Archives for March 2015

PG&E Suggested “Prozac” for Those Injured by Smart Meters– SCE Schemed Higher Fees to Force Smart Meters on the Poor

New e‑mails brought to light between Pacif­ic Gas and Elec­tric (PG&E), South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edi­son (SCE), and the Cal­i­for­nia Pub­lic Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion (CPUC) reveal the extent of cor­rup­tion and back­room deal­ing that have char­ac­ter­ized the state’s smart meter pro­gram.  E‑mails reveal that for­mer CPUC Pres­i­dent Michael Peev­ey was aware of health prob­lems caused by smart meters […]

110 Bills Currently Being Proposed in 36 States to Enact Medical Tyranny Regarding Vaccines

Health Impact Edi­tor Com­ments Do not be dis­cour­aged by this report just released by the Nation­al Vac­cine Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter! Cit­i­zens across the U.S. are tak­ing action to oppose these bills, and there have been some recent vic­to­ries as bills in Ore­gon and Wash­ing­ton to expand med­ical tyran­ny regard­ing forced vac­cines have been defeat­ed (for now)! Be […]

SHRM: “DHS Considering Cross-Border Trusted Employer Program with Canada”

By late 2015, the Unit­ed States plans to start a pilot aimed at mak­ing it cheap­er and quick­er for U.S. employ­ers to employ for­eign work­ers.  This has par­tic­u­lar impor­tance to the Canada‑U.S. bilat­er­al relationship–which real­ized “$632 bil­lion in total (two ways) goods trade dur­ing 2013.” All that trade means a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of Cana­di­an workers […]

EIA: 13 Gigawatts of Coal Capacity to Retire in 2015 Due to EPA Regulation

From data reports pro­vid­ed to the Ener­gy Infor­ma­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (EIA), about 16 gigawatts of gen­er­at­ing capac­i­ty will be retired in 2015, of which near­ly 13 gigawatts is coal-fired. The coal-fired capac­i­ty will be retired pri­mar­i­ly because of EPA’s Mer­cury and Air Tox­i­cs Stan­dards (MATS), which requires coal- and oil-fired elec­tric gen­er­a­tors to meet stricter emissions […]

Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA

The Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency has its eyes on pol­lu­tion from back­yard bar­be­cues. The agency announced that it is fund­ing a Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia project to lim­it emis­sions result­ing in grease drip­pings with a spe­cial tray to catch them and a “cat­alyt­ic” fil­tra­tion sys­tem. The $15,000 project has the “poten­tial for glob­al appli­ca­tion,” said the school. […]

Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule. The Dangers Underlying the TPP and TTIP “Trade Agreements”

Sev­er­al major inter­na­tion­al agree­ments are under nego­ti­a­tion which would great­ly empow­er multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions and the World Eco­nom­ic Forum is pro­mot­ing a new mod­el of glob­al gov­er­nance that cre­ates a hybrid gov­­ern­­ment-cor­po­rate struc­ture. Humankind is pro­ceed­ing on a path to glob­al cor­po­rate rule where transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions would not just influ­ence pub­lic pol­i­cy, they would write the […]

Social Experimentation on the Poor

No Way, ESEA! Fred­er­ick T. Gates is “alive and well” in 2015 This blog has detailed Fred­er­ick T. Gates and his ear­ly 1913 advo­ca­cy of social exper­i­men­ta­tion on poor and rur­al peo­ple. One hun­dred years lat­er we are still bat­tling his ter­ri­ble agen­da. Some of his ide­ol­o­gy is reflect­ed in cur­rent leg­is­la­tion in Congress.

UPDATE: Minnesota Farmer Victorious in Court!

Judge Clears Raw Milk Farm­ers of Con­tempt Charges for sell­ing their prod­ucts In the sto­ry of David and Hei­di Berglund from last week, was a glimpse into the over reg­u­la­to­ry nature of the Min­neso­ta Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture (MDA). The MDA threat­ened a peace­ful fam­i­ly with $500 per day fines for feed­ing their com­mu­ni­ty. On March […]