The Cumberland County Library System thought it had a neat idea. With the local Penn State Agricultural Extension System and the Cumberland County Commission for Women, it created a seed-gardening program — aka a seed library — that allowed residents to “borrow” seeds in the spring and replace them with new ones harvested at season’s end.
It was launched on April 26, Earth Day, at the Joseph T. Simpson’ Public Library in Mechanicsburg as part of the borough’s Earth Day Festival.
Sixty signed up.
Oh pity them for they didn’t realize they were part of a nefarious plot to violate the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004 signed into law by then Gov. Ed Rendell.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture sent a high-ranking official and a bevy of lawyers to the library in July to shut the program down and make sure those running things got their minds right.
The Seed Act is about proper labeling in the sale of seeds, which the library was not doing. Apparently our state officials feared the seeds might be mislabeled on purpose hence allowing terrorists to spread poison ivy or some such thing.
Some cynics think the crackdown is because big agriculture doesn’t want competition no matter how small.
When is it going to dawn on the rest of you that really stupid and/or greedy people are governing our lives?
Hat tips Tom Flocco and Naomi Creason of the Sentinel of Cumberland County.
Pennsylvania Seed Library Smacked Down By State
The leaking of a draft of an international Trade in Service Agreement (TISA) by WikiLeaks is getting press.
The agreement would allow service-based companies — which include insurance, audiovisual, financial, information technology, express deliver and telecommunication firms — greater access to customers in other nations.
This would be especially helpful to American firms.
WikiLeaks, the site founded by America-hating-whackjob Julian Paul Assange, is quite angry about the agreement and is crying conspiracy.
A couple of questions to ponder:
When are drafts of agreements ever released to the public?
Why if it is such a big secret was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce praising the plan in a press release four months ago?
WikiLeaks can be described as a site dedicated to the selective leaking of documents designed to make the United States look bad. It has but 225 pages related to the People’s Republic of China, that bastion of sweetness and light, versus 9,720 pages to items the United States would have preferred to have been kept under wraps.
By the way, most of the PRC stuff was leaked from the U.S.
For the conspiracy minded, WikiLeak’s TISA leak was done on June 19 and can be found here.
TISA Draft Sparks WikiLeaks Paranoia
The home of Audrey Hudson, a reporter for The Washington Times, was raided the pre-dawn of Aug. 6 by Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security’s Coast Guard Investigative Service. They apparently were looking for a “potato gun” belonging to her husband, Paul Flanagan, who was a Coast Guard employee.
Flanagan has yet to be charged with anything although raiders did take notes pertaining to Ms. Hudson regarding stories she had written exposing problems in the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Air Marshals Service, and questioned her as to whether she was the Audrey Hudson who was writing those nasty stories.
The raid occurred at 4:30 a.m. and the raiders were wearing full body armor.
Have you read about this in the establishment mouthpiece papers? Silly question.
Audrey Hudson Home Raided By Feds
Some Michael Bloomberg conspiracy questions
Billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s magazine is warning of “radical legislators” and saying we must fear the debt ceiling debate, namely an unwillingness to raise it.
Here’s some things to ponder: why is there no call to fear deficit spending which has been chronic in the Obama administration? The U.S. budget last year was $3.8 trillion. According to the Treasury Department interest expense on outstanding debt was $359.8 billion. How much of that money does Mr. Bloomberg, who is the 13th richest person in the world, get? His friends? If deficit spending continues will they get more money?
Note that through October of this year we have spent and $415.7 billion on interest.
Now, just suppose that due to this dispute we fail to make a payment and find ourselves in a technical default? Do you really think people would stop lending us money at a excellent rate if the reason for the missed payment was obviously that we were trying to get our house in order. Don’t let those with an interest in imposing a crushing burden on us panic you. If we can’t say no we can’t be free.
Michael Bloomberg Conspiracy Questions
Michael Hastings Dies After Revealing Dem Hypocrisy — A journalist whose last story blasted the hypocrisy of Democratic Party leaders regarding the domestic surveillance practices of the National Security Agency died last night (June 18) in a fiery one-car crash in Los Angeles.
Michael Hastings, most recently of Buzzfeed, broke onto the national scene when he reported in Rolling Stone magazine the scorn top-ranking military leaders had towards the Obama administration.
The article led to the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was commanding U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan.
Hasting’s final article was Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans and pointedly noted the support party leaders had for the NSA domestic spying program.
“Many of those Dems — including the sitting President Barack Obama,
Senator Carl Levin, and Sec. State John Kerry — have now become the
stewards and enhancers of programs that appear to dwarf any of the
spying scandals that broke during the Bush years, the very same scandals
they used as wedge issues to win elections in the Congressional
elections 2006 and the presidential primary of 2007-2008,” Hastings wrote.
Hasting’s was driving a brand new Mercedes when the crash occurred at 4:25 a.m. in the 600 block of North Highland Ave. in the Hancock Park section of the city.
A witness say the car jackknifed before striking a palm tree.
“It sounded like a bomb went off in the middle of the night,” resident Rochelle Frankel said. “My house shook. The windows were rattling.”
“I couldn’t have written a scene like this for a movie, where the engine flies from the car which was about 50-60 yards up right down here to this telephone pole,” said resident and producer Gary Grossman.
Hat tip Bridget Johnson of PJmedia.com
Michael Hastings Dies After Revealing Dem Hypocrisy
Michael Hastings Dies After Revealing Spy Hypocrisy
Today’s journey into the whackier side of the world wide web concerns the internet film “The Theorist” which is an entry in “Operation Paul Revere” a film contest sponsored by Alex Jones’ infowars.com.
This bit of wonder manages to touch on numerous pieces of paranoia including genetically modified foods, artificial sweeteners, fluoride — yes, Mandrake fluoride — and government microphones embedded into compact fluorescent bulbs, which is frankly one we never heard of nor could we even begin to imagine it.
Some nice things to say about it concern the acting of the wife and daughters who actually are quite good.
The movie climaxes with the hero having a nightmare in which his daughters are groped by Nazi-garbed TSA highway-patrol agents after which he goes to his basement studio and lip-synchs a song after which he is shot by a government sniper apparently concerned about the impact the webcasts are having.
So why are we embedding it? We like the song. It starts at 31.25.
Star Sign — aka Little Star –From The Theorist
Star Sign — aka Little Star –From The Theorist
A story is flying around the web that John Brennan, the man President Obama wants to lead the CIA, is a secret Muslim.
John Brennan joined the CIA after seeing an recruitment ad while riding a bus to classes at Fordham University in the 1970s. He rose through the ranks becoming station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in the Clinton years and was picked by George Bush to become deputy executive director of the CIA in 2001. He then became director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center and National Counterterrorism Center before leaving government in 2005 for private security sector.
Obama made him deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism after taking office in 2009.
During the Bush years he supported waterboarding terrorist suspects. During the Obama years he supported the massive increase in drone attacks.
He is fluent in Arabic.
AlJazeera doesn’t like the choice.
And in other CIA news, the U.K. Daily Mail is reporting that David Petraeus, the man Brennan is tapped to replace, was brought down by his own bodyguards and high ranking CIA agents who objected to his style of management. The claims are based on a book by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and former Green Beret Jack Murphy.
The article notes that Peatraeus was unaware of unilateral operations in Libya orchestrated by Brennan which are believed to be the motive for the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks that killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens and Special Force members who were friends of the authors, and hence failed to take precautions he would have otherwise made.
Meanwhile, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the filmmaker the Obama administration claims motivated the attack, remains in prison.
John Brennan Internet Conspiracy Theory
A telling decline in our culture, manners, necessary trust in institutions and general human decency is that a conspiracy has developed claiming that the Sandy Hook Massacre did not occur and that actors played the part of grieving parents.
Ignoring it is a bad idea. One of the good guys from the tragedy is already getting harassing phone calls for his “role” in “the conspiracy.”
The video at this link spells it out.
Sandy Hook Whackjob Conspiracy Theory
On the Third Day of Christmas (Dec. 27), the former senator who resided in Pennsylvania but represented himself for 30 years took to the stage of the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia to really let we Keystone Staters know what kind of cue balls we have been.
“I’ve been in comedy for 30 years,” Arlen Specter told the crowd. “The only difference is it’s not stand up, we all have comfortable chairs. It costs about $27 million to win a seat in the United States Senate, so when you win one you like to sit down. It’s sit-down comedy.”
Hey, it wasn’t your money Arlen and the people who spent it got what they paid for in most cases.
“Bill Clinton is a friend of mine because I was a friend of his,” he joshed. “I voted not to impeach him. And that’s a hell of a thing to do considering the evidence.”
So much for “Scottish law”.
Well, the joke was on us.
Let us know when you do a magic bullet act. I’ll pay to see that.
Post Office Closings Democrat Plot? — The Hill is reporting that the United States Postal Service consolidation is causing the closings of 2,500 post office in Republican controlled Congressional districts compared to about a thousand in Democrat ones.
This tally would include Friday’s (Aug. 5) closing of the Springfield P.O.’s Brookside Road branch as a GOP loss as it is in Pennsylvania’s 7th District now represented by Republican Pat Meehan.
Before one starts screaming conspiracy, however, it should be remembered that when the closing was announced in 2009, Springfield was represented by Democrat Joe Sestak, a native son of the township.
An evil plot can be dismissed.
Post Office Closings Democrat Plot?