Daily Archives: November 8, 2009

Martial law in Ukraine — Austria next?

This just in, from Jane Burgermeister’s “The Flu Case”:

A mysterious plague-like flu has recently been afflicting the people of the Ukraine. Photo of Ukrainian Prime Minister Julia Timoschenko via Swine Flu Watch blog.

“On a cold, overcast December afternoon in 2004, I briefly met the Viktor Yuschenko, the Ukrainian President.

He had been treated for poisoning at a hospital in Döbling and when he was released, he held a press conference surrounded by doctors and attended by scores of journalists.

Yuschenko stood there barely saying a word, looking haggard and with a bluish pallor: his face was pock marked and his hair was an unnatural colour; his eyes were full of mistrust and fear even though the private Rudolfinerhaus clinic held few threats.

Five years on, this shattered looking individual, who was once the head of a pro democracy movement, is about to proclaim himself a dictator. Continue reading


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Modern taboos — the things we still can’t talk about in polite company….

Well, for sure, any mention of “Reptilians” is likely to start listeners’ eyes rolling skyward. And yet here we have respected journalist Bill Maher (of PBS) in conversation with the infamous “out there” conspiracy theorist David Icke, discussing just that very topic. Is nothing sacred? Enjoy:

What will we read about next on the Bovine, you might wonder…  Zombies?

Thanks to CK Hunter on American Patriot Daily, who posted this first!

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Is Raw Milk Going Mainstream?

Here’s an excerpt from the latest by raw milk author David E. Gumpert:

Organic Pastures' Mark McAfee, out standing in his field. Mark has been a leader in taking raw milk farther into mainstream market penetration in California. AP photo by Gary Kazanjian

“There’s an interesting phenomenon going on now around raw milk. It is gradually, but very definitely, moving more toward the mainstream. Increasingly, the media are writing more objectively, the latest example being Jill Richardson’s even-handed assessment of the politics of raw milk on Alternet.

One of the things that tends to happen as you move from the fringes to the mainstream, though, is that you tend to come under increasing public scrutiny. We’ve seen one example in the intense focus on the outsourcing practices of Organic Pastures Dairy Co., which Jill Richardson’s article highlighted (and continues to be a subject of intense debate on my most recent couple of postings). Continue reading

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Still drinking from plastic bottles?

Here’s an excerpt from a recent NY Times column by Nicholas Kristof titled “Something Scary in the Pantry“:

For how long is ignorance "bliss"? Photo from babble.com

“Your body is probably home to a chemical called bisphenol A, or BPA. It’s a synthetic estrogen that United States factories now use in everything from plastics to epoxies — to the tune of six pounds per American per year. That’s a lot of estrogen. More than 92 percent of Americans have BPA in their urine, and scientists have linked it — though not conclusively — to everything from breast cancer to obesity, from attention deficit disorder to genital abnormalities in boys and girls alike.

Now it turns out it’s in our food.

Consumer Reports magazine tested an array of brand-name canned foods for a report in its December issue and found BPA in almost all of them. The magazine says that relatively high levels turned up, for example, in Progresso vegetable soup, Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle soup, and Del Monte Blue Lake cut green beans.

The magazine also says it found BPA in the canned liquid version of Similac Advance infant formula (but not in the powdered version) and in canned Nestlé Juicy Juice (but not in the juice boxes). The BPA in the food probably came from an interior coating used in many cans. Continue reading

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