Category: Compassion


What do the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, The World Trade Organization, The International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant, GE, Cargill’s Gregory R. Page, Archer Daniels Midland, The Biotechnology Industry Organization, David C. Novak, The Dairy Coalition, Newscorp, UnitedHealth, Delta Airlines, S. Curtis Johnson, Tyson, Sara Lee, defense contractor Lockheed Martin and LFTB have in common? Everything. But specifically, money.

 

You see Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture or head of the USDA and ex-governor of Iowa was nominated for office by Barack Obama in Dec. 2008. He has been strongly endorsed by the Corn Refiners Association as well as other farming unions and associations for many, many years.

The Corn Refiners Association in turn is made up of companies such as Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland and a few other companies from both private and public sectors. Cargill being the largest privately held company in America with revenue of over $139 billion in 2012 alone. Since they are a privately owned company, transparency is not something that can be legally demanded from them. Absurd. Something should be done about these exceptions.

With that being said, I might add that LFTB (soylent pink) commonly known as Pink Slime was invented by Eldon Roth and launched for human consumption in 2001 after much controversy and multiple undisclosed health trials. Some companies that produce this product are now Tyson,  BPI and you guessed it, Cargill.

S. Curtis Johnson chairman of JohnsonDiversey is also on the board of directors at Cargill. S.C. Johnson & Son’s (now JohnsonDiversey’s) previous and current board members include Gerard Arpey CEO of American Airlines and Abelardo E. Bru, CEO of Frito-Lay between 1999-2004. Without leaving our topic of interest for too long, I must say that it is remarkably fishy that a privately owned company, with so much global influence, with a slogan like “A family company” ; has a chairman who was convicted on one count, of listen to this, repeated sexual assault of a child (24-Mar-2011) First of all, one count of repeated? That makes no sense at all. But privately owned means less disclosure. How convenient. So, a man with arguably no moral compass is having business luncheons and poking belly-buttons with every other leader of the free world. And they are making all the choices as to what’s best for you. On Cargill’s board you will also find none-other than Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Airlines (Airplane food? Totally foreseeable.) And where else does Anderson function as an executive? UnitedHealth Group. Insurance. What a dirty little number.

So let me tell you about LFTB and why all of these guys suck.

LFTB is disgusting. It is a meat filler created by Cargill (amongst other companies) separating meat trimmings from their fat through hot centrifuges and then ran by ammonia gas or citric acid to kill bacteria. Yes. Ammonia the type that’s bad for you. The type that kills you. This product is later mixed up with ground meet products all around America at a ratio of no more than 25%. So up-to a quarter of your delicious Quarter Pounder is not what you think. According to ABC News, 70% of ground beef sold in US supermarkets contains it. It is banned in the European Union, not available in UK and not permitted in Canada. BPI a producer of this goo is suing ABC news for a little bit more than 1 billion dollars. Over defamation. Give me a break.

During his term as governor of Iowa, Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack was the founder and former chair of the Governor’s Biotechnology Partnership and named governor of the year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (an industry lobbying group based in D.C) that supports companies like the ones mentioned above and the other evil big one, Monsanto.

Monsanto is responsible for introducing Roundup and Posilac or rBST. Both of these products bring significant health risks to animals and humans alike. These two things alone could provide me with writing material for years. Ironically enough, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant receives over 10 million dollars each year in compensation. At our expense. On the board of directors of the Monsanto company you will find C. Steven McMillan CEO of Sara Lee and other notorious executives such as former CEO of GE’s Equipment Services, Arthur H. Harper and Robert J. Stevens, CEO of defense contractor, Lockheed Martin. Scary.

And who else support Monsanto? Fox. Who’s behind Fox, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. This corporation in turn runs significant newspaper and media outlets all over the world. Too many to count. The main ones, DirecTV, Fox Entertainment Group, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and British Sky Broadcasting.

The biggest users of Monsanto’s Posilac are Cargill and Tyson. Go figure.

Tyson supplies all Yum! Brands chains that use chicken (including KFC and Taco Bell), as well as McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger, IGA, Beef O’Brady’s, small restaurant businesses, prisons and most elementary & high schools in the United States. So it’s everywhere. During the past decade, Tyson has been involved in multiple lawsuits related to air and water pollution. In 2001, Tyson was also charged with conspiracy to smuggle undocumented workers to work on its production lines. In 2007, Tyson began labeling and advertising its chicken products as “Raised without Antibiotics.” After being advised by the USDA that Tyson’s use of protozoa-killing ionospheres in unhatched eggs constituted antibiotic use, Tyson and the USDA compromised on rewording Tyson’s slogan as “raised without antibiotics that impact antibiotic resistance in humans.” B.S.

With all that said, I hope everyone takes all of this into consideration next time they choose where to eat, or how to fly, what to buy, what to watch, what to read or who to vote for.

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Dear universe...

CLEAR OUR MINDS, FREE OUR SOULS…. PUSH US FORWARD… LIVING WHOLE. WHOLE AS ONE AND ONE IS ALL. WE ARE ALL. SO ALL IS HOME. HOME IS PEACE AND PEACE IS NOW. SO NOW IS TIME. TO GET IT RIGHT. BUT THERE’S NO RIGHT IF THERE’S NO FIGHT. CAUSE THERE’S A WRONG IN EVERY LIGHT. …AND WRONG IS HERE AND HERE IS ALL, SO WE MUST WIN OUR RIGHTS AS ONE. OTHERWISE WE’LL LOSE AGAIN, CAUSE THAT’S THE GAME, THEY PLAY, MY FRIENDS.

-Excerpt from Nikko Gibler’s “Dear Universe”. © 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OYecfV3ubP8

Wow. He knew exactly what he was doing since then. Where they are now, was always a part of his original plan. It’s unbelievable. Some call it hard work. Some call it intelligence. Some call it innovation. Some call it evolution. I call it… Magic.

Steve Jobs helped me all throughout my life. Ever since my parents got me my very first Macintosh Classic; to any time when I ever wanted to make music, or listen to it on the go while I checked my email. 

The iMacs during high school, my endless powerbooks and macbooks, the quadra, LCII, PowerMac Towers, Performa computer labs at ASFM and all of my father’s computers…. Unbelievable.

Thinking back on the impact Steve Job’s had on my life and so many other people’s lives, is like trying to think back about something that is not yet behind us. You see…His impact is forever. His vision and his determination to create amazing artifacts that promoted forward thinking will continue enriching humanity way past our lifetime.

For changing my life and the life of so many others like me…. I remember you Steve Jobs. Your genius will be missed dearly. Thanks to you I do “Think Differently”

STEVE JOBS 1955-2011


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Speak to tweet twitter page

Egypt’s government cuts internet in the country when anti-government protesters announce a “March of millions” against President Hosni Mubarak? Google & Twitter, in response, trick the system and help Egyptians in the name of democracy and freedom.

A small team of engineers from Google, Twitter and the new acquisition, SayNow, joined their efforts to create a “speak-to-tweet” service that allows people without an internet connection to leave a voice-mail message, which is automatically turned into a tweet.

“It’s already live and anyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the hashtag #egypt. No Internet connection is required. People can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.” – Google revealed.

Egyptian troops have been posted at key locations last Tuesday, protests are getting stronger and the government has also shut down mobile phone networks, banks and schools, and endured the already significant presence of powerful military in the streets.

The presence of the armed forces in the Egyptian streets is for your benefit to protect your safety and peace” said a spokesman for the army, but Human Rights Watch have confirmed 80 deaths in Cairo, 36 in Alexandria and 13 in Suez. It doesn’t look to be so safe to me.

Plus, the crisis has paralyzed commerce and daily life in Egypt – ATMs are not operating, gas stations ran out of fuel… – setting the whole country economy back six months with an estimated loss of $12 billion.

Egypt has been under President Mubarak, currently ranked 20th on Parade Magazine‘s 2009 World’s Worst Dictators list, for almost 30 years and it has been a semi-presidential republic under Emergency Law for 43 years. Under this law, police powers are extended, constitutional rights are suspended and censorship is legalized.

Egyptians are now claiming their right to speak and social media are coming very handy for the purpose. The speak-to-tweet service works with landlines as well. Will they shut down that too? haha

Our dear technology still wins, while Egyptians prepare for “March of Millions”.

Troops and protesters in Egypt

Go out you Coward

Photos courtesy of: CNN

Unnecessary Beatings On Tape

I think we should create a new website called CopLeaks were we upload videos of cops abusing of their power all over the world. This has to stop. You give them a little bit of power and a set of weapons and they go crazy. I’m not saying that all cops are bad or anything to that effect, but I think that police departments all over the world should be way more careful on who they give a baton, pepper spray or even a gun.

Nikko Gibler wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

Last year I posted my thank you’s of the year….I want to take this moment to once again thank all of the very special people in my life. There are some new additions this year!

• Laura My Love… There’s nothing I can say that could sum up how grateful I am to have you by my side….

• My wonderful Parents… For making sure I was a man of good and giving me a home full of love to grow up in…

• Alex, Iñigo, Piggy and Andrea… for being like a second family to me….

• Marcelo Arredondo & Family… for being the best brotha from a different motha… I could’ve ever found.

• Gerardo Chapa & Daniel Cantisani…. For being my crazy brothers and partners in crime.

• Julio Santo Domingo…. For believing in magic and pushing it to the limit…

• Ferruko Perez-Salinas & Family… For showing me total affection and that everything is possible if you dream and work hard.

• Jo Little & Mickey Curbishley…. For always taking care of me when I most need it… My honorary Mom n’ Pops.

• Nima Bararsani & Family… For being the best new friend I’ve made in 16 years and showing me that it’s NOT all about techno.

• Diego Martinelli, Gil Montiel, Fidel Hoyos & Mavv Vidal… For their unbelievable hospitality and their effort to push me in the best direction always…

• Andrei Osyka, Jen Woodward & Droogs + Clovis… For always being so amazing and courteous with me and Laura…

• Damian Lazarus & MarciaFor your wonderful hospitality and your insatiable desire to keep your friends warm and welcome.

• Lee Curtiss… For being so cool and wise and curious enough to make experimental music with me…

• Matt Tolfrey… For giving my music a shot.

• Andrea Fiorito… For being my best friend overseas and an amazing positive force in my life.

• Mikael Stavostrand & Michelle Meekins… for opening the doors to their place to us and being such a nice, real, friendly, interesting couple.

• Luis Ramos… For taking my picture one too many times.

• Isaac Garza and Mrs…. For giving us the chance to see how your beautiful baby girl grows every day!

• Jeff & Sylvana… For being the funniest most hysterically hillarious couple in history…

• Rachele and Hugo…. For taking me out and being my best friends in Bari when I most needed them.

• Andres Javelly “El Cubano”… For the truth.    East LOS for LiFE Homey.

• Marakaz… For your support and good wishes.

• Jesus Warr… For your camaraderie and support always.

• My Mandey Night Friends (Alito, Tavito, Georgie, Laly, La Negra) Whom I miss dearly and football isn’t the same without.

• My Inlaws, Vitorio & Lizia for allowing me to kidnap their baby and  putting up with me and my dirty Mexican habits.

• My sister in law, Chiara for being herself and telling me things like she sees them….

• All of my family…. (Carlos, Gaby, Richard, Laura, Juan Carlos, Mariana, Maria Jose, Ricky, Isabel, Grandpa, Grandma, Mom & Dad) For always being available when I need them and loving me in the distance enough for me to feel it even on a cold night…

• Last and certainly not least… All of you, the fans. Thank you for listening, appreciating, downloading, supporting, going to the parties, sharing and spreading the word and passion for quality music. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Could never say it enough!

• I am terribly sorry if I left people out, but I can only write so much per post before my head starts malfunctioning! =) I thank everyone of you for being my friend and or colleague.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you very much guys. Hope to see you all very soon! Have a fantastic 2011.

Keep up the good vibes let’s see what the future holds for every one of us.

 


Everybody knows,
Everything about you,
I didn’t have to say,
Cause they knew it anyway…

You said you were my friend,
But you were pretending,
and now that your exposed…
There’s no where else to go…

All you do is run…

You went too far…

You didn’t think I’d catch you lying…

All you do is run….

I saw your face…

I could tell you weren’t true…

There’s nothing else…

I can say or do to help you…

Be on your way….