Think You’ve been Eating Organic? Think Again

Who’s heard this? “You really should eat organic. It’s much healthier and better for the planet.”

Sure it is.

But maybe it isn’t, and maybe you don’t really even know what you’re eating.

As many know, I am a full blown skeptic of the “organic” lifestyle. I personally think it’s a crock. But hey, if that’s the way you want to live, and waste your hard-earned money, knock yourself out.

But are you really? Are you heading home from Whole Foods, with an electric car filled with life saving organics, or did you just throw you cash away on a scam.

That is the question. And here may be the answer.

from the Kansas City Star:

Missouri charmer led double life, masterminded one of the biggest frauds in farm history

To be “certified organic” farmers in the U.S. must follow rules spelled out in the USDA National Organic Program.

CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI:

Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like.

Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running frauds in the history of American agriculture.

“He was a wonderful person,” an old friend said. “He just had that other side to him.” read more

Big Government Will Lower Our Drug Prices!!

Isn’t it funny (not funny ha ha) that our government is the only one who is never to blame for price increases or shortages of any kind. It’s always Big Oil, the military industrial complex, etc. Or in this case, evil Big Pharma. We can’t name one industry that doesn’t get blamed for these occurrences (except of course, Big Education), yet the government, with its penchant for artificially picking winners and losers, escapes all scrutiny. We’re about to see it happen again. And when it has the opposite effect, we’ll all be instructed to once again blame “Big Pharma.”

from Human Events:

“Cold” Medicine: Canadian Drug Imports Will Cost Americans

The solution to drug prices is ending freeriding, not buying Canadian

In the hopes of lowering the cost of prescription drugs for Americans, the Trump Administration announced plans in late July to draft a proposal for the importation and sale of prescription drugs from Canada. The announcement was overshadowed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill and the bipartisan package before the Senate in September—but is a cause for concern, nonetheless. A dozen statesCongress—even the Trump Administration, despite initial opposition—are now considering such legislation.

If “buy-Canadian” doesn’t sound like a policy consistent with Trump’s platform of putting Americans first, that’s because it isn’t. Importing drugs from Canada is an ineffectual and counterproductive policy. President Trump had it right the first time. The prohibitive drug prices that Americans deal with are not solely caused by pharmaceutical companies; they are primarily the product of a failure of government policy.

Instead of artificial fixes, the Trump Administration should directly address the global freeloading and regulatory glut that’s costing Americans—both in dollars and lives. read more

Podcast – Is Weed Killer Really in Cereal – And Will it Kill You

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

What’s the latest cancer scare sweeping the nation? Well, it turns out there isn’t a “latest” cancer scare.

So let me rephrase it. What is the latest Nanny-derived lawsuit scam sweeping the nation? That’s better and a hell of a lot more accurate.

Evidently someone has discovered pesticides in our cereal. This time it is Honey Nut Cheerios. The pesticide is Glyphosate, the active ingredient in what else … Round-up weed killer. And if you’ve seen the “reports” you’ll know, without a shadow of a doubt, that Round-Up does cause cancer in 100% of humans it comes in contact with.

Now most of what I just said is untrue and/or greatly exaggerated.

Allow me to explain the facts about this latest “cancer-causing” agent. read more

Video Podcast – Saving a Life in the #MeToo Era – It Takes a Village to Solve the Measles Crisis

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

We’ve all seen studies and polls showing how younger men and women are dating less and it’s because of the whole #MeToo crap.

Sure a lot of the #MeToo stuff is legit, but a lot isn’t too.

And what has this movement potentially wrought? Well, a new study finds that women are more likely to die if they have a cardiac arrest in public because people fear performing CPR on them could be seen as sexual assault.

And California Senate passes bill to end fake vaccine exemptions: Only state health officials will decide who skips shots if it is signed into law.

This is yet another case, in my opinion, of never letting a good crisis go to waste. And it’s yet another example of the slippery slope of more government intrusion and overstep.

But we must always remember: It takes a village to raise a child, and eventually make all parenting decisions. read more

Radical LGBT Agenda Should Terrify Parents

How have we fallen so far, so fast?

from the Federalist:

LGBT Activists Teaching Judges To Yank Kids From Parents Who Won’t Transgender Them

On Thursday, the Health and Human Services committee of the South Dakota House killed a bill that would have protected the right of parents to refuse to consent to medical or psychological treatment for a child suffering from gender dysphoria if the treatment “would induce, confirm, or promote the child’s belief that the child’s sex or gender identity is different from the child’s sex presented at birth.” Proposed House Bill 1205 also provided that “no public authority or official of this state may take any adverse action against a parent for exercising this right.” read more

Liberals in Washington State Like Money more than a Carbon Tax

from IBD:

Climate Alarmists Suffer Huge Blow As Liberal Washington State Votes Down Carbon Tax

Environmentalists were hoping to score a huge victory in Washington state with a statewide tax on CO2 emissions. Alas, even liberals in Washington don’t believe climate change is that big a threat.

Before the election, glowing stories in the press talked about Washington “taking up the fight” on climate change after President Donald Trump dropped out of the Paris climate deal. The state would make history. It would be a “bellwether,” and would start a trend across the country.

Carbon Tax

The initiative proposed a $15 tax on each ton of carbon emissions in the state starting in 2020, with the tax rate climbing each year. It would have cost families in the state nearly $1,000 a year by 2035. read more

Liberal Commenter Insists the Left is NOT Out to Destroy Kavanaugh – Part Two

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The following is part two of a very lengthy comment someone sent me to a recent World Net Daily article I wrote.

I will not recap part one, although you may review it here.

Once again, my responses to the commenter are indented.

Commenter: Kavanaugh’s conservative views on abortion are not the only reason why the Democrats oppose him. He is an opponent of gay rights and a corporate shill who supports corporate greed over the rights of individual Americans.

Actually I’ve heard Kavanaugh speak of the Bill of Rights – of which he is a supporter. You know the Bill of Rights, which rather nicely delineates the rights of all Americans equally. It is the left who in fact specifies that we need special rights for “special” people or groups.

And yes, he supports corporate greed, as you put it, because he believes, like our silly Founding Fathers, that government should have little authority to regulate business … to death. read more

Drowning in Government Cheese

from IBD:

A Mountain Of Surplus Cheese, Brought To You By The Federal Government

According to the federal government, almost 1.4 billion pounds of surplus cheese now sit in refrigerated warehouses around the country. Yet dairy production is climbing. What gives?

The amount of surplus cheese is growing fast — up 6% in just the past year.

According to news accounts, the reason is that dairy production is climbing, while dairy consumption is falling. Data from the Department of Agriculture show that between 2008 and 2017, milk production in the U.S. climbed 13%.

Over those same years, however, consumption has sagged — with per capita milk consumption down 14%, USDA data show. read more

Should Government Break Up Tech Monopolies?

from IBD:

Calls To Break Up Tech Giants Ignore History

Calls to break up tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google have been increasing. But while the sentiment is understandable, the free market is far more likely to tame these giants without any government intervention.

We can remember when everyone was promising that the internet would unleash competition by lowering barriers to entry and often by cutting out the middle man. But in some ways the opposite has happened, as three companies wound up controlling the lion’s share of online advertising and commerce.

That, in turn, has generated growing interest in breaking these companies up, or heavily regulating them as monopolies. read more

Gun Safes and Trigger Locks Defeat the Purpose of Home Defense Weapons

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday the HuffPo continued its assault (pardon the pun) on guns by pretending to be reasonable. Something new for the Huffington Post. But it wasn’t really reasonable. It was just a veiled attempt of the unreasonable to sound reasonable.

The article ,posted as a result of the Santa Fe school murders, is entitled, “Texans On Both Sides Of Gun Debate Agree On Safe Storage, But Not On How To Support It.”

They write that the 17 year old took “his father’s pump-action shotgun and .38 revolver, concealed them under a trench coat and walked into an art class before opening fire on students, teachers and a responding school resource officer.”

They added that, “…people from across the political spectrum have stressed the importance of securing firearms to keep minors and others from getting ahold of them without permission,” and that, “If you’re a parent and you own guns, lock your guns safely away,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a staunch pro-gun Republican, said at a press conference on Friday. “It’s a serious issue and one big step we can take.” read more