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  • Nancy Pelosi: Interview

    Posted on May 31st, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    I must say I did not like Nancy Pelosi – not even a bit – until 2+ years ago. Then I started to listen to her – then really listen to her – and now I think she is correct on many if not all of her points. Here is an interview I listened to today:

    I must say before this Youtube that we are in the greatest negative event since the Civil War and it is all cause by a lack of positive leadership. So I would say that all the riots occurring throughout the USA due to the police custody murder of George Floyd could be mitigated by the following action that every single Christian should take: Love God, Love People.

  • mCOOL information

    Posted on May 30th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    There has been a lot of interest in the country-of-origin labeling and the apparently politically motivated House of Representatives voting on the subject. A few weeks ago I knew nothing about this subject, then little by little, more politically motivated social media posts have appeared. The trend appears to be blaming the House of Representatives for its disappearance. By this time I had done more research and have decided to post items that I have found today 5/30/2020 and forward. This will be a living document but I will attempt to add dates with any changes. (For the record, I think we should have COO labeling)

    This is what today’s Facebook post stated as a headline: “The House of Representatives just voted 300-131 to remove ‘country-of-origin labeling’ on chicken, pork, and beef sold in the U.S.”

    Below we have background information I found from websearches and other background information.

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2015/jul/02/facebook-posts/canadian-hog-farmers-and-congress-want-repeal-cons/ has a balanced, informational post on this subject and is well worth reading in total. The 2015 article starts with a big picture of meat with words written across it. Just below the article text: “Canadian hog farmers and Congress want to repeal a consumer labeling law. Here’s why.” Then there is a lot of text – pros, cons and backgound information. Finally it ends with the below paragraph.

    ” The Senate has yet to decide on the labeling law’s fate and, at this early stage, there has been support for making COOL voluntary. While country-of-origin labeling isn’t quite dead meat, the House voted for repeal. We rate the claim True. “

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_country-of-origin_labeling_of_food_sold_in_the_United_States provides someones commentary on mCOOL.

    Country of origin labeling (COOL) (or mCOOL [m for mandatory]) is a requirement signed into American law under Title X of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (also known as the 2002 Farm Bill), codified at 7 U.S.C. § 1638a as Notice of country of origin. This law had required retailers to provide country-of-origin labeling for fresh beef, pork, and lamb. The program exempted processed meats. The United States Congress passed an expansion of the COOL requirements on September 29, 2008, to include more food items such as fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables.[1][2] Regulations were implemented on August 1, 2008 (73 FR 45106), August 31, 2008 (73 FR 50701), and May 24, 2013 (78 FR 31367). The 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act is the latest amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. This act forms the basis of the current COOL requirements.

    On December 18, 2015 Congress repealed the original COOL law for beef and pork, as a part of the omnibus budget bill[3] because of a series of WTO rulings that prohibited labels based on country of origin on some products. COOL regulations exist for all other covered commodities such as fresh fruits, raw vegetables, fish, shellfish, muscle cuts and ground lamb, chicken, goat, peanuts, pecans, ginseng, and macadamia nuts.[4] The Wikipedia article provides a lot more information on the above two paragraphs.

    How does a bill become a law you might ask? The Bill Is a Law. A bill becomes law if signed by the President or if not signed within 10 days and Congress is in session. If Congress adjourns before the 10 days and the President has not signed the bill then it does not become law (“Pocket Veto.”) Sign and pass the bill—the bill becomes a law. … If two-thirds of the Representatives and Senators support the bill, the President’s veto can be overridden and the bill becomes a law. Do nothing (pocket veto)—if Congress is in session, the bill automatically becomes law after 10 days.

    Of course, everyone needs to understand that the above process is a gross over-simplification. I will add more as time permits

  • 1950’s Land Train & Snow Train

    Posted on May 29th, 2020 cwmoore No comments
  • A Narcissistic Dream

    Posted on May 9th, 2020 cwmoore No comments
  • WordPress: Sycophant or Free Press?

    Posted on May 4th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    By Noam N. LeveyStaff Writer  May 1, 20201:17 PM WASHINGTON — 

    The Trump administration is refusing to disclose how it is distributing medical supplies for the coronavirus response that were brought to the U.S. at taxpayer expense through a White House initiative known as Project Air Bridge.