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Another Soy Opponent In Paraguay
"Benjamin 'Toto' Lazcano was shot with 50 bullets by two men on a motorcycle on the 19th of Februari in the community Arroyito in the central district of Concepción, Paraguay. Benjamin was a local farmers leader, who opposed the expansion of GM soy monocultures in the region for their negative impact on the communities, the deorestation, the poisoning of the people and water and the degradation of the environment." End of excerpt.
There is a war going on in South America... over the proliferation of GM soy and the lives of indigenous farmers who are being destroyed because of it. This is not the first and I don't see it as the last. There is an evil underbelly to the industrial agricultural globalization taking place worldwide. In India a farmer commits suicide every 30 minutes by drinking down RoundUp because they are placed into such debt they cannot afford the seeds and pesticides they are required to purchase yearly while watching pests become resistant and yields decline. Paramilitary squads have now been overseeing the destruction of farmland in Paraguay, Argentina and other countries in making way for more land to grow Monsanto's GM soy. Planes constantly fly over the heads of the farmers living there spraying Roundup that has been linked to rashes, illnessess and even some deaths. Yet, this is under the radar of the American MSM (and condoned by the current and previous US administrations) even as 93% of our soy is now genetically modified. It truly makes you wonder just how much of this is being directed by certain interests.
This is the price of globalization.
See this link for more information cross referenced from my The GMO Report blog.
Monsanto Coup In Paraguay?
Every time you purchase any processed food in this country with soy or soy lechitin you are eating genetically modified soy as well as the RoundUp sprayed on it. Control of the worlds's food system through globalization and deception by multi nationals like Monsanto is leading farmers to their deaths as well as destroying huge swaths of forests ruining livelihoods, exacerbating climate change and contaminating other plants which threatens our biodiversity in a monoculture world. If this is not news that should be on every news station across this country I don't know what is.
The longterm effects of GM seeds on the human body as well as other species has never been quantified even though independent tests show 3rd generation mammals exhibiting kidney and liver failure. There is no quantification of how much diabetes, digestive system diseases from residual bt toxin in the human gut, other physical effects or even cancer is being exacerbated by the pervasive, daily, longterm use of these organisms that are now in most processed foods on US store shelves. There are currently states working to see these foods labelled, but of course companies like Monsanto and their lobbies have big money to spend on misinforming the public and denying them their right to disclosure about what they are eating and feeding their children. And people in a world which would seem far away to Americans are dying by standing up against it. Think about that the next time you shop.
GM Soy: The Invisible Ingredient Poisoning Our ChildrenAnother Soy Opponent In Paraguay
"Benjamin 'Toto' Lazcano was shot... more
It’s flattering when you’re on Fox News. Neil Cavuto asked Mitt Romney today about Jennifer Granholm’s condemnation of his attempts to take credit for the auto industry bailout and Romney kind of backfired. Or rather, he referenced his own back catalog of writing, citing an op-ed he wrote on why the government shouldn’t write Detroit a check. Did Romney address the accusation of lies? Not really.
So, we invited him on our show via Twitter. Click here to help spread the invitation if you’d like to see the GOP candidate go head to head with Gov. Granholm in ‘The War Room.’ And watch below for the full video of Jennifer’s comments, as well as the comments of Lansing mayor Virg Bernero, who says that the auto industry is back, no thanks to Mitt.http://current.com/shows/the-war-room/blog/hey-mitt-the-doors-always-open... more
Somebody asked me once if I was afraid of being "overrun by the enemy" after my helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2004.
It was a good question. I was trapped, upside down, in the wreckage of a Blackhawk helicopter a stone's throw from the Pakistan border. In an area where rocket attacks and border incursions by insurgents were an everyday occurrence, I was an easy target.
But then I heard the whop whop whop of rotor blades. I heard a Super Cobra -- an attack helicopter flown by U.S. Marines -- passing overhead. Then a Blackhawk landed nearby to unload ground troops. It was clear that my fellow aviators were aware of my situation and were taking action.
I had no reason to fear; they had my "six".
In the military, "I've got your six," means, "I've got your back, and you've got mine." It means we are all in this together.
The phrase dates back to World War I, when American pilots, engaged in dogfights, would promise to cover each other's six. In aviation, twelve o'clock is straight ahead, three and nine are right and left, and six o'clock is to the rear. To prevent being shot down, pilots kept enemy planes off of their companions' tails.
The term has been adapted for use aboard navy ships, in military vehicles, and for dismounted infantry operations. As a group of soldiers patrol an area, they are all watching one another's six.
Lying in the helicopter that day, I had broken bones in more than 40 places, and I was unable to extract myself. Yet, I knew that a group of fine Americans was working to get me home.
It was these soldiers and marines who ultimately pulled me out of the wreckage, triaged my injuries, transported me to the field hospital, and stood by me through a long recovery.
This principle of togetherness exists beyond the battlefield. For military veterans who no longer don the uniform, the sense of loyalty and camaraderie persist into civilian life.
This spirit can bring people together toward a common mission.
So it is appropriate that "Got Your 6" is the name chosen for a new campaign to bring together civilians and veterans.
The Got Your 6 campaign unites the entertainment industry -- every major studio, network, talent agency, and guild -- with more than two dozen of the nation's top nonprofit organizations in the military and veteran field. The goal is to change the conversation in America, so that veterans are perceived as civic assets and leaders.
For this campaign, "Got Your 6" means collaboration -- with more than 50 entities working together. The "6" also stands for the six pillars of successful veteran reintegration: jobs, education, housing, health, family, and leadership.
Each of these pillars is a category through which veterans can show themselves as assets. And in each category, the Got Your 6 campaign and lead nonprofits work to achieve substantial goals, such as 500,000 jobs for veterans, housing 10,000 chronically homeless veterans, and the completion 1.5 million volunteer service hours by veterans. All of the commitments will be formalized through the Clinton Global Initiative.
The entertainment industry will amplify the amazing work of each nonprofit. Meanwhile, the nonprofits will provide expertise to an industry that is excited to have significant impact.
The campaign brings together companies in Hollywood that are typically staunch competitors. For this effort, they have put aside competitive differences in favor of a collaborative initiative. In the entertainment industry, corporations are imitating the military.
As Americans, if we want to bridge the civilian-military divide, we must start with understanding. The campaign will help civilians to learn something new and interesting about the military, for example the meaning of the term "Got your six."
Got Your 6 will challenge all Americans to answer calls to action -- specific tasks that allow civilians to share in the sacrifice and show their appreciation in a meaningful way.
This is a unique moment between the ends of two wars. It is time we realize that we are all in this together. By bringing a taste of military culture into civilian lives, we will be able to better engage one another and work side-by-side to reinvigorate our communities.
Watch to learn more.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-marvin/got-your-six_b_1505765.html?ref=militarySomebody asked me once if I was afraid of being "overrun by the enemy" after... more
Not the Onion, folks!
Bachmann's spokeswoman Becky Rogness said the congresswoman has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married her husband of Swiss descent in 1978. Rogness told Minnesota Public Radio that some of the couple's children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual citizenship, so they went through the process as a family.
It's official. Irony is dead.Not the Onion, folks!
Bachmann's spokeswoman Becky Rogness said... more
By David Edwards
Friday, April 6, 2012 10:59 EDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who calls herself “a high-value target for the Democrats,” says that President Barack Obama is a “health care dictator” because his administration is mandating that all insurance plans cover contraception for women.
In a recent interview with PolitiChicks, the former Republican presidential candidate told Ann-Marie Murrell that the eventual GOP nominee would be “1000 percent” better than Obama, no matter who that person was.
“We can’t let Obama have a second term,” she warned. “Not because it’s partisan, not because it’s the Republican team versus the Democrat team, but because we are about a better America and we’re about liberty and we’re about a decent chance for the future.”
“I think the number one threat right now is that under Obamacare, we literally are seeing a change in government for the first time in 225 years,” Bachmann explained. “This is the first time that we are moving truly away from a constitutional republic — slamming the door shut on a constitutional republic — and effectively we’re becoming a dictatorship in that we don’t elect a president anymore, we elect a health care dictator, who we saw with Barack Obama with contraceptives.”
“If you look at this issue, it wasn’t just about contraceptives. It was about the fact that now the president of the United States can order all Americans to purchase a product or service against their will whether they want it or not. And he can decide which product or service will be offered and at what price. That’s unbelievable!”
Bachmann added that Obama had been “more dangerous than any other president” because of his foreign policy.
“We’re seeing a hyperkinetic level of level of terrorist activity and Barack Obama has a lot to do with that,” she said, cautioning of the threat of Iranian weaponry “penetrating our southern border.”
“Even today, the president of the United States is calling for reducing our nuclear weaponry by 80 percent,” Bachmann noted. “OK, now think of this: We have Iran, a third-world basket case, trying to nuke up.”
The Minnesota congresswoman went on to plead with viewers to give her re-election campaign the maximum contribution because she had been “the number one target of [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi to defeat.”
“I am a high-value target for the Democrats,” she remarked. “This race unfortunately will be no different. … I need all of your viewers to give the very best donation that they can give — and I think the maximum is about $2,500 per person.”
Watch the video from PolitiChicks, broadcast on April 5, 2012.
"No Matter who is the GOP pick, she's behind him LMFAO!!!!" =)
"Oh and their are Iranians crossing the Border of Mexico, I wonder what ever happened to John McLame Finishing that Danged Fence???"By David Edwards
Friday, April 6, 2012 10:59 EDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who... more
Funny stuff, click on the link above for video:
Stephen Colbert had a field day with Rush Limbaugh and his advertisers dropping one by one after making the horrible nasty remarks about Sandra Fluke on his radio show over the course of three days. I liked his little montage of Limbaugh's offensive remarks that he did not feel the need to apologize for since it laid bare just how hollow that apology was, and the "takes one to know one" comment as far as just who exactly is a prostitute here, since Limbaugh only "apologized" once it looked like it might start costing him money.
Like a lot of others before him have already done, Colbert hit him for obviously not understanding how birth control pills work since he claimed it costs women more money if they have more sex and said "Rush knows what he's talking about because every time he's had sex with a woman, he's had to slip her a pill first." Ouch.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum weren't spared either after both of their really lame responses to Limbaugh's ugliness. You know, it's really just astounding that in a year when the GOP looked like they couldn't possibly find another group of people to alienate, offend and turn off to the point that they might not ever vote for any of them again, they managed to find another two... almost all women and everyone who likes having sex and doesn't want to be having a child every year or so in the process.
I grew up going to Catholic schools and remember all too well just how many huge families there were in my parish decades ago. I went to grade school with kids that had ten, twelve, thirteen, sixteen and seventeen children in their families because their parents actually listened to the church's advice on using birth control. If Limbaugh and Santorum and their ilk are stupid enough to think they can shame anyone into going back to those times, they're out of their minds.
I'll be happy to see Limbaugh off the air because this kind of trash really should not be allowed to be broadcast across our airways, but if they want to let him keep talking, the Republicans are just asking for a world of pain from this.Funny stuff, click on the link above for video:
Stephen Colbert had a field day... more
He apologized to Sandra Fluke in a statement on his website. | AP Photo
By CRAIG HOWIE | 3/3/12 5:37 PM EST Updated: 3/3/12 5:48 PM EST
“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
“I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level."
“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
The talk-radio host sparked a political and media firestorm when he branded Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” during his show Wednesday. Three advertisers bailed from Limbaugh’s show, Limbaugh was condemned by Democrats and some Republicans, and President Barack Obama called Fluke to express his concern for her wellbeing.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73574.html#ixzz1o6chXHGYHe apologized to Sandra Fluke in a statement on his website. | AP Photo
1 year ago
Businessman Herman Cain stumbled and appeared confused Monday when asked to describe where he disagreed with President Obama on his handing of the Libyan revolt during an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board.
"President Obama supported the uprising, correct?" he asked. "President Obama called for the removal of (Moammar) Gadhafi - just want to make sure we're talking about the same thing before I say yes I agree, or no I didn't agree. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reason - nope, that's a different one."
He then paused and said "I got to go back and see, I've got all this stuff twirling around in my head."
Cain then said he would have "done a better job of determining who the opposition" to Gadhafi was and explained after he had all the facts in the situation he would have made a more "deliberate decision" than the president.
After one of the reporters in the editorial board asked him to clarify what Obama did incorrectly, Cain said, "OK, the opposition that wanted to over throw Gadhafi, who are they, how organized are they, how strong are they who would be the apparent leader, now that they have succeeded did they have a plan for how they were going to govern or are you going to end up now with a country in complete chaos?"
Cain said his support would depend what answers the opposition had to those questions.
"All of those things, I think, should have been assessed," he said.
Asked by a reporter whether he thought those issues were not assessed by Obama, Cain said. "I don't know that they were or were not assessed. I didn't see reports of that assessment."
Cain's answer comes days after he avoided making any large errors during a CBS/ National Journal debate that focused on foreign policy.
He also appeared confused when asked whether federal workers should receive collective bargaining rights.
"They already have it, don't they?" he asked, and then said they should as long as it doesn't cause a significant burden on taxpayers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW_nDFKAmCoBusinessman Herman Cain stumbled and appeared confused Monday when asked to describe... more
Well folks here it goes........Have your Human Resources Executive offer the following:
3 Months of Severance Pay
3 Weeks of Vacation Pay
And last but not least, 3 Letters of Reference!
And don't let the Door hit you where the Good Lord Split Ya! Followed by Herman Cain Singing "Glory hala lu ya" as the accuser walks out the door!
Of course this article is just for fun, good luck Herman on the way down!
Personally I am quite found of his 9..9..9 plan:
9 Inch Pizza
9 Different Toppings
9 Minutes your Pizza is ready!Well folks here it goes........Have your Human Resources Executive offer the... more
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce's pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards sparked a Twitter record.
When Beyonce performed at 10:35 p.m. EDT Sunday night, there were 8,868 tweets per second. Twitter said that rate was a record for the service.
At the VMAs, Beyonce revealed a baby bump, cupping her growing belly for photographers as she arrived and rubbing her tummy when she performed. The 29-year-old singer is married to Jay-Z.
The VMAs drew MTV's biggest audience since the network began measuring its viewership. Sunday night's show attracted 12.4 million viewers.
http://t.co/QafKtjcNEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce's pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards... more
Hindsight is 20-20.
And in hindsight, we're glad we haven't invested a lot of time in the thousands of emails from Sarah Palin's time as governor of Alaska (beyond a post that said the emails would be released and another on the day they were about the news media's rush to read them).
The Anchorage Daily News' take on what's in the emails: "There are no bombshells, no 'gotcha' moments. ... [They] paint a picture of an image-conscious leader involved with the day-to-day duties of running the state and riding herd on the signature issues of her administration."
And The Wall Street Journal says "the more than 24,000 pages of public emails to and from Sarah Palin have so far produced no major revelations about her tenure as Alaska governor. But they've painted a behind-the-scenes portrait of her as focused on her state, with few close ties to the national Republican Party or its key issues."
Still, The New York Times does add that the emails "undercut simplistic views of her, both positive and negative."
If you want to see the emails, MSNBC is among the news outlets that have posted them.
Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is always in the discussion when there's talk about 2012 presidential contenders. She has not, though, officially declared whether she will or won't run.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/06/13/137148910/no-gotcha-moments-in-palin-emailsHindsight is 20-20.
And in hindsight, we're glad we haven't invested a... more
This is getting too funny!
Unremarkably, new poll numbers show that nobody - not even people in their own states - likes the nine possible GOP presidential candidates. Oddly, several say God supports them - meaning even He/She is less than faithful.
From Public Policy Polling, from most popular to least popular:
Gary Johnson (New Mexico)
Newt Gingrich (Georgia)
Herman Cain (Georgia)
Rick Perry (Texas)
Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania)
Mitt Romney (Massachusetts)
Tim Pawlenty (Minnesota)
Sarah Palin (Alaska)
Michele Bachmann (Minnesota)
-26This is getting too funny!
Unremarkably, new poll numbers show that nobody - not... more
His lecture goes from telegram to kilobite, I would yawn as well listening to garbage that scattered. The yawn is pretty loud. It's obviously a stupid provocation. Very difficult to deal with that kind of shit while trying to teach. If he just ignored it, another provocation would have probably followed soon enough, louder, and he might have been able to pinpoint the clown then. My guess is that the person filming knows who yawned and was prepared to tape the commotion.His lecture goes from telegram to kilobite, I would yawn as well listening to garbage... more
Religion has no placed in modern society. By Brava
I am certain that modern society will benefit from an environment of education, diversity, respect and that religion will only continue to regress it citizens.
Can you imagine?
A world without Religion!
According to The Journal of Religion and Society: prosperous societies with higher rates of belief in, and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, Drug used, inequality, teen pregnancy, abortion and discrimination.
The question I ask is how religion has affected your life?
When you think of an answer reflect on it. I can tell you that no matter if you practice any form of organized religion or not somehow your life has been affected either in a positive or in a negative way.
My purpose today is to encourage you to open your mind to new information and to understand the negative effect of religion throughout history.
I want to establish evidence to convince you to open your mind and to understand that religion is a personal choice and it has not place in Modern Society.
Because the topic of religion is so controversial it has a great deal of opposition to my view. A great thing to start a conversation and learn about each others point s of view.
For example, many religious organizations argue that religion and morals go hand and hand. They also argue that a society without religion is more likely to fail because United State has always been a religious country. That argument is baseless and history has shown the contrary. why should be any different now?
I defend my point by showing you how our country is falling behind, in education, technology, social diversity, equality,progress and economics. Have you ask your self; How many societies had failed because they base their government on religion? ex. Spain, Germany, Russia, United States, China, etc… It is a fact that throughout history religion has been the cause of many crimes committed against humanity. Great example to that is, the holocaust, the inquisition, the crusade, September 11, Radical Muslims beheading, and slavery. Furthermore there is a large list of dictators who were completely religious or even if there were atheist they base the government on religious misinformation and fear.
The outcome of their government does not need to be explain, they are responsible for over 20,000,000 millions of death and few examples come to mind.
Francisco Franco Spain-1939-1975 Fascist died in office.
Joseph Stalin USSR-1924-1953 Communist -Revolutionary regime
died in office.
Adolph Hitler Germany -1933-1945 Fascist World War II, Jewish Holocaust
Mao Tse-Tung China-1945-1976 Communist Revolutionary regime died in office
Moreover, United State had eight years of President George Walker Bush, who is consider to be one of the most religious President of our time. His presidency left behind a country full of disgrace, failing economic, two wars, inequality, and the worst education rate in history.
When are we going to learn? How many people have to continue dying? before we realize that our country should be complete secular. Education and equality should be our most important priority.
Another important point is the examples of many secular countries that are very prosperous regardless of their secular view of the world and the commitment to keep Church separate from their government. i.e Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Iceland, Bahamas, Finland, Sweden, Bhutan, Brunei, Canada etc…. These countries have moral values and civil order and there are consider to be very successful and happy.
There is an article in time magazine by Iva Skoch title "Least Religious countries", were he explain how non-religious countries are strongly correlated with high levels of societal health, such as low homicide rates, low poverty rates, low infant mortality rates, and low illiteracy rates, as well as high levels of educational attainment, per capita income, and gender equality. Most nations characterized by high degrees of individual and societal security have the highest rates of organic atheism.
Also According to Richard Dawkins author’ of the bestseller “God Delusion” he explain how secular societies show advancement and are not less moral that those religious society. Religion should be a personal choice and should not have any part on our government and society as a whole.
The problem with our society is that it dedicates too much time worrying about personal believes, who is sleeping with who, is this person gay or straight and is failing to get the new generation adapt to the new world of diversity and understanding. Moreover our children are not finishing their schools well educated because lack of resources and well prepared teachers. We are loosing our edge and eventually we would not be able to be competitive with the rest of the world.
The controversy around religion and society has been a part of our lives for generations and it has always been a important factor to human development and growth; however it is time to open our mind and to find a common ground were people worship whoever they want in the privacy of their home and allow the government to go on with its business without interference of any type of influence by religion.
Separation of church and state is a matter of diversity, open-mindedness, respect and a legacy for our future.
Brava :DReligion has no placed in modern society. By Brava
I am certain that modern... more
Carrie Prejean, former Miss California, speaking to the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C., claimed "God chose me", implying that God approves of her stance against gay rights and gay marriage. In a self serving and self glorifying speech Prejean wallowed in self-pity, martyrdom, and vanity, while trying to convey an image of defiance to the secular world.
Is Prejean God's messenger?Carrie Prejean, former Miss California, speaking to the Values Voter Summit in... more
The weekly feature of the Sustainable Agriculture group wherein we try to focus on the beauty of this world. This is a beautiful video set to Pachelbel's Canon in D which is one of my favorite pieces of music, which I also marched down the aisle to at my wedding 24 years ago this week. ;-)
http://current.com/groups/sustainable-agriculture/The weekly feature of the Sustainable Agriculture group wherein we try to focus on the... more
Count Sheep. Spell the alphabet backwards. Eat cheese before bed. Any of these old wives tales sound familiar? If you’re an insomniac you’ll understand the following blog. It’s all about the hellish trials and tribulations of not being able to get a decent night’s shut-eye. It’s a humorous take on the matter, but the blogger is really distressed! Is it her mattress, her pillows!? A very tongue and cheek entry, she writes the blog entry during one of her insomniatic episodes.
Blogger has an amazingly eclectic site with everything from beauty, fashion, diary style entries, poetry, life in the magazine world----this girl has everything. Already winner of the prestigious “Blog Of The Day Award” (some people take years to earn this—she’s only had her blog up 3 weeks!) and on top level blog rolls of awesome bloggers, this girl is amazing. A+++++Count Sheep. Spell the alphabet backwards. Eat cheese before bed. Any of these old... more
3 years ago
"Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska said Sunday that Gov. Sarah Palin’s decision to resign was largely prompted by the personal legal costs of the ethics investigations against her.
Ms. Palin announced on Friday that she would quit her job near the end of the month and turn the reins of state government over to Mr. Parnell, who like the governor is a Republican.
At the news conference, Ms. Palin cited numerous reasons for quitting, including more than $500,000 in legal fees that she and her husband, Todd, have incurred because of 15 ethics complaints filed against her during her two and a half years as governor. She said all of the complaints had been dismissed, but she still had to pay lawyers to defend her.
Mr. Parnell said Ms. Palin called him into her office on Wednesday night to tell him she was resigning.
“I think what I heard from the governor,” Mr. Parnell said on “Fox News Sunday,” “really had to do with the weight on her, the concern she had for the cost of all the ethics investigations and the like — the way that that weighed on her with respect to her inability to just move forward Alaska’s agenda on behalf of Alaskans in the current context of the environment. So that’s what I saw.”
Mr. Parnell, who is scheduled to take over for Ms. Palin on July 26, said it was costing the State of Alaska about $2 million just to pay for the staff to deal with the records requests from the ethics complaints.
“That was just over the top, and I think she used the word insane in her remarks,” Mr. Parnell said.
Ms. Palin, who was Senator John McCain’s running mate on last year’s Republican presidential ticket, is leaving office 18 months before the end of her first term as governor. In her comments on Friday, she acknowledged the toll that the ethics investigations had taken on her and her family.
But in the often-rambling announcement, Ms. Palin also sounded at one point as though she was quitting politics entirely and at another as though she had an eye on higher office, which immediately led to renewed speculation about the possibility of her running for president in 2012. She promised supporters that in the coming days, she would provide details — on her social networking Facebook and Twitter sites — on her reasons for leaving the governorship so abruptly.
In a posting on her Facebook page on Saturday, Ms. Palin appeared to indicate that she would seek a larger, national role — citing what she said was a “higher calling” to push for conservative causes nationally.""Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska said Sunday that Gov. Sarah Palin’s... more
I'm usually not doing this, but this is very prior to not only Current, but its future, you may have already known a post like this created Delia, and I am have did the same, here is the link to the same petition,
I've gathered a majority of the different users' opinions and summarized some of them up and some I quoted...
@ All of Current Staff, these are what some of users had to say about wanting to bring back Current tv, I've taken the notice that you, the staff hasn't even asked the users of what they feel about the feature being gone, its as if you pretended nothing had happend until we had to ask you..
"Free the Weed & Bring Back Vicky!
What I miss is getting that email saying "Your a homepage hero!" or even better "Your story on Current Tonight"
Those were the good old days..."
~Without Current News, Current will lag, without its main feature...and will be useless
"Particularly if the robot is giving news Current members have decided was news."
"Why are you guys surprised?, every platform that gets it's boost from it's users quickly dumps them and goes for the money... in the form of sponsored programming and focusing on more lucrative subjects and topics of discussion. We are no longer needed!"
"I'm 100% with you. I remember when voting for the content of an article meant something. I remember when Current was actually current. They shoudl change the name to Weekly-Filtered-Producer Approved TV.
I don't have all day to wait to see my name in lights, dammit! I want to have my cyber-ego stroked every hour on the hour!!! Vicki RULES!!
Without OUR participation and inclusion, Current is just Mtv with a sprinkling of CNN on top; the bastard child of YouTube."
~Its pretty questioning of how Current News will work with this format, so I'm suggesting to bring back the old format as well~!
~Current News is the BEST part about Current itself..
'I KNOW! I want Vicky BACK. That is one of the only reasons i actually watched and participated in Current"
"Vicky is the one who inspired me to join current.com. i only got to see current when I visited my brother in DC, and once I saw that cool robot give user chosen news every hour inbetween awesome shows, i KNEW i wanted to be a contributer, a part of the current community"
And the main post :
We want the Hourly Current News Program with our lovely Robot Voice, Vicky, BACK on TV.
This is clear in every single post regarding the Current Community. It always gets brought up - Why no more hourly news? Why don't we see the users on TV as much anymore? It was awesome, Vicky was awesome, and we want them back - is Current Media for the people or will you dismiss the voice of your demographic?
I'm trying to get 1,000 signatures. I have no guarantee that Current will listen and deviate from whatever plans they may have, but you never know if you don't try!
Sign at the link!^-^;
I'm usually not doing this, but this is very prior to not only Current,... more
"President-elect Barack Obama will invoke God when he takes the oath of office January 20, despite a lawsuit filed by atheist and non-religious groups, according to an attorney for Chief Justice John Roberts, who will administer the oath.
The groups have sued in federal court to block any mention of God during the inaugural ceremonies. Roberts was among those named in the suit.
However, Obama wishes to conclude the oath with the phrase "so help me God," Jeffrey Minear, an attorney and administrative assistant for Roberts, told a federal court in documents Friday.
Michael Newdow, supported by several groups including the American Humanist Association, claims in his lawsuit that "so help me God" violates the constitutional ban on government "endorsement" of religion. He asked a federal judge to intervene and block references of God or religion in the formal ceremonies.
The lawsuit also opposes the traditional invocation and benediction to be delivered by pastors invited by Obama.
"There can be no purpose for placing 'so help me God' in an oath or sponsoring prayers to God, other than promoting the particular point of view that God exists," according to the lawsuit.""President-elect Barack Obama will invoke God when he takes the oath of office... more