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Ation Alert: Tell President Obama to Veto the Monsanto Protection Act

We regret to inform you, but late last week Congress succeeded in passing Section 735, aka the Monsanto Protection Act, in the Continuing Resolution spending bill - HR 933. Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry have used their lobbying power to undermine your basic rights.

We need you to sign a petition to President Obama and tell him to veto HR 933 and the Monsanto Protection Act. With the Senate passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, biotech lobbyists are one step closer to making sure that their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review.

This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment.

We are asking that you sign the petition here and then call President Obama and demand that he veto HR 933. Join us in putting a stop to the Monsanto Protection Act!

Petition at Link:

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_the_monsanto_protection_act_seize_congress

Jimmy Smits returning to "Sons of Anarchy"

Earlier this week, it was announced two stars are heading back to FX's Sons of Anarchy next season after turning in two memorable performances and creator Kurt Sutter is working on a new show for the network.

According to Deadline, Jimmy Smits will reprise his role as Neron "Nero" Padilla, a former gangbanger who gets pulled back into the life thanks to his partnership with main character Jax (Charlie Hunnam). In a separate report, Donal Logue will return as former U.S. Marshall Lee Toric.

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/sons-of-anarchy/sons-of-anarchy-season-6-jimmy-49365.aspx

There was some doubt as to whether or not he would return. I'm so glad they were able to work something out. The Nero character was absolutely compelling last season.

Whatever happened to Peace Patriot?

She used to post in the CA Group all the time and I've not seen her in awhile. Her last journal entry was November 27, 2011.

Check out Google's splash page for St. Patrick's Day.

Very cute!

Action Alert: Stop the Monsanto Protection Act

I just got a notice from the www.fooddemocracynow.org organization and wanted to give everyone a head up. Monsanto is trying to sneak this into the Continuing Resolution Bills being debated now. Please consider writing your Congresscritter TODAY (see link below -- the vote is expected Friday) and let them know you are paying attention and that you care about Monsanto taking over our seed supply, thereby controlling our ability to grow frankenfood-free food.

Here's the communication:

Stop the Monsanto Protection Act!

Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry are working behind closed doors to undermine your basic rights. This time they’ve gone too far! As your Senators debate the Continuing Resolution spending bill, biotech lobbyists have desperately snuck provisions into the spending bill to make sure their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review.

In the past, legal advocates have successfully won in court the right to halt the sale and planting of unapproved GMO crops while the approval of those crops is under review by a federal judge. This dangerous new House provision, which we're calling the Monsanto Protection Act, would strip judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, consumers and the environment.

Join us in putting a stop to the Monsanto Protection Act!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/stop_the_monsanto_protection_act_today_senate/

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Please add your voice to in opposition to this Monsanto-sponsored rider. Follow the link and e-mail your Senator.

Thanks!

LTH

Out-of-the-box iPhone4 for $1.00

Since the iPhone5 is out now, A.T.& T. is selling the "old" iPhone4's for $1.00. The Espoused One and I went to get HIM a Smart Phone (a MUST for his work) and I happened to ask the sales clerk if there were any deals to be had on a new smart phone for me. That's when he told me about the iPhone4 for $1.00. I bought it and it works great! Anyway, for those looking to upgrade cheaply this might be possibility.

If you PM someone who has you on Ignore

are you, as the sender, notified or are you just left to guess? Just curious.

So, after 3 years, *I* just got a job. But there's a catch. . .

Some of you may remember a couple of weeks back I posted that my husband got a job after being unemployed for 3-1/2 years:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022374119

Well, a couple of years ago I filled out an application and took a test for the Census Bureau (I worked for them in 2009 and 2010). Since it had been so long ago I had pretty much forgotten about it then, yesterday, I get a call and had an online interview. Today they called me to tell me I was hired! Yay! But it's a federal job and tomorrow starts the sequester! Boo!



No idea if this will affect the job or not but it just goes to show that the cosmos can have a sick sense of humor.

After 3-1/2 Years of Unemployment, Husband Just Got Hired! Happy V-Day, Indeed!

Oh. My. God. I'm in tears right now. One of the companies my husband has been doing occasional contracts for called him in to tell him they're hiring him as of March 1. I'm in shock and blissful disbelief! We've struggled for so long I can't remember how it feels to just be able to have a good night's sleep. Anyway, I just wanted to share our good news with DU. What a GREAT V-Day!

Update: And I've been given a whole mess of Valentines by several DUers??? I'm literally speechless and we all know what a rarity that is. LOL! OMG. Thank you!


Virtual Heart Thread

Times are tough economically and I know there are probably lots of DUers out there who would give hearts if they could but simply can't afford to. I thought a "Virtual Heart" thread might be in order.

I'm giving out hundreds of Virtual Hearts this year because there are SO many posters on this board whose writing and activism I appreciate beyond measure. You give me insights, you challenge me and make me constantly re-evaluate my positions. You provide articles and links to stories I probably would not have found on my own. I'm constantly amazed at the knowledge that congregates on this one board. And not just political. I love checking the Cooking and Baking Group, the DIY & Home Improvement Group, Gardening Group, Frugal and Energy Efficient Living Group and others for first-hand information and insights.

So, to all of you whose threads I've read and commented on, whose threads I've recommended and whose PM correspondence I so enjoy, please accept these Virtual Hearts and know that you have my admiration and deep appreciation.

Anyone wishing to tag on a few Virtual Hearts, please feel free to use this thread to do so if you like.

Hugs and Kisses,

LTH

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