Saturday, March 25, 2006

Corporate Takeover of Organic Foods

What We Need to Know About the Corporate Takeover of the "Organic" Food Market
by Carole Resnick

A familiar brand name to organic shoppers is Hain. This company now owns many other organic brands, which continue to appear to be independent. Some examples include: Bearitos (chips), Bread Shop (granola), Celestial Seasonings (tea), Garden of Eatin', Health Valley, Imagine Foods (Rice Dream), Terra Chips, and Westbrae (canned vegetables, soy drinks, pastas, and more). And who owns Hain? The prime investors in the Hain Food Group are mutual funds and holding companies. Their principal stockholders are Phillip Morris (tobacco), Monsanto (genetically modified food), Citigroup (responsible for rainforest destruction), Exxon/Mobil, Wal-Mart, Entergy Nuclear, and Lockheed Martin (weapons manufacturer). In 9/99 the H.J. Heinz Co. acquired ownership of nearly 20% of Hain. And, no surprises here, Heinz is principally owned by the same mutual funds and principal stockholders as is Hain. Clisk here:

Friday, March 24, 2006

Mean Judeans Softball Team is Back

Article from the Jerusalem Post 3/23/06 By MICAH WINSTON
The Dimona Mean Judeans opened their 2006 Israel Softball Association season with an 8-2 win over Penticon. Dimona pitcher Yaron was too much for the Penticon bats. He struck out six, while allowing only two runs, both scored by Howie Hirsch and batted in by David Fleightman. All eight Dimona runs were brought in with two outs and against 17-year-old Penticon pitcher Golan Halley. Dimona's top five hitters did all the damage. Amihai (three runs batted in), Ben Hai and Akhazia (two RBIs) each went 2-for-3 and Yigal drove in two runs. Amihai made the defensive play of the game at shortstop, chasing down a lazy looper to make a football-style, over-theshoulder catch. Dimona women rout Beit Shemesh-The Dimona Lady Judeans beat the Beit Shemesh Fireballs 20-6 in the 2006 ISA women's league opener. New Dimona pitcher Dina kept the Beit Shemesh bats in check and walked none, backed by fine defense from Carmiah at shortstop. Vashti led the way at bat going 2-for-3 with a triple.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sports Update!! Cavs Win!!

Oh what a relief! By Brian Windhorst
Beacon Journal sportswriter

CLEVELAND: In the imagination, when LeBron James finally made his first game-winning shot it would be received with extreme jubilation. When the moment actually arrived, the overwhelming sentiment was relief. James picked up his fifth triple-double of the season with 37 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Above and beyond the stats, though, he showed his expanding leadership and decision-making skills. It was the Cavs' (39-29) third consecutive win, stretched their lead to four games on the No. 4 playoff seed and reduced their magic number to clinch a playoff spot to just four.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Will You Be Ready?

The End Of Civilization By Dave Eriqat
Now, I’m just one person. And I’ve been closely studying economic, environmental, and energy issues for only a few years. And I’m no expert. Yet I’ve come to the conclusion – and I don’t want to be a “Chicken Little” here – that civilization as we have known it for the last century is doomed. Our wasteful manner of living – heck, the sheer size of our human population – is unsustainable. Everywhere you look you can see signs of strain on the Earth, from spreading pollution of the air, water, and land, to disappearance of life in the seas, to depletion of natural resources. Something’s got to give. Things simply cannot continue as they have.
If I can see this, I would guess the United States Government, what with its thousands of full time experts, probably can too. Now, if you are the government and your experts tell you that civilization as we know it is doomed, what do you do? Well, for starters, you do not tell your population of sheeple. That would precipitate panic and result in premature doom, which would consume the government along with everything else. Above all, government seeks to survive, so you would maintain the facade of normalcy for the benefit of your population while you use what time you have left to prepare, as quietly as possible, for the inescapable future.
To see full article: Click here: The End Of Civilization By Dave Eriqat

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

When Science Fails

Cryonic Couple Cremated SAUMUR, France:
The most prominent frozen couple in France have thawed. Dr. Raymond Martinot and his wife, Monique Leroy, had been "slumbering" in a large refrigeration unit in the basement of their Loire chateau while their son fought in the French courts to keep their bodies there. But Remy Martinot said he discovered recently that a technical problem had caused the temperature in the refrigerator to rise to an unacceptable level, probably for several days, The Guardian reported. The younger Martinot had his parents cremated. Dr. Martinot planned the effort to gain immortality through cryogenics, first preserving his wife's body when she died of cancer in 1984. When he died of a stroke more than 20 years later, his son did the same for him. French authorities had said that cryogenic preservation is illegal under laws that require all bodies to be cremated, buried or donated to science.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn

BALTIMORE — Black men in the United States face a far more dire situation than is portrayed by common employment and education statistics, a flurry of new scholarly studies warn, and it has worsened in recent years even as an economic boom and a welfare overhaul have brought gains to black women and other groups. To see complete article: Click here: Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn - New York Times