In EYE ON CITRUS, EYEONCITRUS.COM, GMOs, Stop Wall Speculation-Letter to the Editor-Bernie Sanders on kp27 at 311323
Stop Wall Street Speculation
The average price for a gallon of gas has gone up by more than 41 cents in the past five months. Supply and demand? Hardly. The price hikes come at a time when U.S. oil inventories reached a three-decade high while demand for gasoline is lower than four years ago when prices averaged only $2.30 a gallon. So Bernie is pushing for an investigation into oil price manipulation like one already underway in Europe. He also would set a 30-day deadline for federal regulators to use emergency powers to curb excessive speculation in crude oil markets. Both ideas were offered as amendments to a bill now before the full Senate.
GMO Food Labels
Bernie on Wednesday proposed an amendment to the farm bill that would let states require labels on any food or beverage containing ingredients that have been genetically modified. Dozens of countries already do the same thing. “All over this country people are becoming more conscious about the foods they are eating and the foods they serve to their kids,” Bernie said. “I believe that when a mother goes to the store and purchases food for her child, she has the right to know what she is feeding her child.”
What Can We Learn from Denmark?
Danes rank among the happiest people in the world and enjoy a quality of life that many Americans would envy with universal health care, inexpensive prescription drugs, strong family-leave laws, free higher education and a national commitment to be carbon-free by 2050. That’s why Bernie invited Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen to Vermont where big crowds packed three town meetings last weekend.
Apple avoided paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes by parking profits overseas, according to the report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. “It is a total scam,” Bernie told Ed Schultz on Tuesday. “It’s not just Apple. Virtually every major multi-national corporation has used these offshore tax havens,” Bernie added. He has introduced legislation that would take away the tax breaks and yield $600 billion in revenue over a decade.
In Hungary has fallen, LETTER TO THE EDITOR on kp55 at 311321
Blink and you’ve missed it: Hungary is no longer a democracy.
President János Áder has just signed away the rights of all that was left of Hungary’s opposition parties after years of gutting legislative powers, crippling the free press, and eliminating all mention of a "republic" in the country’s constitution.
If this trend doesn’t sound familiar, here’s something to jog your memory: along with criminalization of the homeless and attacks on women and the LGBT community, Hungary’s seen a horrific spike in state-sanctioned antisemitism and racism, including the decoration of three men known for their connection to the pro-Nazi Arrow Cross Party.
We’ve seen the steps Áder’s taken before. We know these signs. And while the European Union continues to stay silent, the situation for women, ethnic minorities and religious groups in Hungary becomes deadlier by the second.
Please, join us in calling on the member states to act on Article VII of the EU Treaty, which demands they intervene to prevent any state from being robbed of its democratic freedoms. We still have time to stop Áder’s men from stripping Hungary’s people of more rights and protections – but we cannot afford to stay silent for long!
PETITION TO EU MEMBER STATES: We cannot afford to sit by while another European country represses state protections, targets minorities, and spreads anti-Semitism while eliminating free speech. Don’t let Hungary go the way of Nazi Germany — act on Article VII to ensure Hungarians’ rights and freedoms!
Click here to sign — it just takes a second.
– The folks at Watchdog.net
In A Good Neighbor, Letter, Renee Christopher-McPheeters on kp38 at 311321
Thank you for the 5/20/13 article "What makes America strong". It
covered what we -as a "national family"
have heard about: the dramatic escape and rescue of three young women
in Cleveland, Ohio – who were held captive
for a decade and of their self-reliance, courage and survival instincts – that tell us that we have it within us to
endure what might appear to be the "impossible".
These three young girls were horribly abused by a cruel captor for 10 years in his home but now they are free!
Their freedom came because a concerned neighbor named Charles Ramsey
saw one of the girls "trying to get out of the house" he kicked in the
locked door allowing an escape of the girls including a daughter of one of the girls born in captivity.
Charles Ramsey was the epitome of "A Good Neighbor" And he made sure
that these poor abused souls were taken away from the Ohio house of horrors.
They Survived And We Can Learn From Their
Fight for Freedom to have Courage: Knowing That Good Always
Triumphs Over Evil As We Hold Firm To Faith For What Is Good – Being