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Chapter 24

April 3, 2015

Chapter 24

 

Dirty Little Secrets of the Pusher

© Copyright 2015
by Dahni

 

The Pusher?

Yes, the pusher. You know, a person or persons that sells illegal drugs.

If you lived through or remember the 60’s/70’s (1960’s, 1970’s) you will probably recall a song by this name. It was performed by, Steppenwolf, a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton.

I am not quite sure which to do first? Do I present the You Tube video of the band performing this song or just give you the lyrics first?

Both the music and the words are important to understanding this post. And I would like to point out that whether or not you are offended by the words or the music, the music invokes a certain ominous feeling as do the lyrics, and these are or should be apropos to you, in understanding this post or chapter. In light of this post, this song was quite prophetic then, for the times in which we are living now!

But what does a “pusher,” this music and these words have to do with this blog, this post, this chapter and with ‘dirt’?  EVERYTHING! Everything we need and want, comes from the dirt, from earth or the air and the water which affects our dirt. We are all basically, made from dirt. Our physical bodies are made up of mostly the same elements that are found in common dirt. Common? But we are not common! We are important! Then it is, of most importance that our dirt is as good a quality and quantity as possible! We don’t need some pusher man, pushing poison! But this is precisely what has been happening, for a long while. It is, still happening!

It has just now been decided. I will give you the lyrics first and then, I will share with you the You Tube video. Please just read and listen. I am setting the stage to reveal exactly who, ‘The Pusher’ is! And we all need to know! This information affects all of our lives, our future, our children’s future and yes, our ‘dirt’!

 

The Pusher 

by Steppenwolf

 

You know I’ve smoked a lot of grass
O’ Lord, I’ve popped a lot of pills
But I never touched nothin’
That my spirit could kill
You know, I’ve seen a lot of people walkin’ ’round
With tombstones in their eyes
But the pusher don’t care
Ah, if you live or if you die

God damn, The Pusher
God damn, I say The Pusher
I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man

You know the dealer, the dealer is a man
With the love grass in his hand
Oh but the pusher is a monster
Good God, he’s not a natural man
The dealer for a nickel
Lord, will sell you lots of sweet dreams
Ah, but the pusher ruin your body
Lord, he’ll leave your, he’ll leave your mind to scream

God damn, The Pusher
God damn, God damn the Pusher
I said God damn, God, God damn The Pusher man

Well, now if I were the president of this land
You know, I’d declare total war on The Pusher man
I’d cut him if he stands, and I’d shoot him if he’d run
Yes I’d kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun

God damn The Pusher
Gad damn The Pusher
I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man

 

 

OK, before I continue, here is a caveat– a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations, regarding what you just read and/or heard. I am not advocating “smoking grass” or to have contributed to the choice of  anyone that may or may have, “popped a lot pills.” The point to the lyrics and the song and this post, this chapter— all of this is, about the pusher!

Who is the ‘Pusher’?

In another one of my WordPress blogs, The American Eagle Service  or the actual link is: “Everything WE Consume is Safe – It’s the Law?”  what follows here, will begin there. There, it will begin, under different title. But both here and there, ‘The Pusher’ is, one and the same! Who is the pusher? What are, ‘The Dirty Little Secrets of the Pusher’?

Everything We Consume is Safe – It’s The Law?

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The argument:

WE the People of the world, DEMAND brighter, better tasting, more flavorful, bigger, more rot-resistant, disease-resistant and cheaper– fruits, vegetables and meats! Farmers DEMAND, higher yields! World hunger and world emotional response to starvation DEMAND, all of these things! What is the cost or price paid, for the delivery of these DEMANDS? The simple answer is, are these SAFE?

The burden of proof is upon Monsanto or any such entity that produce GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) or any such supposed or purported food additives or food modifications to ANY AND ALL FOOD distributed in the United States of America. By definition, this would include: from the air– to the water– to the soil– to plants– to animals– to human consumption or use. HAS THE BURDEN OF PROOF BEEN MET?

These things would also apply to Pharmacology and the practice of Medicine. Are not Pharmacological firms which produce “additives” that are ingested, consumed and/or absorbed, chemical companies? Is this not what Monsanto and such as they are, ALL chemical companies? Familiarize yourself with the following: “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS)!

Answer the following question, for yourselves– after doing your due diligence to research this, for yourself. You would need to just look on the shelves of ANY grocery store. Is the DEMAND, for natural food supplements and/or” organics” less, the same or ON THE RISE? Once more, familiarize yourself with the following: “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS)!

Leave that question, for the time being. Is the DEMAND, for alternatives (“alternative medicine”) to traditional medicine less, the same or ON THE RISE?  Look on the shelves of any grocery store! Familiarize yourself with the following: “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS)!

I ask again– of you or any such chemical company, are these things produced that we consume or use, “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS)? HAS THE BURDEN OF PROOF BEEN MET?

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What DEMANDS these burdens to be met? Public law!

What agency of the Federal Government is charged with monitoring, administrating, enforcing and executing this law? The U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA)!

Has the FDA, is the FDA– DEMANDING this burden of proof to be met? Are they not charged by law to: monitor, administer, enforce and execute the law in which, they are charged by law, to do? What law?

The Food Additives Amendment of 1958 is, a 1958 amendment to the Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act of 1938. It was a response to concerns about the safety of new food additives. The amendment established an exemption from the “food additive” definition and requirements for substances “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by scientific experts in the field,

General Premise or Purpose of the Law:

“An Act to protect the public health by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the use in food or additives which have not been adequately tested to establish their safety.”

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There you have the law, ladies and gentlemen. It is still on the books! It is still active law in, the United States Code (USC)! It has NOT been rescinded, canceled or overturned by any Congress, President or Supreme Court! It’s still the law!

Have the DEMANDS of burden of proof been met? Have the DEMANDS of the FDA been met?

Have the DEMANDS of the law, been enforced by the FDA?

When we see the growing number of products and produce for sale in every grocery store, with words such as: “organics,” “free range,” grass fed,” and etc., I think we all know the answer. When we see the numbers of protest rising, I believe we know the answer. And when we understand that Monsanto, a chemical company, which engineers GMO’s which affect the soil, plants, animals and all who consume their “additives,” “engineering” and “modifications,” we know the answer.

Monsanto is NOT the only such chemical company that “engineers,” they are, if not the biggest, at least one of them and they are constantly in the news, good, bad or indifferent–one way or another. When we understand that in fact, Monsanto is, the largest ‘seed’ producer in the world, and that seeds are looked upon as software, “engineered” to basically do whatever is desired, we surely must know, they have NOT met the BURDEN OF PROOF that anything they might have to offer is, proven to be SAFE.

Our suspicions should continue to grow that the FDA is not DEMANDING Monsanto or any such chemical company to prove their products and the produce made from them are SAFE! Why should we be suspicious of the FDA? Because currently, a deputy commissioner of the FDA, used to be a lawyer for Monsanto.

I am not a scientist, doctor, lawyer or an expert on any of these things. I don’t have to be! It is NOT my burden to prove any of these things! It is not my responsibility to enforce compliance to the law. I do not work for the FDA.

I am not accusing Monsanto of anything nor am I targeting the FDA for intentional non-compliance of their authority and responsibility to execute the law. Again, HAS THE BURDEN OF PROOF BEEN MET? Has the law been executed? Back in the grocery stores, the shelves are DEMANDING PROOF!

It is a simple enough solution that can be remedied by a pen! All the President of the United States need do RIGHT NOW is, to sign either an executive order or presidential memorandum (either or have the same effect)[1], DEMANDING that the FDA enforce the law that they are already charged to execute! Why has NOT or is this NOT being done?

I have not mentioned other agencies, branches, departments or other entities in and out of Federal, State or Local government, which are involved. The facts are, almost every single one of them are! The term “thick as thieves,” comes to mind. Why is this?

How could our own country, our own countrymen and women do this to us, WE the People? Surely I’m making this all up? Surely we can trust our government, our food and cosmetics, all the things we purchase and use in our homes, for our babies and children and from bathing, to cleaning and etc.? Are these ALL, NOT DRUGS or CHEMICALS? WAKE UP!

Now I’m not suggesting that any one of us, WE the People “wake up” to embrace the conspiracy minded folks that believe our government is out to get us!!! The truth is, I DON’T KNOW THAT TO BE TRUE! But I do know, whether by intent or just plain ignorance, it is a corrupt system!

From BIG MONEY ADVERTISING to the media, business and Wall Street and BIG MONEY LOBBYING– to Washington, D.C.– to the FDA– to the Farm and to our homes and tables, we have all been bought and paid for and sold, a bill of goods!!!!

In another century, in the old west, this stuff was simply called, ‘Snake Oil’! Today, just because, this ‘snake oil’ has not made us sick or killed us, does not mean it’s still not what it is, ‘snake oil!’ And just because the ‘snake oil’ sellers said it was good for us, and the labels tell us it’s good for us, does not mean, it’s still not – just ‘snake oil.’ And just because the sheriff (FDA) has either turned a blind-eye or have not run these ‘pushers’ out of town, does not mean it’s because, our ‘snake oil’ is safe! Do we really know what’s in it and what is not? And just because there exists some legal ‘mumbo-jumbo’ or “disclaimer,” does NOT mean those responsible are excused from the Burden of Proof or should not to be held accountable! They are, they, whomever you are!  These things are NOT our burden to prove, it is the burden that we all bare and that we all share!

Under law, the law has been usurped or laws made to not enforce the laws that are still, laws, on the books! Yes, it is a corrupt system! Those that are bound by oath, have so bound themselves to all these laws, that even if they wanted to, they could not change them!

It is as if, they were like blind hamsters, in a cage, blinding going nowhere and are just spinning an endless wheel, never, ever stopping, always turning and making a mess.

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The cage or the room is, as if, it were our country! The wheel is, as if, it is us, WE the People!

In a country of over 300 million people, a president, a few hundred members of Congress, the 12 Supreme Court judges and all those which work for these three branches of government (actually for us), make all the rules, regulations and laws that affect all of us. When did the needs and wants of these few, become greater than the needs and wants of the many – the rest of us, WE the People?

If government has so bound themselves that even they cannot change these things, then the only remedy; the only solution is for us, WE the People to change these things! WE need to RESET!

If you think or believe that I am just trying to frighten you,I have exaggerated, am mistaken or that I am lying about any of this, then prove me wrong and I will cease and desist or just shut-up! If you are too busy or just don’t care to do that, then prove me wrong, for those others that may read this. If you think or believe that everything is Okey-Dokey, Peachy-Keen, Just Fine, OK, Copasetic and Safe, then prove to me I am wrong. If you are still too busy and just don’t care about any of this or me, are you absolutely sure these things are SAFE, for the future of your children?

If you think or believe that there is nothing you can do about any of this, think again and believe differently! You need to understand who you are! You are, one of WE the People, endowed with, endued with and imbued with immense power! WE the People are the power of government. Our government is,– of, by and for us, WE the People!

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

 excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence, 1776

 

WE the People, need to RESET our Republic, rid ourselves of ‘The Pusher,’ and reclaim our sovereign rights to ourselves and our posterity!

To accomplish this, I invite you to read, purchase or borrow, RESET “An UN-alien’s Guide to Resetting Our Republic.” To find this in written or digital formats, or locate it, just Google it, Bing it or Yahoo it! Or leave a comment and just ask. I will provide you with the required information.

“The Secrets of the Pusher” are, they have NOT MET THE BURDEN OF PROOF that what they are pushing is, SAFE! And the sheriff, our sheriff, the FDA, has NOT DEMANDED that they do so! I do NOT see any of this changing in the near future. But the bright spot is, WE the People can change this! And to some extent, we are. Keep going to the grocery stores and look on the shelves. Our DEMANDS are forcing change, by, what we purchase!

 

 

[1] an executive order or a presidential memorandum are both, presidential actions and carry the same force and effect. The difference between the two are very subtle. Since President John F. Kennedy, an executive order must be numbered and listed in the registry and must state the law or laws, for its basis. A presidential memorandum has NO policy or guidelines as to its construction, is NOT numbered and does NOT have to cite any law or laws for its basis! It is published in the registry, but how difficult is it to find something that is not numbered or how difficult is it to test its validity, if it cites no law or laws for its basis???

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Chapter 23

March 30, 2009

Chapter 23

 

Dirty Little Secrets of Mother Nature – Part 3

© Copyright 2009
by Dahni

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She

By Dahni

She will push up from the soil

She the hand of beauteous and wonderdrous things

She will feed the planet with her bounty

She will in conception bring forth the living thing

She will replenish, perserve and protect

She will send forth fountain sweet for drink

She will fill the lungs with purity

She as unclothed; naked and unashamed

She is the desire of the nations, a fertile and willing lover

She is mother to us all, but

She onced angered, will set loose the whirlwind

She will grind the stones and bones to dust

She will let loose the deafening cry

She will blind the mind and eye with madness

She will erupt, boil and burn

She will choke and plague

She as a woman in labor and travail will wail

She will deliver the unholy thing

She will spew from her lips the poison she is given

She will rain it down, this acid and melt the poison

She will correct her balance with violence

She will not cease until peace and balance comes again

She an empath – a loving or vengeful Mother

She a metaphor of a loving God and Father

We have rejected

And brought forth the wrath we made ourselves

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From the collection: ‘Letters from Earth’ © 2006

by the same author

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Beautiful & Balanced Mother Nature

   How have we come to such a two edged sword?

 

   WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more Dirty Little Secrets to share next time.

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Chapter 24 (coming soon)

Chapter 22

March 30, 2009

Chapter 22

 

Dirty Little Secrets of Mother Nature – Part 2

© Copyright 2009
by Dahni

Fast Forward to the 20th Century

Iron Eyes Cody (April 3, 1904 – January 4, 1999), was an American actor. He made his living portraying Native Americans in films. His most notable and memorable role was that of, the “Crying Native American Indian.”

ironeyescody1 In the early 70’s there was broadcast on television,  a public service announcement called,  Keep America Beautiful. Cody is seen paddling a canoe up what appears to be a serne river and he is dressed in period costume. Then he passes the modern polluted skies of 20th century industry. He paddles his canoe to shore, gets out and begins to walk. He appears out of place in the midst of cars and trucks, skyscrapers and teeming numbers of strangely dressed people. A speeding car passes by and throws out trash which lands at his feet, and he sheds a single tear.

The announcer– William Conrad, of “Bullwinkle” and “Cannon” fame– sternly and memorably declares: “People start pollution; people can stop it.”

A mini Dirty Little Secret is that Iron Eagle Cody was not a Native American Indian, his ancesters are Italian. 🙂

The word ‘Industry’ above reminded me of another movie which started out originally as a series of fantasy books.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s, ‘Lord of the Rings Trilogy,’ is high epic fantasy.The books created their own cultures and included  philology, (love of language or learning). Tolkien created his own languages in this series, i.e. Elfish etc. Mythology and religion were used and the author’s distaste for the effects of industrialization were symbolized by the ‘wheel.’ The wheel meant industry and it was the purposes of the Dark Lord Sauron, to destroy the world of men by its evil use.

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Lord Sauron’s & the white wizard Saruman’s wheel of industry at Isengard

Flashback to Cowboys (cowgirls too), and Indians

When we were children, many of us used to play ‘Cowboys (cowgirls too),and Indians.’ But in real life, the characters we played were quite different. Quite often the Native Americans were portrayed as uncivilized savages and the ‘white man’ was civilized and gentile. The truth though, was very different!

Most Native American tribes were peaceful, peace seeking and peace keeping. They were highly organized, efficient, self-reliant and self-sufficient. They respected the land and all of life, even that which they killed for food. They often shared their bounty with others. If it were not for them, it is doubtful that our forefathers and foremothers would have survived their first year in this new country. The National holiday of Thanksgiving has its origin during this time.

‘The White Man,’ lived a lot differently than did the Native Americans. In their expanse, they did not respect the land and life as their different colored skinned, brothers and sisters. They took over lands which did not belong to them. Hunters nearly destroyed the buffalo and often to the shock of Native Americans, they would kill the animal, skin them for their hides only and leave the flesh to rot. They brought guns, alcohol and disease. Believing the Natives were little more than red savage beasts, they hunted them neither for food or purpose, but often just for sport. Many tribes in order to protect their own livelihood, responded to violence with violence. Wars and treaties were waged, made and broken. Often the ‘white man’ behaved without honor. Many people perhaps still feel that the Natives were just ignorant and stupid, citing for example, the sale of what is now the island of Manhattan or New York City, New York, just for a handful of beads.

However, there is an abundance of information to support that most Native Americans had no concept of the sale of land. The so called beads of sale were in essence, a peace treaty or a token of friendship to share the land, not to own it!

This utter disregard for land and life reminds me of a line from the 1999 sci-fi movie, ‘The Matrix.’ The software program and an agent of the system, ‘the Matrix,’ Mr. Smith said the following:

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“I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus! Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.”

Agent Smith, ‘The Matrix’ (1999)

Are all these events, from all these Dirty Little Secrets a metaphor? Are all these consequences and calamities, just Mother Nature’s ‘payback for interfering with her’s or God’s ordered balance?’

Is this the reaping from the sowing?

mothernature11 Mother Nature – Dena Dietrich starred as the forest matron, Mother Nature in a series of successful 30-second commercials for Chiffon Margarine (1971-79). Dressed in a gown of white and adorned with a crown of daisies, Mother Nature addresses an unseen narrator who informs her “That’s Chiffon Margarine, not butter.” A perplexed Mother Nature replies “Margarine, oh, no, it’s too sweet, too creamy.” When the narrator tells her “Chiffon’s so delicious, I guess it fooled even you, Mother Nature,” the perturbed woodland goddess lets loose lightning and thunder to express her anger. Her trademark catchphrase was “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!”

It’s not nice or a good idea to mess with Mother Nature either.

WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more Dirty Little Secrets to share next time.

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Chapter 23

Chapter 21

March 30, 2009

Chapter 21

 

Dirty Little Secrets of Mother Nature – Part 1

© Copyright 2009
by Dahni

We have seen that the ‘Dirty Thirties‘ was caused primarily by humans. The ‘Funkycide’ (herbicide), Fifties’ destroyed a lot of life forms and caused more deficits in soil nutrients. We have seen the sterile consequences of hybrids and the total takeover of seeds by chemical companies. We looked at the health quality of animals due to human interference for higher yields and greater profits. We have seen some of consequences of an imbalanced pH. We have looked at the horrific possibility of mutations and the frightening potential of genetic engineering. What other possible consequences could there have been, due to human invasion?

Flash Back to the Times of the Incas & Aztecs

 

These civilizations were highly advanced and they kept detailed records. It is estimated that their population were around 60 million or roughly 9% of the total world population at the time. Central and South America was the primary location of these people and to sustain the population, forests were cut down and replaced with farmland and crops of over 193,000 square miles.

In the 16th century, Europeans began to explore the area and they brought with them, diseases unknown to the Incas & Aztecs. In an article for Discovery, Monday December 22nd, 2008, Michael Riley wrote…

“…the diseases Europeans brought to the New World decimated native peoples. With no natural defense against smallpox, yellow fever, and a host of exotic new pathogens, 90 percent of the population was dead by 1600.

 

According to Richard Nevle of Bellarmine College Preparatory School, in San Jose, California and co-author Dennis Bird of Stanford University, farmland no longer being used in an area the size of California, allowed the return of the rainforest and it sucked most of the carbon dioxide (CO2 ), out of the atmosphere.

Around 1500 until 1750, global temperatures fell, but were even more cataclysmic in northern Europe.

“We see a similar sort of reforestation following a real
crash in population after the Black Death, from 1350 to 1450.”

Jed Kaplan of Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland

A 2008 study of sediment cores and soil samples further suggests that carbon sequestration via reforestation in the Americas contributed to the Little Ice Age.

The Little Ice Age was a time of cooler climate in many parts of the world, especially northern Europe. Although there is some disagreement about exactly when the Little Ice Age started, there is a consensus that it ended around 1850 when the climate began to warm.

In 1816, there was severe weather changes and many crops were destroyed. This was the year called, ‘The Year Without a Summer,’ ‘The Poverty Year,’ and ‘The Year There Was No Summer.’ Northern Europe, the American Northeast and eastern Canada seemed to be hardest hit. Temperatures plummeted and summer was just another winter of snow, frost, and ice. In July and August, lake and river ice were observed as far south as Pennsylvania.

Many believe following the hardness of this year in the North east part of the United States, this was the begining of the westward expansion, when people began to move towards the midwest in search of better land and milder climate.

This same year (1816), a young woman of eighteen, her husband and a famous poet had made arrangements to vacation together in Switzerland. The weather was so cold and generally lousy, they were held up in their living quarters and amused themselves by reading ghost stories. It is intersteing to note that this period is often referred to as the time of gothic romance. One of the characteristics of this writing style can be summed up with a sample first line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” This most likely, was reflective of these times.

A challenge was put to the three companions to see who could write the scariest story. Only one completed the challenge. The story became a full length novel and was published two years later. It was filled with imagery and descriptions, no doubt reflective of these strange climatic changes.

frankenstein At the age of 21, Mary Shelley published ‘Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus.’ Part of the story deals with the creator, Dr. Frankenstein and another with the monster he created. Critics and reviewers have hypothesized and believe that there are so many parallels between the Dr. and the monster; they are one and the same. Shelly’s original title included the ancient Greek mythological Titan named Prometheus.

Prometheus tried to bring fire to humankind. The consequences of this action so angered the Olympic god Zeus, that he was bound to a rock, his liver was eaten by an eagle each day, it was regenerated each night and his fate would continue in this manner for eternity.

The traumatic events of 1816 have been directly attributed to volcanic activity and specifically the eruption and aberrations of Mount Tambora between April 5 – 15th, 1815. This super volcano threw enormous amounts of ash into the upper atmosphere. It is believed to have been the largest eruption to that point, in over 1,600 years.

Nature, whether due to man made problems or internal stress, responds in effort to correct itself.

Basic Laws & Principles:

“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

Newton’s Third Law of Motion

“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

“All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world

is for enough good men (women too), to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more Dirty Little Secrets to share next time.

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Chapter 22

Chapter 20

March 30, 2009

Chapter 20

Dirty Little Secrets of the Animals – Part 3

© Copyright 2009
by Dahni

Fast Forward to 1991

In 1991, a special revolutionary project began. Initially, it was started  by James D. Watson at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. A draft of this work was presented in 2000 and completed in 2003, with further analysis still being published. At about the same time, the Celera Corporation was conducting a similar parallel project.

Most of us did not understand what they were doing or what they did. But The Human Genome Project(HGP), was an international scientific research project with a primary goal to determine the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA and to identify the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint

Most of the research was conducted by government-sponsored sequencing and  performed in universities and research centers in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain.

Their primary focus in mapping human genes was an important step in the development of medicines and other aspects of health care.

It should be noted that if it were not for computers, much of this research would have never been conceived or realized.

Alarmists, moralists and science fiction writers quickly became involved. Catchwords and catchphrases as mutations, genetic engineering, cloning and simply, DNA, caught the imagination of many and horrified others with their implications.

This is not new. Hilter, during WWWII was obsessed with purifying the race, the German race, to make and sustain the Aryan Nation, believed to be far superior to all others and the only true race. Experiements were conducted to develop new forms of tortue and ways to strenthen their race and weaken others. People were experimented on just to see what would happen and in some cases, because it was just fun, sick fun!

The former Sovient Union has a long history of mind control and athletic experimentation to produce stronger, faster and overall better athletes. Even in the U.S.A. and nearly every day, people are paid, sign wavers and are used as lab rats to test new drugs. Sports are plagued with ‘doping.’ The CIA and the FBI are not strangers to this behavior either.

After all, the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few right? Wrong! Sometimes the needs of the one or the few, outweigh the needs of the many. Sometimes what is good for just one, is good for the rest of us. This of course, goes to the heart of the issue which is morality. Is that too close to religion for you? Well how about just FREEDOM?  The U.S.A. is screwed up in many ways and in other ways is getting worse. It never was and never will be perfect. It was not the first, the oldest or is it the only republic, but it is the longest running such government of the people, by the people and for the people.  Freedom, individual freedom, is the reason.

Imagination is a wonderful thing and combined with individual freedom it is an incredible thing! But with it comes responsibility. Writers have opened doors to possible futures and science walked right in.  So much of what we have today is because it was first conceived and then a way or ways were found to bring those ideas into fruition. This goes on everyday, somewhere in the world in the open or in secret. People are kidnapped, bought and sold into slavery and some are used for experiments.

In the so-called civilized world, people are more or less considered ‘off limits’ for testing and animals are used as this new technology moves forward. Stories abound about mice being engineered to grow human ears, and unsuccessful attempts at animal cloning shortened the lifespan of the cloned animal. It became common to find multi-legged creatures or other genetic anomalies as a direct result of these experiments. It would not be long until the focus of this research would center on humans for the good intended idea of it all being, for the good of humankind.

“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

(anonymous)

It matters not the intention, when all roads lead to the same end.

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 Mutations                                        Cloning

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 A ‘Matrix’ solution of software and Genetic Engineering?

In 1993, Hollywood gave us the sci-fi movie, ‘Jurassic Park.’ The premise of the movie was that scientists were able to extract blood from a mosquito which had been preserved for millions of years inside a drop of Amber or petrified tree sap. The blood contained ‘Dino’ DNA. From this, geneticists were able reproduce dinosaurs that had been extinct for millions of years. The island would become part laboratory and part Theme Park. A few renowned specialized scientists were flown to the remote island with the idea that their acceptance of the work would give it credibility

jurrasicpark1 The facilities were all state-of-the-art, impressive, and “no expense was spared,” as the owner was fond of saying. One of the scientists flown in to the island said the following which is appropriate to these ‘Dirty Little Secrets…

“Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

Dr. Ian Malcolm, ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993)

By the way, science is really now trying to determine if they really can re-animate ‘dino’ DNA.

And cloning? How about calling them exact copies? Copies have a tendency to lose some of their image quality after a period of time. Stuff gets a little ‘fuzzy’ after awhile. Rent, buy or watch the movie ‘Duplicity.’ This shows in a humorous way, what happens with copies of people after time. Yep it’s pretty funny, but sometimes truth is more weird than fiction. There are laws of the universe involved here, like Mendel’s Law of dominant and recessive genes. We are really talking about cell reproduction and cells divide, based on the quality of the life of, the original cell or cells.

Let’s suppose your right ear falls off. Go ahead and have your ear cloned and grown in a mouse if you like. Perhaps you believe this is a good thing for yourself or to work and make this happen for others? But don’t blame me if the cloned ear falls off too. Don’t blame me if you develop a new new syndrome called,  ‘falling off right ear syndrome’  and it gets passed onto your future children. And don’t blame me if somehow you develop a fondness for cheese, peanut butter, crawling on the floors, rummaging through stuff and if cats start chasing you. 🙂

It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature or nature. Sooner or later, nature wins and we will lose unless we play nice and we play by her rules or the rules of nature.

Does this all sound ridiculous to you? Too preachy? Well, each of us must decide right now for ourselves and for future generations, where we want to go and what the future will or will not look like. Can’t keep others from knocking us down? Maybe not, but we can determine the direction we will go when we get back up. Too simple? How about this – Can’t fight City Hall? Who do you think made a city hall possible? We did, we do and we can. The strength we have is in the voter’s booth. Oh, my vote does not count; it does not matter, is this what you think? What matters to those that govern? Money and power! Stop paying taxes? But they will arrest us. We cannot all be arrested. People in the USA (only about 10% of the population), once stood up to the most powerful nation with the greatest army in the world, at the time. They cried “taxation without representation.” True, many lost their lives, their fortunes and were branded as traitors, but the Constitution of the United States of America came out of this and we have the right to this day, this time and this very moment, to change our government. It is the law!

All of these Dirty Little Secrets depend upon the FREEDOM to change and the whole subject of Dirt and all its associations is presently the greatest crisis in the world today!

Dirt and all its associations must be HEALED and it must begin NOW, right NOW, with you and I!

WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more Dirty Little Secrets to share next time.

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Chapter 19

 

Dirty Little Secrets of the Animals – Part 2

© Copyright 2009
by Dahni

The same mills grinding grain for bread, ground things like corn for animal feed. This opened the door to the animal feed industry.

St. Louis, Missouri would later be once again, a primary center for change. Back in the late 1800’s it was common to sell feed in “pretty print” feed bags so the material from the bags could be used to make many useful household items.

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In 1846 with the invention of the “stitching machine,” it was possible to sew double locking seams strong enough to hold the contents of a feed, seed or some other bag.

Feedbacks were initially made of heavy canvas, and were used to obtain flour, sugar, meal, grain, salt and feed from the mills. They were reusable, with the farmer bringing an empty sack stamped with his mark or brand to the mill to be filled. This changed when the North East mills began weaving inexpensive cotton fabric in the late 1800’s.

Feedsacks (or feedbags), were initially printed on plain white cloth and in sizes that corresponded to barrel sizes. One company even made pink feed bags. The brand name of the flour, seed or feed was simply printed on the side of the bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 1942 estimate showed that three million women and children of all income levels were wearing print feedbag garments.

Feedsacks were used to make:

  • Clothes
  • Quilts
  • Toys
  • Underwear
  • Pillowcases
  • Diapers
  • Laundry bags
  • Curtains
  • Table cloths
  • Towels, dish cloths

After WWII, technological innovations provided more sanitary and effective packaging made of heavy paper and plastic containers. It was cost effective too. A cotton bag cost 32 cents to make, as opposed to 10 cents for the paper bag. By 1948, this new industry cornered more than half of the bag market and the cloth bag fell out of use. But not entirely! Some Amish and Mennonite communities demand, and receive, their goods in feedsacks.

As far as animal feed, these were compound feeds or feedstuffs blended from various raw materials and additives. These blends are formulated according to the specific requirements of the target animal. They are manufactured by feed compounders as meal type, pellets or crumbles.

The beginning of industrial scale production of animal feeds can be traced back to the late 1800’s, this is around the time that advances in human and animal nutrition was able to identify the benefits of a balanced diet, and the importance that role in the processing of certain raw materials played in this. Corn gluten feed was first manufactured in 1882, while leading world feed producer Purina feeds was established in 1894 by William H. Danforth. Cargill which was mainly dealing in grains from its beginnings in 1865, started to deal in feed at about 1884.

cargilllogo2 *“Cargill has a long history in the animal nutrition business. William W. “Will” Cargill, who started Cargill, Inc. in 1865, started selling feed in Lacrosse, Wisconsin (USA) about 1884. In the mid-1930s, John MacMillan, Jr. started selling manufactured feed under the Cargill name when he opened a new facility in Conrad, Montana. In 1939, a new feed mill was included in an upgrade of Cargill’s Lennox, South Dakota grain elevator. That new feed plant, along with seven other facilities built over the next several years and the Conrad, Montana business, all started selling a new line of feed products called “Blue Square Feed.”

“In March 1941, Cargill purchased a facility just west of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and began marketing “Cargill Feeds” and “Du-All Feeds.” At that time, there were two distinct groups within Cargill marketing feeds. In some areas, they were in direct competition with each other, a scenario that would be repeated several more times in Cargill’s history as they built brands designed to serve diverse groups of customers.”

“Starting in November 1942, Cargill Feeds broadcast a barn dance every Saturday night on a Minneapolis radio station, featuring a group called the Red RiverValley Gang.”

*Excerpts from Cargill History at:

http://www.cargill.com/company/history/index.jsp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

purinalogo2 *Mr. William H. Danforth outlined his philosophy in a number of books, the best known of which is entitled “I Dare You,” now in its 28th edition. He believed each person has not one, but four lives to live, and to illustrate he would draw a familiar “checkerboard” on a piece of paper. On the left side of the checker he would write “Physical”; at the top he would write “Mental”; on the right-hand side he would write “Social”; and at the base of the checker he would write “Religious.” A man’s ingredients for life are a body, a mind, a personality and character, Mr. Danforth would say, and all four must grow in balance with each other. The mind should not be developed at the expense of the personality, nor the body at the expense of character.”

 

Four-Square principles have been pillars of strength in my life,” he continued. “I have never had cause to change. The longer I live with such fundamentals, the more valuable they become.” Feed stores dotted every corner, the way gas stations do today. Other than hay, only two kinds of horse and mule feed were known, corn and oats. Oats were costly, and every year thousands of horses died from colic caused by bad corn. The two men convinced young Danforth to join them in the manufacture of feed, and the Robinson-Danforth Commission Company was formed in 1894. By the late 1890s, depression gives way to great prosperity. St. Louis grows to become the nation’s fourth largest city by the turn of the century. Farm prices increase, and agricultural products account for one-third of the nation’s trade surplus. More than half of this comes from manufactured feedstuffs, like Purina’s – “Where Purity is Paramount.”

 

“Consumer products companies begin to thrive as entrepreneurs deliver devices of safety and convenience. King Gillette gives men a close shave with the safety razor. Conrad Hubert and his American Ever Ready perfect the “electric hand torch”- the early name for a flashlight. Food processing becomes a major U.S. industry. Condensed soup makes its debut in 1897, courtesy of Campbell’s; Swift, Armour, and Beech-Nut can hams and other meats; Heinz, Kellogg’s, Quaker Oats and Pillsbury begin to integrate mass production with mass distribution, and become household names in the process.”

“1902, Ralston brand cereals and Purina brand feeds are so promising, the company name is changed to Ralston-Purina.”

* Excerpts from Ralston-Purina History at:

http://www.purina.com/company/History.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the addition of food for humans like corn, wheat, oat and rice Chex®, I always hoped that somehow these human foods did not get mixed up with say, their monkey chow. 🙂

Even though many farmers would continue to mix their own feed in the 50’s, the trend for outside companies, was quickly becoming the accepted way of farming. What farmers had done for centuries was becoming a system of organized control by corporations. Farmers would come to depend upon chemical companies, science, herbicides, genetically altered seed and receive lower profits, while paying higher costs. To reduce costs and increase yields they were in a manner of speaking, forced into these ‘necessary evils’ to survive at least and to compete at best. What else would the smart people in charge do next?

This Dirty Little Secret is, what you lose control of, is taken over by others.

WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more Dirty Little Secrets to share next time.

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Chapter 18

March 30, 2009

Chapter 18

 

Dirty Little Secrets of the Animals – Part 1

© Copyright 2009
by Dahni

Most of us have heard the horror stories and some of us have had personal experiences with animal cruelty. There is perhaps, some animal rights activist group, for nearly every species of animal upon the planet. It is the animals used for food which should be more of a horror to us and the alarm here should sound.

The dynamics of farming and the plight of farmers come down to this. How can they increase their yields?

Once upon a time, animals grazed in the fields. The fields stopped producing as much because the soil was depleted of its nutrients and became pH imbalanced. Over fertilization with  just three primary nutrients of potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen made matters worse as did lack of crop rotation and growing crops closer and closer. Herbicides were nor only further destroying the soil, but other life forms as well. Hybrid plants were followed by chemical alteration and genetic engineering. With animals used for food, the same would follow.

Increasing yields of animals for food seemed to be answered with the same thing people had a ‘taste’ for. What makes meat taste good to those that like it? Fat! How can you increase your yields? Increase the fat content and you increase the weight, as meat is sold by weight.

fatcow1 Feed, chemicals and drugs which could increase animal fat content, would increase weight. And this would increase the farmer’s profits. This is what was done and still is.

Please do not misunderstand. U.S. farmers are some of the hardest working, nature conscious, self-reliant and self-sufficient people to be found anywhere. Their work has fed millions for years with quality food. But when government sets the price it is good for the rest of us and usually not so good for the farmer. Often the government pays them not to grow stuff. The bottom line is that they must survive and they must make a profit. They turned to anyone and anything that could promise them higher yields.

 

Just like farmers turned to the chemical companies to help make it so more of their crops could make it to market, they depended on the same for their animals. Preservatives and food coloring were added to the meat, to keep the products so called ‘fresh’ longer or to make it seem so. Come on now, this is not so difficult to believe. After all, we have food grade dyes injected into our otherwise ugly fruit and edible wax on many of our fruits and veggies all nice and shiny. Why not the same kind of edibble stuff for meat?

Farming left the fields and went into more corporate barns. Animals became overcrowded, stressed and full of fear. All of these conditions lead to a pH imbalance and combined with the lack of nutrients in the soil, the plants and the altered seed, this all leads to sickness, disease and death. Even animals not sick became contaminated by animals that were. Antibiotics would be used in feed and administered to animals on a regularly basis. It is conditions like these which draw the concern of the animal rights activists, but the most important thing is that they are UNHEALTHY! These conditions are unhealthy to the animals and they are unhealthy to meat eaters, other animals or humans that consume animal products or use animal by-products.

The attempts to weed out weaknesses of plants with hybrid technology would also be used with animals. If more fat would make the meat taste better, increase their weight and in the end, increase the farmer’s profits, what else could they do by crossbreeding?

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What is more docile than a horse? A donkey! What is stronger than a donkey? A horse! Why not cross them? So they did and produced a mule, a sterile animal that cannot reproduce. This is but one of many examples.

It used to be that farmers would raise their own crops and make their own feed for their animals. But most of them did not have their own mill.

” I grew up on a farm in W. St. Louis County, back in the ’50’s. We started out with beef cows, and if you raise livestock, the only way to make money is if you raise your own feed (for those of you who don’t have that experience). And so we raised our own corn, and our own soy beans, and our own hay, and we had a truck come out from the mill. This truck would come out from the mill, they would grind up the corn, and the soy beans, and the hay, and then we would add sacks of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and we would make pellets out of it, and this is what we would feed…”

Dr. Joel Wallach

 

 

 

 

The primary reason for adding vitamins and minerals to animal feed was because it was the ONLY HEALTH INSURANCE available to the farmers to protect their investment.

ThisDirty Little Secret is that if it is not in the soil; if it is not in the plant, and if it is not in the animal, it had to be supplied. This is eaxctly what vitamin and mineral supplements are, to supply that which is lacking! And farmers used this as health insurance protection for their investments.

WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more Dirty Little Secrets to share next time.

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