SOMETIMES WE GET CONFUSED

Wise words for those trying to make sense of the world around them.

DEAR HUMAN

Dear Human,

Sometimes we get confused.

We spend so much time looking outward for meaning and purpose. We think it can be obtained through worldly activities.

Through religion.

Through righteousness.

Through good deeds.

Through possessions.

Through position.

It’s not “out there”. You’ll never find what you truly seek on any path that others can walk upon with you.

The greatest and most meaningful adventure in your life begins the day you start the journey inward.

That’s where you’ll discover things that will blow your mind. Beautiful, amazing, sentient being.

Love,
Sheri

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GMO – We Have the Right to Know What’s in Our Food

Americans are being force-fed GMO’s without their knowledge or consent. On average, Americans consume more than their weight in GMOs each year – 193 pounds of GMOs per person.

What is GMOAccording to the Grocery Manufacturing Association, an estimated 75-80% of processed food in the U.S. contains genetically engineered foods.

GMO CropsDo you want to know if the food you are buying, eating and feeding to your children has been genetically engineered? If so, you are not alone. According to a poll by Thompson Reuters, 93% of Americans believe genetically engineered foods should be labeled.

We have the right to knowThe right to know and the freedom to choose are at the core of our consumer rights as Americans. These GMO’s may contain toxic chemicals, allergens and other potential health risks that are not present in foods that are not genetically engineered.

The biotech food industry is making tremendous profits, but their business models are based on keeping Americans in the dark about what they’re really eating. By requiring food to be labeled if it contains genetically engineered foods we also give the consumer the ability to make their own decision.

Requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods and food ingredients will also prohibit genetically modified foods from being advertised as “natural.”

Genetic Engineered Food use Experimental Technology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require safety assessments of GMO foods and does not review all GMO products hitting the market. FDA guidelines are entirely voluntary and the patent holders themselves determine whether their products “warrant analytical or toxicological tests.”

Almost all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

GMOS are not safe

Over 60 countries require labels on GMOs, and many of these also have severe restrictions or bans against GMO food production or sale. We deserve the same level of protection and information as citizens in other nations around the world.

Countries with mandatory labeling include:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • and all of the countries in the European Union.

Some of the countries with severe restrictions or bans against GMO food production or sale include:

  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Philippines
  • Australia
  • Peru
  • Japan.

The U.S. and Canada are two of the only developed nations in the world without GMO labeling. If GMO food is labeled or banned in all these countries around the world, WHY NOT AMERICA?

GMO-Any Politicians Tells you safeGeneticist David Suzuki, CC, OBC, PhD, LLD:  “We are performing a massive experiment. The results will only be known after millions of people have been exposed to (GMO foods) for decades…Any politician or scientist who tells you these products are safe is either very stupid or lying. The hazards of these foods are uncertain. In view of our enormous ignorance, the premature application of biotechnology is downright dangerous.

Haven’t we been down this road before? Remember Saccharin, statin drugs, trans-fats, and high-fructose corn syrup.

Haven't We Been Down this RoadIf you want to learn more about GMO’s, I have numerous postings on my blog in the “GMO & Monsanto” category. I have also developed a simple video explaining GMO’s. Just click on the video link below.

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For more information or to get involved in fighting against GMO, please visit:

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Americans Have Become Intellectually Lazy

During my lifetime I have come to know or be exposed to a lot of diverse people. These are people that come from different backgrounds; some smart and some not; some blue collar and some white collar; some highly educated and some not; some white, some black; some hard workers and some not; and some with common sense and a whole lot with none.

What I have observed, across this diverse group of people, is that most people today are so caught up in living their lives and just trying to survive, they aren’t really aware of what’s going on around them that has a major influence on their life. Their knowledge and opinions, if they have one, are solely based on what they see on television and/or hear from a friend, neighbor, or relative without ever seeing the big picture for themselves. They either lack the intellectual curiosity to find out for themselves, or they have become intellectually lazy.

Intellectual curiosity means you want to know more than the basics or the common knowledge. It is the desire to invest some time and energy into learning more about a person, a thing, a way of life, or a concept. Basically, it is the desire to learn more.

Child CurisoityChildren have an over abundance of intellectual curiosity. To a young child, everything is new. They want to know more. They want to learn more. They are like a sponge, absorbing more than just the obvious or the basics. What is a cloud? How did they get there? What makes them move? How does rain come out of a cloud?

However, children grow up, they have responsibilities, and they get distracted by the day-to-day worries and challenges of life in today’s environment.

At some point intellectual curiosity has taken a backseat for a lot of people. As a result, people have become gullible, submissive, and intellectually lazy. Everyone is running so hard and fast just to survive, they don’t have time to pay attention to what’s going on around them. We have become a populace of sheep, such that we just follow along, don’t ask questions, and do whatever we’re told to do by the talking heads on television and radio. This is especially true of politics.

Teabaggers smallCase in point: Teabaggers and their followers.

Most of the editorial staff of the Tea Party News Network resigned this past week, stating in their resignation letter “The audience is regarded as unsophisticated simpletons.”

Why do they think this of their followers? Because they know their followers won’t question them, they will believe what they are told and will do whatever they are told to do. Typical sheep mentality.

We are living in such a toxic environment around us, it is critical for people to be informed and knowledgeable of current events. In a world where the internet is available to us 24 hours a day on our computers, even on our telephones, there is no excuse for not being informed and knowledgeable, it’s ridiculous.

CuriosityHow can anyone sit back and not question what’s happening with our food supply (genetically modified foods); industrial pollution of our water and air; militarization of our police; voter rights suppression; climate change; income inequality; fracking; politicians and government being bought and paid for by the ultra-rich; climate change; radical religious ideology; and more. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then look it up. Do a little personal research. Develop your own opinions based on your own knowledge of the issue, not on what someone else tells you to think. Then when you are conversing with others and someone starts spewing the typical uncontested talking points about a topic, you have the knowledge to enhance the conversation with facts.

 “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

If you have children, don’t shut down their intellectual curiosity, encourage it. We need them to grow up to be informed, knowledgeable, and intellectually curious adults.

Regardless of your age or position in life, it is not too late to jump start your intellectual curiosity and become informed and knowledgeable of the events and activities that are impacting your life on a daily basis.

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Are You Smarter Than Your Senators

When I was younger, and quite comfortable in my complacency, I had this utterly absurd notion that our government consisted of an august body of intellects and sages that worked diligently at the task of making our country work for the betterment of all.

How completely and utterly ignorant I was. Completely ignorant. Ignorant (and trusting) to the point of stupidity. Whew !

I realize now that my image of Washington could not have been further from that fantasy than it was possible to have been.

Our government, I now see with clarity, consists of a group of racist, bumbling, buffoons, who’s number one goal is to pander to those that hold the purse strings, and “The People” be damned. Especially the little people.

It’s astonishing that given a choice, there are people, and not just politicians, that would choose ignorance over enlightenment. And not just choose ignorance, but to be proud of the fact that they’re ignorant.

I mean ignorance is simply the lack of knowledge, and I can forgive a person for that, but to be willfully ignorant enters another realm altogether, and I call that stupidity. And I do not have a tolerance for stupidity.

Written by “Some Dude in AK”.

As I was searching through my blog notes file, I found this short article above that I had saved. I don’t know when it was actually written but I saved it back in 2011. As I read it again I just had to laugh. This “Some Dude in AK” said it perfectly. I believe a majority of the American people are like this guy was initially in his thoughts about our government, before he had his epiphany.

Another Bush President – Is America Really That Stupid

Credit:  RingOfFireRadio.com

Credit: RingOfFireRadio.com

This is a nightmare in the making.

Of course the statement above is inaccurate considering Dubya was Selected, not Elected, the first time.

We all sat back and watched the fiasco in Florida that ultimately led to him being selected as President in 2000. While all the public attention was focused on hanging chads, butterfly ballots and a skewed recount, the root of the problem was overlooked. The state of Florida purged over 90,000 people from their list of eligible voters under the guise that they were felons. In fact, almost none of the disenfranchised voters were felons…but almost all were blacks or democrats. Remember, George Bush only won Florida by 537 votes.  Of course, Jeb Bush’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris, also co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign, was in charge of Florida’s vote count.  After all, Jeb Bush did promise his brother he was going to deliver Florida.

Is America really that stupid? Yes.

If we can elect George W. Bush to a second term after everything he did, or didn’t do, then yes we are stupid enough to do it again.