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The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop (Warm & Mandatory)

Posted in Art, food, health, Kaleidoscope, politics with tags , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Here are some new kaleidoscope images and a sketch comedy skit ( from a Mr. Show episode that inspired the post title.  Sadly, the concept behind the bit, “Coupon: The Movie” isn’t too far off modern times, where Americans have now been ordered to purchase a commodity from a private entity.  Yes, I am speaking of health care reform.  The federal government is mandating people purchase private insurance from companies, whose behavior during the last decade plus has been unethical and, in some cases, criminal.  Sadly, they will be further enriched by this pathetic excuse for health care reform .  Some don’t view me as a trusted source of reason due to my radical beliefs, many of which are only radical in a climate where corporations profiting off the wealth of the earth and the labor of others .  Enriching themselves while impoverishing others and destroying the earth.  Unfortunately, a side effect of poisoning your environment is eventually the environment poisons you.  There is no avoiding the toxins as hard as you try.  Having been pumped into our land and water, they find a home in our bodies through the water we must drink to the plants and animals we eat.  However, pollutants are only one source of containment.  The pills people take are flushed through their systems into the toilet and back into our water.  Filtering out all the parts is supposedly too costly to do.  Municipalities poison their citizens by adding fluoride ( and, more and more of which is being imported from China, from toxin scrubbers.  In other words, this fluoride is industrial grade quality material that contains toxins, including heavy metals, and it’s being added to the water supply.  Problems are starting to be noticed (, but these problems shouldn’t come as a shock because the chemicals used to fluoridate drinking water (fluorosilicic acid, sodium silicofluoride and sodium fluoride) are industrial waste products from the phosphate fertilizer industry.  Even worse, adding fluoride to the water supply doesn’t accomplish anything, at least in America.  Fluoride is effective as a topical agent, thus it is a component of toothpaste, much of which by the way is chemical crap that you are applying directly to your largest organ and your blood stream.  Fluoride can also be found in our food due to pesticide use.

Anyhow, that was a tangent, though I’ll have to admit a pretty well-written one.  Back to the initial topic of health care reform, which thankfully passed; a Republican political victory would have been disastrous.  Still, what was passed is a joke lacking truly radical, and needed changes.  Radical as defined as: Arising from or going to a root or source; basic.  Please don’t confuse the word radical by applying the modern day misinterpreted Fox News/Mainstream Media/Beltway Political Class way.  A radical to many of them is an individual who doesn’t think it’s correct for corporations to profit off the exploitation of the land and people or have the government aid them in their pillaging quest.  For example,  drinking raw milk, as I started doing recently (morning fruit/milk smoothies are a tasty way to start the day), could be viewed as a radical act.  It is certainly one that scares Big Milk, which doesn’t want to see its’ customers find out the truth about its’ product and risk having money jump ship.  In many states, it is illegal to buy raw milk and Big Agriculture has attempted in the past to get the federal government to declare raw milk illegal nationally.  But what do you expect when the same people running the regulatory agencies regularly jump back and forth between the private and public sector.  Obama appointed his fair share of corporate stooges.  Sadly, one of them, Michael Taylor a crony of Monsanto (, is in charge of food safety (  Watch out for your health and safety; it’s not a conspiracy theory the federal government cares more for corporate profit/gdp growth than it does for the health and wealth of the American people and the bountiful land, which we so charmingly stole from the Native Americans.  Just another great stop on the juxtaposition of American deeds versus American rhetoric.

Sorry, another tangent.  My brain jumps around quickly once the neurons are properly firing,  Parts becomes the whole, which defines the part.  Since, I come across as a bit unhinged, check out what the widely respected Bill Moyers had to say here ( and check out some video from his program here (  And with that, I will end it abruptly and with images.