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YUM! YUM! All our food has the pesticide glyposate (Roundup)

You're Probably Consuming This 'Probable Carcinogen' Every Single Day
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's popular RoundUp pesticide, is now present at all levels of the food chain.

For many people, a toasted bagel topped with honey might sound like a healthy breakfast choice. Others might prefer a bowl of oatmeal, cornflakes, or a hot plate of scrambled eggs. Few would likely welcome a dose of weed killer that has been linked to cancer in their morning meal. Yet that is exactly what private laboratory tests in the United States started showing with alarming frequency in 2014: residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide were making their way into American meals.

Testing since then, by both private and public researchers, has shown glyphosate residues not only in bagels, honey, and oatmeal but also in a wide array of products that commonly line grocery store shelves, including flour, eggs, cookies, cereal and cereal bars, soy sauce, beer, and infant formula. Indeed, glyphosate residues are so pervasive that they’ve been found in human urine. Livestock are also consuming these residues in grains used to make their feed, including corn, soy, alfalfa, and wheat. Glyphosate residues have been detected in bread samples in the United Kingdom for years, as well as in shipments of wheat leaving the United States for overseas markets. "Americans are consuming glyphosate in common foods on a daily basis," the Alliance for Natural Health said in its April 2016 report, which revealed glyphosate residues detected in eggs and coffee creamer, bagels and oatmeal.
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Oct 17, 2017, 11:36 AM (3 replies)

Trump Federal employee freeze and National Park Service closures question

Anyone here a seasonal park service worker? Two of my friends who have been seasonal rangers for the past 7 yrs at the local monuments were supposed to start work in three days and they were just notified yesterday they will not have jobs (contracts to work were already signed "probably with clauses".

I live near Mountainair, NM and the main tourist pull is the three Salinas Monument mission ruins - Abo, Quarai and Grand Quivera. Our downtown is struggling and having these monuments open is a biggie for local business. My friends were told there would not be enough staff to keep all three open. I know Trump also has a freeze on "information" coming from all agencies.
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Oct 14, 2017, 10:41 AM (6 replies)

Puerto Rico Issues Travel Ban on Malignant Narcissists

SAN JUAN (The Borowitz Report)—Calling the move an “urgent response to recent unfortunate events,” Puerto Rico has issued a sweeping travel ban on malignant narcissists, effective immediately.

Starting on Wednesday, Customs and Border Protection officials at Puerto Rico’s ports of entry will be equipped with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–V) issued by ........

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:48 PM (0 replies)

Father's story just got worse and dumber in missing 3 yr old Sherin Mathews

The girl's father allegedly told detectives he directed the girl to stand next to a tree behind the fence at their home after she wouldn't drink her milk. The tree is across an alley and about 100 feet away from the home.

Mathews reportedly returned to get his daughter about 15 minutes later and discovered she was gone, according to an affidavit. He reportedly set out to try and find his daughter, to no avail.

He then went inside his home, HOPING SHE WOULD RETURN ON HER OWN, according to police Sgt. Kevin Perlich.

Mathews then did a LOAD OF LAUNDRY, according to Perlich, and wanted to WAIT FOR DAYLIGHT to search for her again.

(mother was sleeping and Mathews did not wake wife up to tell her Sherin was missing)


Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Oct 10, 2017, 03:48 PM (43 replies)

Republican senators lying when they said Christopher Steele would not meet with them

BUSTED: Maddow reveals senators were lying when they said British ‘dossier’ spy refused to meet with them

The infamous dossier gathered by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele got even closer investigation by Robert Mueller’s team after it was revealed the two met.

In her opening report Thursday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained that the vast majority of the things in the dossier have been proven correct. What is left to be proven, obviously, are the more salacious personal details. Her example was that the dossier claimed Russia was behind the hack of the DNC, which was eventually proven correct. Similarly, months before it was proven that President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization sought to build a Trump Tower Moscow project, the dossier revealed it. Long before there was proof that Russian government sources offered derogatory information about Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign directly, Steele had the information in his dossier.

“So, a lot of this he did dead right,” Maddow said. “A lot of this that seemed nuts when we read this published in January. Since then it has been reported out and proven.”

Wednesday, it was reported that Muller has now taken over the FBI investigation to corroborate the dossier. Thursday the story broke that Mueller’s team met with Steele. The report revealed that the FBI and the intelligence community took the dossier far more seriously than it was reported.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Oct 5, 2017, 11:02 PM (3 replies)

Anyone have an Australian Cattle dog?

I've had this 5 month old puppy for about 2 weeks. He's half heeler and half husky. He is sweet and makes great eye contact but play bites big time so my hands and arms are covered with scabs. I read online to make a yelp like a mother dog to stop this. He will stop if I yelp or say no but will instantly do it again. I have a gazillion things for him to chew on.

He will sit on command and is so good around my cat. If he nears my cat and I say no, he will listen.

I'm out in the country so he can run all day if he wants but when I'm hiking with him he keeps jumping up on me no matter how many times I say no. I say no - he stops - runs around and comes back and jumps on me. Yesterday, a man in my small town saw me with my puppy and came up to me saying he had the same type of dog and was I having problems with the dog jumping on me. The guys hands and arms looked just like mine. On a leash, my puppy is great but when he's running , he becomes a psycho. Maybe he is trying to herd me being he's part cattle dog.

Any suggestions???

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Sep 28, 2017, 12:32 PM (14 replies)

Manafort planning to leave US as Muellers team prepares to indict him in Russia probe

Paul Manafort is planning to leave the country soon, after he was reportedly notified that he will be indicted by federal prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller.

The former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump has been targeted by investigators probing alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, and a New York Times report revealed he had continued lobbying on behalf of foreign interests.

Right around the time Manafort’s home was raided before dawn by federal agents, the newspaper reported, he started working for groups allied with Iraq’s Kurdish minority to promote a referendum for independence that’s officially opposed by the U.S.

Federal prosecutors warned Manafort afterward that they planned to indict him — and the former campaign chairman began making plans to travel overseas.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Sep 21, 2017, 12:59 PM (14 replies)

Castro twins' political ambitions collide

I loved Julian's Trump tweet yesterday.

(Julian Castro@JulianCastro
Trump in one word tonight: #pendejo)

Texas Democrats desperately want Rep. Joaquín Castro to run for governor next year — and they’re frustrated by what they see as his twin brother’s presidential ambitions getting in the way.

The congressman’s decision as to whether to run against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is caught up in the Castro brothers’ unique mix of their deep personal connection and parallel political ambitions. Joaquín Castro is being hounded by Democrats to get in but is torn, according to people who’ve spoken with him, over whether to take on a popular incumbent with $40 million in the bank.

That’s where his identical twin brother, Julián Castro, comes in. The former Housing and Urban Development secretary and 2012 Democratic convention speaker recently launched a PAC and is spending the fall writing an autobiographical, campaign-style book, and has made his interest in 2020 clear.

The brothers serve as each other’s top strategists, and they’ve agreed that Julián’s next political move takes primacy for now. One worry is that a Joaquín loss for governor — it would be an uphill battle, at best, against Abbott — would make the Castros look like losers. The other is that if Joaquin happened to pull off an upset, it would distract attention from Julián, potentially complicating his path to the White House.

Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Aug 26, 2017, 06:05 PM (13 replies)

Racist picks on wrong woman and teen stands up for Filipino couple in train

‘Using my white privilege for the right reasons’: Florida woman justifies brutal beatdown of racist woman

“This is a young country built on racism,” Dagg wrote. “Black people have been disenfranchised for over 250 years. The faster white people accept and validate the truth, the closer we’ll come to a place of peace and understanding.

“Fighting racism is dependent on me using my white privilege for the right reasons,” she added

“The white woman tried to use her white privilege on me, the fact that I am white too seemed to have slipped her mind,” she wrote, adding, “If you see it, say something.”



WATCH: Teen train passenger shuts down white woman’s screaming racist tirade at Filipino couple
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Aug 26, 2017, 09:52 AM (9 replies)

Hurricane Harvey to strike oil and gas facilities expanded by fracking (and toxic Superfund sites)

The location of the storm and these facilities offers almost unlimited opportunities for spills from small to monstrous as pipelines and storage tanks could be ruptured or even torn from their foundations. Meaning that what’s starting as a disaster for Texas, could end up being an ecological disaster for the entire Gulf region.

The concentration of oil and gas facilities in the region also means that Harvey could have a major effect on what happens at your local gas pump, and possibly what happens for the US economy as a whole.

On the ecological front, the risks from Harvey could go well beyond oil spills. From Emily Atkin at New Republic …

Environmental advocates are also worried that Harvey will create long-term public health problems due to accidental toxic substance releases, and not just from refineries and power plants. In the 30 counties where a disaster has been declared, there are dozens of Superfund sites, many of which are essentially waste pits containing harmful chemicals. The San Jacinto River Waste Pits, for example, contain carcinogenic dioxins, which are linked to birth defects. Advocates also rightly point out that communities living closest to all these sites—both the Superfunds and the refineries—are disproportionately low-income and minority. “This is an environmental justice issue,” Enck said.

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Aug 25, 2017, 05:57 PM (0 replies)
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