VIDEO by Organic Spies: Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge and Panic

Operation: Monsanto Stock Plunge and Panic

From Organic Spies launches Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge: See the video, sell the stock

Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge targets Fidelity, Vanguard and State Street

Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge was designed to make people aware that they may inadvertently own Monsanto stock through the mutual funds they hold.

Fidelity, Vanguard and State Street mutual funds own and control enormous volumes of Monsanto stock. As is common in Wall Street investing, this is all done with total disregard for anything resembling ethics, respect for life, concern for the ecosystem, compassion for human health, etc. These mutual funds aren’t interested in doing what’s right; they’re interested in doing what’s profitable!

That’s why Organic Spies says it’s time for everyone to sell these mutual funds and encourage institutions to do the same. Click here to watch the Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge video on YouTube.

Retirement fund managers often have enormous discretion to decide where to invest their money. If they are made aware that many people want to divest from Monsanto, they may decide to sell Fidelity, Vanguard or State Street funds and move their investments to other funds that don’t hold Monsanto.

A petition on the Food Democracy Now page reminds us all that Monsanto is the corporation that manufactures Agent Orange, DDT and PCBs, adding “Monsanto’s corporate executives intentionally ignored the warning of their own scientists for decades regarding the harmful and even deadly effects these products had on their workers, communities where the chemicals were manufactured and even America’s veterans.”

Unfortunately, we don’t have any investments, but I sure hope that the people who are so fortunate will vote with their money!

April 24, 2014: Arbor Day celebration with free and low cost trees

The Nevada State Nursery is providing tree seedlings for Arbor Day  events and I just reserved 60 seedlings at $2.50 a piece.   Our April gardening club meeting is on Thursday 4/24/14 (the day before the official Arbor Day) and we will be celebrating with Mimosa, Arizona Cypress and Honey Locust seedlings from the Nevada State Nursery.  Location TBA, please subscribe to our email list for updates).

Every member will get a free tree seedling!

To reserve additional tree seedlings at cost, please contact me ASAP.

We will probably meet at our place and we’ll talk about how and where to plant trees so they will be off to a good start.  Evergreens are great for places where you want shade and wind breaks year round, but around your garden and house you might want deciduous trees so that you get that winter sun.

We’ve had great success with poly line irrigation ($10 for 100 ft, simply punch holes in the poly, no attachments needed and nothing plugs up) and we’ll talk about gravity v. pressurized irrigation.

After 5 years of gardening in the high desert we learned how incredibly important trees and shrubs are to a successful and affordable garden.  While they have to be watered regularly during the first summer, they will greatly REDUCE the requirement for cooling houses and gardens once they are established and it is well worth the cost of the water.  Aside from providing shade, wind breaks are extremely important for food crops and some trees and shrubs like locusts and bird of paradise even take the nitrogen from the air and add it to the soil.

We are in the process of assembling a listing of plants suitable for our harsh climate and appreciate your input!

Free Whole Earth Summit March 11 to 14

You can sign up at http://wholeearthsummit.org/

Schedule:

TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH (EDT)

4:00 – 5:00pm - HOSTS Janell Kapoor & Stacey Murphy: Vision, Inspiration, Collaboration & Action

5:00 – 5:15pm - Vandana Shiva: Seed & Food Sovereignty

5:15 – 6:15pm - Raj Patel & Nikki Silvestri: Love, Purpose & the Food Movement

6:15 – 6:30pm - Cantave Jean-Baptiste: Haitian Seedbanks & Community Security

6:30 – 7:30pm - Brad Lancaster & Geoff Lawton: Regenerative Action & Abundance

7:30 – 7:45pm - Marla Spivak: Honeybee Allies

7:45 – 8:45pm - Joel Salatin & Peter Bane: Growing Sovereignty

8:45 – 9:00pm - Mark Lakeman: Activating City & Planet Repair

9:00 – 10:00pm - Jason McLennan & David McConville: Desiging Living Buildings & Systems

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH (EDT)

4:00 – 5:00pm - Bill McKibben & Hunter Lovins: Energy & Capital

5:00 – 5:15pm - Majora Carter: Urban Revitalization

5:15 – 6:15pm - Lonny Grafman & Rob Avis: Appropriate Technology & Community

6:15 – 6:30pm - Johnny Weiss: Solar & Renewable Energy

6:30 – 7:30pm - Sepp Holzer & Dr. Dieter Duhm: Healing Water, Healing Love

7:30 – 7:45pm - Allan Savory: Holistic Land Management

7:45 – 8:45pm - Jacquie Berger & Anna Lappe: Food Systems: Global to Local

8:45 – 9:00pm - Karen Washington: Urban Farming Movement

9:00 – 10:00pm - Charles Eisenstein & Vicki Robin: Transformational Leadership

THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH (EDT)

4:00 – 5:00pm - Grandmothers Mona, Rita, & Flordemayo: Vision & Action for a Healed Earth

5:00 – 5:15pm - Bill Twist: Awakening the Dreamer

5:15 – 6:15pm - Starhawk & Rob Hopkins: Practical Action for the Commons

6:15 – 6:30pm - Sacha Stone: Human Sovereignty Movement

6:30 – 7:30pm - Nina Simons & Terry Tempest Williams: The Art of Engagement

7:30 – 7:45pm - Susun Weed: Wild Food as Medicine

7:45 – 8:45pm - Gemma Bulos & Osprey Orielle Lake: Women, Water & Climate Change

8:45 – 9:00pm - Rachel Parent: Kid’s Right to Know

9:00 – 10:00pm - Ryan Eliason & Ocean Robbins: Food Revolution & Social Entrepreneurship

Peaceful Valley website nightmare and deceptive ad for Goji (wolf) berries, grapes and currants

I was very excited after watching the Peaceful Valley / GrowOrganic.com video about Goji Berries and I spent MANY hours getting my order together.   About a week ago I was ready to order:

After a great deal of frustration I realized that the berries featured in the ad are actually NOT featured at all and the 20% off coupon did not apply to them.

I then did some research and decided to order 20 or 30 Goji berries elsewhere and I also deleted the grapes and black berries.  So finally I was trying to order and there’s NOTHING I can do to get them to NOT charge me $24 for shipping in TWO boxes.

This is so incredibly frustrating.  I checked the box to ship all items whenever the backordered stuff comes in, countless times I have to check this box and that box and no matter WHAT I do, at the last page they want to charge me for TWO boxes.  I finally deleted the back ordered strawberries, but I’m still looking at $24 in shipping for TWO packages.

And what kindof crappy offer is that $12 shipping anyway?  They used to have worthwhile specials.  I’ve had enough of PV wasting my time.  It should be FUN to get ready for spring gardening.  How disappointing.

 

 

Why I won’t take the flu shot and why I have not had the flu in many years

I haven’t gotten a flu shot EVER and I haven’t gotten any other shots other than tetanus once every 15 years or so in 35+ years.   I also haven’t had the flu in at least 15 years — unlike many people who get the flu vaccine and then get sick.

Dr. Mercola wrote at Pregnant Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot:

Nurse Fired by Placing Baby’s Safety First…

… The nurse, Dreonna Breton, who has already had two miscarriages, told her employer she did not want to get a flu shot this year due to the potential risks to her baby, noting the lack of vaccine safety studies done in pregnant women. She submitted letters from both her obstetrician and primary care doctor in support of her decision, and offered to wear a mask throughout the flu season.

Personnel exempted from the flu vaccine due to religious reasons typically wear masks, and it’s an effective way to protect both yourself and your patients not only from influenza but other flu-like respiratory infections as well.

Her employer disagreed, however, and told her she’d be fired as of December 17 if she didn’t get vaccinated before then. A spokesman for Horizons Healthcare Services told CNN that “it’s unconscionable for a health care worker not to be immunized.”

This responsible pregnant mother did her research, and subsequently rejected a pharma product. The hospital administration at Horizons Healthcare Services fired her for this. If you would like to express your unhappiness with the hospital, as well as your commitment to not going there and telling others not to as well, we encourage you to do so. ….

I called Horizons and the operator also got her flu shot.  When I asked why, she offered to take my info down and promised that somebody would get back to me.  I’ll update if that happens, which is unlikely.

Here are Dr. Mercola’s recommendation on flu prevention and staying healthy: Continue reading

Sequestering carbon in the soil and the importance of holistic ranching

Another very interesting Mercola article:

How Grazing Cows Can Save the Planet, and Other Surprising Ways of Healing the Earth

Dr. Mercola interviewed Judith Schwartz:

… Basically, when grazing animals graze, they’re nibbling on the grasses in a way that exposes their growth points to sunlight and stimulates growth… Their trampling [of the land also] did several things: it breaks any capped earth so that the soil is aerated. It presses in seeds [giving them] a chance to germinate, so you have a greater diversity of plants. [Grazing herds] also press down dying and decaying grasses, so that they can be better acted upon by microorganisms in the soil. It keeps the decaying process going. Their waste also fertilizes the soil.”

Biological Farming Solves Many Pressing Problems

My first passion and career was being a physician, then an Internet educator, and now I’m moving into high-performance biological agriculture because I really believe it’s the next step in our evolution. We must shift the way we produce food because the current system is unsustainable. And while this information really is ancient, it’s not widely discussed. There’s only a small segment of the population that even understands this natural system, and the potential it has for radically transforming the way we feed the masses AND protect the environment at the same time.

I thoroughly agree with the recommendation to get involved personally, because it’s so exciting. For me, it’s become a rather addictive hobby. Once you integrate biological farming principles, you can get plant performances that are 200-400 percent greater than what you would typically get from a plant! What’s more, not only does it improve the quantity, it also improves the quality of the food you’re growing. These facts should really be at the forefront of everybody’s mind when they think about farming, as it’s the solution to so many pressing problems. …

We hope to get chickens by spring and we’ll see how that goes.