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Anger in America’s Dairyland!

February 28, 2013

By bluecheddar

Wisconsin’s state senate approved an open pit mine bill with a one vote margin yesterday: 17-16. The bill will next be taken up by the state assembly where a GOP majority will pass it. It then travels to Scott Walker’s desk for his signature and it is widely predicted to land in court to face lawsuits.

Though the legislative process is ugly, the protest process is not. Visiting tribe members and citizens filled the rotunda with drumming, beauty, song, and solidarity:

This photo is from Jenna Pope. [More at her facebook profile and her blog,JennaPope.com]

Below are the comments I shared online that resonated the most with fellow netizens:

WI Senate is still debating the WI mine bill. The routine goes like this: Amendments are put up [17 in all], the GOP tables them and all the Dems can…

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Fact Check:  Supreme Justice Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto attorney. (Monsanto bought Searle in 1985, and sold it a few years ago). When Ashcroft became Attorney General, Thompson from King and Spalding Attorneys (another former Monsanto attorney) became deputy under Ashcroft. (Attorneys for NutraSweet and Coke).

“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” – Walter Scott

Source:  http://www.newswithviews.com/NWVexclusive/exclusive15.htm

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That’s right!  The EPA lists Aspartame as a toxin, BUT the FDA wants to approve Aspartame to unnecessarily add to YOUR milk and 17 other dairy products including your yogurt!   Where’s the proof, and even more interesting, why would they add an artificial sweetener to Americans‘ milk in secret fashion by posting this petition in the Federal Register where a vast majority of Americans are never going to look?  Then, after its expiration date on May 21, 2013, the FDA can quietly approve it with little to no public say!  In other words, the FDA is saying don’t make a big deal out of poisoning America’s milk supply.  They won’t care or know about it after the docket closes!  The FDA essentially admitted that they wanted this passed in secret WITHOUT consumer consent!  Here’s YOUR chance to speak up America:

As of 2010, the EPA has Aspartame on their…

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UPDATE  02-27-2013:  See also  

FDA-Approved Toxic Aspartame Sweetener In Your Dairy?

 http://johnniesblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/fda-approved-toxic-aspartame-sweetener-in-your-dairy/

DONALD RUMSFELD AND ASPARTAME

Posted: May 9, 2004
12:18 AM Eastern
by NWV Staff Writer
2004 NewsWithViews.com

Aspartame is an additive found in diet soft drinks and over 5,000 foods, drugs and medicine. It was approved in 1983 for use in carbonated beverages. However, there may be more sour than sweet when it comes to aspartame.

In reality, aspartame is a drug, not an additive in the sense many people associate with that word. It interacts with other drugs, has a synergistic and additive effect with MSG, and is a chemical hyper-sensitization agent. Dr. John Olney, who founded the field of neuoscience called excitotoxicity, attempted to stop the approval of aspartame with Attorney James Turner back in 1996. The FDA’s own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress that without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause…

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02-27-2013 Ecowatch

Laurel Peltier

In 1989, Dusty and Tamera Hagy bought 81 rural acres in Jackson County, West Virginia. Twenty-one years later, the Hagys sued four natural gas drilling firms alleging the natural gas wells drilled on their property in 2008 contaminated their drinking water and caused physical harm.

The Hagys’ water contamination lawsuit demonstrates how the natural gas industry has built a near-perfect “federal legal exemption’s framework” that when combined with lax or absent state regulations and the legal system’s high costs, inherently approves of citizen collateral damage with no restitution.

The consequence of this framework is that the burden of proof is placed on plaintiffs who, at best, are forced to settle with natural gas companies, thereby sealing the case from public scrutiny, scientific examination and legal precedence. Because the Hagys didn’t sign a non-disclosure agreement with the natural gas companies involved, their legal case gives the…

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new Environmental Working Group analysis of 2011 water quality tests by 201 large U.S. municipal water systems that serve more than 100 million people in 43 states has determined that all are polluted with unwanted toxic chemicals called trihalomethanes. These chemicals, an unintended side effect of chlorination, elevate the risks of bladder cancer, miscarriages and other serious ills.

“Many people are likely exposed to far higher concentrations of trihalomethanes than anyone really knows,” said Renee Sharp, a senior scientist at EWG and co-author of the analysis. “For most water systems, trihalomethane contamination fluctuates from month to month, sometimes rising well beyond the legal limit set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.”

Trihalomethanes are formed when chlorine, added to treated water as a disinfectant, reacts with rotting organic matter such as farm runoff, sewage or dead animals and vegetation. Their concentrations tend to rise when…

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