Why You Should Not Eat McDonalds Beef

David W. Forrest, Ph.D

I’m sure those of you who aren’t in the cattle business don’t understand the issues here. But to those of us who who’s living depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible… this is frustrating. As far as my family, we don’t eat at McDonald’s much (Subway is our choice of fast food), but this will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink.

The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. American cattle producers are very passionate about this. McDonald’s claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald’s successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonald’s, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

Please pass it on. Just to add a note, all Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow.

South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.

McDonald’s has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren’t under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled.

They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can’t.

The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald’s. American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat, not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald’s until they see the light.

I’m sorry, but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family’s health, that is where I draw the line. I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) … and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) … and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers.

I’ll bet you didn’t think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP Department of Animal Science Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-2471

Email d-forrest@tamu.ed

Comet Holmes In The Electric Universe

By Michael Goodspeed Thunderbolts.info

“It’s a mystery to me how comets work at all.” –Donald Brownlee, principal investigator of NASA’s Stardust Mission

No phenomenon in the observed Universe has been a source of more continuous surprises than comets. In fact, despite the exterior confidence by astronomers and astrophysicists that “all is well” in mainstream cometology, researchers have been so baffled by unexpected discoveries that conventional comet theory no longer exists! “We have now had four close encounters with comets, and every one of them has thrown astronomers onto their back foot.” -Stuart Clark, New Scientist, September 09, 2005.

Yet comets are still touted as “Rosetta Stones” allowing us to decipher the formation of the solar system. The “dirty snowball” hypothesis, considered theoretical bedrock for decades, has failed resoundingly at predicting comet behavior and, more recently, comet composition.

The most dramatic surprises began in 1986 with the discovery of negatively charged ions in the coma of Comet Halley, the signatures of energetic electrical activity, and the absence of water on the nucleus. In subsequent years, comets have produced a steady stream of “mysteries” that have left astronomers groping for answers:

1. Highly energetic supersonic jets exploding from comets’ nuclei.

2. The inexplicable confinement of these jets into narrow filaments, spanning great distances, up to MILLIONS of miles, defying the behavior of neutral gases in a vacuum.

3. Jets occurring on the dark sides of comet nuclei.

4. Comet surfaces with sharply carved relief — the exact opposite of what astronomers expected under the “dirty snowball” model.

5. Unexpectedly high temperatures and X-ray emissions from cometary comas.

6. A short supply or complete absence of water and other volatiles on comets’ nuclei.

7. Mounting evidence for the production of the OH radical in cometary comas, due to charge exchange with the Sun (the process that misled astronomers into thinking they were seeing evidence of water removed from the surface.)

8. Mineral particles that can only be formed under extremely high temperatures — the last thing one would expect from a chunk of dirty ice arriving from the outermost reaches of the solar system.

9. Comets flaring up while in “deep freeze,” beyond the orbit of Saturn.

10. Comets disintegrating many millions of miles from the Sun.

11. Comet dust particles more finely and evenly divided than is plausible for sublimating “dirty ices.”

12. Ejection of larger particles and “gravel” that was never anticipated under the idea that comets accreted from primordial clouds of ice, gas, and dust.

13. The unexplained ability of a relatively minuscule comet nucleus to hold in place a highly spherical coma, up to millions of miles in diamater, against the force of the solar wind.

All the above findings pose enormous problems for the “dirty snowball” model; all are predictable features of the electric model. Nevertheless, the odds are pretty good that you have never even HEARD of the electric comet hypothesis (although had you lived in the 19th century, when astrophysical journals frequently discussed the electric properties of comets, you might have). This is because the space sciences throughout most of the 20th century have been constructed on the theoretical assumption that bodies in space are electrically neutral. An electric comet would strike at the foundations of the theoretical sciences today.

The Electric Universe views comets as negatively charged bodies moving through the radial electric field of the Sun, the most positively charged object in the solar system. The most energetic cometary displays occur with comets that spend the most time in the outer regions of the solar system, where they acquire a strongly negative charge. As they race toward the Sun, moving into a more positively charged environment, the nucleus will be subjected to increasing electrical stresses, eventually beginning to discharge.

But what might occur with a shorter-period comet that does not move on a highly elliptical orbit? It happens that presently, we are witnessing an excellent example accompanied by many enigmas. In the past two weeks, the Comet Holmes 17P has made international headlines with an energetic outburst that has left astronomers speechless. The website skyandtelescope.com has called it “the weirdest new object to appear in the sky in memory.” “For no apparent reason,” the comet began to increase in luminosity, rapidly brightening from 17th magnitude to about 2.5 — approximately a million-fold increase in brightness. This is the not the first such outburst by the comet — its discoverer Edwin Holmes witnessed a similar brightening in 1892 followed by a second eruption 2-and-a-half months later.

In the span of a few days, the comet’s coma grew to such an enormous and bright disk that it could be seen with the naked eye, though it never gets as close to the Sun as the planet Mars, and when it suddenly erupted, it was moving AWAY from the Sun.

As the structure of the coma has clarified itself, jets have appeared streaming away from the center. The source of the jets is entirely enigmatic, if not preposterous through the lens of the usual comet assumptions.

“This is truly a celestial surprise”…”Absolutely amazing”, said Paul Lewis, director of astronomy outreach at the University of Tennessee.

The reason for astronomers’ amazement is that, given the comet’s distance from the Sun, solar heating cannot offer a plausible explanation for the eruption. Worse than that, it has been moving AWAY from the Sun! So now, astronomers trying to explain these anomalies have begun grasping at straws. After a bit of hair tearing, the most common speculation is that the source of the outburst is “sinkholes” in the comet nucleus. But the trivial, almost immeasurable, gravity of a comet could hardly justify this “explanation” — no force is available to cause the surface to “sink”!

The only other “explanation” could be that another object struck the comet, a scenario that, by the astronomers’ own estimates, is virtually inconceivable.

If, however, cometary displays are almost exclusively due to electrical stresses, the question remains as to why a comet moving AWAY from the Sun might exhibit a sudden discharge. In the case of Comet Holmes, one might suppose that neither the conventional view of comets nor the electric hypothesis can explain what we’re seeing. But in fact, the electric view, based on new knowledge of the solar system environment, does offer a plausible interpretation of Holmes’ behavior.

In its most recent visitation, the comet Halley provided an important clue. As it moved away from the Sun out beyond the orbit of Saturn, Halley experienced a major eruption that not only remains unexplained today, but seems to have conveniently slipped from astronomers’ memory. Other comets such as Hale-Bopp began erupting “prematurely,” while still in the icy depths beyond Jupiter’s orbit. And numerous comets have exhibited unpredictable outbursts exceedingly difficult to explain in terms of an evaporating chunk of ice. And several comets have, quite unexpectedly, exploded into fragments. (See When Comets Break Apart,
http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/arch06/060119comets.htm)

In electrical terms, such unpredictable behavior can be related to the breakdown of the plasma sheath that forms around a charged body in space. This behavior is well documented in the laboratory. A plasma sheath insulates the charged body from the charge of the surrounding plasma, and across the wall of the sheath, called a “double layer,” there is a strong electric field. But when that wall breaks down, the result can be an explosive instability with accompanying electric discharge. In other words, the charged body may exhibit little unusual behavior until the breakdown occurs.

Such a breakdown can be provoked as one plasma sheath penetrates into another. This phenomenon seen in the laboratory draws our attention to the structure of the Sun’s plasma environment and to the unique plasma sheaths of the planets themselves. Wherever our probes have taken us, we have found new levels of structure, all with electrical implications. Within the “magnetosphere” of Venus, astronomers were amazed to find coherent ropes or “stringy things.” The New Horizons probe found curious cellular blobs moving down the vast plasma tail of Jupiter. The Sun itself is immersed in plasma structure with boundaries and double layers, a laboratory in space for intense investigation today.

So what might have happened to Comet Holmes? It is not a typical comet. The eccentricity of its orbit is minimal. It is always outside the orbit of Mars and inside the orbit of Jupiter. In fact, it is virtually as close to being an asteroid as it is to being a comet. And astronomers are slowly realizing that the distinctions between asteroids and comets are not as clear as they had once believed. Occasionally, asteroids sport cometary tails, like the asteroid Chiron, which was seen to develop a tail while orbiting between Saturn and Uranus around 1988 and 1989. It is now officially classified as both an asteroid and a comet. Since the electrical stresses on Holmes would be minimal, much like those on asteroids with modestly elliptical orbits, it is not unreasonable to assume that its plasma sheath remains largely undisturbed — unless it penetrates into or is penetrated by another sheath with sufficient differential across its double layer to cause an explosive breakdown.

It’s interesting to note that the diagram of Holmes’ orbit shows that it crossed the ecliptic (the plane of the planets movement around the Sun) quite close to the time of its closest approach to Mars. So it is certainly conceivable that Mars’ own plasma sheath, by penetrating that of Holmes, provoked the fateful breakdown. Though this would not qualify as a coherent hypothesis today, it is the kind of issue raised by the electric model that is systematically ignored by mainstream astronomers.

As of this writing, the space science community has fallen virtually mute on the enigma(s) of Comet Holmes. Comet science is in an undeniable state of crisis, and nothing short of an intellectual revolution will save officialdom from irredeemable embarrassment. It is the hope of the electric specialists that the failures of the standard comet model, so nakedly obvious in the face of discovery, will inspire astronomers and astrophysicists to reconsider the real-world disciplines of electrodynamics and experimental plasma science — disciplines that should never have been excluded in the first place.

For a review of the electric comet, see the index of comet pages on the Thunderbolts site:

http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/00subjectx.htm#Comets

“Mom” and “Dad” banned in California Schools

By Bob Frazier

Is this country going mad?

“Mom and Dad” as well as “husband and wife” have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose.”
So reports World Net Daily. Funny, it does not seem to be getting a lot of “airplay” in the Main Street Media. This is a group of state bills signed by Arnold the terminator. For those of you who supported Arnold over McClintock because “he was electable” the chickens are now coming home to roost. (Is there a lesson here?)
The bills include SB777, which bans anything in public schools that could be interpreted as “negative” toward homosexuality, bisexuality and other “alternative lifestyle choices.” There are no similar protections for students with traditional or conservative lifestyles and beliefs, however.
Schools across the nation will be impacted by the decision, since textbook publishers typically base their texts on the rules set down by their largest customer, which often is California.
When did our public schools cease to be a way to give children a good education, a headstart in life, and become indoctrination centers to teach the beliefs of our left wing “elite”?
Also signed was AB394, which targets parents and teachers for such indoctrination through “anti-harassment” training.
This is right out of the old communist re-education center handbook. And you thought it could never happen here. They are starting with the children.
Schwarzenegger had vetoed almost identical provisions a year ago, saying existing state law already provided for penalties for discrimination. Obviously these new laws go way beyond that.
Now on a banned list will be any text, reference or teaching aid that portrays marriage as only between a man and woman, materials that say people are born male or female (and not in between), sources that fail to include a variety of transsexual, bisexual and homosexual historical figures, and sex education materials that fail to offer the option of sex changes.
Banning books? I suppose to the left it’s ok. It just depends on which books are banned.
Homecoming kings now can be either male or female – as can homecoming queens, and students, whether male or female, must be allowed to use the restroom and locker room corresponding to the sex with which they choose to identify.
It’s madness.
It also creates the circumstances where a parent who says marriage is only for a man and a woman in the presence of a lesbian teacher could be convicted of “harassment,” and a student who believes people are born either male or female could be reported as a “harasser” by a male teacher who wears women’s clothes, CCF said.
Welcome to the spirit of Cuba where neighbors are put on watch to be sure everyone follows the government line. And if you aren’t… Political correctness enacted into law.
Schwarzenegger also signed AB14, which prohibits state funding for any program that does not support a range of alternative sexual practices, including state-funded social services run by churches. Affected will be day cares, preschool or after-school programs, food and housing programs, senior services, anti-gang efforts, jobs programs and others.
That would force every hospital in California – even private, religious hospitals – to adopt policies in support of transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality and open up non-profit organizations to lawsuits if they exclude members that engage in homosexual, bisexual, or transsexual conduct.
This is being shoved down your throat by a Republican Governor and a Democratic legislature. All in the name of tolerance. Only there is no tolerance here.
Look out. Governor Terminator is coming for your uncool niece. Where is the outrage?
The World Net Daily Article discussing this can be found here.
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58130

10/15/2007 – The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) last week showed potential false marketers of dietary supplements that it means business when it requested US Marshals to seize approximately $71,000 of goods from Fullife Natural Options in Florida.

Based in Boca Raton, the company marketed and distributed Charantea Ampalaya capsules and Charantea Ampalaya tea for use in treating serious conditions, such as diabetes, anemia, and hypertension.

The federal authority said this is the second such enforcement action taken at its request in the past two months against dietary supplements being promoted with drug claims to cure or treat diabetes and other conditions.

This complaint – filed by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida – charges Fullife’s products violate the drug and misbranding provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Before a new drug can be legally marketed, it has to be shown to be safe and effective, and approved by FDA. As such, the agency considers the Charantea products as unapproved new drugs because of the claims made relating to the prevention or treatment of diseases.

FDA refers to claims as they are made on the products’ labelling, promotional literature and web site.

“The therapeutic claims on your web site establish that the product is a drug because it is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease,” wrote Joseph Baca, from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, to marketers in an October 2006 warning letter. “The marketing of this product with these claims violates the Act.”

FDA did not respond to NutraIngredients-USA.com for further information on how it first came across Fullife’s marketing practices.

Despite the agency’s warnings, Fullife failed to comply and FDA found that the offending claims were still being made.

Some of the claims made by Fullife and cited by FDA, include ones made in testimonial format:

-“Charantea helps me lower my blood sugar level naturally.”

-“With Charantia fortifying my diet, my doctor is able to reduce my medication.”

-“It is also our experience that in mast cases, after a few days or within a month after our diabetic patients starts drinking Charantia tea to fortify their usual daily diet, regular exercise and medication, their blood sugar goes down to an even lower level than before, there is less sharp rises [sic] or ‘spiking’ and it remains more stable for longer periods of time.”

In August of this year – once again at FDA’s request, and in Florida – US Marshals seized approximately $41,000 worth of stock for Glucobetic, Neuro-betic, Ocu-comp, Atri-oxi, Super-flex, MSM-1000, and Atri-E-400 capsules. These were being distributed and promoted by Tallahassee-based Charron Nutrition for use in treating diabetes, arthritis and other serious health conditions.