Posted on : 09-05-2010 | By : Orion | In : Government, Observations
Much has changed in the way food is presented to us. Nutritional labels, identifying food’s origin, and warning labels serve to protect us as consumers. At the same time certain things have risen like portion sizes, obesity, and the resulting cost of related health care. Some states and even the federal government have used regulations and are looking to do more along these lines to stem the tide. Of course industry lobbyist paint a picture that these efforts not only negatively impact companies but unfairly target some ethnic and economic groups. Personally, I don’t buy their position.
There are, however, a few things I didn’t know before that I thought to share. You won’t find any study or survey results here. If you’re interested then go ahead and use one of the links here or your favorite search engine to dig a little deeper.
Posted on : 24-04-2010 | By : Orion | In : Observations, Political
On April 23, 2010 Arizona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, signed into law the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.” This Act is viewed to be the most restrictive and perhaps invasive legislation to “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States.” If you haven’t read the 17 page bill I highly encourage you do so and have included links at the end for your convenience. In it you’ll likely find aspects that you agree, oppose, feel are overreaching, or do not go far enough to achieve the goal of reducing the number of illegal individuals in the United States by making “attrition through enforcement the public policy”.
What follows is my take on the Arizona’s new law and only the law.
I love debates. I just worry when things aren’t reviewed. Today I got yet another chain letter regarding H.R. 1388. The subject and title was “WAKE UP AMERICA!!!”
Wake Up America? Yes, please do and quickly!!
H.R. 1388 was passed behind our backs? What? By the way the bill is also entitled “The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.”