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una semana despues no se sabe quién (o qué) está detrás de los artículos de la leche contra la almendra.

July 23, 2014 by admin in recipes

La semana pasada, el blog-o-esfera progresiva absolutamente perdió cuando un artículo publicado por Tom Philpott en Mother Jones ruidosamente proclamó “Lay de la leche de almendras le urbanitas ignorantes”, que luego fue republicado en otros sitios de los medios de comunicación liberales de nuevo, y otra vez, andagain, cada vez con una amplia ronda de (casi completamente) comentarios negativos de los lectores en Facebook, Twitter, y los sitios originales con algunos amenazando con dejar de seguir el blog (s), pero la mayoría de comentarios en la línea de “Vine a esperar más de Mother Jones “o, tal vez más notable,” Esto apesta a dinero Industria Láctea “.

     ¿Lo hace? Y ¿alguien ver algo un poco sospechoso miente debajo de todo este desastre?

     Para un poco de perspectiva, la industria lechera estadounidense está en caída libre con la popularidad de la leche de vaca que cae tan rápidamente como nuestra antigua obsesión con jugo de naranja y la popularidad de no lácteos y veganas alternativas de cultivo en zonas urbanas de la cadera.

     Entonces, ¿por qué estos artículos se publican en los sitios progresistas como Mother Jones, entonces Alternet, a continuación, Huffington Post, etc, y es pura coincidencia que no se originan en, por ejemplo, de Glenn Beck ‘Blaze’ o El diario de llamadas o incluso Fox ?

     Para empezar, que en realidad toma leche de almendras o de otras leches de origen vegetal no lácteos? Si usted saidvegans, vegetarianos, alimentos integrales compradores, el joven, la cadera y progresiva, puede ser a algo.

    También hay que tener en cuenta que la ideología política se correlaciona en gran medida con el lugar donde se come, donde usted compra en el supermercado, y salir a comer.

     De hecho, fue el propio Rush Limbaugh, quien dijo que el consumo de alimentos ecológicos “te hace un idiota”, e incluso el famoso libro “fascismo liberal” de Jonah Goldberg señala vínculos entre el vegetarianismo, Hitler, el socialismo, etc Todos los que ‘granola-comer hippy costa oeste chistes liberales “pueden realmente tener un poco de grano de verdad en ellos.

     Algunos son lo suficientemente viejo para recordar un momento en que las grandes tabacaleras utiliza para bombear millones de dólares en estudios, artículos, anuncios, y similares, en un esfuerzo por mantener su industria en los ojos, y los bolsillos, de los estadounidenses. Por suerte para los fabricantes de cigarrillos, su producto en realidad vino con un ingrediente físicamente adictiva ya presentes en el producto en sí. Ahora Big Tobacco está intentando un golpe de mercado E-cigarrillo como un último esfuerzo para acaparar el mercado de productos ‘alternativos’ de nicotina.

     Entonces, ¿cómo estas piezas del rompecabezas de todo esto atan juntos y cuál es la fuente? ¿De dónde vino esta reciente ola de la leche contra la planta originó?

      Fue hace sólo un mes que el primer artículo de la leche contra la almendra apareció en EE.UU. News and World Report que provocó el “debate” en línea. El artículo recibió miles de acciones y barrió a través de Internet a una velocidad alarmante.

     Así tendría que parecerle tan interesante si te dijera que este artículo “fuente” fue escrito por Tamara Dietista Duker Freuman y que una investigación más profunda en la Sra. Freuman muestra que ella que pasa a ser un pagado ‘el portavoz de prensa’ y consultor [PDF] con la industria lechera? O tal vez, cuando estaba siendo criticado toda la sobreabundancia altamente subsidiados por el de la leche en las escuelas públicas de Estados Unidos, que era la misma la Sra. Freuman que no sólo salió en defensa de la lechería, pero en realidad defendía la leche con chocolate azucarados como “algo bueno” en las escuelas ?

      Sra. Duke sigue en la nómina de Redwood Hill Farms, que vende leches, quesos, cremas sin lactosa, etc, y está encabezado por una mujer con el nombre de Jennifer Lynn Bice.

      Jennifer Lynn Bice es en realidad toda una dama ocupada y un ex miembro de la junta del grupo de presión de gran alcance, la sociedad de queso americano, cuyo lema de 4 letras es “Sirviendo a la Industria del queso”.

      El ACS puede ser una figura fuerte en la escena pública cuando se trata de queso, pero ¿qué pasa con las organizaciones reales lácteos y grupos de cabildeo?

      El Nacional de Productores de Leche de la Fundación es el brazo de cabildeo líder de la industria láctea y se ha estado quedando muy ocupado en el cambio nacional hacia las leches de origen vegetal. De hecho, enviaron una petición legal enérgica-[PDF] a la FDA pidiendo que la definición de “leche” y “queso” sólo sea aquellos productos que vienen directamente de las vacas, una posición que se beneficiaría en gran medida de su industria.

      Más acerca de que la definición de “Milk” por el NMPF: oculto dentro de la petición es una parte que pide la FDA (en secreto) incluyen edulcorantes químicos como el aspartame y la sucralosa.

  Es importante destacar que necesitaría ninguno de estos aditivos que se enumeran en la etiqueta, ya que simplemente serían barridos bajo la definición de “leche”, por lo que cuando una empresa se ​​enumeran “leche” en la etiqueta, que incluye automáticamente el aspartamo o la sucralosa – no el Caso con leche de almendras o leche de anacardo, o de soja o arroz, o o o.

    Atar esto al artículo original por Tom Philpott. Lectores veteranos recordarán la época Sr. Philpott trató de defender la idea de una alianza-vegan omnívoro en el 2011 o el tiempo que defendió lácteos “orgánicos” (dos veces) como una alternativa saludable a los productos lácteos convencionales citando astudy que fue financiado por la propia industria láctea.

    Su argumento en contra de la leche de almendras es principalmente que es A.) artificialmente inflada en el precio y B.) El medio ambiente hostil debido a su consumo de agua.

     Irónicamente, Philpott podría haber aprendido acerca de las consecuencias ambientales de la almendra en crecimiento vs Dairy leyendo un artículo en su revista con gráficos muy claros y conocidos que, desde un punto de vista ambiental, la leche de almendras es todavía una opción mejor que la leche de vaca.

     Entonces, ¿hay una conexión entre el valor de mercado a la baja de los productos lácteos y la erupción repentina de artículos de leche anti-almendros por las personas en o alrededor de ‘Big Ag’ y los fabricantes de lácteos? El tiempo lo dirá, aunque te puedo decir que si es el caso, ciertamente no sería la primera vez que una industria utiliza contactos con los medios para empujar una falsa narrativa.

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What’s up with the recent rash of Anti-almond milk articles circling the interwebs?

July 23, 2014 by admin in recipes

Last week, the progressive blog-o-sphere absolutely lost it when an article published by Tom Philpott on Mother Jones loudly proclaimed “Lay off the Almond Milk you ignorant hipsters”, which was later republished on other liberal media sites again, and again, andagain, each time with an extensive round of (almost completely) negative comments from readers on Facebook, Twitter, and the original sites with some threatening to unfollow the blog(s) but most commenting along the lines of “I came to expect more from Mother Jones” or, perhaps more notably, “This reeks of Dairy Industry money”.

    Does it? And does anyone see something a bit fishy lying under this whole debacle?

    For some perspective, The American dairy industry is in free-fall with the popularity of cows milk falling as rapidly as our former obsession with orange juice and the popularity of non-dairy and vegan alternatives growing in urban, hip areas.

    So why did these articles get published on progressive sites like Mother Jones, then Alternet, then Huffington Post, etc. and is it pure coincidence that they didn’t originate in, say, Glenn Beck’s ‘Blaze’ or The Daily Caller or even Fox?

    To begin, who actually drinks almond milk or other non-dairy plant-based milks? If you saidvegans, vegetarians, whole-foods shoppers, the young, hip, and progressive, you may be on to something.

   Also keep in mind that political ideology is largely correlated with where you eat, where you shop for groceries, and go out to eat.

    In fact, it was Rush Limbaugh himself who said that eating organic food “makes you a jerk” and even Jonah Golberg’s famous “Liberal Fascism” book notes links between vegetarianism, Hitler, Socialism, etc. All those ‘west coast granola-eating hippy liberal’ jokes may actually have some grain of truth to them.

    Some are old enough to remember a time when big Tobacco used to pump millions into studies, articles, advertisements, and the like in an effort to sustain their industry in the eyes, and pockets, of Americans. Luckily for the cigarette manufacturers, their product actually came with a physically addictive ingredient already present in the product itself.  Now Big Tobacco is attempting a takeover of the E-cigarette market as a last-ditch effort to corner the market on ‘alternative’ nicotine products.

    So how do these puzzle pieces all this tie in together and what is the source? Where did this recent rash of anti-plant milk originate?

     It was only one month ago that the first anti-almond milk article appeared in U.S. News and World report which sparked the ‘debate’ online. The article received thousands of shares and swept across the internet at alarming speed.

    So would it strike you as interesting if I told you that this ‘source’ article was written by Dietician Tamara Duker Freuman and that some deeper research into Ms. Freuman shows that she just so happens to be a paid ‘Media spokesman’ and consultant [PDF] with the Dairy industry? Or perhaps, when all the highly-subsidized overabundance of milk in U.S. public schools was being criticized, it was the same Ms. Freuman who not only came to Dairy’s defense but actually advocated sugar-laden chocolate milk as a ‘good thing’ in schools?

     Mrs. Duke remains on the payroll of Redwood hill Farms, which sells milks, cheeses, lactose-free creams, etc. and is headed by a woman by the name of Jennifer Lynn Bice.

     Jennifer Lynn Bice is actually quite a busy lady and a former board member of the powerful lobbying group, the American cheese society whose 4-letter motto is “Serving the Cheese Industry”.

     The ACS may be a strong figure on the public stage when it comes to cheese but what about the actual Dairy organizations and lobbying groups?

     The National Milk Producers Foundation is the leading lobbying arm of the dairy industry and has been staying quite busy in the national shift toward plant-based milks. In fact, they sent a strongly-worded legal request [PDF] to the FDA asking that the definition of “milk” and “Cheese” only be those products that directly come from cows, a position that would greatly benefit their industry.

     More about that definition of “Milk” by the NMPF: hidden within the petition is a portion asking the FDA to (secretly) include chemical sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose.

 Importantly, none of these additives would need to be listed on the label as they would simply be swept under the definition of “milk,” so that when a company lists “milk” on the label, it automatically includes aspartame or sucralose – not the case with Almond milk, or cashew milk, or soy, or rice, or or or.

   Tying this back to the original article by Tom Philpott. Long-time readers may recall the time Mr. Philpott tried to advocate the idea of a vegan-omnivore alliance in 2011 or the time he defended ‘organic’ dairy (twice) as a healthier alternative to conventional dairy by citing astudy that was funded by the dairy industry itself.

   His argument against almond milk is primarily that it’s A.) Artificially inflated in Price and B.) Environmentally unfriendly due to its water usage.

    Ironically, Philpott could have learned about the environmental consequences of almond growing vs. Dairy by reading an article in his own magazine with very clear charts and known that from an environmental standpoint, almond milk is still a better choice than cow’s milk.

    So is there a connection between the falling market value of Dairy products and the sudden rash of anti-almond milk articles by people in or around ‘Big Ag’ and the Dairy manufacturers? Time will tell, though I can tell you that if it is the case, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time an industry used media contacts to push a false narrative.

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Surprise! The Minute Men group is back, launching “Operation Normandy”.

July 16, 2014 by admin in politics

Does the group “Minute Men” ring a bell with you?

    There are literally thousands of anti-immigrant groups around the United Sates ranging from comparatively mild lobby organizations all the way to extreme white supremacist groups. However, the Minute Men is/was the most publicly visible civilian group aiming to curb illegal immigration on the country’s southern border and, after spawning many copycats and subsidiaries, they have again decided to descend upon the border with backpacks and Gadsden flags, vowing to fight against what they described as an ‘invasion’.

         At its height, the group was the face of one pillar of the conservative movement that would later lend its energy to the founding of the national Tea Party movement and thus attracted hundreds of civilian volunteers and had a large role in ginning up anti-immigration fever nationally.

     All of their efforts have been closely monitored by civil and human rights groups like TheSouthern Poverty Law Centerthe Anti-Defamation League and the ACLU, all of which considered them in line with many other known hate groups.

     However, The Minuteman Project almost disappeared after about 2010 due to legal charges against its leaders and a subdued political climate with regard to immigration.  However, with the recent news of children crossing the border and creating a humanitarian crisis, the group is now trying for a comeback:

       Calling it “Operation Normandy” The Minute Men plan to organize at least 3,500 volunteers to patrol the Southern border as unofficial border ‘soldiers’ against what its founder Jim Gilchrist describes as an invasion coming into the United States from Mexico.

         Gilchrist estimates the effort will “dwarf” his previous call issued in April 2005 for Minute men to come to the border and now wants to cover the 2,000-mile border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas with Operation Normandy, scheduling it to begin on May 1, 2015.

In a call to action, Gilchrist describes:

     “It is very clever of the pro-illegal alien, anti-rule of law criminal elements in Mexico and the United States to use unwitting children as weapons in their assault upon the sovereignty of the United States…..These criminals know very well that the U. S. Border Patrol will warmly welcome these children and essentially provide protective and privileged custody for them indefinitely, until they are in the custody of someone, some organization, or some family in the United States. Once established in a household or an orphanage, each of the children will be followed by several dozen relatives and friends also from south of the border.”

        So will this effort either succeed in re-hashing conservative anger over the immigration situation or will it, in fact, backfire in years to come as more and more Latinos lean politically left because of their perceived position within an energized GOP?

In an e-mail to conservative outlet WND, Gilchrist describes:

“If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944 then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be.”

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“Father of the Tea Party” Rick Santelli gets intellectually demolished on live TV

July 16, 2014 by admin in politics

Remember Rick Santelli? He’s the CNBC financial analyst who, in 2009, was credited with beginning America’s love affair with a then-budding political movement which later dubbed itself “The Tea Party”.

      It was during a live report, when Santelli lost it and began loudly screaming about President Obama and the Pelosi-Reid liberal power-o-sphere over their support of the economic bailout.

    Well, all the elderlywhiteruralreligious fundamentalist, usually Southern, Conservatives heard the call and made history – including the flood of  (mostly fascinating) Tea Party Congressional candidates who came into office 2010 after apexing with Glenn Beck’smarch on Washington D.C.

    Five years later, the now-lauded Santelli could barely hold himself together when confronted with the truth about all of his economic predictions, libertarian-leaning economic ideas, and the current state of affairs in Congress when a CNBC host happened to point out that almost everything he had ever predicted had been terribly, terribly wrong.

     Santelli’s primary argument was that the President’s administration was going to essentially tank the economy by triggering rapid inflation leading inevitably to the devaluation of the Dollar as an international currency.

     The only problem with his argument is that none of this has occurred. On the contrary, the economy has been making steady gains in jobs and the GDP numbers even surprise optimistic economists. The dollar is remaining steady, albeit damaged from previous years, and there has been no hyperinflation as has been seen in places like Greece.

     For anyone who hasn’t been following the likes of Paul Krugman, Mark Thoma or Brad DeLong over the past few years, the substance of the argument here might be news in and of itself, but rather the rare occasion when an intellectual leader of Tea Party economics gets intellectually demolished on live television. Leave it to Steve Liesman to call out the devastatingly harmful, destructive stupid of Rick Santelli:

 “It’s impossible for you to have been more wrong, Rick. Your call for inflation, the destruction of the dollar, the failure of the U.S. economy to rebound. Rick, it’s impossible for you to have been more wrong. Every single bit of advice you gave would have lost people money, Rick… There is no piece of advice that you’ve given that’s worked, Rick. Not a single one… The higher interest rates never came. The inability of the U.S. to sell bonds never happened. The dollar never crashed, Rick. There isn’t a single one that’s worked for you.”

       Did Liesman’s thorough debunking of Santelli’s conservative cheer-leading change his mind? I sincerely doubt it. The likes of Tea Party Scions like Santelli have proven themselves incapable of looking inward or evaluating fact-based trends in, well, much of anything.

       What this segment does succeed at doing publicly is expose the weakness of the Tea Party’s claim to intellectual honesty. The very man whose ideas they have fallen back on for five years would rather leave a live interview instead of showing any pride in the success of his economic worldview – likely because that view has brought little, if any success at all.

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Conservative PJ Media: Hillary Clinton wouldn’t know Sharia Law if it was cheating on her with multiple women

July 15, 2014 by admin in politics

Stay classy folks. 

    PJ Media’s “token black guy” named Zo is at it again with a particularly outlandish remark on Michelle Obama taking selfies at urinals after Joan Rivers called her a “tranny”. If this wasn’t disrespectful enough, he continues a tirade on into true foaming-at-the-mouth insanity:

…..”oh, and speaking of Hobby Lobby, Hillary Clinton tries to compare the decision to Sharia Law. Hillary Clinton wouldn’t know Sharia law if it was cheating on her right in front of her with multiple women right there in front of her face. but then again, maybe should would know and is just plain ignorant to the ramifications of it like she ignored the updates leading up to Benghazi…..  or she does understand the significance of the Hobby Lobby decision and what it means to religious freedom thus, she has to do what she can to destroy Christian Freedom.

      Ok, so it’s “freedom” when a corporation that someone works for can decided whether or not your private health decisions are covered in your insurance but “anti-Christian bigotry” when those same employees simply ask that all healthcare services be provided by their health insurance plans….to be fair, I generally would like my dental coverage to take care of teeth cleanings and my car insurance to handle accidents but I digress. 

      Just to clarify, Hobby Lobby’s decision IS similar to Sharia Law in that religious faith is now codified into law via corporate legal power. Car companies and real estate agents in Saudi Arabia will not sell their products and services directly to a woman, without a man present to offer his “consent”. So now we have a private company not offering their “consent” for their female employees to have common contraception. 

     Zo ends the video with, “And what else did I say that was stupid”?   Well, you can start by pressing re-play. 

 

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