Category Archives: Awareness

Monsanto. Genetically modified murder?

A french study on GMO has revealed a number of very sad and revolting things.

Monsanto launched a PR offensive to try to spread doubt about a study published two days ago by French scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini: the study showed that the biotech giant’s flagship herbicide, Roundup, and one the GM maizes produced by the firm, NK603, are having disastrous effects on rats’ health when those are studied during their lifetime and not over the industry-favoured 90 days.

(Quoted from Corporate Europe)

Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumours and multiple organ damage, according to a French study published on Wednesday.

(Quoted from Huffington Post)

Examples of the effect of Monsanto modified “food”.

Many European countries as well as Russia have banned Monsanto material from their shelves. It is about time that the USA and Canada start doing that too.

Dear Mr Romney

Dear Mr Romney,

Only know I see the fabulous reasoning behind your plan, and how you managed to lower the American income tax. Yes, and I must say it is an amazing plan which should be admired.

You exported many jobs to the Chinese mainland where people are doing the work for a lot less money than Americans would do. This of course is not the cunning part, it is only a spin-off. You made certain that lots of American people do not have a job, which means they do not have to pay income tax, thus effectively lowering the income of the state on the count of income tax!

I must say, dear Mr. Romney, that this is fantastic. It almost makes me sorry I am not part of the United States. Or as we say in the Netherlands: je naait het steeds. (You screw it constantly.)

How Steampunk Can (Help) Save the World

From Tor.com’s STEAMPUNK WEEK 2012:

Boldly Into Our Patina’d Future: How Steampunk Can (Help) Save the World

Boldly Into Our Patina’d Future: How Steampunk Can (Help) Save the WorldPhoto by ’Riding Pretty

Steampunk is, in part at least, a re-envisioning of humanity’s interaction with the things that we make and how we make them. It’s a non-luddite critique of technology that says “Hey, you’re doing it wrong” without trying to eschew technology outright. And that critique is sorely, sorely needed, now more than ever.

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Oh my God

There you have them. The Christian god, or how it’s often seen, and one of the Pagan gods, or how it’s often seen. It? Not Him or He? Yup. It. For me there’s no god in that way.

Of course, there are many people who don’t agree with me. They say that there is a god and that god looks after us all, even the sinners who don’t believe in him, because he is a god of love.

Uhhuh.

Well, maybe not all of us. But still, he looks after many of us! As long as you don’t look at another god. And don’t break his rules.

Oh well. But wait, don’t Pagans have gods? Heck, I’m a Pagan, so I should have gods too, right? At least one, maybe even more!

Uhm. No. I don’t do gods. I do the power of Nature, the Universe, of which I am a part.

My point of view is mine however. If you value your god, then god be with you. Or gods, depending on how many you choose to carry. I’m fine the way I am.

Happy godding. Until you’re ready to face life and the universe on your own strength.

Fuel price went up again

It is not because of wars in oil-sensitive areas.

It is not because of the American elections for the next president.

It’s because the car makers have the bloody nerve to make fuel efficient cars so that the big oil company don’t get the money in that they think they deserve. They will make sure they get money for their value, no matter what we do.

It’s about time there is no more oil left for them to blackmail us with.