Thursday, February 9, 2012


Anger is said to be a "Negative emotion". If one is continually angry it does have toxic effects on the body. But anger on a temporary basis can be an energizing force. The problem happens when so many things in the Real World are so Frustrating!

Just today, there are two things. First, there is the info. below about Wal-Mart not marking GMO foods from Monsanto. I have had cancer Twice and Don't want to Eat this stuff!

Then there is the situation of a deaf-blind kid in a rural Mo. school. The child is very bright and wants to learn wood working as a hoby. Yes, it Is possible. But at School there is only Part time sign language interpretation , and Part time Braille instruction. What this means is that the child Misses a lot of information, is ignored by other students who cannot "talk" with him, is lonely, frustrated, and depressed. It takes a Great effort of concentration to understand a world you can neither see nor hear! So the child has missed a lot of school. Sometimes I feel like I need a Nap Just from the Effort of trying to keep Up with what's happening, and at other times I don't Bother.

The child and his whole family have been summoned to court to Prove that he is Not a "Juvenile Delinquent"! The school system has provided this child with part time literacy learning, and Partial information about what is happening in class so they Won't have to pay for him to attend a school Outside the district which Has the staff to teach him Braille And to interpret his world for him so he can: keep up with his teachers instructions, find out what is being said by others around him, get info. written on the blackboard, And communicate with others of his age! The whole family is scared of what the court could do to their son but the court has been petitioned to find an interpreter for one of the child's parents who is deaf-blind and has successfully raised two sighted, hearing kids, and does fine with a deaf-blind son at home. So they may not have to go to ccourt on Valentine's Day, when the parents Could be celebrating their love for one another and their kids.

Does anyone know of deaf or deaf-blind people who can speak to issues of how hard and tiring it is to get info. about your environment, loneliness, social isolation, etc.? If so, please ask them to send letters to me and I Will faithfully forward them to this family on the deaf-blind listserv to which I belong. We've already contacted the deaf-blind group on Facebook and those of us on the listserv will be writing letters. Thanks for letting me vent upset and frustration!

Please read the info. below, especially if you or anyone you know buys food at Wal-Mart. Thank you.

The millions of Americans who buy food at Wal-Mart could soon be eating Monsanto
GMO corn -- unmarked, unlabeled, and untested on humans -- with toxins built right
into the plant's DNA.
Sign our urgent petition to Wal-Mart's CEO demanding that Wal-Mart refuse to sell Monsanto's new toxic GMO corn -- and make sure all your friends know about it too.
Monsanto has released their first direct-to-consumer product, a genetically-modified
(GM) sweet corn containing Bt toxin,
designed to protect the plant by rupturing the stomach of any insect that feeds
on it. Monsanto claims the toxin will break down before the corn makes it to your
dinner table, but
rats fed with the GM corn showed organ failure, and the toxin has been detected in
the bodies of pregnant women.
Want to avoid this toxic product? Too bad –
it will arrive on shelves unlabeled
and untested on humans, starting with this year's corn crop.
Consumers are fighting back.
Thanks to consumer pressure, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and General Mills have all
agreed to not use Monsanto’s GM sweet corn in any of their products. But
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest organic retailer, is holding out.
Tell Wal-Mart to make a stand for consumer safety and turn down Monsanto’s GMO corn.
Biotech companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the past decade preventing
the labelling of their products
, and now Monsanto has decided to take advantage of that loophole to produce its
first-ever consumer product which will crop up, unlabeled, in your local supermarket
With more genetically-modified corn on the market and in the fields, the likelihood
of cross-pollination is increased, making it even more difficult for consumers to
find organic products. If Wal-Mart listens to our collective voice and shuts out
Monsanto corn like Whole Foods and General Mills already have done, farmers will
be much less likely to plant the toxic crop.
Shut down Monsanto’s GMO corn today -- sign the petition and make sure all your friends know what they could be buying at Wal-Mart.
Thanks for helping keep our food safe,
Claiborne, Taren, Kaytee and the rest of us
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