Monday, October 3, 2011

There is Redbull hidden Throughout the USA...WTF!!!

I was told last week that there is stashes redbulls throught the USA and this is a Map that shows you where they are. You guys should check this out. I guess there are some stashes at CSUSM where I go to school.

I wish This Was True For the Most Part!!!

I have been really busy with school projects and Tests and Midterms. But here is a really interesting email I recieved!!!

Our next President's first speech

> 'My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.
> Since Congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.
> This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq . This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.
> And now that Bin Laden is no longer a threat to the US of A, I will immediately call for the withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan . We got what we came for, we are done, let's bring our boys and girls home!
> Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short . The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.
> The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.
> Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER IT"LL GO TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SO IT WONT GO BROKE IN 20 YEARS.
> The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell Holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.
> Need help with a famine ? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France .
> In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.
> Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China .
> I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France , and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well.
> I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this.
> You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York .
> A special note to our neighbors: Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pi$$ing us off for a change.
> Mexico is also on List 2. Its president and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple thousand extra tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put 'em? Border Security.the east and west borders begin 200 nautical miles from the nearest shoreline, which includes AK and HI. Keep your trawlers away from our fishery unless we invite you.
> Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.
> We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil in Alaska -which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.
> It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, "SO?".
> Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America . It is time to eliminate homelessness in America .
> To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank you guys. We owe you and we won't forget.
> To the nations on List 2, a final thought : You might want to learn to speak Arabic.
> God bless America .. Thank you and good night.
> If you can read this in English, thank a soldier.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monsanto: The Multinational Company who owns the Soybean

 After watching Food Inc. it becomes very clear who is in charge of our nations food supply and how the traditional farmers role in society no longer is the same as it was decades ago. Farmers and their unique symbol in the history of america and the agricultural background this country has is being surpressed and controlled by multinational companies such as Monsanto. Agriculture as a business in worth so much money and it seems to me that those who can stack thier money higher can just do what they wish. Monsanto is a multinational biotechnology conglomerate that owns the genetic rights to such crops as sugar cane, corn, cotton, and soybeans. Here is thier offical site if you would like to check them out for yourself as well. I found a very interest picture on thier website i thought i would show everyone.
It seems as though as you read the statements on this picture it is quite odd why these things are being said. the Challenge:meeting the needs of today while preserving the planet for tomorrow. Really? Im pretty sure genetically engeneering our fruit, vegetable, beef, poultry,pork, and even the seed population is really dangerous. Not to mention that in Food Inc. we see how this multinational company is literally driving out people who dont want to be Forced to purchase from Monsanto and comply with there demands or face monumental monetary losses. I say this as if this is not happening in every other industry in the global economy. Are we really surprised that when Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas makes a move to fine farmers for stealing the property of monsanto he had previously worked for them and still held ties within the company. Uhh...Conflict of Interest is a situation in which a public official's decisions are influenced by the official's personal interests. Hmm, Ilegal...I think so. Thought I would just throw that conspiracy theory out there everyone to enjoy. Monsanto on the other hand looks like a great company to invest money in or to work with because they own the rights to things that people just should not be able to own the rights too.


This Video ABOVE is called the world according to Monsanto, great video that really gets you thinking about the food that we eat and the way it really affect everyone of us. You are what you eat and as long as we are eating Mansanto made products we will be consuming less and less of what the food originally was when our forefathers grew them and harvested them.

Tyson: What are they feeding US?


Have you had your Tyson Today? I thought it was very interesting how nice and well put together the tyson website is, check it out right HERE. Tyson is performing great tasks such as the Tyson A+ project that put boxtops for kids on tyson products so that parents and kids are more likely to buy these products. This is a great marketing strategy to tarket young kids who need this microwavable lifestyle. And this food on the go mindset. Tyson is also involved in what they call the Tyson Hunger Relief project which you can check out HERE. People sponsored and affiliated with Tyson all around the USA and the world are helping those in need and those who are hungry. Philanthropic action is a great way to gain trust in the community as well as develop a brand recognition amoung your targeted market. Now that I have shown you what Tyson shows you, and if you checked out the sites what delicious and "Nutritious" products they have to offer why dont we check out a little about their financials. Here is the Google Finance Page for Tyson Foods Inc. there stock seems to be pretty consistent. And here is there 3rd quarter earnings for 2011, HERE. They seems to overestimate the deamand for there products which is shown in the statements. From these 4 pages you can get a well rounded feel for who the Tyson Corporation is, lets dig alittle bit deeper. Here are the main controversies that Tyson has been accused of comminting.

 Inside a broiler farm

In 2005, journalists Sally and Sadie Kneidel reported on their tour of Tyson broiler farms. According to their report, each windowless shed on a typical Tyson broiler farm is approximately 42 by 400 feet (120 m) and holds around 24,000 chickens, giving each chicken 0.7 square feet (0.065 m2) of floor space. This calculation doesn't account for the space occupied by the automated food and water pipes running the length of each building. The chicks arrive from the Tyson hatchery in plastic boxes all at once, one day after hatching. They are bred to grow quickly, especially the breast muscles, which provide the most expensive cuts of meat. Their breast muscles may grow so big that occasional broilers become too heavy to walk and thus starve. Each farmer must walk the length of each of his/her sheds 5 times per day to check for dead birds, which may be cannibalized if left in place. Toward the end of the broilers' stay, the birds get very crowded. Crowding reduces costs – the propane bill to heat just one shed can be $5,000 per winter. Crowding also keeps the chickens from moving around; immobile chickens gain more weight. Because there are too many chickens to establish a pecking order, aggression is common. Some of the chickens in a large broiler shed may develop inflamed patches of skin from sitting on the fecal waste on the floor, which is scheduled to be cleaned out every 18 months. The bare, red skin may attract pecking from other chickens, making the sore areas even more conspicuous as targets. Chickens in a broiler shed reach market weight of around 6 pounds after only 7 to 8 weeks in the shed. At that time, Tyson workers arrive in a tractor trailer truck to pack the entire flock into crates and take them to the nearest Tyson meatpacking plant, or processor, where they are slaughtered and packaged for supermarkets. After a week or two of vacant sheds, a new flock of chicks arrives in plastic boxes, and the cycle starts again. Each Tyson farmer goes through 5 or 6 cycles each year. Tyson owns the chickens and provides all their feed, as well as feed additives such as antibiotics to promote growth. But Tyson farmers must provide the land and construct the sheds at their own expense. A single shed may cost $280,000 to $300,000 to construct. The farmers operate under contract to Tyson. When the fecal waste in a shed is scraped out every 18 months, the farmer is responsible for disposing of it. His or her only legal option is to spread it onto crop fields. When more is applied than plants can absorb, there is increased risk that it may run off into nearby streams and then rivers, causing nutrient pollution and promote eutrophication. With antiquated spreading practices, airborne ammonia from spread waste can also be a health issue for neighbors of broiler farms. By forcing contractual farmers to provide the land and sheds for raising Tyson broilers, the liability for environmental damages goes to the farmers.

Environmental record

During the past decade, Tyson has been involved in several lawsuits related to air and water pollution. In June 2003, the company admitted to illegally dumping untreated wastewater from its poultry processing plant near Sedalia, Missouri, pleading guilty to 20 felony violations of the federal Clean Water Act. As part of the plea agreement, the company agreed to pay $7.5 million in fines, hire an outside consultant to perform an environmental audit, and institute an "enhanced environmental management system" at the Sedalia plant. At the same time, Tyson also settled a case filed by the Missouri attorney general's office related to the same illegal dumping.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency began the investigation into the discharges in 1997, and federal officials served two criminal search warrants at the plant in 1999. According to EPA and U.S. Department of Justice officials, Tyson continued to illegally dump wastewater after the search warrants were executed, prompting an EPA senior trial attorney to remark that: "Having done this work for nearly 20 years, I don't recall any case where violations continued after the execution of two search warrants. That's stunning." Under the federal and state plea agreements, Tyson agreed to pay $5.5 million to the federal government, $1 million to the Pettis County School Fund and $1 million to the Missouri Natural Resources Protection Fund to help remedy the damage

In 2002, three residents of Western Kentucky, together with the Sierra Club, filed a lawsuit concerning the discharge of dangerous quantities of ammonia from Tyson's Western Kentucky factories. Tyson settled the suit in January 2005, agreeing to spend $500,000 to mitigate and monitor the ammonia levels.[
In 2004, Tyson was one of six poultry companies to pay a $7.3 million settlement fee to the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to settle charges that the use of chicken waste as fertilizer had created phosphorus pollution in Tulsa's main drinking water sources.

Employment of undocumented immigrants

In 2001, Tyson was charged with conspiracy to smuggle undocumented workers to work on its production lines. Tyson plant managers arranged for delivery of illegal workers with undercover immigration officials. Prosecutors alleged that the conspiracy to import workers dates back to 1994 when plant managers began to find it difficult to fill positions with legal workers. Of the six managers who were indicted, two accepted plea bargain deals, and one committed suicide one month after being charged. In March 2003, a federal jury acquitted Tyson of having knowingly hired illegal immigrants.
In May 2006, Tyson suspended operations at nine plants during a nationwide day of immigration demonstrations citing expected lack of workers.
In October 2006, a federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit brought by Tyson employees who allege that Tyson's practice of hiring illegal immigrants depresses wages 10–30%. The suit further contends that the company violated federal racketeering laws by conspiring with National Council of La Raza and League of United Latin American Countries not to question the employment applications of anyone with a Hispanic surname.

 Use of slaughtering methods

From December 2004 through February 2005, an undercover investigator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claimed to have worked on the slaughter line of a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Heflin, Alabama. Using a hidden camera, he allegedly documented the treatment of the more than 100,000 chickens killed every day in the plant. PETA alleges that workers were instructed to rip the heads off of birds who missed the throat-cutting machines. He claims he saw birds scalded alive in the feather removal tank, and he said that managers said that it was acceptable to scald 40 birds alive per shift. Interestingly the job the investigator was hired to do was to prevent the alleged abuses he videotaped: preventing birds from going into the scald tank alive. The investigator claims plant employees were also seen throwing around dead birds just for fun. PETA has asked Tyson to implement controlled atmosphere killing (CAK). For this reason, PETA is boycotting businesses that use Tyson as a supplier, such as KFC and distribution channels such as Sunset Strips. The video, taken by the investigator of the killings, was posted on YouTube. In 2006, Tyson completed a study to determine whether CAK, which uses gas to render chickens unconscious before slaughter, could be a more humane practice than conventional electrical stunning. According to Bill Lovette, Tyson's senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods, the study found no difference between the humaneness of the two methods. The company plans to ask scientists at the University of Arkansas to initiate a similar study to test these initial results. The research will be led by the newly created Chair in Food Animal Wellbeing at the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences of the University of Arkansas. Tyson has committed $1.5 million to help establish the Chair, which will be involved in overseeing research and classes focused on the humane management and treatment of food animals.

Undisclosed use of antibiotics

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 bacteria-killing ionophores 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." Tyson competitors Perdue Farms and Sanderson Farms sued claiming that Tyson’s claim violated truth-in-advertising/labeling standards. In May 2008, a federal judge ordered Tyson to stop using the label.
In June 2008, USDA inspectors discovered that Tyson had also been using gentamicin, an antibiotic, in eggs. USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety Richard Raymond claimed that the company hid the use of this antibiotic from federal inspectors claiming that the use of this chemical is standard industry practice. Tyson agreed to voluntarily remove its “raised without antibiotics” label in future packaging and advertising.


Food Incorporated: Curious about the food that you are eating?

I honestly love the documentaries section of NetFlix. I currently just watched the documentary Food Inc. Here is a trailer of the movie. It is absolutely interesting that as I eat this leftover chicken pasta from Redlobster I am shown pictures of a chicken factory that states that they rather pump my gourmet chicken linguini with hormones and be able to harvest the meat in 49 days then let the chicken live out its natural 3month life cycle. I also find it quite mind boggling that there is not a fruit or vegetable that you cannot find in one of your local markets. Has the world changed so much that the annual growing season no longer exists? The answer as you will find from the video is no...The writer of the book Fast Food Nation  says that in truth most of these vegetables are grown in diffrent parts of the world and chemically ripened such as green tomatoes ripened with ethaline gases.

Here is a direct link to the Food Inc. Website where you can purchase it on dvd and BluRay:
(You can watch it for free on Netflix Instant view also)
Top 4 Meat Companies in the USA- Tyson, Cargill, Swift, National Beef
Im going to do an overview of Tyson, since in the movie it seems that Tyson would not do any interviews with representatives whatsoever, also all of the Tyson chicken growers were told they it was in thier best interest not to be talking or showing there filmmakers the farms that they mantain and own. Lets see what kind of interesting things we can find.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BBB Scam Guide

Top Online Scams [Infographic]

Top Online Scams [Infographic] compliments of

Better Business Bureau

Your BBB Warns Consumers to Avoid Clicking on Bogus FTC Link

The Federal Trade Commission issued the alert below on September 1, 2011 warning consumers about a bogus email being falsely sent using their name and leading recipients to believe it is it is from them. In fact, it is not. Below is the legitimate email from the FTC.

FTC Warns Small Businesses: Don’t Open Email Falsely Claiming to be From FTC

The FTC is warning small businesses that an email with a subject line “URGENT: Pending Consumer Complaint” is not from the FTC. The email says that a complaint has been filed with the agency against their company. The FTC advises not to click on any of the links or attachments with the email. Clicking on the links may install a virus on the computer.

The FTC’s advice: Delete the email. For more information on malware, visit

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC’s website provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Below is the fake email. As you can see it looks legitimate. Do not click the link!

From: Federal Trade Commission []
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:28 AM
Subject: URGENT : Pending consumer complaint!

Dear business owner,

A consumer complaint has been filled against your company.

Your company is being accused of trying to commit fraud against the complaint's filling party. The full text of the complaint file can be viewed on the FTC website, in PDF format, by visiting the following link :

An official response from your part is required, in order to take further action. Please review the charges brought forward in the complaint file, and contact us as soon as possible by :

Phone: Call our toll-free helpline: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357);
TTY: 1-866-653-4261
Online: Use our secure complaint form (

Thank you,
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Protection Department

It is not uncommon for scammers to use the name of legitimate organizations, as well as use scare tactics such as those in the phony email above, to scare potential victims and illicit a response.

As always, your BBB urges consumers to use extreme caution when opening any email. It’s especially important not to click on links unless you are positive who sent the email.