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Is ‘Sustainable Beef’ an Oxymoron?

In the face sagging beef sales, a slew of U.S. beef industry stakeholders have formed the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) to figure out how to source beef that’s, well, more “sustainable.” And although the USRSB’s intentions might be good, Americans can’t have their steak and eat it, too. That’s because the vast amount of resources it takes to produce enough beef for the country …

Who are the True Progressives?

By, Gary Null and Richard Gale March 26, 2013 Each day we hear right-wing pundits excoriating president Obama and the Democrats for being progressive. They ridicule progressivism as being socialist, for favoring the redistribution of wealth and resources, for challenging the bank-driven free market agenda, and for advocating stricter regulations on Wall Street and the multinational corporatocracy. They accuse progressives …

ARE YOU TIRED? LOW THYROID MAY BE THE CULPRIT: Part 2

By Martin Feldman, M.D., and Gary Null, Ph.D.   REBALANCING THE THYROID SYSTEM Conventional medicine’s view of thyroid functioning is marked by two distinct problems:   One problem, as noted in Part 1 of this article, is the flawed process of diagnosing thyroid disorders. Even when a patient is obviously symptomatic, his or her condition may go unrecognized by orthodox …

The Lords of Wealth: The Unseen Powers Behind America’s Collapse

By, Dr. Gary Null   On the Brink of Economic Calamity We are witnessing unprecedented low points in American economic history as 50 million Americans—17 million of them children—are living below the poverty line[i],[ii] while 47 million citizens rely on food stamps[iii].  All told, the 2008 economic collapse cost over $20 trillion globally[iv]. Millions of people lost their homes and …

Selling Pandemic: Sound Science versus Propaganda Alchemy

By, Richard Gale & Gary Null October 26, 2009 In any discussion about swine flu, one must walk a very narrow line. On the one hand, it is both necessary and prudent to prepare for the possibility of a pandemic that could infect, sicken or kill large numbers of individuals. Therefore it is completely understandable, even appreciable, that President Obama …

The UN’s Mercury Treaty Favors Corporate Wealth Over Children’s Health

By, Gary Null and Richard Gale January 30, 2013 After almost four years of demanding negotiations, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) announced that 140 nations reached agreement to begin ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The Convention will be an international binding treaty to reduce and eventually eliminate mercury compounds altogether from polluting industries, such as gold mining and …

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​Are Inter-Capitalist Rivalries Intensifying? – Jack Rasmus

Capitalism is by nature based on intense, and often destructive, competition. Not only between capital and labor, but between capitalists themselves. But not all competition is the same. There is competition when the global economic pie is growing; and there is competition when it is stagnating or declining. And in recent months signs are growing that new forms of more intense, aggressive inter-capitalist competition are emerging as the global economy continues to slow in general, and even stagnant and slide into recession in a growing number of countries.

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The Mark Riley Show – 03.11.15

RIP Cardinal Egan, Windell Middlebrooks, the Lite Beer guy, and NY Times reporter Claude Sitton Top Stories Democrats deplore Republican letter to Tehran on nuke talks. What else are they supposed to do, embrace it? This is no doubt one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen a group of lawmakers do. What were they thinking? Does their hate of …