This Little Light Of Mine

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

White House Releases Shocking Image of “King Obama”

On May 4, 2014, a picture began to circulate that showed President Barack Obama sitting on a throne in the West Wing with a gold crown on his knee.
At first, many assumed that the picture had been created by one of the president’s enemies. But just as many were then shocked to discover that the image had been created and released by the White House itself.
Here is the original White House tweet that released the image:
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Writing for BenSwann.com, Michael Lotfi provides the context for the photoshopped image:
The picture depicts “King Obama” sitting upon the “Iron Throne” at Kings Landing in the ancient kingdom of Westeros from the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. The photo looks as if it was lifted straight from The Onion. However, it is not. The image is a result of Obama’s speech at last week’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner where he joked about enacting more executive orders. The administration took it upon themselves to create the photo of King Obama, and the official White House Twitter account sent out the tweet before last week’s episode aired.
Obama sits with the King’s crown in his hands and former King Joeffrey’s crossbow sitting on the coffee table. The tweet reads “The Westeros Wing.”
Of course, the idea of Obama exercising dictatorial powers is no laughing matter. Rand Paul criticized Obama last year for “acting like a king or monarch.”
Furthermore, Obama has killed countless innocent victims by carrying out unilateral drone strikes on the people who find their way onto his kill list.
This is not the first time the president has attempted to use humor to push his agenda. In March, Obama joined comedian Zach Galifianakis on an episode of Between Two Ferns to push Obamacare.
What do you think about the image? Leave a comment with your thoughts HERE.

Another State-Run Health Care Exchange Fails in Epic Fashion

The Obama Administration told Americans that the Affordable Care Act would provide less expensive insurance to more people and with easier access. Unfortunately, these promises all turned out to be lies. The latest example (and failure) comes from one of the most liberal states and its health care exchange, Cover Oregon.
Last Friday the board of Cover Oregon voted to abandon the state-run website and exchange entirely and convert to the federal website, HealthCare.gov. The board made this decision after learning it would cost $78 million to fix the Cover Oregon site compared to an estimated $4 million to $6 million to convert to the federal portal.
The state had already hired Oracle, a well-known Silicon Valley firm, and paid them $134 million to create the state exchange website. The federal government contributed another $250 million in grant money. Do the math. It appears $384 million is the going rate to build a failed health care website these days.
To add insult to injury, not one citizen of the Beaver State was enrolled in health insurance through the Cover Oregon website. However, 70,000 Oregonians enrolled for health insurance with paper applications and another 172,000 enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan. That’s the state’s version of Medicaid, which provides health care for low-income families and individuals.
Cover Oregon, Governor John KitzhaberThe downfall of Cover Oregon is a big political embarrassment to three-term Governor John Kitzhaber (D) – an emergency room physician – and other state officials. It certainly doesn’t help the Governor’s campaign to be re-elected this November.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

Since this is a long and sometimes technical article that refers to several PDF files, I'm going to give the first paragraph of this article here and then the URL to the rest of it so you can peruse it at your leisure.

Conclusiveness of toxicity data and double standards

We would like to comment on your answers (Hayes, 2014a) concerning the retraction of our study (Seralini et al., 2012 and Hayes, 2014b) by Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT). Our study investigated the long-term effects in rats of consumption of two Monsanto products, a genetically modified (GM) maize and its associated pesticide, Roundup, together and separately. The decision to retract the paper was reached a few months after the appointment of a former Monsanto employee as “editor for biotechnology”, a position created for him at FCT ( Robinson and Latham, 2013). In a recent editorial, Portier and colleagues express concern about the “dangerous erosion of the underpinnings of the peer-review process” in the case of our study ( Portier et al., 2014).


Ban Roundup!


By GMO Free USA

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the ubiquitous herbicide Roundup, was originally patented as a chelator back in 1964. It bonds to minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium & manganese and removes them. It was used to clean pipes that had mineral buildup. It is the most widely used herbicide, primarily due to the widespread cultivation of Roundup Ready GMO crops. This leads us to ask... when you spray a chelator on our farmland and our food, how much of the nutrients are chelated from the soil and the crops. Add to that the fact that glyphosate is in our food - and we have to wonder to what extent it is removing vital nutrients from us?! BAN ROUNDUP.



LEARN more about Glyphosate & GMO crops HERE

READ: over 200 Peer reviewed studies that found health or environmental harm from Glyphosate/Roundup

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Cost for 4 Failed Healthcare Exchanges Will Blow Your Mind


This October 17, 2009 photo illustrationThe bad news about ObamaCare just seems to get worse…
Four states that embraced the Affordable Care Act – Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Maryland – have spent $474 million for state health care exchanges and each of these websites and programs have beenabysmal failures. And the final price tag to fix or transition from these exchanges to the federal one could go much higher.
The federal government now has the difficult decision of spending more money to fix the existing exchanges, or to transition them over to the federal exchange at HealthCare.gov.
So what have these four states done to try to fix the problems with their exchanges?
After an investigation by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and the resignation of five Cover Oregon board members, the board decided to abandon the state exchange and use HealthCare.gov.
Nevada is undecided about whether to fix the existing exchange or switch to the federal one, but will decide in the next few weeks. An outside report concluded that trying to fix the flaws in the Nevada Health Link exchange would be a daunting task.
Lynn Etkins, vice chair of the Health Link board said last week, “The report seems overwhelming to me. And I really am not hearing anything that all of these issues are going to be resolved well before open enrollment so testing can be done.”
Maryland is trying to transition its flawed exchange to the same technology used by the state of Connecticut. If this fix doesn’t meet federal approval, Maryland would default to Healthcare.gov. Massachusetts wants to do both: Build a new health care portal from scratch and plan a move to the federal exchange as a backup.
The Bay State has already spent $170 million on its exchange. It would cost an additional $120 million to fix it. That’s double the cost estimate to switch over to HealthCare.gov. However, state officials believe the Obama Administration would provide federal funds to make the Massachusetts exchange work because it [RomneyCare] was the predecessor to ObamaCare.
Currently 36 states use the federal system at the Healthcare.gov portal, far more than was originally estimated. If these in-state exchange fixes don’t work, the number of states using the federal system (and the federal dollars spent on ObamaCare) will go even higher.

ObamaCare Contractors Paid to Do… Nothing?

When you hear the President, Jay Carney and other supporters talk about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they’d have you believe it’s a big success. They paint a picture of tons of traffic to Healthcare.gov and state-run exchange websites… millions of Americans getting lower-cost, higher-quality health insurance… and ObamaCare contractors working diligently to process millions of applications.
However, just like the President’s famous claim “If you like your plan, you can keep you plan” - none of these are true.
ObamaCare FraudWhat have these insurance workers really done? In two locations in Missouri and Kentucky the answer is: Most of the time, absolutely nothing.
Last Wednesday, two whistleblowers told St. Louis TV station KMOV that employees at an ACA processing center in Wentzville, MO  are paid to do nothing but sit at their computers. The facility is run by British company Serco, which has a $1.2 billion contract to process paper health insurance applications under ObamaCare.
READ THE REST OF THIS STORY HERE.READ

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Irish People Protest Against Banks

People EVERYWHERE are fed up with the corrupt banks!


Not My Problem, Man

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signaled it will approve Dow’s new Enlist-brand corn and soy crops, genetically engineered to resist massive doses of 2,4-D.
You remember 2,4-D. It’s similar in composition to Agent Orange, the Vietnam-era herbicide responsiblefor severe illnesses in people directly exposed to it, and also in their offspring and future generations.

The USDA admits to concerns that if the new crops are approved, the annual use of 2,4-D would jump from 26 million pounds to 176 million pounds. (Independent scientists predict the increase would be even more dramatic.)
But hey, it’s not the USDA's problem. According to the agency, it’s responsible only for approving the genetically engineered seeds, not the new formulation of 2,4-D herbicide that will be used on the crops. So the USDA is passing the buck to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which it says is responsible for approving the new formulation of 2,4-D herbicide that will be used Dow’s Agent Orange crops.

Lush, Green . . . and Toxic



Genetically engineered grass could soon be coming to a lawn, or a park or a golf course or an office complex—or an organic pasture—near you.
In July 2011, Scotts Company and Monsantoconvinced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give the companies a free pass to market their genetically engineered Roundup-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass. No testing required.
Now, employees of the Marysville, Ohio-based company are set to begin testing new GMO grass on their lawns. The company says it plans to sell the product commercially in 2015. Sales to consumers will start in 2016.
Where would you rather your kids play? On a lawn with a little crabgrass and some dandelions (which by the way, make great food)? Or a lawn drenched in Monsanto’s toxicRoundup?
Read the essay

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