Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Things to Know - 22 February


1.  A court case decision in France has found Monsanto guilty in the poisoning of a farmer with a genetically modified product (Roundup).  Expect this case to be cited in many more cases around the world where GMOs are being produced and utilized:

2.  The great state of Virginia is embarking on passing the ultra-sound requirement for women who are seeking to control their own choice.   Is there no end to the Republican invasion on the liberties and freedom of women?:

3.  Thanks to a college listserv and a keen observer in Long Beach, this is a YouTube video on where the USA could be if it were not bogged down by a Big Oil Lobby that is preventing us from the future economic model that is the success of modern-day Germany:

4.  Since the book is not all in on Santorum, it is hard to tell when he is going to self-destruct.  In that vein, it seems that he has already usurped anything that Porkie or Mitt-bot could ever dream up.  The guy is nuts:

5.  And then there is Newt.  Yup, the guy near the bottom in most polls, and he's peed because nobody is paying any attention to him.  So, what does he do?.....The only thing he knows how to do, and that is throw a bigger bomb that before.  The guy is nuts:

6.  Here's an off-the-wall story about real potatoes vs. Pringles.   My wife bought these little tiny tubers at the Claremont Farmers' Market this last weekend, and roasted them with olive oil and seasonings - delicious.  No additives, SKU labels, or exotic chemicals.  We all should all be more acquainted with real food:

7.  The GeeOpie dialogue in this campaign is disgusting.  The economy is getting better, so they can't really talk about that.  Osama is a dead issue.  So they put on their robes, find their bibles, and start in on their form of religion.   It would all be laughable if it weren't for the fact that these guys represent many of those who walk among us:

8.  To those of you have read the pieces that Steve Lopez did about his dad, and his struggles with the end of life events and surrounding issues, you need to know that Tony Lopez died this past Sunday.  Today's column is a good-bye and an obituary:,0,6877902,print.column


"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
       -- Jerry Seinfeld
"A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck."
       -- Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something."
       -- Robert Heinlein
"It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull."
       -- H.L. Mencken
"Only fools are positive."
       -- Moe Howard

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