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Posted 10/24/2010 9:08pm by Art Ozias.
  • The new milk cow did not work out.  I am still looking. 
  • Any new beef orders will be for next year.  I am sold out with existing orders.  You can order beef, but I can't guarantee delivery until next May.  We may have some earlier, but that will depend on what kind of winter we have.   The price for beef delivered after Jan 1, 2011 will be $3.25/#.
  • We did a few chickens today and those two people have been notified.  The final chicken day will be November 7.  Hopefully, all orders on the list will be filled. 
  • Turkeys will be done on Nov 20 and Nov 23.  Those on that list will be notified when we get closer to those dates.
  • The recent beef processed a week ago will be delivered this Friday.  As soon as I get the weights and processing costs, I will email the final invoices.
  • The ground beef will be processed on November 16.  It will be cut and wrapped the next week.  Maybe I can have that available at the same time as the turkeys for those who have both.
  • We had some great pancakes for breakfast.  It was a mixture of oat flour, Kamut wheat flour and our white whole wheat flour.  Since we grind our own, all the goodnesss was "on the plate", especially the germ.  Remember, (last Breezy Hill Update) store flour has the germ removed.
  • I received the following from a customer.  I'd have to say it would sure be nice to have a political process and system that served ALL.  "I don't usually send spam emails but I am so disgusted with POLITICANS I am about ready to quit voting. When will they ever live like we do, on less than $30,000 a year? We do the right thing, we work, we save, we pay for our own health care and we pay our taxes all to earn a lousy .75% interest if we are lucky enough to have a savings. My 401 k isn't much better than a passbook savings account either. Campaign finance reform is demanded.Come on people email this to your congresspeople too."
  • Here it is.  

 FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
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            Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits.

   12 years only, one of the possible options below..

   A. Two Six-year Senate terms
   B. Six Two-year House terms
   C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2.  No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. 

3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social
Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the smaller of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
1/1/11. 

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.


Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers
envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and
back to work.

If you agree with the above, pass it on.   If not, just delete it.

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Hi,

 

I saw in a recent Breezy Hill update that you will have some fall beef available.  I would like to sign up for a quarter.

 

 

This will be our 3rd purchase (there are only 2 of us, so it takes about a year to go through the beef).  I don't buy any other beef anymore.  Yours is so good - it's the best tasting beef I've ever had.  The fact that it's also better for us, better for the planet, and better for the cow?  Well, that just makes it an even easier decision.

 

Thanks!

Michelle

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I recently provided a link to ACRES, USA and it was for an interview with Chalmers Johnson.  I may have made it too difficult, so here is the direct link  http://www.acresusa.com/toolbox/reprints/Oct2006_JohnsonInterview.pdf      I had this originally in Breezy Hill Update 91910.  Here was the paragraph:

I periodically check the ACRES, USA web site.  I have subscribed for many years and I read it cover to cover.  So, I know I read this interview in 2006.   I just randomly selected this interview and  while I am sure I had some thoughts in ’06,  after watching what has happened in the last 4 years, I  think it is worth  your time to read this and reflect on what it is this nation has become.  I am not going to give you the direct link.  You can find it by first going to www.acresusa.com   .  On the home page go to TOOLBOX, then ARTICLE REPRINT LIBRARY,  then ECO – ISSUES, then The Consequences of Empire:  How “Blowback” and Militarism are Destroying Our Economy

by Chalmers Johnson.
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that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/17/2010 8:41pm by Art Ozias.
  • There may be a new cow coming to the hill.  Goldie is bred and her production diminished, so we dryed her up.   We have someone helping with the milking, so we may consider milking     this winter.  We'll see.
  • We have three tubs of lard.  $24 each.
  • We have two yogurt makers.  $24 each.
  • Finished planting some alfalfa/orchard grass, fall wheat and some cereal rye.
  • Finished redoing the entire south facing wall of the Java Junction/La Sous Terre building.  What a job.  Jeff did an outstanding job.  I would recommend him for any restoration work.  Dave redid our sign and it looks great.
  • Beef is sold until Jan.  And that depends on the weather this fall and early winter.  Remember, the price is increasing to $3.25 starting Jan 2012
  • My pig man has two more ready, so I will be notifying those on the list.  He should have some more by Dec.

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Beware: Your Cookware May Be Poisoning You

Although it may be quite difficult to eliminate all sources of these toxins since they’re so pervasive, you would likely make a significant dent in your family’s exposure simply by swapping out your non-stick cookware, considering you use your pots and pans to cook almost every day of the week.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/21/compounds-in-nonstick-cookware-associated-with-elevated-cholesterol.aspx

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According to a 2009 University of Iowa study, 70 percent of hogs and 64 percent of workers in industrial animal confinements tested positive for the antibiotic resistant strain of MRSA. The study pointed out that, once MRSA is introduced, it could spread broadly to other swine and their caretakers, as well as to their families and friends.

Not only are antibiotics embedded in your meats, but they have made their way into your produce as well.

Antibiotics are being transferred, via the manure used as fertilizer, into your corn, lettuce, potatoes, and other crops.

For the entire article go to http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/22/how-to-protect-yourself-from-the-antibiotics-in-your-meat-and-vegetables.aspx

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Here is Dr Mercola discussing vegetarianism.  It’s very good.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/17/angelina-jolie-says-vegan-diet-nearly-killed-her.aspx

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Do you know someone that is suffering from  Alzheimer’s disease?   You  may want to read this report.  I have seen reference to this herb before as a preventative measure.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029767_turmeric_alzheimers.html

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Here is a good article for all you bikers.  There’s hope.  http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-make-biking-mainstream-lessons-from-the-dutch?utm_source=wkly20101001&utm_medium=yesemail&utm_campaign=titleWalljasper

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Are any of you guilty of this?   Thanks Sarah.

GOD:

Frank, you know all about gardens and  nature. What in the world is going on down there  on the planet? What happened to the dandelions,  violets,  milkweeds  and stuff I  started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance  garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of  soil, withstand drought and multiply with  abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting  blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and  flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast  garden of colors by now. But, all I see are  these green rectangles.

St.  FRANCIS:

It's  the tribes that settled there, Lord. The  Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to kill them  and replace them with grass.

GOD:

Grass? But, it's so boring. It's not  colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds  and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's  sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites  really want all that grass growing  there?

ST.  FRANCIS:

Apparently so, Lord. They go to great  pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin  each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning  any other plant that crops up in the  lawn.

GOD:

The  spring rains and warm weather probably make  grass grow really fast. That must make the  Suburbanites happy.

ST.  FRANCIS:

Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows  a little, they cut it-sometimes twice a  week.

GOD:

They  cut it? Do they then bale it like  hay?

ST.  FRANCIS:

Not  exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put  it in bags.

GOD:

They  bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell  it?

ST.  FRANCIS:

No,  Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it  away.

GOD:

Now,  let me get this straight. They fertilize grass  so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they  cut it off and pay to throw it  away?

ST.  FRANCIS:    Yes,  Sir.

GOD:

These Suburbanites must be relieved in the  summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up  the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves  them a lot of work.

ST.  FRANCIS:

You  aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the  grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses  and pay more money to water it, so they can  continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

GOD:

What  nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees.  That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say  so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring  to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In  the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a  natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and  protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural  cycle of life.

ST.  FRANCIS:

You  better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have  drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall,  they rake them into great piles and pay to have  them hauled away.

GOD:

No!?  What do they do to protect the shrub and tree  roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and  loose?

ST.  FRANCIS:

After throwing away the leaves, they go  out and buy something which they call mulch.  They haul it home and spread it around in place  of the leaves.

 GOD:

And  where do they get this mulch?

ST.  FRANCIS:

They  cut down trees and grind them up to make the  mulch.

GOD:

Enough! I don't want to think about this  anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the  arts. What movie have you scheduled for us  tonight?

ST.  CATHERINE:

'Dumb and Dumber', Lord.  It's a story about....

GOD:

Never mind, I think I just heard the whole  story from St.  Francis. 

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It looks like Bill has let the “cat out of the bag”.  Read for yourself.  Thanks Joseph.

http://www.naturalnews.com/029911_vaccines_Bill_Gates.html

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How do you make hominy?   Here’s how. http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/24412/t/How-To-Make-Hominy.html

Or,  http://www.mtnlaurel.com/Recipes/hominy.htm


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/17/2010 8:36pm by Art Ozias.
  • There may be a new cow coming to the hill.  Goldie is bred and her production diminished, so we dryed her up.   We have someone helping with the milking, so we may consider milking     this winter.  We'll see.
  • We have three tubs of lard.  $24 each.
  • We have two yogurt makers.  $24 each.
  • Finished planting some alfalfa/orchard grass, fall wheat and some cereal rye.
  • Finished redoing the entire south facing wall of the Java Junction/La Sous Terre building.  What a job.  Jeff did an outstanding job.  I would recommend him for any restoration work.  Dave redid our sign and it looks great.
  • Beef is sold until Jan.  And that depends on the weather this fall and early winter.  Remember, the price is increasing to $3.25 starting Jan 2012
  • My pig man has two more ready, so I will be notifying those on the list.  He should have some more by Dec.

    ************************************

Beware: Your Cookware May Be Poisoning You

Although it may be quite difficult to eliminate all sources of these toxins since they’re so pervasive, you would likely make a significant dent in your family’s exposure simply by swapping out your non-stick cookware, considering you use your pots and pans to cook almost every day of the week.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/21/compounds-in-nonstick-cookware-associated-with-elevated-cholesterol.aspx

 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

According to a 2009 University of Iowa study, 70 percent of hogs and 64 percent of workers in industrial animal confinements tested positive for the antibiotic resistant strain of MRSA. The study pointed out that, once MRSA is introduced, it could spread broadly to other swine and their caretakers, as well as to their families and friends.

Not only are antibiotics embedded in your meats, but they have made their way into your produce as well.

Antibiotics are being transferred, via the manure used as fertilizer, into your corn, lettuce, potatoes, and other crops.

For the entire article go to http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/22/how-to-protect-yourself-from-the-antibiotics-in-your-meat-and-vegetables.aspx

 *******************************************

Here is Dr Mercola discussing vegetarianism.  It’s very good.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/17/angelina-jolie-says-vegan-diet-nearly-killed-her.aspx

 *********************************************

Do you know someone that is suffering from  Alzheimer’s disease?   You  may want to read this report.  I have seen reference to this herb before as a preventative measure.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029767_turmeric_alzheimers.html

 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Here is a good article for all you bikers.  There’s hope.  http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/how-to-make-biking-mainstream-lessons-from-the-dutch?utm_source=wkly20101001&utm_medium=yesemail&utm_campaign=titleWalljasper

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Are any of you guilty of this?   Thanks Sarah.

GOD:

Frank, you know all about gardens and  nature. What in the world is going on down there  on the planet? What happened to the dandelions,  violets,  milkweeds  and stuff I  started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance  garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of  soil, withstand drought and multiply with  abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting  blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and  flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast  garden of colors by now. But, all I see are  these green rectangles.

St.  FRANCIS:

It's  the tribes that settled there, Lord. The  Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to kill them  and replace them with grass.

GOD:

Grass? But, it's so boring. It's not  colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds  and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's  sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites  really want all that grass growing  there?

ST.  FRANCIS:

Apparently so, Lord. They go to great  pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin  each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning  any other plant that crops up in the  lawn.

GOD:

The  spring rains and warm weather probably make  grass grow really fast. That must make the  Suburbanites happy.

ST.  FRANCIS:

Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows  a little, they cut it-sometimes twice a  week.

GOD:

They  cut it? Do they then bale it like  hay?

ST.  FRANCIS:

Not  exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put  it in bags.

GOD:

They  bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell  it?

ST.  FRANCIS:

No,  Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it  away.

GOD:

Now,  let me get this straight. They fertilize grass  so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they  cut it off and pay to throw it  away?

ST.  FRANCIS:    Yes,  Sir.

GOD:

These Suburbanites must be relieved in the  summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up  the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves  them a lot of work.

ST.  FRANCIS:

You  aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the  grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses  and pay more money to water it, so they can  continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.

GOD:

What  nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees.  That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say  so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring  to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In  the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a  natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and  protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural  cycle of life.

ST.  FRANCIS:

You  better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have  drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall,  they rake them into great piles and pay to have  them hauled away.

GOD:

No!?  What do they do to protect the shrub and tree  roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and  loose?

ST.  FRANCIS:

After throwing away the leaves, they go  out and buy something which they call mulch.  They haul it home and spread it around in place  of the leaves.

 GOD:

And  where do they get this mulch?

ST.  FRANCIS:

They  cut down trees and grind them up to make the  mulch.

GOD:

Enough! I don't want to think about this  anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the  arts. What movie have you scheduled for us  tonight?

ST.  CATHERINE:

'Dumb and Dumber', Lord.  It's a story about....

GOD:

Never mind, I think I just heard the whole  story from St.  Francis. 

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It looks like Bill has let the “cat out of the bag”.  Read for yourself.  Thanks Joseph.

http://www.naturalnews.com/029911_vaccines_Bill_Gates.html

 *********************************************

How do you make hominy?   Here’s how. http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/24412/t/How-To-Make-Hominy.html

Or,  http://www.mtnlaurel.com/Recipes/hominy.htm


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/10/2010 5:08pm by Art Ozias.
  • As promised here are the numbers for bread.  First, understand what happens when the wheat berry is processed.  It is just like milk in that it is reduced to its component parts.  The most important part, the germ, is removed.  The germ has vit. E. To read more, go to http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/white-flour.html
     If processors were to leave the germ in, the flour would go rancid and its shelf life would be severly reduced. Check the label on any loaf of bread and see the 10-15 "things" added; many are for shelf life.  Of course, sugar is added to cover up the bad taste of the extenders.  Most use bromated flour.  Bromated flour was outlawed several years ago in Europe.    For bread one needs ONLY flour, water, salt and a leavening agent (yeast).
    Most breads at our local store are $2.50 to $3.50.  If you eat two loaves per week, you will spend a minimum of $240/year.  If you buy the higher end bread you will spend $336.
    Here is a better option.  Buy a stone mill on ebay for $200.  I have seen several the past three weeks in that price range and that includes shipping.  They are indestructable, a 3/4 to 1 HP electric motor, two stone wheels and an on/off switch.  We have had one for at least 30 years.  Our son even uses it to grind barley for making beer.
    Our Quick Bread Recipe (see our web site under MORE and RECIPES) uses 3 cups of flour (about 14 oz), salt, water and yeast (1/2 teas).  Our flour @ $.80/# (for three cups) is 70 cents.  A loaf with no extenders and with the germ will cost about $.80.  For two loaves per week that is $1.60.  You will be saving almost $1/ week.  If you buy the "better" bread @ $3.50/loaf you will save almost $2/week.  Most of our customers, I would guess, are buying the higher end breads.  Either way in two to three years your mill is paid for through savings in bread cost and your bread is under your control.  You can experiment with different flours, even different mixes of flours.
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    Most "dirt" hogs orders have been filled.  I am still taking orders.  It may be awhile, but I need to get several at one time to keep the price acceptable.

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    Still taking beef orders.  Remember, when you  give your specifications to the processor for steaks to have them AT LEAST one inch thick, preferably 1 1/2.  Many people cook grass finished beef too fast i.e. have the temperature too hot, too long.  Get the grill hot, sear one side for about 5-10 minutes, turn it over and reduce the heat to smoke (about 180 deg).  It will take 45-60 minutes.  I just read in the latest GrassFarmer magazine that med rare is 125 deg.  The government pushes the 140 degrees to insure safety against e-coli from feed lot beef.

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Ever wonder why people who dring diet soda are overweight?  Here’s why.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/15/aspartame-side-effects.aspx

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Why You Need to be Wary of Organic Supermarket Eggs

Eggs from organic chickens will typically be raised in much more sanitary, humane conditions than commercial eggs … but have you ever thought about what happens to these eggs AFTER they are collected? 

There are actually vast differences in how eggs are processed and handled, even under the "certified organic" label, and the cleaning process the eggs go through can seriously compromise their quality.

It is standard industry practice to wash chicken eggs, often using a chlorine bath. Depending on the method of washing, the egg’s outer protective cuticle can be easily damaged. This leaves your eggs vulnerable to contamination and faster spoilage.

The egg industry knows this, so to replace the cuticle that Mother Nature put there for good reason, they must coat the egg with something -- often mineral oil. It's akin to adding preservatives to processed foods.

Not all eggs undergo oiling, but many larger producers do, particularly if they are preparing their eggs for long-distance shipment and storage.

Like your skin, what's put ON your egg goes INTO your egg. Meaning, whatever the eggshell comes into contact with can cross over its semi-permeable shell membrane and end up in your breakfast eggs, from chlorine to mineral oil to dish soap -- to salmonella.

I think it is unlikely that an organic farmer would choose to use mineral oil or other harmful substances when cleaning and processing eggs, but the regulations are so variable from state to state, and the national guidelines so nebulous, that there is lots of wiggle room.

So the truth is that unless you know where your eggs came from, you can’t be sure what process your eggs have gone through.

If You Want to Know if Your Eggs are Safe, Ask the Farmer!

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Ben & Jerry's gets all their milk from dairies that have pledged not to inject their cows with the Monsanto-developed genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Why, then, can't Haagen Dazs, Breyers and Baskin-Robbins do the same?

(Not to mention your typical store brands)  The three ice cream brands continue to use milk from cows injected with rBGH, a hormone that's been banned in Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and all 27 nations of the European Union. Meanwhile, Haagen Dazs and Breyers have the audacity to call their ice cream "All Natural."

John Robbins, writing in the Huffington Post, notes that:

“... [I]njecting the genetically engineered hormone into cows increases the levels of a substance called IGF-1 in their milk. Monsanto's own studies found that the amount of IGF-1 in milk more than doubled when cows were injected with rBGH. Studies by independent researchers show gains as much as six-fold ...

[T]he excessive levels of IGF-1 found in the milk of cows injected with rBGH may pose serious risks of breast, colon and prostate cancer.”

Pre-menopausal women with even moderately elevated blood levels of IGF-1 are up to seven times more likely to develop breast cancer.

Read the entire report at  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/13/monsanto-rbgh-can-cause-cancer.aspx

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The following from Dr. Douglas.

 

Fake sugars linked to premature births

 

There's no two ways about it: The only things worse than sugar are the artificial substances used to replace it. 

And if you think they can do a number on you, you should see what these lab-created poisons will do to your unborn baby.

 

A new study finds that women who drink the most "diet" drinks -- from diet sodas to phony "juice" drinks -- have the highest risk of being medically induced into premature labor.

 

Researchers examined data on nearly 60,000 pregnant Danes, and found that those who drank one diet soda a day were 38 percent more likely to need an early arrival.

 

Those who gulped down four servings a day -- and remember, just one 20-ounce plastic death bottle contains 2.5 servings -- were 78 percent more likely to have a premature birth.

 

Non-carbonated drinks with fake sugars also led to premature births, although the link wasn't quite as strong.

 

Researchers didn't say specifically why these women needed to be induced into early labor, but ruled out diabetes and blood pressure problems. Whatever the reason, the researchers say artificial sweeteners seemed to cause or worsen them, according to the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

 

The researchers didn't mention the specific diet sweeteners consumed, but you can bet your belly that most of the drinks contained aspartame -- the most common and most dangerous artificial sweetener on the market, and one of the most toxic substances ever approved for human consumption.

 

But the truth is, none of the sweeteners out there are healthy or safe. (Click here to read more.) 

The soda itself isn't the only risk to your baby. Many plastic bottles contain bisphenol A -- a dangerous hormone-like substance that's been linked to a host of health problems, including an increased risk of premature birth and even miscarriage.

 

Bottom line here is no one who hopes to be healthy should be drinking this wastewater anyway -- but if you're pregnant, make sure you're on a mission to skip the sweeteners, from the fake stuff to genuine sugar.

 

And if you want to raise a healthy child, make it a lifetime ban. 

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“My wife and I have really been enjoying the quarter side we got.  We wish we would have gotten a half.  We will next year for sure.   Thanks for making real food an option.”      Brooks

 

“Thank you very much for all you and your wife do. I came across your website from the localharvest.org site and I adore your philosophies on farming. I also was impressed with the blog. If the 1/4 cow purchase doesn't work out this time, I'll keep up with the site and see what else we might purchase in the future. We work on only one income here, but we like to spend as conscientiously as possible. Keep up with all you do! It doesn't go unnoticed, at least not one house in Lee's Summit.”

 

Laurel


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 10/3/2010 9:11pm by Art Ozias.
  • I just checked the ACRES web site and they have posted Shannon Hayes interview.  It's pretty good.  http://www.acresusa.com/magazines/magazine.htm.
  • Chicken day went very well.  We did 70+ and with some extra volunteers it was FUN.
  • Will be doing some more in two weeks, then it will be a couple more weeks for the last bunch.  If you are on my list you will probably be OK.
  • Turkeys are going to be done on two consecutive Saturdays before Thanksgiving.  If you have a preference let me know. 
  • I have three more  "Dirt" hogs.  I will be emailing those on my list.  Have had a bunch of favorable comments on the hogs and Gilbert's processing.
  • I will be doing the numbers on bread next Sunday.  If you are not baking your own bread, you are not paying attention to the label on the bread you are buying and perhaps you don't know what the millers do to the wheat berry before it even gets to the baker.
  • Fall is a busy time.  Harvesting crops, cleaning up, planting fall crops and getting wood and such things ready for Winter.
  • Honey is in.  Some have brought jars and I got them filled Saturday.  If you want honey let me know.  Bob's jars are $4.50 and the Bears are $3.50.  I think that is what he told me Saturday.
  • September's beef harvest is being delivered tomorrow and Tuesday.  I will be making two trips this time, as I need to get some alfalfa seed and some rye.  We like rye flour in our bread, so I am going to plant an acre of rye.
  • Our white corn will be picked, hopefully this week.  My sister said it is hard to find lye.  I guess I will start looking, or I will need some wood ashes to get the hulls of the kernels for hominy.

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Ever wonder why people who dring diet soda are overweight?  Here’s why.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/15/aspartame-side-effects.aspx

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Why You Need to be Wary of Organic Supermarket Eggs

Eggs from organic chickens will typically be raised in much more sanitary, humane conditions than commercial eggs … but have you ever thought about what happens to these eggs AFTER they are collected? 

There are actually vast differences in how eggs are processed and handled, even under the "certified organic" label, and the cleaning process the eggs go through can seriously compromise their quality.

It is standard industry practice to wash chicken eggs, often using a chlorine bath. Depending on the method of washing, the egg’s outer protective cuticle can be easily damaged. This leaves your eggs vulnerable to contamination and faster spoilage.

The egg industry knows this, so to replace the cuticle that Mother Nature put there for good reason, they must coat the egg with something -- often mineral oil. It's akin to adding preservatives to processed foods.

Not all eggs undergo oiling, but many larger producers do, particularly if they are preparing their eggs for long-distance shipment and storage.

Like your skin, what's put ON your egg goes INTO your egg. Meaning, whatever the eggshell comes into contact with can cross over its semi-permeable shell membrane and end up in your breakfast eggs, from chlorine to mineral oil to dish soap -- to salmonella.

I think it is unlikely that an organic farmer would choose to use mineral oil or other harmful substances when cleaning and processing eggs, but the regulations are so variable from state to state, and the national guidelines so nebulous, that there is lots of wiggle room.

So the truth is that unless you know where your eggs came from, you can’t be sure what process your eggs have gone through.

If You Want to Know if Your Eggs are Safe, Ask the Farmer!

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Ben & Jerry's gets all their milk from dairies that have pledged not to inject their cows with the Monsanto-developed genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH). Why, then, can't Haagen Dazs, Breyers and Baskin-Robbins do the same?

The three ice cream brands continue to use milk from cows injected with rBGH, a hormone that's been banned in Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Australia and all 27 nations of the European Union. Meanwhile, Haagen Dazs and Breyers have the audacity to call their ice cream "All Natural."

John Robbins, writing in the Huffington Post, notes that:

“... [I]njecting the genetically engineered hormone into cows increases the levels of a substance called IGF-1 in their milk. Monsanto's own studies found that the amount of IGF-1 in milk more than doubled when cows were injected with rBGH. Studies by independent researchers show gains as much as six-fold ...

[T]he excessive levels of IGF-1 found in the milk of cows injected with rBGH may pose serious risks of breast, colon and prostate cancer.”

Pre-menopausal women with even moderately elevated blood levels of IGF-1 are up to seven times more likely to develop breast cancer.

Read the entire report at  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/13/monsanto-rbgh-can-cause-cancer.aspx

This Sunday's KC Star had a front page article about, guess what?, finally addressing preventative measures to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

This didn't get the normal proofing by Debra.  She and Olly are in Florida at Disney Land, so excuse any grammatical errors.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 9/26/2010 8:53pm by Art Ozias.
  • I got the results for testing for A2.  All cows are A2.  I have one more to test, Goldie. 
  • All checks are in for the latest round of "Dirt" hogs.  Thanks, it sure makes it nice when all respond timely in a timely manner.
  • The two steers for Oct are sold.  I have started filling orders for Nov.  Also, in Nov. there will be the ground beef.  It is $4/# with a minimum order of 15 pounds.  Pick up will be at the farm.
  • Some prices for you.  Nature's Pantry;  ground beef, $7.19/#, arm roast $7.49/#, top sirloin, $13.49, whole chicken (3#) $5.20/#.   They offer freezer beef for $5.99/# (hanging weight).   Our beef through this year, Dec 31, will remain $3.10/#.  We will still continue to pay half the normal processing and deliver, but must increase our price to $3.25/# starting with next year's harvest.
  • Turkeys are sold.  Thanks
  • There is more pork available.  I have several orders for pork that will be filled soon.  I will email those customers.  The last ones I bought were great looking Hampshires.  I saw the ones at the local county fair and they were bred to be raised in confinement.  These "dirt" hogs are still structurally sound.
  • We have 14 guineas for sale.  They are great "debuggers".
  • I have posted to our web site the best roasted chicken recipe ever.  Check it out.  We had it today for dinner.  The chicken was one of our Poulet Rouge.    If anyone wants a trio, rooster and two hens, next year let me know.  We plan to hatch more next year.
  • I just finished the latest issue of ACRES,USA.  It has an excellent interview with Shannon Hayes.  She will be the keynote speaker at the annual convention being held this year Dec 9-11 in Indianapolis.  Check our their web site for details, www.acresusa.com .   While there, check out the AUDIO TAPES,  Jerry Brunetti, Ten Things to Prevent and Cure Cancer.  It will be the best $10 you ever spend.  ACRES is one of the voices that has been keeping alive sustainable agriculture and promoting good health through good food.  Every library should subscribe, and anyone interested in improving our agriculture and health in this country should also be a subscriber.  One year's reading would be the equivalent of two years of college.  There are some articles I don't  fully understand, but I keep reading and learning.

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Here is some additional egg news from Grist.  http://www.grist.org/article/food-with-salmonella-recall-expanding-to-half-a-billion-eggs-its-time-to-/

 

This is from the OCA web site. “ Fast-food restaurants charge low prices for "value meals" of hamburgers and french fries because the government provides billions of dollars in subsidies for the genetically engineered corn and soybeans used for animal feed and vegetable oil, says Barry Popkin, a professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"We have made it more expensive to eat healthy in a very big way," says Dr. Popkin, who has a doctorate in agricultural economics and is the author of a book called The World Is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race.

The inflation-adjusted price of a McDonald's quarter-pounder with cheese, for example, fell 5.44 percent from 1990 to 2007, according to an article on the economics of child obesity published in the journal Health Affairs. But the inflation-adjusted price of fruit and vegetables, which are not subject to federal largess, rose 17 percent just from 1997 to 2003, the study said. Cutting agricultural subsidies would have a big impact on people's eating habits, says Dr. Popkin.”

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Study finds alarming rise in early puberty

 fROM Dr. Douglass

What are little girls made of? Forget sugar and spice and anything nice -- because today's gals are packed with more hormones than a dairy farm.

 

And now, our kids are paying the price -- because a new study finds girls hitting puberty earlier than ever. Researchers say the number of girls sprouting breasts and pubic hair by the ages of 7 or 8 years old has DOUBLED in recent years.

 

Is it really any wonder? There are hormones in milk. Hormones in soy. Hormones in plastic toys. Hormones in food packaging. There are even hormones in your shower curtain.

 

I'm surprised they don't reach puberty while they're still in the womb!

 

Researchers looked at 1,239 girls between 6 and 8 years old from three locations across the nation: the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and Kaiser Permanente Northern California/University of California, San Francisco.

 

They found that by the age of 7, 10.4 percent of white girls, 23.4 percent of black girls and 14.9 percent of Hispanic girls had breasts big enough to be considered the start of puberty.

 

By the age of 8, those numbers shot up to 18.3 percent of whites, 42.9 percent of blacks and 30.9 percent of Hispanics, according to the study in Pediatrics.

 

The researchers are collecting blood samples to find out what's making these girls bud so early, and as I told you earlier this year, urine samples in a related study revealed high levels of our three most common hormone-like substances: phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens. (Read more here.)

 

There's your answer. Phenols include the bisphenol A used in plastics, phthalates are used in plastics and cosmetics, and most of our phytoestrogen comes from soy.

 

The researchers didn't look at boys -- but if they did, they would have found alarming numbers of them growing breasts, too, because they're being exposed to those same hormones. (Get more details here.)

 

If this keeps up, soon men -- real men -- will be an endangered species.

 

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Are you a druggie?  http://www.naturalnews.com/029656_psychiatric_drugs_medicine.html


that's if from the hill.  Art and Debra 

 

 

What can I do?  I have heard that so many times.  I have responded with various things that would help to change the food system, but here is the all-time complete list of what YOU must do to effect change.  You may not be able to do all of them, but most can do many of them.  Let’s get started and if you think you are already started there is sure to be some more WE can do.   http://www.grist.org/article/food-do-you-have-the-balls-to-really-change-the-food-system/    

Posted 9/20/2010 9:58pm by Art Ozias.

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William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.


Unnatural debate over natural chicken

If you thought "natural chicken" meant a natural chicken, you don't have what it takes to work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Supermarket birds can be plumped up with broth, sodium, water and other solutions, and then shoved into packages that say "all-natural chicken." These additives can make up 15 percent of your "natural" chicken.

It's the most clucked-up nonsense I've ever heard!

It's the kind of bizarre logic that can only be used in Washington, because anyone with even a bird-sized brain knows that broth and sodium solutions are no more a "natural" part of a chicken than a McNugget.

The USDA is finally considering changing the rules so that a natural chicken is just that: chicken and nothing but.

Believe it or not, Perdue is actually backing this change. Apparently, it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken -- and an honest company to make a natural one... even if the move is probably just to distinguish their natural birds over those sold by broth-injecting competitors.

So, a nod to them -- but it doesn't change my position on poultry: For maximum quality, taste and health, make sure the birds in your pot are free-range chickens from small farms... and you won't even have to worry about this ridiculous debate.

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Here is the low down on the owner of Wright County Egg  “farm”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/corporate-rotten-eggs_b_690653.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=082310&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry

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Remember, milk is a food.  Just because it is a liquid it is not a beverage, like a Pepsi..

http://douglassreport.com/2010/08/20/raw-milk-raid/

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Here is more on MRSA.  Learn what fresh garlic can do.  I need to dig my garlic for this year.  It’s time.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/21/animals-can-harbor-mrsa.aspx

 

Want to know what all Kraft Foods controls?  Check it out.  http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/Brands/largest-brands/index.aspx

 

At the recent meeting in Colorado where fellow cattle producers met with the Secretary of US Ag and the US Attorneys  General each attendee could speak for two minutes.  Here is one of those.  I think you’ll find this one very good. 

 

Stirring Words from a South Dakota Rancher

Around 2,000 family farmers, ranchers, and others from all over the country gathered last Friday on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, to have their say regarding unfair competition and consolidation in the livestock industry. (See my post here for more information.) I have never seen so many fired up ranchers—or cowboy hats—in one room!

 

Farm Aid was in Fort Collins in support of struggling cow/calf and sheep ranchers, cattle feeders, hog farmers, dairy farmers, contract poultry producers, and industry laborers. Most importantly, we took part to help bring attention to the need for swift implementation and enforcement of the USDA's proposed GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) livestock rule, which would be a crucial first step in restoring genuine fairness and competition to a livestock industry that is all but monopolized by just a few dominant, multi-national processors, packers, and retailers.

 

At the workshop I sat next to and visited with Vaughn Meyer (on the right, in this photo), a kind, soft-spoken rancher from Reva, South Dakota, who raises purebred Angus and chairs the South Dakota Stockgrowers Marketing Committee. Vaughn's pro-GIPSA public comment, offered during the lunchtime break between panel discussions, was a beautifully articulated example of why antitrust enforcement is so crucial. You can read it in full below.

 

Vaughn's stirring words were one of many dozens of two-minute, pro-GIPSA public comments offered during the workshop itself and at the Thursday night town meeting. In the days to come, we'll post more commentary, photos, and short videos from the events in Fort Collins. For now, please send the USDA and the Department of Justice your own public comment (to agriculturalworkshops@usdoj.gov) in support of the GIPSA rule. Together we can begin to break through the silence descending over the countryside and start to restore family agriculture, vitality, and well being across rural America.

Secretary Vilsack, USDA APHIS personnel and fellow agriculture enthusiasts, I am Vaughn Meyer, a rancher from Reva, SD and Chairman of the SD Stockgrowers Marketing Committee. On behalf of South Dakota's largest cattle producer organization, I would like to thank everyone here today for the great input into this controversial issue. Through today's democratic discussion we are initiating the initial steps required for rebuilding our industry.

 

An overwhelming amount of facts and figures have been presented here today. However, I would like to [refer] briefly to that which will not be said here today. That which is as bone chilling and sobering as an Arctic Northerly in mid-December. The silence here today that is representative of the 370,000 producers who through the past 16 years have lost their hopes and dreams in production Agriculture. The silence of over half a million family members whose last view of their livelihood was in their rear view mirrors. A silence that is relative to the loss of 215,000 rural main street businesses throughout the past decade.

 

I witness this silence, only broken by the wind, as I pass daily through my home town of Sorum, SD, now zip code zero. Recently that silence has echoed again through the closure of two nearby family feedlots. An eerie silence broken only by the wind blowing through empty pipe corrals. Again this silence is present as one turns into the abandoned parking lot of Black Hills Packing Co. in Rapid City, SD. A parking lot that once accommodated autos of nearly 200 employees.

 

My point here today is this issue is not about organizations against organizations or producers versus feeders versus packers and retailers. We are here today to strengthen previous rules in order to rebuild America's largest industry, Family Agriculture. A rebuilding which once again will instill voices, laughter and prosperity in our rural towns. A prosperity that will transcend to our cities and the steps of our nation's capitol. A prosperity which will rebuild the agriculture foundation of this great country. An agricultural foundation which is prerequisite for the national security and industrial superiority of the United States of America.

 

Mr. Secretary Vilsack and Mr. J.W. Butler on behalf of my Grandfather and late Father, I thank you for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to be present today and witness this rebirth of family agriculture. On behalf of the South Dakota Stockgrowers, thank you and we proudly support your endeavors.

 http://farmaid.blogspot.com/2010/08/stirring-words-from-south-dakota.html 

 

More Soy news and it’s not good.  Surprise,  Surprise.  http://douglassreport.com/2010/09/03/tainted-soy-products/



that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

 

 

 

 

Posted 9/19/2010 10:17pm by Art Ozias.
  • We have two steers that when finished will exceed the 30 month limit, therefore we are taking orders for ground beef.  It will be $4/lb.  It is $5.19 at Nature's Pantry.  There is a 15 pound minimum.  We will harvest them in November, but it is first come, first served.  Pick up will be at the farm.
  • We have two yogurt makers for sale, $24.
  • We have a 12-bottle wine cooler for sale, $100.
  • We are still taking orders for beef for this year.  If you have received an invoice and have not returned the deposit, your beef is NOT reserved.  I must have the deposit to comply with federal law. 
  • We still have ten turkeys not spoken for.  They will be ready in time for Thanksgiving. 

    Honey will be available soon.  I think Bob said it will cost the same as last year.  If you want a large amount, say a gallon, we need your jar. 

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Tips for Handling Telemarketers

 

 Three Little Words That Work!!

 

 (1)The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please...'

 Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

 

 Then when you eventually hear the phone company's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

 

 These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting..

 

 (2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

 This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

 

 This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home.

 

 What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!

 

 (3) Junk Mail Help:

When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

 When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

 

 Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 44 cents postage, 'IF' and when they receive them back.

 

 It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

 

 One of Andy Rooney 's (60 minutes) ideas.

 

Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!

 If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.

 

 You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 44 cents.

 

 The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

 

 Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea!

 

 If enough people follow these tips, it will work. 


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I periodically check the ACRES, USA web site.  I have subscribed for many years and I read it cover to cover.  So, I know I read this interview in 2006.   I just randomly selected this interview and  while I am sure I had some thoughts in ’06,  after watching what has happened in the last 4 years, I  think it is worth  your time to read this and reflect on what it is this nation has become.  I am not going to give you the direct link.  You can find it by first going to www.acresusa.com  .  On the home page go to TOOLBOX, then ARTICLE REPRINT LIBRARY,  then ECO – ISSUES, then The Consequences of Empire:  How “Blowback” and Militarism are Destroying Our Economy

by Chalmers Johnson.

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Here is a good video interview with David Kirby.  His book Factory Farms is a well documented.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21544.cfm

 Heard about the new fish?  If approved, you still won’t know because they never have to label such food to indicate how it was manufactured.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029769_GM_salmon_frankenfish.html

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

Posted 9/12/2010 10:01pm by Art Ozias.
  • Last call for hogs.  If I haven't heard from you by 6 pm Monday, you will have to wait for the next hog availability.  As most of you know from reading my updates finding "dirt" hogs is iffy and time consuming.  When I find them, since I have a list of people wanting pork, I commit on the spot.  LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT PORK. 
  • Milk is again at a low point.  The one thing I've learned about milking cows is everyday is different.  Some nights all quarters are full, tight as a drum.  The next time three may be full and one half full.  The next night maybe one quarter is half full, but it will be a different quarter.  I guess if one was miking ten cows it would average out, but with one or two it can be a roller coaster.
  • Corn is drying, so get ready for hominy and grits.  If you don't want it, then we and the chickens will have our own feast.
  • Still have wheat for sale.  We had pancakes this morning made with our wheat.  They sure do taste great.  And no bromine and the germ is there.
  • Next chicken day in about two-three weeks.  We have 90 some this time, but will probably do them in two batches.  Doing 90 at one time can be a strain on the back. 
  • We have listed a good upright freezer and a 12 bottle wine cooler on Craigs list.  If interested email me.
  • We also have ten small guineas for sale.  They make great "debuggers".
  • We have some 2-3 year old hens for sale.  We are making room for our new pullets.   Out with the old and in with the new.

    We are starting a list for Thanksgiving turkey.  They will be the same as last year, $3/#.  We only have 25, so it is first come, first served.

    The following is from Dr Douglas.

Dr. Douglas on Pfizer.  Very interesting.

 

Feds say drug company kept side effects secret.

 

Pfizer is the world's biggest and richest pharmaceutical company -- and it also makes more baloney than Oscar Meyer and Boar's Head combined.

 

This time, the company is in hot water for not reporting serious side effects associated with some of the world's best-selling drugs, including Viagra and Lipitor.

 

The feds are steaming mad, and I mean red-hot angry. They are so ticked off that they wrote a very stern letter -- and it only took them about a year to do it. That may sound like a long time, but this is the FDA we're talking about. For them, that's positively supersonic.

 

The 12-page letter exposes a company that yet again has no interest in playing by the rules, or even paying attention to what those rules actually are. In this case, there's a rule that says drug companies have 15 days to report serious side effects to the FDA.

 

But during an inspection at Pfizer's New York offices last summer, the feds found documentation on unreported side effects -- including vision problems linked to Viagra.

 

Pfizer wouldn't even play along when they were given permission to bend the rules. The feds allowed them up to 60 days to report side effects related to Bextra, the dangerous painkiller that was ultimately pulled from the market -- and the company STILL missed its deadlines!

 

Pfizer blamed computers and poor training on its new system.


More from Dr. Douglas.  STD linked to skin cancer. 

 

Well, well, well -- it looks like the mainstream has accidentally stumbled upon the truth that skin cancer might be caused by something other than the sun.

 

Researchers have found that some strains of HPV, a common sexually acquired virus, can dramatically increase your skin cancer risk. And since last time I checked, the sun wasn't playing hanky-panky with anyone.

 

According to the illuminating study in BMJ, having two or three of the 100+ strains of HPV can boost your skin cancer odds by 44 percent. Having between four and eight will increase the odds by 51 percent, and more than that will see the risk shoot up 71 percent.

 

But while it's nice to see the mainstream perform something other than the chicken dance when it comes to skin cancer, don't celebrate this change of heart just yet... because this "discovery" could be used for something far worse than driving sunscreen sales.

 

That's the mass injection of America's children with one of the world's most dangerous vaccines -- the so-called HPV vaccine being pushed on little girls in a make-believe effort to lower their cervical cancer risk.

 

I've warned you about these before, and one of them -- Gardasil -- has been linked to extreme side effects such as paralysis, nerve damage, Lou Gehrig's disease and even some deaths... and it only offers limited HPV protection to boot. (Read more here.)

 

They're actually trying to make this vaccine a school requirement for girls -- and in some places they've succeeded. And now that HPV has been linked to skin cancer, they can push it on boys too.

 

How convenient.

 

Don't fall for these tricks -- if you're worried about skin cancer for yourself or your kids, stop. Remember, most skin cancers are treated quickly and easily in simple outpatient procedures.

 

You've probably had a harder time removing hangnails.

 

And for the most part, sun isn't causing cancer -- but sunscreens are. That's what happens when you slather a known carcinogen all over the largest and most sensitive organ on your body: your skin.

 

So sit back and enjoy the weather -- it's summer. You should be outside.

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Do you know anyone who has or is receiving chemotherapy? 
http://www.naturalnews.com/029191_secondhand_chemotherapy_cancer.html

 

Better check your next fish purchase.  Watch this video.  Thanks Sarah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0F8x4i5GYE&feature=related

 

   

Anyone interested in the A2 vs. A1 milk will find a lot of information at this link.  http://www.emineral.info/a1a22.html

 

Freedom to choose your foods?  Do we live in a free country?  I spent 20 years in the military supposedly protecting our right to be free.  Looks like I’m still engaged in the “fight” to protect our freedoms.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/05/raids-are-increasing-on-farms-and-private-foodsupply-clubs.aspx

 

More on Milk.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/12/Choosing-Between-Raw-Milk-and-a-Dead-White-Liquid.aspx

 

This was produced from Oct '09 to Jan '10 and we are just now finding out?  How many went to the hospital? http://www.ecoliblog.com/2010/08/articles/e-coli-recalls/a-million-pounds-of-e-coli-tainted-meat-recalled/index.html 

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Let’s see if we can make a difference. 

 

The following is more by Dr. Douglas

 

Patently outrageous!

 

Big Pharma is in a big rush to get statins and other meds approved for children, but it's not to save kids from disease, make them healthier or even open up a potentially lucrative new market.

 

Nope -- the real answer is that they can earn BILLIONS of dollars from the move, even if the med is never actually used by a single child.

 

There's a little-known clause in the FDA Modernization Act of 1997 that actually encourages the drug companies to engage in sick experiments on little kids -- because those that do can earn an extra six months of patent protection for their meds.

 

Other countries have similar laws, so when European regulators recently approved the chewable form of the statin Lipitor for children, it extended Pfizer's patent on the med by six months. Same thing happened here when some twisted mind at the FDA approved regular Lipitor for kids back in 2002.

 

And when it comes to patents, time is money. An extra six months of protection for Lipitor will earn Pfizer billions of dollars -- as much as a billion a month.

 

But there's something you can do about it -- the Alliance for Natural Health has a letter you can send to your elected officials in Washington demanding an end to this twisted incentive.

 

To be completely honest, I don't have much faith that a letter-writing campaign can defeat Big Pharma's check-writing power. But if enough people raise a stink -- and believe me, this one smells like a landfill in summer -- maybe just this once we can force the politicians to take notice... and take real action.

 

Not kidding around,

 

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

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Take a break from it all and step back in time.  I think you’ll enjoy the trip. http://extras.denverpost.com/archive/captured.html

 

If you still think High Fructose Corn Syrup is OK,  then read the information in this link.  BYE, BYE soda and a whole lot of other foods with  HFCS..  http://www.naturalnews.com/029403_high_fructose_corn_syrup_liver_damage.html

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 9/6/2010 9:47am by Art Ozias.
  • I just got a phone call from one of my "dirt" hog sources.  He has some that are ready.  I have six people that have indicated they want some pork.  I will be sending a separate e-mail to them.  If you want/wanted pork and don't get a separate e-mail then let me know soon.

I hope everyone is starting to realize the importance of Vit D.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/11/is-vitamin-d-the-silver-bullet-for-cancer.aspx

 

There is a good recap on statins in this link.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/13/mercola-predictions-part-3.aspx  

 

A lone voice in the wilderness has finally been found.  Hopefully, this will as they say “gain traction” and his suggestions will be implemented.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/t-colin-campbell/its-time-for-annihinsti_b_637080.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=070910&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry

 

Here’s the New York Times with an article on the Vit D deficiency.  We’ve been following this on many of our “health” web sites.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/health/27brod.html?_r=1


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra