Lawmakers Want FDA To Crack Down On Soap Makers

Peo­ple who are try­ing to do good for their fam­i­lies and the plan­et by liv­ing a sim­ple life based on tra­di­tion­al skills are fac­ing yet anoth­er assault. Arti­sanal soap mak­ers say new reg­u­la­tions, pro­posed by Sen­a­tor Dianne Fein­stein (D-Cal­i­­for­­nia) and Sen­a­tor Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of busi­ness. Many soap mak­ers are rur­al […]

Attorney Calls Easements A ‘Government Land Grab’

In recent years, con­ser­va­tion easements—agreements between landown­ers and non­prof­it organizations—have gained pop­u­lar­i­ty as a way to pro­tect wildlife, pro­vide var­i­ous kinds of tax exemp­tions as well as pre­vent land and min­er­al devel­op­ment with an eye toward per­ma­nent preser­va­tion. At the same time, there has been con­cerns these ease­ments have caused ero­sion of local tax bases […]

John Deere’s Weird Idea of ‘Ownership’

It’s offi­cial: John Deere and Gen­er­al Motors want to evis­cer­ate the notion of own­er­ship. Sure, we pay for their vehi­cles. But we don’t own them. Not accord­ing to their cor­po­rate lawyers, any­way. In a par­tic­u­lar­ly spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of cor­po­rate delu­sion, John Deere—the world’s largest agri­cul­tur­al machin­ery mak­er —told the Copy­right Office that farm­ers don’t own […]

Big Automakers Want to Make it Against the Law to Work on Your Own Car

It was recent­ly report­ed that automak­ers could soon be going after car own­ers for mak­ing repairs on their own vehi­cles. Some of the indus­tries lead­ing com­pa­nies are now claim­ing that their soft­ware has become so com­pli­cat­ed that “tam­per­ing with it,” or mak­ing repairs on your own prop­er­ty, could be a copy­right vio­la­tion. Inter­est­ing­ly enough, Tes­la, […]

Bad Guys Pushing THIS WEEK to Promote Global Tyranny Run By Corporations

Here’s How to STOP Them The pow­ers-that-be are push­ing this week to fast track a hor­ri­ble treaty which would destroy Amer­i­ca. The treaty is called the Trans Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP). The U.S. Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive – the fed­er­al agency respon­si­ble for nego­ti­at­ing trade treaties – has said that the details of the TPP are clas­si­fied due […]

US Steel Warns Of Layoffs In Arkansas And Texas As Trans-Pacific Partnership Looms

FA Note: The last para­graph pro­vides a clue as to how mega-cor­po­ra­­tions will prof­it from this “21st cen­tu­ry trade agree­ment”. Unit­ed States Steel Cor­po­ra­tion issued lay­off notices to 1,404 work­ers in the lat­est sign of strug­gle for the Amer­i­can steel indus­try. The mis­sives went out in recent days to work­ers pro­duc­ing pipe and tube prod­ucts that […]

Morris: Obama Sneaking in ‘Unrestricted Immigration’ in TPA Trade Deal

Mon­day on New­max TV’s “America’s Forum,” polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor Dick Mor­ris said the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPA) fast track being sup­port­ed by many Repub­li­cans has a pro­vi­sion that allows for the “free flow of work­ers” between coun­tries, essen­tial­ly cre­at­ing a back­door to “unre­strict­ed immi­gra­tion.” Mor­ris said, “This is huge. I hope every­body lis­ten­ing takes action call your […]

Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Accord

                    WASHINGTON — Key con­gres­sion­al lead­ers agreed on Thurs­day on leg­is­la­tion to give Pres­i­dent Oba­ma spe­cial author­i­ty to fin­ish nego­ti­at­ing one of the world’s largest trade accords, open­ing a rare bat­tle that aligns the pres­i­dent with Repub­li­cans against a broad coali­tion of Democ­rats.