research Center, a nonpartisan research organization affiliated with the University of Chicago] to view each untallied ballot and gather information about how it was marked. The media organizations then used computers to sort and tabulate votes, based on varying scenarios that had been raised during the post-election scramble in Florida. Under any standard that tabulated all disputed votes statewide, Mr. Gore erased Mr. Bush’s advantage and emerged with a tiny lead that ranged from 42 to 171 votes.? Donald Lambro, “Recount Provides No Firm Answers,” Washington Times, November 12, 2001.

“Shouting slogans like ‘Hail to the Thief’ and ‘Selected, Not Elected,’ tens of thousands of protesters descended on George W. Bush’s inaugural parade route yesterday to proclaim that he and Vice President Dick Cheney had ‘stolen’ the election while pelting them with eggs and tomatoes.” The parade and walk to the White House was cancelled. Michael Kranish and Sue Kirchhoff, “Thousands Protest ‘Stolen’ Election,” Boston Globe, January 21, 2001.

“Mr. Bush remained in the elementary school for nearly a half an hour after Andy Card whispered in his ear that the nation was under attack.” Michael Kranish, “Bush: US To Hunt Down Attackers,” Boston Globe, September 11, 2001.

WE PLOT and COVER-UP Scare Tactics on our Citizens.

We even accept innocent lives as collateral damage for the greater good of the corrupt!

http://www.wikileaks.ch/w/index.php?search=9%2F11&ns0=1&title=Special%3ASearch&fulltext=Search&fulltext=Search

Government officials were instructed to ignore Terrorism updates by Richard A. Clarke who was the head coordinator of National Security from 1992-2003. Here are some of his comments before resigning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_A._Clarke

(after requesting a meeting with the Principal cabinet members in the months leading up to 9/11)
MR. CLARKE: I did get a response. The response was that in the Bush administration I should, and my committee, the counterterrorism security group, should report to the deputies committee, which is a sub-cabinet level committee, and not to the principals, and that therefore it was inappropriate for me to be asking for a principals meeting. Instead, there would be a deputies meeting.

MR. ROEMER: So, does this slow the process down to go to the deputies rather than to the principals or a small group, as you had previously done?

MR. CLARKE: It slowed it down enormously, by months. First of all, the deputies committee didn’t meet urgently in January or February. Then, when the deputies committee did meet, it took the issue of al Qaeda as part of a cluster of policy issues, including nuclear proliferation in South Asia, democratization in Pakistan, how to treat the problems, the various problems, including narcotics and other problems in Afghanistan, and, launched on a series of deputies meetings extending over several months to address al Qaeda in the context of all of those interrelated issues. That process probably ended, I think, in July of 2001, so we were readying for a principals meeting in July, but the principals’ calendar was full, and then they went on vacation, many of them, in August, so we couldn’t meet in August, and therefore the principals met in September.

“The Aug. 6, 2001, document, known as the President’s Daily Brief, has been the focus of intense scrutiny because it reported that bin Laden advocated airplane hijackings, that al-Qaida supporters were in the United States and that the group was planning attacks here.” Clarke J. Scott, “Clarke Gave Warning on Sept. 4, 2001; Testimony Includes Apology to Families of Sept. 11 Victims, Associated Press, March 25, 2004.

“There is ample documentation demonstrating that the Reagan and Bush administrations supplied critical military technologies that were put directly to use in the construction of the Iraqi war machine. There is also strong evidence indicating that the executive branch’s failure to crack down on illegal weapons traffickers or keep track of third party transfers of U.S. weaponry allowed a substantial flow of U.S.-origin military equipment and military components to make their way to Iraq.” William D. Hartung, Weapons at War; A World Policy Institute Issue Brief, May 1995. See also, Alan Friedman, Spider’s Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq, (Bantam Books, 1993); Kenneth R. Timmerman, The Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq, (Houghton, Mifflin, 1991).

“The 27 classified pages of a congressional report about Sept. 11 depict a Saudi government that not only provided significant money and aid to the suicide hijackers but also allowed potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to flow to Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups through suspect charities and other fronts, according to sources familiar with the document. One U.S. official who has read the classified section said it describes ‘very direct, very specific links’ between Saudi officials, two of the San Diego-based hijackers and other potential co-conspirators ‘that cannot be passed off as rogue, isolated or coincidental.’” Of all the hijackers, 15 of the 19 were Saudi. Josh Meyer, “Report Links Saudi Government to 9/11 Hijackers, Sources Say,” Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2003.

WE AIDED the Deportation of the hired Terrorists! (aiding the debate that the corrupt politicians were calling the shots)

“Now, what I recall is that I asked for flight manifests of everyone on board and all of those names need to be directly and individually vetted by the FBI before they were allowed to leave the country. And I also wanted the FBI to sign off even on the concept of Saudis being allowed to leave the country. And as I recall, all of that was done. It is true that members of the Bin Laden family were among those who left. We knew that at the time. I can’t say much more in open session, but it was a conscious decision with complete review at the highest levels of the State Department and the FBI and the White House.” Testimony of Richard Clarke, Former Counter terrorism Chief, National Security Council, before The Senate Judiciary Committee, September 3, 2003.

“I was making or coordinating a lot of decisions on 9/11 and the days immediately after. And I would love to be able to tell you who did it, who brought this proposal to me, but I don’t know. Since you pressed me, the two possibilities that are most likely are either the Department of State, or the White House Chief of Staff’s Office. But I don’t know.” Testimony of Richard A. Clarke before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, March 24, 2004.

After the airspace reopened, six chartered flights with 142 people,mostly Saudi Arabian nationals, departed from the United States between September 14 and 24. One flight, the so-called Bin Ladin flight, departed the United States on September 20 with 26 passengers, most of them relatives of Usama Bin Ladin. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Threats and Responses in 2001, Staff Statement No. 10, The Saudi Flights, p. 12; http://www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/hearing10/staff_statement_10.pdf

It should be noted that the US Customs and Border Protection document released by the Department of Homeland Security under the FOIA, Feb 24, 2004 lists 162 Saudi Nationals who flew out of the country between 9/11/2001 and 9/15/2001, departing from New York’s Kennedy airport, Washington’s Dulles, and Dallas Fort Worth. http://www.judicialwatch.org/archive/2004/homelandsecurity.pdf.

The U.S. shows Racist / Religious persecution against Muslims and others
“In the days, weeks and months following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, hundreds of American immigrants were rounded up and detained, often under harsh or abusive conditions, in the name of keeping America safe. Not because of evidence (or even sound hunches) that they were involved in the terrorist attacks that brutally ended the lives of more than 3,100 people. Not because they were found to have ties to – or even knowledge of – terrorist groups who might threaten American security in the future. Instead, hundreds of immigrants were arbitrarily snared in this dragnet, marked for arrest and thrown (literally, at times) in jail. The exact number is unknown, because the government refuses to release that information. They had one thing in common: Almost all were Arab or South Asian men, and almost all were Muslim… Once arrested, many immigrants were labeled “of interest” to the September 11 investigation and thrown into legal limbo – detained for weeks or months in connection with a criminal investigation, but denied the due process rights that they would have been entitled to had they actually been charged with crimes.” ACLU, “America’s Disappeared: Seeking International Justice for Immigrants Detained after September 11,” January 2004.

In 1972, two airmen were suspended for failing to take their medical examination. One was George W. Bush and the other was James R. Bath. James R. Bath was the Texas money manager for the Bin Laden family and they invested in BUSH.

“According to a 1976 trust agreement, drawn shortly after [George H. W.] Bush was appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Sheik Salem M. Binladen appointed Bath as his business representative in Houston. Binladen, along with his brothers, owns Binladen Brothers Construction, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East.”? Jerry Urban, “Feds Investigate Entrepreneur Allegedly Tied to Saudis,” Houston Chronicle, June 4, 1992.

Mr. Bath invested in Mr. Bush’s first major business venture, Arbusto Energy, in the late 1970’s after Mr. Bath began working for Salem bin Laden. Jim Rutenberg, “A Film to Polarize Along Party Lines,” New York Times, May 17, 2004.

Bath’s business relationship with Salem bin Laden, and other wealthy Saudi businessmen, has been well documented.? See, e.g., Mike Ward, “Bin Laden Relatives Have Ties to Texas,” Austin American-Statesman, November 9, 2001; Jerry Urban, “Feds Investigate Entrepreneur Allegedly Tied to Saudis,” Houston Chronicle, June 4, 1992; Thomas Petzinger Jr., et al., “Family Ties: How Oil Firm Linked to a Son of Bush Won Bahrain Drilling Pact,” The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 1991.

“[E]arly 1980s tax records reviewed by TIME show that Bath invested $50,000 in Bush’s energy ventures and remained a stockholder until Bush sold his company to Harken in 1986.” Jonathan Beaty, “A Mysterious Mover of Money and Planes,” Time Magazine, October 28, 1991

Bush was investigated by the S.E.C.? The James Baker law partner who helped Bush beat the rap from the SEC was a man by the name of Robert Jordon, who, when George W. became president was appointed ambassador to Saudi Arabia.?

“A week before George W. Bush’s 1990 sale of stock in Harken Energy Co., the firm’s outside lawyers cautioned Bush and other directors against selling shares if they had significant negative information about the company’s prospects.? The sale came a few months before Harken reported significant losses, leading to an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.? The June 15, 1990, letter from the Haynes and Boone law firm wasn’t sent to the SEC by Bush’s attorney Robert W. Jordan until Aug. 22, 1991, according to a letter by Jordan.? That was one day after SEC staff members investigating the stock sale concluded there was insufficient evidence to recommend an enforcement action against Bush for insider trading.” Peter Behr, “Bush Sold Stock After Lawyers’ Warning,” Washington Post, November 1, 2002.?

Congress did not read the Patriot Act before voting on it.
“The morning [of October 12], the House voted 337-79 to pass the bill.? The outraged dissenters complained that no one could possibly have had the time to read the enormously complex 342-page law that amended fifteen different federal statutes and that had only been printed out hours before.” Steven Brill, After; How America Confronted the September 12 Era, (Simon & Schuster, NY: 2003).

On March 19th, 2003, George W. Bush and the United States military invaded Iraq, which had never attacked or threatened to attack the United States.? A nation that had never murdered a single American citizen.”

“Iraq never threatened the US, let alone Australia. The basic consideration was and remains the perception of America’s wider strategic interest in the Middle East.” Richard Woolcott, “Thread bare Basis To The Homespun Yarn That Led Us Into Iraq,” Sydney Morning Herald, November 26, 2003—(Woolcott was Australia’s Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs And Trade during the first Gulf War.)

For definition of murder of civilians (as opposed to combatants), see Article 3 of the Geneva Convention . (“For persons taking no active part in the hostilities, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time (a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds.”)

The Bush administration announced that it would roll-back ‘modest’ increases of benefits to troops. The Army Times noted, “the administration announced that on Oct. 1 it wants to roll back recent modest increases in monthly imminent-danger from $225 to $150 (a cut of 33%) and family-separation allowances from $250 to $100 (a cut of 60%) for troops getting shot at in combat zones.”
http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292259-1989240.php?

“Thanks to a law passed this year, troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other high-risk areas now receive $225 a month in supplemental pay. That’s an increase of $75 from the previous amount for combat pay. Under that same law, soldiers who have been forced to leave behind spouses and children receive $250 a month in additional separation pay to help cover child care and other additional expenses caused by assignment overseas. That’s an increase of $150 over the previous supplement. … In its 2004 budget request, the Pentagon asked Congress to cut both combat pay and separation pay back to the previous levels.”
“Our Opinions: Proposal to Reduce Pay No Way to Salute Military,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 15, 2003.

“Only four of the 535 members of Congress have children in the military; only one, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., has a child who fought in Iraq.” Kevin Horrigan, “Hired Guns,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 11, 2003.

We process 95% of our food production!
Organic and home grown food is considered a trait of the past for most of our citizens!

OUR Food and Drug Administration SAYS:
“there is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular kind of food [because] comprehensive federal regulation of the food supply has been in effect at least since Congress enacted the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906

“fundamental privacy interest in obtaining ‘foods of their own choice’ for themselves and their families is without merit.”

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund argues 2010 policy deprives consumers and a food buying group owner “of their fundamental and inalienable rights of (a) traveling across State lines with raw dairy products legally obtained and possessed; (b) providing for the care and well being of themselves and their families, including their children; and (c) producing, obtaining and consuming the foods of choice for themselves and their families, including their children.”

http://www.naturalnews.com/031934_FDA_food_freedom.html#ixzz1ITgvIO00

We enforce paperwork and permits to grow a garden IF we sell/barter the extra produce. (BILL s.510).

Suppliers used to provide restaurants with meat that was slaughtered and ground a few hours earlier, the same day. Instead, they must now submit a sample of their meat to a lab where, in a few days, they’ll be advised if it’s safe to sell. Large industrial operations, which use meat glue to blend meat from different countries, send a sample from a million pounds of meat, giving them a huge competitive advantage over small producers who don’t glue their meat together. The meat they sell to restaurants and grocers, Callicrate advised, is two weeks old.

Wisconsin Dept. of Ag held seminars the beginning of April to educate produce growers and packers as to what will be involved in inspections.  The supporters of locally grown have been co-opted by the new slogan ‘Buy local-Buy safely’ – that unless the produce is inspected, it isn’t safe.

Bed and breakfast operations cannot as institutions use their own eggs because of salmonella concerns and must buy federally inspected eggs. Even though they can sell the eggs at the farmers markets, they can’t serve them to borders.

GOOGLE “raid on Maxam Nutraceutics” and “Rawesome Foods” for details on the latest enforcing actions.

Most recently, the FDA shut down Pennsylvania AMISH farmer Dan Algyer, though no one became ill from his natural milk.  Morningland Cheese and Estrella Family Creamery are but two more in a long line of victims of the corporate war on natural food, though their products sickened no one. And most of the nation knows of the armed raid on Rawesome Foods last year. (Also see David Gumpert’s book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights.)

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/another-fda-shut-down-of-raw-milk-that-sickened-no-one/

A family teaching their child a lesson in Capitalism by selling bunnies AT A LOSS is attacked by the USDA and forced to pay up to $10,000 per bunny sold in FINES!

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/family-faces-4-million-in-usda-fines-for-selling-bunnies/

We are dependent on Public Utilities!

Most the world lives sustainably with renewable energy and home grown food but not the U.S.A. We suck up 25% of the world’s fossil fuel resources while draining farm chemicals into our Gulf and polluting our entire southern border with oil and natural gas spills.

We require automotive licensing and titling.

What is the purpose really? Used vehicles are not worth transfering titles. We are talking about an asset worth less then 1% of our net worth. It is not a home worth hundreds of thousands of dollars! We can pay road tax by a simple registration process matched with VIN #s. When was the last time your car was stolen and you had to have it pulled over on the road by identifying it with a license plate number? We pay insurance because a vehicle is a dangerous and causes death and bodily harm often in accidental form. That is why the concept of insurance was created.

We promote selective insurance!

So, you just bought a cheap electronic. Our current cultural society will recommend and strongly influence you to get insurance on it and that the seller must get liability insurance in case you slip on your way out. Then you will be solicited to get more insurance in case someone tries to steal your items. By the time you total up all the insurance you could just have replaced the items multiple times! INSURANCE IS OUT OF CONTROL IN THE U.S.A.

We try to require HEALTH insurance!

You can not seriously believe that is justified. IT IS PURE ANAL RETENTIVE! Health insurance was a ploy by Keiser Calimentae with President Nixon to increase the gap between the rich and the poor. It was a way to avoid a govermentally supported health care system and to help control population growth by denying millions of sick the care they needed to live.

www.phillipsandcohen.com/CM/FalseClaimsAct/

Internal Revenue System enforces unlawful “rules” on income tax.

Constitution supports that income taxation is a moral obligation to be decided by the people to support the government but t can not be DEMANDED! There is no INCOME TAX LAW for citizens! The 16th Amendment was ruled as a CORPORATION TAX Amendment, yet people in poverty have been held against their will and robbed by the regulation agency. READ my blog titled “The Story of Income Tax“.

In the begining, Congress (the true Law and Real Branch of Government) tried to stop the IRS but the power and reach of the agnecy had gotten out of control. The IRS grew too large to stop and future politicians would be too scared of the chaos that would arise if the rules were amended. I do not think a formal presidential statement, informing the United States citizens that “IRS income tax enforcement is hereby ended” would cause chaos. Large corporations would continue the recommended rules as their obligation to improve the economy and a status symbol amongst peers would influence most to do the same. The main difference would be that true patriots following the Constitution, would not be in jail and people like me, would not have had my life and banks accounts stolen from me!

WE ARE CENSORED and INVADED and OUR RIGHTS are INFRINGED!

Just a couple examples of Censorship
– In 2004, North Carolina ISP Madison River blocked their DSL customers from using any rival web-based phone service (like Vonage, Skype, etc.).

– In 2005, Canada’s telephone giant Telus blocked customers from visiting a website sympathetic to the Telecommunications Workers Union during a labor dispute.

– In 2007, Rob Topolski created data Packet tracking on Comcasts network and found them controlling his bandwidth based on KEY WORD algorithyms. (measurementlab.net / http://funchords.livejournal.com )

– In 2010, Time Warner’s AOL blocked all emails that mentioned www.dearaol.com – and advocacy campaign opposing the company’s pay-to-send email plan.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-files-civil-suit-against-bp-for-gulf-spill-2010-12-15?siteid=rss&rss=1

POLITICAL NOTES: (more coming soon!)

In the year 2000, [John Ashcroft] was running for re-election as Senator from Missouri against a man who died the month before the election. The voters preferred the late Gov. Mel Carnahan.

Our Pharma and Medical System is Corrupt & FULL of GREED

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/one-source-codex-tar-sands-and-vaccines/

Movies

Food Inc.

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

Seafood Since the Gulf Coast Oil SPILLS

Whole Foods Market Reports

http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2010/09/new-wild-caught-seafood-sustainability-ratings/?utm_source=Responsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09_15_10_Specials

Processed Foods are Massive Rip-Offs

While trying to list every single food that’s a complete rip-off would result in a very thick book, I firmly believe it’s safe to say that virtually all processed snacks and the majority of processed, pre-packaged meals are a massive waste of money. These types of foods consist mainly of fillers and additives, and very few actual nutrients. So while Funyuns made it onto Yahoo Health’s list of rip-offs, I can’t think of a single chip or puffed snack that doesn’t belong on that list.

The same goes for virtually all breakfast cereals, whether they have cartoons on the box or not. Most cereals are frightfully high in sugar, and any nutrients they boast are in the form of suboptimal synthetic additives, or worse.

For example, iron fortified cereals can contain actual iron filings, which is a far cry from the bioavailable iron you get from iron-rich vegetables like spinach. If you haven’t seen this eye-opening demonstration of what’s really in that fortified breakfast cereal, take a look now—you’ll probably never buy another box of cereal again, and rightfully so.

Organic Rip-Offs

I do agree with the contention that some organic foods are rip-offs, when their conventional counterparts are already grown using low amounts of pesticides and the food in question must be peeled anyway, such as bananas.

The Environmental Working Group is a reliable source when trying to decide on what to buy organic. According to their latest 2010 pesticide review, the following 12 foods rank as the most pesticide-free produce, even when conventionally-grown, so you can save a few bucks by opting for the conventionally-grown version of these:

Onions Avocados Watermelon
Pineapple Mango Frozen sweet peas
Asparagus Kiwi Cabbage
Eggplant Cantaloupe

Frozen sweet corn was on the list above but I’ve removed it to avoid confusion. I do NOT recommend consuming non-organic corn and even organic corn should be consumed sparingly.

The foods you want to splurge on by buying organic are foods that have permeable or edible skins, and/or that are conventionally grown with higher amounts of pesticides. Based on the EWG’s report, the top 12 foods to buy organic include:

Grapes Potatoes Kale / Collard greens
Cherries Spinach Sweet bell peppers
Nectarines Blueberries Apples
Strawberries Peaches Celery

For the whole list of produce, ranked from best to worst in terms of pesticide load, please see the EWG’s listing.

Another major organic rip-off is organic milk. Because while organic milk must come from a cow that hasn’t been fed artificial growth hormones or pesticide-laden feed, they’re not necessarily pastured, or grass-fed cows. And worst of all organic milk (unless RAW) is still pasteurized, which destroys vital nutrients.

High-Value Foods

Unpasteurized (raw) grass-fed milk — Raw organic milk from grass-fed cows contains both beneficial fats, bacteria that boost your immune system, and a number of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Although raw milk availability is limited in the US, depending on where you live, you can locate the source closest to you at RealMilk.com.

Whey protein — Even if you don’t have access to raw milk, you can use a high-quality whey protein derived from the milk of grass-fed cows to receive much of the same health benefits. Whey protein contains beta-glucans and immunoglobulins, which protect your immune system and support your body’s natural detoxification processes.

Fermented foods — One of the most healthful fermented foods is kefir — an ancient cultured, enzyme-rich food full of friendly microorganisms that balance your “inner ecosystem” and strengthen immunity. Besides kefir, other good fermented foods include natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, and olives.

Raw organic eggs from pastured chickens – Raw, free-range eggs are an inexpensive and amazing source of high-quality nutrients that many people are deficient in, especially high-quality protein and fat. To find free-range pasture farms, try your local health food store, or go to http://www.eatwild.com or http://www.localharvest.org.

Grass-fed beef or organ meats – Grass-fed beef is very high in vitamins A, B12 and E, omega-3 fats, beta carotene, zinc and the potent immune system enhancer CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid). But don’t confuse “organic” with grass-fed, since many organically raised cows are still fed organic corn, which you don’t want. However, most grass-fed cows are raised organically.

Coconut oil — Besides being excellent for your thyroid and your metabolism, coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which converts in your body to monolaurin – a compound also found in breast milk that strengthens a baby’s immunity.

Its medium chain fatty acids, or triglycerides (MCT’s) also impart a number of health benefits, including raising your body’s metabolism and fighting off pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi. Make sure you choose an organic coconut oil that is unrefined, unbleached, made without heat processing or chemicals, and does not contain GM ingredients.

Berries Blueberries and raspberries rate very high in antioxidant capacity compared to other fruits and vegetables. They are also lower in fructose than many other fruits.

Broccoli – Broccoli contains the highest amount of isothiocyanates, a cancer-fighting compound, of all the crunchy vegetables. Studies have shown that just 10 spears a week (5 servings) can make a difference in your health.

Chlorella –This single-cell freshwater algae acts as an efficient detoxification agent by binding to toxins (most of which promote chronic inflammation), such as mercury, and carrying them out of your system. The chlorophyll in the chlorella helps you process more oxygen, cleanses your blood and promotes the growth and repair of your tissues. (For more information, please see my interview with expert, Ginny Banks.)

Tea – As for beverages, clean pure water is a must for optimal health, but if you want another beverage, a good choice with added health benefits is high quality herbal teas.

Matcha tea is the most nutrient-rich green tea and comes in the form of a stone-ground powder, completely unfermented. The best Matcha comes from Japan and has up to 17 times the antioxidants of wild blueberries, and seven times more than dark chocolate. Tulsi is another tea loaded with antioxidants and other micronutrients that support immune function and heart health.

Krill Oil—Krill oil is the only dietary supplement that makes it to this list, and that’s only because the ideal food source for these essential omega-3 fats has been destroyed by widespread pollution. The dangers of eating fish simply outweigh the benefits due to the toxic mercury levels they now contain, with very few exceptions.

Antarctic krill oil is a pure marine oil loaded with powerful antioxidants and omega-3 oils, with NO heavy metal contamination.

I hope you’ll find these suggestions helpful in making the most of your food budget in these economically challenging times.

Sources:
Yahoo Health March 4, 2011
Menshealth.com 2010

Took this from NaturalNews.com today.

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NaturalNews) The recently-passed Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed in order to prevent food-borne illness deaths in the USA, will cost $1.4 billion over the first five years. But nobody thinks about the economics of the issue. How many people are we going to save by spending this $1.4 billion, even assuming it works?

To answer that question, let’s look at the food illness fatality figures offered by the CDC:

• Out of the 5,000 food-borne illness deaths each year in the United States, only 1,809 are “attributable to foodborne transmission” according to the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol5n…).

• E.coli, which is often quoted in the big scare stories about food safety, only kills 78 people a year through food-borne transmission (52 plus 26, from the CDC’s chart). Interestingly, according to the CDC’s own numbers (from 1998), more people are killed from being struck by lightning each year than from e.coli.

• Listeria kills 499 people and Salmonella kills 553 people. But salmonella poisoning is easily acquired from store-bought chickens, of which two-thirds are contaminated with salmonella every day! Since the food safety bill doesn’t even address chickens, cows or other animals because those are handled by the USDA, this salmonella fatality figure probably won’t be reduced at all. (Salmonella comes largely from animals: Fowl, reptiles, etc.)

So how many people will the Food Safety Modernization Act actually impact? It’s primarily going to address e.coli poisoning and Listeria contamination. So we’re talking about a grand total of 78 + 499 people each year, or 577 people.

By the way, for comparison, consider the fact that 300 people die in the U.S. each year from penicillin allergies. Another 14,500 people die each year from taking NSAID painkiller medications. Nearly three quarter of a million people are killed by conventional medicine (drug deaths, surgical mistakes, iatrogenic deaths, etc, source: Death By Medicine). Congress does nothing to address these causes of death, of course. The focus is on the few hundred people who die each year from the common causes of food-borne illness.

So in order to prevent the deaths of 577 people each year for five years, the U.S. Congress is going to spend $1.4 billion!

But that’s overly optimistic, it turns out. Because no food safety program is 100 percent effective in the first place.

Let’s share a wild fantasy and imagine that the Food Safety Modernization Act might be a huge success and prevent 50 percent of those 577 deaths. That’s a wild stretch, of course, especially since the bill doesn’t even cover cattle, hogs and poultry, and that’s where e.coli originates from in the first place.

But just for fun, let’s assume a 50% reduction in food-borne illness deaths. That means, if you do the math on this, that spending $1.4 billion over five years would prevent the deaths of 1,443 people from food-borne illnesses. That’s almost $1 million per person of taxpayer dollars being spent by the federal government for each food safety death prevented.

A million dollars per person. Is this really the best use of taxpayer money? It would seem that if you’re going to spend this money in order to save lives, there’s a way to save a hundred times as many lives with the same dollars…

This $1.4 billion, by the way, would be used to fund a huge expansion of the FDA which would unleash a whole new army of FDA agents who run around the country auditing farms and greenhouse operations, then arresting those who don’t have their paperwork in order. It’s like a whole new TSA, except their agents aren’t confined to airports. They come to you and search your farm, your greenhouse or even your backyard garden operation (no, small farms are not automatically exempted from the food safety bill as was claimed by those who supported it).

Congress once again fails to understand economics
This food safety bill was yet another “feel good” bill that nearly everyone in Congress supported. Who wouldn’t want to be on the record voting for “food safety?”

But as usual, Congress forgets that it is spending other peoples’ money. When you’re spending the taxpayers’ money, cost doesn’t really matter, especially to those members of Congress who habitually think bigger government is the answer to every problem.

The real question, though, is the following: Is there a better way to spend $1.4 billion to save Americans’ lives?

The answer is: absolutely!

For example, if you really want to save lives at a very low cost, all you need to do is hand out free vitamin D supplements to the population. Vitamin D3 supplements could easily be purchased for $10 for a 30-day supply (in volume). So a one-year supply of vitamin D would only cost $120. For $1.4 billion, you could provide a one-year supply of vitamin D for 11.6 million people, or nearly four percent of the U.S. population.

Because vitamin D prevents 77 percent of all cancers (http://www.naturalnews.com/021892.html), you could slash the rate of cancer fatalities during that year for nearly 4 percent of the U.S. population! At the same time, because vitamin D boosts immune function and provides greatly improved immunity, you would also sharply reduce deaths from winter colds and flu (which the CDC claims kill 30,000 people a year).

Vitamin D also helps prevent heart disease, obesity, kidney disorders and even psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, meaning that with this one nutrient, you could slash the rates of several of the most devastating and costly diseases known to modern medicine.

Statistically speaking, you would save far more than 577 lives per year and at the same time, you would greatly reduce hospitalization costs and expenditures to the point where the $1.4 billion spent on these vitamin D supplements is actually paid back through the savings in Medicare / Medicaid expenditures.

In fact, the payback on a vitamin D investment by the government for the population might be more like ten to one: For every $100 spent on vitamin D supplements, $1,000 would likely be saved in medical costs. This is a rough estimate, but you get the idea: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say.

Instead of money going out the door, a vitamin D program would actually reduce overall government (and state) spending on sick-care management.

So if you really want to save lives and money at the same time, instead of handing another billion dollars to the FDA which will only use it against the people, it would make a lot more economic sense to invest that money in a low-cost, extremely safe and highly effective nutritional supplement that could sharply reduce cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression and even mental disorders.

Why can’t Congress understand economics and make rational decisions about smarter ways to spend money? The answer, of course, is because it’s not their money. This is why governments that spend taxpayer dollars always end up betraying the taxpayers. If it’s not their money, there’s never any real incentive to spend it wisely.

Economics 101
Congress has never really had a firm grasp on the fundamentals of economics, by the way. In spending your money, Congress acts with extreme arrogance, insisting that Big Government can solve your problems by spending more money — any amount of money — to keep you safe, secure and healthy. And they’re going to force you into a sick-care system, have FDA agents auditing your backyard farms, and outlaw raw milk just to make sure you stay “healthy” in the way Congress wants you to (which really means keeping you sick, of course).

But as long as they’re spending YOUR money, who’s counting? It doesn’t come out of the pockets of Congressional members, does it? They get paid the same whether they waste your money or not, so the motivation is to blow as much public money as necessary for them to take credit for passing new “safety measures” that sound good on paper but really represent an economic disaster.

It also brings up the question: How much is a human life worth when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars? Is it acceptable for the government to confiscate, for example, $1 million from the taxpayers to save the life of one person? If you answer “yes,” then how about $10 million per life saved? How about $1 billion?

At what point do expenditures that are said to “protect lives” become economically unsustainable to the rest of the nation?

And if spending money is the way to protect people, then why not have the government hire a “personal shopping and food preparation coach” for each and every person in America who can do all their shopping and food washing to make sure they don’t get e.coli poisoning? That would certainly save lives, too. As Big Government supporters might also add, it would “create jobs!” Sure it would, but government jobs don’t count toward the economy — they take away from the earnings of everyone else because they are funded with the confiscated tax dollars of the rest of the people who are actually working for a living!

Even government workers who earn a paycheck see their own paychecks reduced by the government to take out federal taxes that are used to hire yet more government workers somewhere else!

Risks are inherent in the world
In all this, there’s also the point that your safety is not guaranteed in our world. Everything you do has some sort of risk associated with it, and most people do very little to avoid risks in the first place. People drive drunk. They fail to wear vehicle seatbelts. They go skiing and break their legs. They smoke cigarettes, they eat Happy Meals, they drink diet soda and they coat their bodies with toxic cosmetics and personal care products on a daily basis.

The average American bathes themselves in over 200 synthetic chemicals before they even leave the house in the morning! They don’t even value their own lives enough to live a safe, healthy lifestyle to begin with.

Real food safety is completely ignored by the federal government
Even in the grocery store, there are all sorts of additional threats to your safety that this food bill doesn’t cover. The food bill didn’t say anything about the aspartame in diet soda and how it may contribute to brain cancer. It didn’t mention the deadly ingredient sodium nitrite found in hot dogs and how it aggressively promotes cancer.

It also didn’t cover the startling fact that the vast majority of all store-bought chickens are contaminated with salmonella right from the moment you buy them (http://www.naturalnews.com/028661_c…). Meat, you see, isn’t covered under this food safety bill. And that’s especially odd given that e.coli doesn’t grow in plants — it only grows in the guts of animals. It seems Congress failed to understand that simple biological point. They think e.coli magically appears in batches of spinach.

In fact, the grotesque and dangerous practices of the entire meat industry were completely ignored in the Food Safety Modernization Act. Instead, all the food safety problems are being blamed on plants. This means that $1.4 billion spent on food safety is actually going in the wrong direction! Instead of auditing greenhouses and small farms, the FDA food police should be going after the outrageously dangerous and inhumane practices of the factory animal operations such as cattle feedlots. That’s where the food poisoning originates.

But, oh yeah, I forgot: The FDA doesn’t cover that. It’s the jurisdiction of the USDA. So why isn’t Congress giving money to the USDA to inspect factory feedlot operations?

Because the corporations that run those feedlots have better lobbyists, of course. So Congress simply decided to throw the money at the FDA — after all, the word “food” is in the agency’s name — and then take credit for “improving food safety” in the USA.

Keeping up appearances
When you’re a member of Congress, you see, what’s far more important than actually solving problems is to appear to solve problems. If wasting another few billion dollars gives you the ability to claim, during the next election, that you “voted for food safety,” then that sounds great with voters. It might get you reelected so you can spend another two years wasting the taxpayers’ money on even more Big Government programs.

That’s the business of Congress, after all: Stay in office and keep claiming authority over the lives of the American people. And with the Food Safety Modernization Act, they now want to control what you grow, even as they do virtually nothing to improve the actual safety of the food you eat.

The truth of this whole scam is almost too much to swallow. In a nation where 100,000+ Americans are killed each year by FDA-approved medications, the government is going to spend $1.4 billion to try to prevent 1,443 deaths from food-borne illness while doing absolutely nothing to prevent pharmaceutical deaths.

No wonder the American people have lost faith in Big Government. Every time you take a rational look at what the government is doing, it all resembles a circus of morons competing to see who can take credit for coming up with the biggest lie that the American people will actually believe. And year after year, they somehow manage to out-do each other.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030853_food_safety_government_spending.html#ixzz19PwwnsXE

 

Wyoming defeats, Georgia introduces Food Freedom Act

By Rady Ananda

On Tuesday, by a vote of 5-4, agriculture committee members rejected the Wyoming Food Freedom Act which would have exempted some food products from government inspections and would have encouraged the sale and consumption of homemade foods. Sue Wallis, who introduced the measure, told the Billings Gazette its defeat was “disappointing.”

Georgia, however, will consider two bills to protect food freedom, introduced by Cobb County Rep. Bobby L. Franklin.

H.B. 12, the Georgia Food Freedom Act, exempts from regulation direct farm to consumer products as long as they are “unprocessed” which is defined as those “that have not been shelled, canned, cooked, fermented, distilled, preserved, ground, crushed, or slaughtered.”

Franklin also introduced H.B. 2, Georgia Right to Grow Act, which bans localities from prohibiting or requiring a permit “for the growing or raising of food crops or chickens, rabbits, or milk goats in home gardens, coops, or pens on private residential property so long as such food crops or animals or the products thereof are used for human consumption by the occupant of such property and members of his or her household and not for commercial purposes.”

This sort of legislation will stem local abuse against small growers like Steve Miller who was fined $5,200 for growing too many vegetables in his two acre garden in Clarkston, last year.  Billing itself as the “greenest county in America,” DeKalb County has set a 2011 court date for Miller’s organic garden, according to a recent update by Georgia Insight.  Organic gardening has been Miller’s hobby for 15 years.  Though he sells some produce at local farmers markets, he gives most of the food to neighbors.

This follows a recent civic Resolution for Food Sovereignty in Vermont filed publicly in response to passage of the federal food control bill known as the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Also in response to passage of the food control bill, a coalition of Kentucky farmers and consumers have drafted their own Farm Freedom Act since “it has become apparent that the Federal Government is trying to set up a system of total control over the food supply in the name of safety.”

Speaking for the group, Christy Arendt advised that they’ve held several meetings consisting of herd share owners and representatives of Campaign for Liberty, Take Back Kentucky, a Tea Party, and the Community Farm Alliance. Their goal is to get the Farm Freedom Act introduced this year.

The Florida Food Freedom Act died in committee last year.  Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund notes that, “Floridians are decades behind when it comes to getting fresh, locally-grown food. It’s because the Florida Food Safety Act, passed in 1939 and amended over the years, has placed burdensome regulations and fees on all food producers regardless of size or style of food distribution.”

Given the vast expanse of power granted to the wholly corrupt Food & Drug Administration, which approves non existent products made by non existent companies, and which approves products that kill over 100,000 people each year, States best assert their sovereignty and reject federal overreach beyond that granted by the U.S. Constitution.

If not, expect food to be grown so toxically that haz-mat suits are required to farm it.  This is what Obama means by “modernization”:

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