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News You Can Use: June 2014

Time for another installment of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In case you missed it, here’s the important stuff. See extended links at HeartlandHealing.com/news

The Good
GMO Labeling: On May 8, Vermont governor Pete Shumlin signed into law the bill that requires GMO labeling on food. As he put it, “Today, we are the first state in America that says simply, ‘Vermonters have spoken loud and clear. We want to know what’s in our food.’” This puts Vermont in step with most countries around the world. Other states will likely follow. Two counties in Oregon voted to ban GMO crops entirely. Mendocino county in California already has done that. GMOs are a failed experiment that endanger human…

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Don’t Be Dumb

It’s a convincing argument that humans are the dumbest species on the planet. Much of that can be based on observing our apparent willingness to self-destruct. No other species alive so diligently flaunts the laws of Nature. No other species works so hard at killing itself and its life support system (Planet Earth). From time to time it’s good practice to examine habits and see which ones are in keeping with the “dumbest species” designation and once identifying those behaviors, dump them.

Dump the Lump (Sugar and other poisons) Sugar is one of the most toxic substances we eat, this according to Dr. Robert Lustig and many others. Lustig’s University of California lecture on Youtube has been viewed over 4.7…

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Eat Your Weedies

I spent time yesterday digging dandelions from the front parkway at our house. Recent rains resulted in a bumper crop. It was tedious but we don’t use weedkillers. Doesn’t make sense to spread poisons around our living quarters so toxic Roundup, the deadly choice of millions of American, is never an option. I admit bending to social pressure in my choice to pull the weeds. I was inclined just to leave them but if we left dandelions in the front, I worried neighbors wouldn’t appreciate the fluffy seeds carrying to their yards.

As I dispatched the leafy greens with the bright yellow blooms, I reflected that it is odd: We humans lust for lawns of grass, a plant totally devoid…

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E Voting

“We provide voting products and services to state and county governments across the USA,” said Aldo Tesi, chairman and CEO of Election Systems and Software.

Tesi explained that ES&S is a behind the scenes player for elections in support of the fundamental right to vote.

Election Systems and Software is currently in 45 states and assists about 2,300 of the 3,500 counties in the country. Last year, the company supported around 7,000 elections.
Said Tesi, “It’s everything from the actual tabulator itself to the supplies, things like ballots, ‘I voted’ stickers and the poll books, all the way through to the software that captures the results and reports it at night.” 

Tesi used to be president of First…

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Green, Green Grass of Home

The lure of verdure Most of the world snickers at the American ideal of recreating a pastoral lea in front of and behind every dream home. To most, having a lush, green lawn is a mark of affluence, prestige, pride and joy. We are so enamored with the lure of verdure that we spend over $5 billion yearly on just lawn fertilizers alone. Another $30 billion goes to lawn care companies to groom the green. To say we’re crazy about grass is an understatement.

When Green is Obscene I have tried endlessly to get a straight answer from companies like TruGreen and others about what chemicals they use with their services. I’ve talked to local franchises and national…

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What We’re Reading

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Assumptions

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the...

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Epigenetics

I was excited to read The Double Helix when I was young. That was the account by James Watson of the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid as the...

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Vaccines: A Shot in the Dark

While raging about vaccines, both sides of the aisle seem fraught with emotion. Anti-vaxxers and pro-vaxxers are vehement in supporting their...

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Good Vibrations — the Cure for Hysteria

Just over 100 years ago, the most common cause for a woman to visit her family physician was a bad case of hysteria, a scourge once common in the...

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The Willing Suspension of Critical Thinking

I recently enjoyed a memorable time visiting with dear friends from the past and present. It was a reunion of sorts, hosted in Hollywood, for a...

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