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You better hurry up with the vegetable garden… The upa-devas seem to have more elaborate purging plan… http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=12671
HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment
HR 875 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c111:1:./temp/~c1112RD9bb:e11439:
This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit the floor. One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have read it. As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is saying. Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to this devastating legislation. Devastating for everyday folks but great for factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a few.
I have no doubt that this legislation was heavily influenced by lobbyists from huge food producers. This legislation is so broad based that technically someone with a little backyard garden could get fined and have their property siezed. It will effect anyone who produces food even if they do not sell but only consume it. It will literally put all independent farmers and food producers out of business due to the huge amounts of money it will take to conform to factory farming methods. If people choose to farm without industry standards such as chemical pesticides and fertilizers they will be subject to a vareity of harassment from this completely new agency that has never before existed. That’s right, a whole new government agency is being created just to police food, for our own protection of course.
DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, READ THIS LEGISLATION FOR YOURSELF. The more people who read this legislation the more insight we are going to get and be able to share. Post your observations and insights below. Urge your members to read this legislation and to oppose the passage of this legislation.
Pay special attention to
* Section 3 which is the definitions portion of the bill-read in it’s entirety.
* section 103, 206 and 207- read in it’s entirety.
Red flags I found and I am sure there are more………..
* Legally binds state agriculture depts to enforcing federal guidelines effectively taking away the states power to do anything other than being food police for the federal dept.
* Effectively criminalizes organic farming but doesn’t actually use the word organic
» Posted By Bhaktivinode Td On Mar 9, 2009 @ 9:45 pm
As John Nash said: “Human beings are much more complicated than a human being as businessman. Human behaviour is not entirely motivated by self-interest of each human. Game theory works in terms of self-interest. But some concept of game theory can be unsound. There is overdependence on rationality. That is my Enlightenment.” Just like Darwin expressed later his dissatisfaction with not sufficient attention paid by him to the environmental influences, which in today’s epigenetics support original Lamarckian ideas of cooperation.
Therefore, devotees should not lose the bigger picture of the Vedic context, but should also recognize the true challenge and be able to prove that love is higher than hate, by proper, non-sectarian display of the essence of bhakti, which can be found in the six kinds of exchange of love (sharing of resources, of sanctified food and of wisdom), as the highest principle of life.
» Posted By Bhaktivinode Td On Mar 10, 2009 @ 3:08 am
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Regarding Kulapavana Prabhu’s assertion of positive elements of Age of Enlightenment, hippie culture or Darwin’s theory of evolution, they could be understood not as positive in themselves, but as problems or challenges that might inspire an enlightened response of an enlightened person. As we have seen they very often inspired just the opposite. Therefore I propose to look for the positive in our response, and not that the challenge itself assures the positive outcome. Its was not the hippie culture’s credit that Prabhupada came to the West at the time. He just took advantage of it and the challenge.
Therefore, I appreciate Kulapavana’s suggestions how those challenges could be met by the devotees, requiring qualified explanations of the Vedic truths. It is not enough to just throw some derogatory statements. We need to face the challenge on the ground chosen by the opponent and to expose his own weaknesses. If we can’t do that we need to drag him to our own ground. It is possible and quite often experienced though, that the opponent wouldn’t buckle under any argument.
In any circumstance we should recognize the important truth that the challenge is indeed good (‘problems are opportunities in work clothes’), but it is our presence of mind, maturity and willingness to take the challenge that the true success, or the positive, depends upon.
Darwin’s theory was a part of an enormous program to create a huge crisis of human society and of the Earth planet that took beginning also in Sabbathai Zevi’s and later Jacob Frank’s movements. Today frankists are prevailing in the higher strata of the society. They create the crisis by breaking all rules to evoke the appropriate response and coming of the Messiah (‘Ordo ab chao’).
A lot of promoted ideas were part of it. Genetic determinism, ‘invisible hand’ of Adam Smith, game theory, together with famous (‘Beautiful Mind’), John Nash, a Nobel laureate mathematician, who authored the awarded theory of non-cooperative equilibria, which he later recanted (Adam Curtis ‘The Trap. What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom.”) All these ideas were basically promoting the same idea of evolution based on egoistic, rational struggle for life, instead of cooperation principle put forth by first evolutionist, Jean Baptiste de Lamarck in the year of Darwin’s birth.
As John Nash said: “Human beings are much more complicated than a human being as businessman. Human behaviour is not entirely motivated by self-interest of each human. Game theory works in terms of self-interest. But some concept of game theory can be unsound. There is overdependence on rationality. That is my Enlightenment.” Just like Darwin expressed later his dissatisfaction with not sufficient attention paid by him to the environmental influences, which in today’s epigenetics support original Lamarckian ideas of cooperation. We should be able to differentiate between the science and mythology of science.
Therefore, devotees should not lose the bigger picture of the Vedic context, but should also recognize the true challenge and be able to prove that love is higher than hate, by proper, non-sectarian display of the essence of bhakti, which can be found in the six kinds of exchange of love (sharing of resources, of sanctified food and of wisdom), as the highest principle of life, that can be seen even between the cells, sharing perceptions, genes and resources by creating cooperative communities of single cell organisms and multicellular societies of higher order.
» Posted By Bhaktivinode Td On Mar 10, 2009 @ 3:06 am
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