July 19, 2012 journal, end of American wars reported by Truthout Alexander Cockburn, Op-Ed: "In spite of the president's insistence that our very civilization is at stake, the privileged aren't flocking to the flag. The war is being fought by Other People's Children. The war is impersonal for the very people to whom it should be most personal. If the children of the nation's elites were facing enemy fire without body armor, riding through gantlets of bombs in unarmored Humvees, fighting desperately in an increasingly hostile environment because of arrogant & incompetent civilian leadership, then those problems might well find faster solutions." The elite are the crypto Zionist Russian Khazar bankers. From Penn State to JPMorgan Chase and Barclays: Destroying Higher Education, Savaging Children and Extinguishing Democracy-Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: "Rather than representing a society's dreams and hope for the future, young people, especially poor white and minority children, have become a commodity to be mined for profit and/or pleasure and disposable after they have served those purposes in the age of casino capitalism and big money." Read the Article Banksters Take Us to the Brink-Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: "Every day brings more reminders of the terrible unfairness that besets our country, the tragic reversal of fortune experienced by millions who once had good lives and steady jobs, now gone.... And you wonder why the banksters still roam free, like gunslingers in a Wild West town without a sheriff." Read Beyond Barclays: Laying Out the LIBOR Investigations-Cora Currier, ProPublica: "Last week, the British bank Barclays was slapped with $450 million in fines and penalties for manipulating information used to set a critical interest rate.... Barclays' traders attempted to steer rates up or down in order to benefit trades they had made to profit off of those rates. Separately, the filings show that during the financial crisis, Barclays tried to counter reports that it had financial troubles by changing the interest rate it reported." Whole Foods was shown on TV and their organic eggs layers were free range with their beaks not cut. I appreciate any egg producer refusing to cut the laying hens beaks to keep them from pecking because that is how they eat their food not with a sore mouth. I feel sorry for ever lay in him that has its beak cut and it suffers for its entire lifetime. Buy your eggs from Whole Foods and be proud to pay the difference for the chickens. "This week the Food Nation Radio Network interviewed former Monsanto employee Kirk Azevedo about his concerns with the leading biotech company's practices, a timely interview as the battle over genetically engineered (GE) food regulation continues on a state, national, and international scale. zevedo graduated with a biochemistry degree from California Polytechnic State University and started working for the chemical industry doing research on Bt (or Bacillus thuringiensis) pesticides. Around 1996, he became a local market manager for Monsanto, serving as a facilitator for GE crops for the western states. He explained to Food Nation Radio how he had assumed that California c otton that was genetically engineered for herbicide resistance could be marketed as conventional California cotton (to get the California premium) since the only difference between the two, he believed, was the gene Monsanto wanted in the crop. However, one of Monsanto's Ph.D. researchers informed Azevedo that "there's actually other proteins that are being produced, not just the one we want, as a byproduct of genetic engineering process." This concerned Azevedo, who had also been studying protein diseases (including prion diseases such as mad cow disease) and knew proteins could be toxic. When he told his colleague they needed to destroy the seeds from the GE crop so that they aren't fed to cattle, the other researcher said that Monsanto isn't going to stop doing what it's been doing everywhere else. Azevedo recalls his disillusionment: "I saw what was really the fraud associated with genetic engineering: My impression, and I think most people's impression with genetically engineered foods and crops and other things is that it's just like putting one gene in there and that one gene is expressed. If that was the case, well then that's not so bad. But in reality, the process of genetic engineering changes the cell in such a way that it's unknown what the effects are going to be."