Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee Says He Adopted His Anti-Second Amendment Views After Watching Sunday Morning Cartoons…
President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as the U.S. surgeon general, a 36-year-old physician who has attracted criticism for his anti-gun advocacy, complained to a newspaper in 1994 that ‘society’s preoccupation with firearms’ comes from ‘fiery gun battles’ on Saturday morning cartoons.
Dr. Vivek Murthy, who founded Doctors for Obama in 2008 – a group that later changed its name to ‘Doctors for America – was a graduating high school senior at the time, one of several valedictorians the Miami Herald interviewed.
‘Vivek Murthy, 16, of Palmetto High, takes television cartoons to task’ for ‘the growing problem of kids and violence,’ according to the Herald.
‘Today, a typical elementary student wakes up on Saturday mornings to fiery gun battles, explosive scenes of terror and the violent decimation of the “bad guy” – all this in a children’s cartoon,’ Murthy said then.
‘With such destructive influence, society’s preoccupation with firearms and brutal methods of conflict resolution is no surprise.’
Via Weasel Zippers
[T]he progressives’ efforts usually begin in the public school system, where they can shape the worldviews of the upcoming generation of American leaders.
That is what’s happening in Connecticut where Big Labor is once again pushing legislation that would “encourage” schools to teach labor history and law. “Big Labor,” in this case, refers to the American Federation of Teachers, the AFL-CIO, the SEIU and the rest of the usual suspects in the Nutmeg State.
According to Raised Bill No. 220, schools would be asked to spend precious class time discussing the history of organized labor, the collective bargaining process and the need for legal protections in the workplace.
Since Big Labor’s previous attempts to slip their agenda into Connecticut schools’ curriculum have failed, the cagey unionists have put a special twist on their latest effort. The union-backed legislation would also have schools teach “the history of free market capitalism and entrepreneurialism and their role in the growth of the American and world economies.”
Via Weasel Zippers
““Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food,” said Hippocrates. But aren’t we interpreting it the wrong way when we put antibiotics in the animals we rear for food? But that’s exactly what we have been doing for more than six decades now. And for all the wrong reasons, too!
In the meat-producing industries, large quantities of antibiotics are being used – but not for treating animal illnesses. They are mixed with the feed of perfectly healthy cattle and pigs and other animals grown for meat.”
“In a moment of blatant and astounding hypocrisy, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair and a staunch supporter of the government spying on, well, pretty much everyone, had a hissy fit this morning because she believes the CIA may have spied on a congressional computer network.
Feinstein rambled on for over 40 minutes and had the nerve to say the CIA may have broken the law and violated the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution by searching the network.
Funny, Feinstein sure hasn’t had a problem with the government ignoring the Constitution when spying on American and foreign citizens. Just last month, she defended government surveillance:”
What keeps me up at night, candidly, is another attack against the United States. And I see enough of the threat stream to know that is possible. But the way we prevent another attack – and this is tricky – is intelligence. You have to know what’s going to happen, because it’s too late otherwise.”
There are all kinds of things that are going on. And for some reason, the fear of our government for a bonafide reason, which is to prevent a terrorist attack, raising this kind of concern, when there are only 22 people in our country who have access to this database and every one of them is vetted.”
Via Alt Market
“Surveillance is coming at us from all angles. Chips, drones, TSA checkpoints, smart meters, back-doored electronic products, video cameras, spying home appliances; our phone calls and emails and keystrokes and product purchases are recorded.
The government and its allied corporations will know whatever they want to know about us.
What happens when all nations are blanketed from stem to stern with surveillance? “
Via Activist Post
“Is America the greatest nation on the planet? Before you answer that question, you might want to check out the statistics that I have shared in this article first. The reality is that the United States is in a deep state of decline, and it is getting harder to deny that fact with each passing day. Mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially we are a train wreck. Many that are “patriotic” attempt to put a happy face on our growing problems, but the truly patriotic thing to do is to admit just how bad things have gotten so that we can start finding solutions. If you truly love this country, then you should know that this nation needs a huge wake up call. We have abandoned the values and the principles that early Americans held so dear, and as a result our society is a giant mess. The following are 55 things about America that you may not know…”
“Like college basketball? Excited to fill out your March Madness bracket on Sunday? Well, here’s a pretty big college basketball-related bummer: The National Wildlife Federation put out a report Tuesday entitled “Mascot Madness” that details how climate change could obliterate some of college mascots’ real-life counterparts.
“In fact, what I would say – if you pardon the pun – is that the game may soon be over for many of our wildlife mascots unless we reduce our carbon pollution and develop new energy sources,” warned Doug Inkley, a senior scientist for the D.C.-based group.
The animals in trouble span the country and the globe, according to the report. “
” Most of the country lives in an urban or suburban environment. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, the number of Americans living in the country’s 3,573 urban areas (defined as population groupings of 50,000 or more) was about 249.6 million people.
To those who still live rurally, mom-and-pop stores and small businesses offering a variety of goods are still around. But never far away are what we call nowadays the “big-box stores” — giant chain retailers that offer lots of stuff and can do so for less money. And Wal-Mart is the biggest.”
Via Natural News
“You might not want to hold your tongue out to catch that enticing drop the next time it rains — you could end up inadvertently taking a swig of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. New research published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals that both air and rain are contaminated with Roundup and other toxic agricultural chemicals more than 75 percent of the time in some areas, exposing potentially hundreds of millions of people to small and perpetual doses of hidden chemical poisons.
For this research, a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected air and rain samples weekly for 12 years during each growing season in the Mississippi Delta agricultural region, testing for glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Roundup; atrazine; metolachlor; propanil, and a host of other pesticides and herbicides in common use between the years of 1995 and 2007 — the first genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced in the U.S. in 1995.”
Via Natural News