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The importance of rural America — different strokes for different folks?

From farmer Joel Salatin, August 18, 2013, via the Polyface Farm FB page:

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Photo: USDAgov/Flickr

Why do we need more farmers? What is the driving force behind USDA policy? In an infuriating epiphany I have yet to metabolize, I found out Wednesday in a private policy-generation meeting with Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McCauliffe. I did and still do consider it a distinct honor for his staff to invite me as one of the 25 dignitaries in Virginia Agriculture for this think-tank session in Richmond. Continue reading

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Sandra Finley vs Lockheed Martin?

Like Michael Schmidt’s, this case of Candian Sandra Finley who conscientiously objected to participating in a Canadian census conducted by an American corporation and was subsequently charged and tried in Canadian courts, started more than a year ago. Sandra is set to continue her odyssey through the courts tomorrow, in Saskatoon. Those of us who care about Canadian sovereignty, and who don’t want our country to be swallowed up in a North American Union, would be well advised to take an interest in Sandra’s case. The story that follows came to us as a forwarded email, apparently originating with Sandra herself:

You don’t have to look far to find this sort of thing on the L-M website. This was on their home page.

(Ouch! It’s coming a little too fast!)

FOR NEWCOMERS: I appended material that was circulated in 2008, prior to my original trial date of January 2009. In case you want a quick scroll-through. – Sandra

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BLACKOUT: Military personnel blocked from accessing many H1N1 vaccine sites

This is an excerpt from Allen McDuffee’s report on the Huffington Post blog, titled “Blackout: Military Personnel banned from H1N1 Vaccine Sites“:

Why aren't American soldiers, who face compulsory vaccination, allowed to research vaccine info on the web?

“If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it. That’s the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine.

Shortly after the Pentagon announced that all Armed Services personnel would soon be facing a mandatory H1N1 vaccination program, I started receiving email from soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors because of a previous story I had written on the anthrax vaccine. Mandatory vaccine programs are a sensitive subject in the military, so it’s not a huge surprise that swift and visceral reactions to the program gained speed.

With a vaccine that was so new and little known about it, like many Americans, troops were heading to the web to find answers to their very legitimate questions — not only for themselves, but for their families who have the option of receiving the vaccine on base. What they found instead is that several websites and blogs with key information asking critical questions had been blocked from their viewing. Continue reading

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