Friday, August 20, 2010

Test Tube Steaks Coming Soon!

Oh My Gosh! Do you realize we could already be consuming cloned or artificial meats?
We have all heard about Dolly the Sheep who was cloned. Get ready for this they are cloning cows, pigs, goats etc to use for breeders. Dairy farmers clone the best producers and then use them for breeding purposes. In actuality we are consuming the offspring of cloned creatures.

Here's a brief description of what is involved: "A cloned animal is an exact genetic copy of its 'parent.' So logic would imply that th­e composition of its milk or flesh would be exactly the same as that of the animal whose DNA  scientists used to create it. To clone a specific animal - say, a pig --you take a donor egg from a female pig and remove the egg's nucleus, where the genetic information lives. You then insert the nucleus of a cell taken from another pig into the egg. The egg now contains the latter pig's DNA. An electric current then stimulates the egg to begin growing, and the result is a genetic copy, or clone, of that pig."

You may never know what you are eating again!
There are no rules about labeling cloned by-products! The only way to know for sure is to eat only Organic labeled products - The National Organic Program's criteria for organic certification exclude products from cloned animals and their offspring.

The US livestock industry says cloning animals will be the way of the future, it is already widespread in other countries. The cost to clone one cow is $17,000 verses purchasing a traditional bull at $4,000. That bull better have what it takes to pay for itself!
Mark Walton, president of Via Gen (the US leading animal cloning company) says the program is still in the experimental stages. Livestock farmers are trying to determine if it will be feasible to invest in such a program.

If that doesn't turn your stomach a little sour, then this will. According to Jason Matheny of New Harvest are studying the process to produce cultured meat by an in vitro cloning process. Of course they are touting the in vitro method uses 90% less land and water and generates 90% fewer greenhouse gases. They will only clone the very best meats from dead animals. The crazies from PETA have offered a $1 million prize for the first organization to bring cloned meat to market by June 30, 2012. Peta also believes these fake meats should be on the market yesterday. What gives, they don't want us to kill the animals that provide food for us, but it is okay to kill them if we clone their meat!

2 years ago the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined meat and milk from cloned animals is safe to consume. America has to go ahead to sneak this into our food supply. Europe is not using the cloning process and members of Parliament may ban it all together. Many people are cautious and leery of the idea of eating food from clones and the Whole Foods Market has banned the sale of any products of cloning.
I believe the wholesalers and distributors owe it to us to properly label these types of products. The meat and dairy products we purchase in the stores come from animals that are given steroids, vaccinations and their food source is filled with chemicals. They take these animals full of chemicals and clone them, breed them and pass this stuff on to us.
As for me, I will continue to purchase my beef, sheep and pigs from sources I know who raise them naturally. They will be slaughtered, aged properly and butchered to my desire. The difference in flavor is unbelievable. The overall cost is considerably less than if I purchased the same cuts of meat in a grocery store.
I am not for the cloning of animals for any reason. The idea of cloning meat just repulses me, If I am going to eat a steak I want a natural one, not one that is a product of a glass jar. To me that would be an artificial chunk of meat, and we know that almost all artificial products contain harmful chemicals. I want to know what I am eating.
What do you think, should labels be put on foods that are cloned or artificially reproduced?


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque Fundraiser Paid For With Our Tax Dollars!

In the midst of the controversy over the Mosque being built at Ground Zero the U.S. State Department is sending the mastermind of this horror, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, to the Gulf to discuss religious tolerance in the Middle East, and to get a better understanding of Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. I feel this study would be of more benefit if it were studied right here in our Country, if we are truly wanting to understand these communities. After all this is where they live now, most of them understand they can not invoke a lot of their religious beliefs in the free world.

P.J. Crowley, spokesman for the State Dept. said, "We have a long-term relationship with him," Crowley told reporters, noting that Rauf had visited Bahrain, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in 2007 and went to Egypt last January as part of an exchange program run by the State Department's Office of International Information Programs.
"His work on tolerance and religious diversity is well-known and he brings a moderate perspective to foreign audiences on what it's like to be a practicing Muslim in the United States," Crowley said.

Is this a trip that is supposed to be important to the people of the United States? I don't really see how we will benefit from it. But then again it will give Raul a chance to get the word out about his Mosque and possibly pick up the funds he need. Shame on our shameless Government for once again abusing We The People.

There is much controversy in Congress over the intentions of sending Rauf over there. Rauf has suggested the United States was to blame for the 2001 attacks. Two members of Congress, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fl) and Peter King (NY) called government sponsorship of Rauf's trip "unaccceptable" and that taxpayer money should not be used.

Rauf is currently is seeking funds to build his $100 million Mosque, and currently refuses to say where the funds will come from. Will this Temple be built with foreign money, many people are concerned money may flow in from Muslim Terrorist organizations. The developers have rejected an offer from New York Governor David Paterson offering state assistance to move the project elsewhere. 

Mr. Rauf is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, the usual stops for Gulf-based fundraising. He is forbidden to do any soliciting for funds while on this journey. Who will be with him 24 hours a day to see that this does not happen?

I am appalled to learn that the United States has provided funding for many foreign mosque construction projects. If we can fund the Muslim Temples, why doesn't the government fund the restoration our historical Churches? Because it is against the First Amendment for the government to fund religious activities. I can't figure out why they think we should restore those facilities that are definitely religious based.
"For those who think the Ground Zero Mosque is an example of "Muslim triumphalism" glorifying conquest, the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque is an example of such a monument - and one paid for with U.S. taxpayer funds." Read this article from the Washington Times for other Mosques we have paid to rebuild.
The Constitution is again being sabotaged. The rebuilding of Mosques by US taxpayer money should not be used to preserve and promote Islam, even abroad. The First Amendment is again being questioned. Government funds can not be used for Religious activities. Section 205.1(d) of title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations prohibits the US Agency for International Development (USAID) funds from being used for the rehabilitation of structures to the extent that those structures are used for "inherently religious activities."

Many questions are arising surrounding the State Departments decision to send Rauf on this project.If this giant Mosque is needed in that part of New York City to accomodate a growing Muslim population, why can't they finance it?
  • Is this a taxpayer paid expense to secure funds for the Temple?
  • Are our dollars going to help build this shameful tribute to the Muslim faith for their conquest of Ground Zero?
  • What other connections does Imam Rauf have with this administration. 
  • Why don't we have our Ground Zero Memorial completed? It appears the Muslims will have their Victory Memorial before the United States has their Remembrance Memorial completed.

I do not believe Rauf has any interest in other Religions as he says he does. If he did, he would take the feelings of the victims and the citizens of this Country into consideration before building this Temple that he says will unite all Religions. The location is clearly one that stems from Muslim beliefs, throughout history they have built temples on the sites of their war victories. I am just glad they can't get any closer to Ground Zero.
I am outraged with this administration who disregards what the citizens want and our Constitution. 
Our Country will NOT become a Muslim Nation.