Palm-Oil, hunger insurance, Smacking, Vincennes
Palm Oil pressed cake extract
NZ farmers getting sloppy seconds in rape of Indonesian forests
1 million tons of palm-oil-seed cake imported into NZ in '08
nb Its not Fonterrra that does the importing, 2008 was a drought on the East side of NZ.
I do wonder if co-ops were involved?
so farmers companies/ associations (?) bought the cake to feed cows (just cows?)
1) Climate change says the East side of NZ will be dry for the next thousand years, so get used to it.
2) Grass fed as a marketing slogan may now be flakey....
nb the palm-oil-seeds were not certified, Tropical forests died for this stuff. Heaps of Carbon went up in smoke.
A farmers rep said its not a problem because its a waste product... ie we arent encouraging those fat cat Malaysian forest rapists
As a moral argument, thats sort of like a rapist going in for sloppy seconds, saying the rape had already happened, so no harm.
NZ pays 20c/ kg , he said oil was 88 % of the price - is palm oil is $1.60/ kg wholesale???
The hunger insurance market is very competitive, offering you plenty of consumer choice. You can even decide to go with a hunger maintenance organization (HMO); that would make a lot of sense if you are on a diet.
Whichever company you choose buys up food in bulk on your behalf. Then, should you come down with a case of hunger, you can file a claim, pay the copayment, and get some of the food. Certain feeding procedures, such as breakfast, are considered elective, and are not covered.
Smacking: There oughta be a redneck exclusion:
"Its OK to hit your daughter if she's also your sister" (Credit Faye Dunaway
Somebody set up us the bomb
Fisk raises that hoary old probability, Lebanon/PFLP/Iran did Lockerbie, as retaliation for Iranian Airbus shot down by USA ...
The man responsible for this crime William C. Rogers III who was the captain of USS Vincennes at the time of the incident was awarded the Legion of Merit award for “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of an outstanding service” by George Bush (Sr).
I trust old Will doesnt get any more bombs in his van.
Codex Alimentarius - A Sinister Scheme for Profit at the Expense of Human Health
WTO to enforce corporate control over your mouth....
Vitamins to be banned?
On December 31, 2009, Codex standards will be globally mandated unless legal challenges prevent it. In force, they'll override food and drug laws of all member countries, including consumer protection ones .. ..
Common foods, herbs, nutrients, amino acids,..would be called drugs. Potencies would be limited, and prescriptions would be required for their use. Some would be banned altogether.
....On July 23, Obama appointed Monsanto vice-president and lobbyist Michael Taylor as food safety czar - the man Jeffrey Smith, author and leading GMO foods critic, called "The person who may be responsible for more food-related illnesses and death than anyone in history....This is no joke....What have we done?"
....This follows TRIPS killing millions through high prices on HIV drugs... Mike Moore A mass murderer?]
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
...In August, Goddard added 4,128 new-generation Intel "Nehalem" processors to its Discover high-end computing system. The upgraded Discover ..will host NASA’s modeling contributions to the ..IPCC..itiatives.
.. ..in the fall, bringing Discover to 15,160 processors.
..Each processor has 3 gigabytes of memory,...hurricane eyewalls and convective cloud clusters appeared for the first time,...
[I dont really trust these simulations.... I tend to go with my gut feeling.... really bad climate shit is soon come...
a good climate site, on the science and history
but on the effects, they just cant say:
There will be significant unforeseen impacts. Most of these will probably be harmful, since human and natural systems are well adapted to the present climate.
Wellington Waterfront, post-industrial, is valuable people-space.
Keep it pedestrian accessible. Around the entire harbour.
(I guess container areas may be closed.... as a boy I played all throughout the 'working' area of Wellington wharves.... no vandelism... ok we did throw a couple of pieces of dunnage into the water....)
Keep motors down. ie get rid of those smelly, noisy helicopter rides, and dont allow car-heavy projects such as posh hotels.
Boston, Sydney. ... popular waterfront is a fine fune thing
gets technical, defending George against Plimer
cape ground squirrels
"Vitamin D inhibits the uptake of cholesterol by .. macrophages,..... become .. foam cells,..earliest markers of atherosclerosis."
... LDL becomes oxidated, and macrophages eat it..
D3..cholecalciferol, and D2.. ergocalciferol.
D3..produced in the skin on exposure to UVB radiation (290 to 320 nm), is said to be more bioactive.
D2.. from plants.. fish, egg yolk and liver.
.deficiency ...osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, fractures, common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases. .....