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Aug 4
thepeoplesrecord:

In a marriage between two of the world’s most destructive companies: Walmart to happily sell dangerous Monsanto corn
August 04, 2012
Few companies in this country are more controversial at the moment than Monsanto, but one that could certainly compare is big box behemoth Walmart – so it’s no wonder really that the two have joined forces. A study in contradictions, on the one hand Walmart takes a keen interest in sustainable initiatives like renewable energy, recycling and cutting down on packaging waste, and sourcing local produce. On the other hand, the business has just confirmed with the Chicago Tribune that it is totally down to offer Monsanto’s latest strain of herbicide-resistant genetically modified corn, a move that has put it philosophically at odds with a growing sector of the foodservice industry.
The Tribune reports that everyone from retailers like Whole Foods to food product manufacturers like General Mills (and Jack-of-All-Trades like Trader Joe’s) have released statements that they will not be using the GMO corn in their products or carrying it on their shelves. Not only have consumers voiced concern about the product, but new studies have raised questions over the long-term effect that Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn could have on the human body. Meanwhile, Monsanto has pulled out of entire countries due to negative public response. But Walmart has dismissed these concerns:

“After closely looking at both sides of the debate and collaborating with a number of respected food safety experts, we see no scientifically validated safety reasons to implement restrictions on this product,” the company confirmed to the Tribune.

Should businesses always bow to everything they hear? Of course not – it’s vital to take a stance on issues, one way or another, and the loudest majority isn’t always right. But in the case of Monsanto’s GMO corn, the worst case scenarios pointed to by current science are just a little too much to ignore without further study – especially when one considers that customers may not know what they’re getting themselves into, since genetically engineered products don’t currently have to be labeled in the United States.
Walmart does point out that, if you do want to shop there and go GMO-free, you can do so by choosing their organic options.
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thepeoplesrecord:

In a marriage between two of the world’s most destructive companies: Walmart to happily sell dangerous Monsanto corn

August 04, 2012

Few companies in this country are more controversial at the moment than Monsanto, but one that could certainly compare is big box behemoth Walmart – so it’s no wonder really that the two have joined forces. A study in contradictions, on the one hand Walmart takes a keen interest in sustainable initiatives like renewable energy, recycling and cutting down on packaging waste, and sourcing local produce. On the other hand, the business has just confirmed with the Chicago Tribune that it is totally down to offer Monsanto’s latest strain of herbicide-resistant genetically modified corn, a move that has put it philosophically at odds with a growing sector of the foodservice industry.

The Tribune reports that everyone from retailers like Whole Foods to food product manufacturers like General Mills (and Jack-of-All-Trades like Trader Joe’s) have released statements that they will not be using the GMO corn in their products or carrying it on their shelves. Not only have consumers voiced concern about the product, but new studies have raised questions over the long-term effect that Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn could have on the human body. Meanwhile, Monsanto has pulled out of entire countries due to negative public response. But Walmart has dismissed these concerns:

“After closely looking at both sides of the debate and collaborating with a number of respected food safety experts, we see no scientifically validated safety reasons to implement restrictions on this product,” the company confirmed to the Tribune.

Should businesses always bow to everything they hear? Of course not – it’s vital to take a stance on issues, one way or another, and the loudest majority isn’t always right. But in the case of Monsanto’s GMO corn, the worst case scenarios pointed to by current science are just a little too much to ignore without further study – especially when one considers that customers may not know what they’re getting themselves into, since genetically engineered products don’t currently have to be labeled in the United States.

Walmart does point out that, if you do want to shop there and go GMO-free, you can do so by choosing their organic options.

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Aug 3
abaldwin360:

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No Government Help Provided?

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americawakiewakie:

Irony

americawakiewakie:

Irony

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

In 1988, Georgia was the first state to ban the execution of any mentally disabled defendants who could prove their disability “beyond a reasonable doubt.” So why are they slated to execute Warren Hill, who has a recorded IQ of 70, next THIS Monday? Tell the Georgia Pardons Board that this is an absolutely unjust decision. » Warren Lee Hill is slated for execution next Monday for a shooting murder committed in 1986 and for beating an inmate to death in 1990. It’s true that crimes like these should be adequately punished. But Warren Hill, who is developmentally disabled, should not be put to death for them. Mental retardation is generally defined as scoring 70 or below on IQ tests. Court records show that Hill scored 69 on one IQ test and 70 on two others. This evidence proves that he is developmentally disabled beyond reasonable doubt. Allowing the execution to continue undermines guidelines that have been put in place to protect developmentally disabled persons. »Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were among those who spoke out against Hill’s execution. Will you join them in standing against this misapplication of justice before it’s too late?Ask the Georgia Pardons Board to stop Monday’s execution of Warren Hill. »
Thanks for taking action!KathleenThePetitionSite

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

In 1988, Georgia was the first state to ban the execution of any mentally disabled defendants who could prove their disability “beyond a reasonable doubt.” So why are they slated to execute Warren Hill, who has a recorded IQ of 70, next THIS Monday?

Tell the Georgia Pardons Board that this is an absolutely unjust decision. »

Warren Lee Hill is slated for execution next Monday for a shooting murder committed in 1986 and for beating an inmate to death in 1990. It’s true that crimes like these should be adequately punished. But Warren Hill, who is developmentally disabled, should not be put to death for them.

Mental retardation is generally defined as scoring 70 or below on IQ tests. Court records show that Hill scored 69 on one IQ test and 70 on two others. This evidence proves that he is developmentally disabled beyond reasonable doubt. Allowing the execution to continue undermines guidelines that have been put in place to protect developmentally disabled persons. »

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn were among those who spoke out against Hill’s execution. Will you join them in standing against this misapplication of justice before it’s too late?

Ask the Georgia Pardons Board to stop Monday’s execution of Warren Hill. »

Thanks for taking action!

Kathleen
ThePetitionSite

Georgia set to execute inmate with mentally disability despite court ruling

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

A death row prisoner in Georgia who has been officially deemed by the courts to be “mentally retarded” is scheduled to be executed next week despite a supreme court ruling that bans the death sentence for people with learning difficulties.

The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles was due to hear a clemency appeal on behalf of the prisoner, Warren Hill, on Friday and has the power to commute his death penalty to life without parole.

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Hill, 52, was sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner, Joseph Handspike, in 1990. At the time he was already serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Myra Wright. […]


thepeoplesrecord:

So true.
Click here to find out how Texas-made textbooks influence American education.

thepeoplesrecord:

So true.

Click here to find out how Texas-made textbooks influence American education.

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Jul 7

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Jul 5

thereligionofpeace:

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of the Denver Nuggets making du’a during “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Abdul-Rauf, born Chris Jackson, initially refused to come out of the locker room at all during the national anthem, saying it’s “a symbol of oppression, of tyranny, so it depends on how you look at it. I think this country has a long history of that. If you look at history, I don’t think you can argue the facts.”

With the help of Denver talk show hosts, fans who were unhappy with Abdul-Rauf’s decision turned the issue into a nationwide commotion, forcing the NBA –- who originally had no problem with the player –- to take action, suspending him indefinitely. The suspension lasted one game; Abdul-Rauf agreed to remain on the floor as long as he could look down at his hands and pray. 

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Jul 4

#19

socialjusticesextips:

Feminism, like sex, is ultimately asking what each individual women wants, and letting them have it.

Jul 4
thefemme-menace:

thiscuntsays:

shortformblog:

Home HIV test approved by FDA: Good news for those who want to take an HIV test in the privacy of their own home. The Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter version of the OraQuick HIV test, which checks your saliva to see if you test positive for the disease that causes AIDS. The company behind the test, OraSure, doesn’t know a price, but says it’ll be below $60 — and hopefully available in 30,000 drug stores across the country. The FDA warns, though, that the test isn’t 100 percent accurate. OraSure notes that the test is about 92 percent accurate for positive results, and 99 percent accurate for negative results. (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

and if you can’t afford this, you can always do anonymous testing at a sexual health clinic and know the results in 5 minutes :)

I wonder how long results take… surely its not like 3 fucking weeks like at the health clinic we have. Good idea though. Me gusta.

thefemme-menace:

thiscuntsays:

shortformblog:

Home HIV test approved by FDA: Good news for those who want to take an HIV test in the privacy of their own home. The Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter version of the OraQuick HIV test, which checks your saliva to see if you test positive for the disease that causes AIDS. The company behind the test, OraSure, doesn’t know a price, but says it’ll be below $60 — and hopefully available in 30,000 drug stores across the country. The FDA warns, though, that the test isn’t 100 percent accurate. OraSure notes that the test is about 92 percent accurate for positive results, and 99 percent accurate for negative results. (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

and if you can’t afford this, you can always do anonymous testing at a sexual health clinic and know the results in 5 minutes :)

I wonder how long results take… surely its not like 3 fucking weeks like at the health clinic we have. Good idea though. Me gusta.

Jul 3
beatsandwaves:

mrmonochrome:

darziel:

sunnymoonmars:

OMG I DO THIS ALL THE TIME. I really hate it. I feel like people think I’m stupid :( 

This was my childhood.

people always laugh at me for it. assholes. :|

Yep.

beatsandwaves:

mrmonochrome:

darziel:

sunnymoonmars:

OMG I DO THIS ALL THE TIME. I really hate it. I feel like people think I’m stupid :( 

This was my childhood.

people always laugh at me for it. assholes. :|

Yep.

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Jul 3

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