Barbara H. Peterson
To pee or not to pee; that is the question… Or is it?
So much commotion about who can use the women’s restroom leads one to believe that this is a real problem, when it’s not. Most people that I know are not concerned about where transgenders are allowed to go. Quite frankly, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, acts like a duck and pees like a duck, I’m not going to look up anyone’s skirt to check, and I’m fairly certain that no one else is either. Just don’t wag your groove thing at me or you won’t need that operation. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a trend afoot to institute online banking as a primary way to conduct personal business transactions. Banking on thin air. Convenient, fast, and oh yeah, did I mention convenient?
These are the perks: We can go online, pay bills from the comfort of our homes, cars, in the mall, on the road, and basically anywhere that we can get a cell phone signal, as well as receive payments for services rendered. What a wonderful invention! Yup, people are falling head over heels in love with this upcoming and very trendy technology. But everything that goes up must inevitably come down.
This is nothing new. Not really. If you consider the fact that we the people have been conditioned to place our faith in a valueless piece of paper backed by nothing but a promise by the Federal Reserve; a non-government corporation that is in charge of the economy. And it prints its own money, and the U.S. Government pays interest on it, and we the people pay interest on it, and the debt is compounded daily. And we strive to collect the debt notes, treasuring them and depending on them to live. So, it is not very much of a leap to online banking wherein paper money doesn’t even need to be printed. Cost effective. Now, instead of the illusion being tied to pieces of worthless paper, it is tied directly to the cyber world of banking. We trust that when we click the mouse, funds will appear or disappear at our command.
But if this is all a carefully crafted illusion, where does that leave us when the illusion is ripped away and we are left wondering what happened? What happens when we click that mouse and nothing happens? Or an error message pops up: “This service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.” Or when you go to log on to your account, another error message pops up: “This account has been terminated.” So easy. With the click of a mouse. All funds gone. Read the rest of this entry »
Barbara H. Peterson
The spending bill calls for $3 million for consumer education and outreach to “promote understanding and acceptance of” biotechnology, a joint effort by the FDA and USDA. (Politico)
Your opinion doesn’t matter. The myriad of independent tests that have been done proving that GMOs and their companion herbicide Glyphosate are making us sick doesn’t matter. What does matter is corporate government profit and control over the food supply using YOUR money to fund the takeover. Using YOUR money to spread disease inflicted by biotech and chemical company interests, and you have no say about it. Just pay your taxes and you are complicit. Period.
Read the following section and weep, my friends.
©2016 Barbara H. Peterson
There have been a lot of people criticizing Cliven Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Cliven did not.
What people probably do not realize is that on every rancher’s grazing permit it says the following:
“You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due.”
The “mandatory” terms and conditions go on to list the allotment, the number and kind of livestock to be grazed, when the permit begins and ends, the number of active or suspended AUMs (animal units per month), etc. The terms and conditions also list specific requirements such as where salt or mineral supplements can be located, maximum allowable use of forage levels (40% of annual growth), etc., and include a lot more stringent policies that must be adhered to. Every rancher must sign this “contract” agreeing to abide by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before he or she can make payment.
In the early 90s, the BLM went on a frenzy and drastically cut almost every rancher’s permit because of the desert tortoise issue, even though all of us ranchers knew that cow and desert tortoise had co-existed for a hundred+ years. As an example, a family friend had his permit cut by 90%. For those of you who are non ranchers, that would be equated to getting your paycheck cut by 90%. In 1976 there were approximately 52 ranching permittees in this area of Nevada. Presently, there are 3. Most of these people lost their livelihoods because of the actions of the BLM. Cliven Bundy was one of these people who received extremely unfair and unreasonable TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Keep in mind that Mr. Bundy was required to sign this contract before he was allowed to pay. Had Cliven signed on the dotted line, he would have, in essence, signed his very livelihood away. Read the rest of this entry »