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Paradise Has Been Poisoned By Deadly Chemicals

New Video Series Exposing the Poisoning of Los Angeles By Leaking Oil and Gas Fields.

A new video series is exposing the poisoning of the people of Los Angeles by leaking oil and gas fields.  The Los Angeles basin is covered with oil fields.  Most of these fields date back to the early part of the 20th century when Los Angeles had the richest oil fields on earth.  Many of these oil fields are still being pumped to this day, and some are now being “fracked”.  For over a hundred years dangerous, life-threatening chemicals have been leaking out.  There is no count to the number of people who have died horrible deaths from cancer due to these leaking fields.  And then there is the explosion factor, with parts of the City literally exploding without notice, killing people instantly, including in recent times a brave fireman.  This series is premiering on www.SouthlandNewsBureau.  Click below to see Part 1.

Proposition 37 Did Not Pass!

Here is a classic case of the public being convinced that ignorance is bliss.  The campaign to compel the producers of genetically modified food to identify their products so that the public will be able to make informed choices in their selection of what they (we) eat has failed to pass.   One can only conclude that the Monsanto campaign has convinced the voting public that it is best not to be informed.

Monsanto is attempting to take over and monopolize the food supply!  This organization is engaged in activities that are flagrantly monopolistic and prosecutable under RICO statutes.  To spell it out, that means Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization.  Monsanto supplied the funding for the campaign against labeling its products.  In the last 2 weeks before election a massive disinformation effort was launched to successfully keep us all in the dark about what we are eating.

Ignorance prevails; that’s what the public wants.

Captain Bill


Now You Know The Power of Corporations!

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Now you know the power! The power of big corporations. Proposition 37 in California went down to defeat. The corporations spent somewhere around 45 million dollars to convince voters that they do not need to know what is in their food. It is unbelievable. We here at Yard Eats find it hard to fathom why people would not want to know that GMOs are in their food.

The defeat of Prop 37 makes it even more urgent that you should start your own backyard garden NOW! With no way to tell which products are genetically modified, consumers are now at the total mercy of corporate chemical warfare on their food. Be on the alert. Your life and health may be at stake!


P.S. A list of the corporations who financed the “No” on 37 is on the site WWW.You-Rant. Keep this in mind when you shop.


California Religious Leaders support Prop 37— Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

LINKS HERE – California Religious Leaders support Prop 37— Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Christian, Jewish, and Hindu faith leaders are urging their congregations to vote for Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically modified foods sold in California. Several clergy appear in videotaped interviews There are many reasons why religious leaders support labeling.

Widespread religious enthusiasm for Prop 37 has been expected. Not only do 91% of Americans want GMOs labeled, religious bodies around the world have long supported mandatory labeling, which is already enjoyed by the people of about 50 countries. Some religious bodies go further. The current policy on genetics of the World Council of Churches, for example, calls on people to “Build partnerships with civil society, peoples’ movements, farmers and indigenous peoples to oppose genetic engineering in agriculture.”

Christian Faith Leaders

The United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church USA, and a study committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church have all called for genetically engineered foods to be labeled. The California Council of Churches is an endorser to Prop 37. And the World Council of Churches, an ecumenical body made up of more than 300 denominations from around the world, warned that the failure to label is a special kind of lying. They write: “…the refusal to allow the labeling of GMOs is itself a hiding of the truth, but also makes it impossible to ensure the integrity of the trade in food.” In their 2006 statement on Caring For Life, the Council urged its members to fight for labeling for the health and well-being of this and future generations.

Rev. Lyndon Harris, the Los Angeles based Episcopal Priest who was in charge of St. Paul’s Chapel across the street from the World Trade Center, points out that “the Global Anglican Communion has come out against Genetically Modified Organisms.” The General Convention of the Episcopal Church “support(s) the rights of consumers to know the source and content of their food stuffs,” and Rev. Harris agrees. “We have a right to know. I am encouraging all involved to work to have GMOs labeled—Proposition 37 in the state of California.”

Rev. Harris, who ran a rescue operation after the World Trade Center attack, also has several concerns “about the proliferation about GMOs in our food supply.” He says, “If the science, as it indicates, is true, there are serious risks for consuming genetically modified organisms.” Rev. Harris avoids buying GMOs and shares his concerns with others, “especially people who are having illness and disease.”

He is concerned about the mixing of genes between plants and animals, and about the lack of safety studies conducted on GMOs before they are placed into our diet. “It’s one thing to experiment,” he says, but “quite another thing to introduce genetically modified organisms GMOs into the food supply without giving due lab testing.”

Rev. Dr. Dudley D. Chapman, pastor of the Greater Community Missionary Baptist church in Pacoima, California, doesn’t think it’s fair to give people food without disclosing what’s in it. He says, “I would vote for putting a GMO label on the can, the bottle, on whatever you are eating so you have a choice.” From a religious perspective, he says, “We definitely and positively want truth. And to be untrue to me, and not telling me what I’m eating, is definitely a sin.” Beyond labeling, Rev. Chapman, like many other Christian leaders, opposes the practice of genetically engineering our food from a religious perspective. “It’s abominable,” he says. “I like the way God made the stuff in the first place. It’s just right. … Everything is so well organized and so well fixed, that hey, why fix what’s already working.” To his congregation, he says, “if there’s any way possible, you should get there to vote to make sure food is labeled when they have GMO ingredients in it. I will vote YES on Prop 37.”

Reverend Peter H. Rood of the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester, CA, says, “We have to be informed…. I intend to vote yes on Prop 37.” He invites those in his religious community to do the same. Rev. Rood is also concerned about the lack of awareness about GMOs in general, and is predisposed against the use of genetically engineered foods as a whole. “It takes my breath away when I think about how many folks in my congregation have no idea.” He adds, “It means as a pastor, I’m just going to have to educate all the more to raise consciousness and have folks be active in taking responsibility to stand against this practice.”

Jewish Faith Leaders

Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz says that when tomatoes, corn and other fruits and vegetables are produced with genes from pork or shellfish or scorpions, which are not kosher, he needs the foods labeled as GMO in order to avoid them. “If you can’t trust the food that you eat, how can you take care of your children? Labeling food as GMO enables us to make a conscious choice about the content of our food.” He also says, “The Torah tells us clearly not to put different species together. GMOs are dangerous spiritually. They are a symptom of a spiritual crisis for humanity in which we have overstepped our boundaries. It is not humanity’s role to create new species; it is God’s.”

Hindu Faith Leaders

Swami Ishwarananda, from Chinmaya Mission in Los Angeles, believes that genetic engineering interferes with the natural food that is made by God. As such, “It’s not good for the body.” The Swami says the ancient Vedic practice of Ayurvedic medicine “starts with the right kind of food.” But with genetic engineering, “when certain such modifications in the very structure of the food is done, we have no clue about whether it is the right thing to eat at all or not.” He considers GMOs to be dangerous to health and advises his congregation, “Please do not consume them.” For that,” he says, “labeling is a must. We should support that proposition[37].”

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VOTE! To change American History! – The GMO abusers spending over $40 Mil to BS you!

The Government’s revolving door with Monsanto.

Why vote YES on 37? Empowering people!

Exercise your power to change American history. Defeat Monsanto,  the number one company set on global food production dominance, and other supporters of defeating GM labeling.

Yes on 37!

For the first time in your voting life, you can exercise true citizen power to take down one of the most evil corporations that has ever existed. While virtually all elections have you bellyaching over having to vote the lesser of two distinct evils, and you having to accept it. Here you can join *fifteen (15) other countries, who ban and label GMOs in various forms, by telling Monsanto “We will live in America KNOWING what we are eating and feeding our families!”, and denying their quest for world food production dominance.

Your actions, in CA, November 6th, can have us be the role model for food safety for our entire country. State after state, following our lead. First labeling, then smart purchase refusing to buy, ending the reign of GM/GE (genetically modified/engineered) food.

Why are they (Monsanto, Dupont, Pepsi-Cola {Pepsico}, Dow, Bayer, Kraft, etc.) spending over $40 million dollars to keep you in the dark about the food you eat? Try to find one company on this list that doesn’t sell products rife with the use of GM BT corn products like high-fructose corn syrup.,_Mandatory_Labeling_of_Genetically_Engineered_Food_%282012%29#Opponents

Supporters of ‘NO on 37’:

Monsanto $7,115,237

E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. $4,900,000

Pepsico, Inc. $2,145,400

DOW Agrisciences $2,000,000

Bayer Cropscience $2,000,000

BASF Plant Science $2,000,000

Syngenta Corporation $2,000,000

Kraft Foods Global $1,950,500

Coca-Cola North America $1,465,500

Nestle USA $1,315,600

Conagra Foods $1,176,700

General Mills $1,135,300

Kellogg Company $790,000

Smithfield Foods $683,900

Del Monte Foods $674,100

Campbell’s Soup $500,000

Heinz Foods $500,000

Hershey Company $493,900

The J.M. Smucker Company $485,000

Bimbo Bakeries $422,900

Ocean Spray Cranberries $387,100

Mars Food North America $376,650

Council for Biotechnology Information $375,000

Grocery Manufacturers Association $375,000

Hormel Foods $374,300

Unilever $372,100

Bumble Bee Foods $368,500

Sara Lee $343,600

Kraft Food Group $304,500

Pinnacle Foods $266,100

Dean Foods Company $253,950

Biotechnology Industry Organization $252,000

Bunge North America $248,600

McCormick & Company $248,200

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company $237,664

Abbott Nutrition $234,500

Cargill, Inc. $226,846

Rich Products Corporation $225,537

Flowers Foods $182,000

Dole Packaged Foods $171,261

Knouse Foods Cooperative $164,731


Other food companies who have contributed to the “no” campaign (but with checks of less than $150,000) include Sunny Delight Beverages, McCain Foods, Tree Top, Idahoan Foods, Richelieu Foods, Land O’Lakes, Hillshire Brands, Morton Salt, Clorox, Goya de Puerto Rico, Sargento and Godiva Chocolatier.


Health Issue For Urban Gypsies – GMO Frankenfoods!

Vote YES on Proposition 37 in California!

One of the problems of living a nomadic lifestyle is one of food quality.  A lot of folks living in their vehicles are down in their luck money-wise, and have to spend a portion of their time foraging for food, going to food banks, hitting the senior lunches, and finding free or cheap food.  In this situation we often don’t have the option of being “picky”.  We eat what we find or can get with our meager funds, and sometimes the food is not the greatest.  Everyone knows that eating fast-food continuously is bad for your health.  But now there is another problem:  Genetically Modified Foods.

This is food that big chemical companies have introduced into the farming process that has been genetically modified.  Why would they “modify” perfectly good food?  The main reason is so they can patent the food and then make money off selling the seeds. These type of corporations inserted pesticides into the seeds in a genetic manner.  They say this will make the farmers a bigger crop.  The question is what this genetic manipulation will do to the average human or animal.  These monster corporations spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy off politicians.  They don’t want you to know which foods they have done their dirty work on.  That is why we must force them to label the food if it contains a GMO (genetically modified organism).  For your health and safety, if you are registered to vote in California, vote YES on Proposition 37. 

Please go to this website and watch the videos on this issue:

And check out this video:


Answer to Question: Why is Prop 37 Written The Way It Is?


Most of the criticisms that have been leveled against Proposition 37, the Genetically Engineered Food labeling bill, have had to do with the issue that the bill would favor special interests, in this case special food industries, because some types of foods would have to be labeled and some would not. What the critics of Prop. 37 don’t want people to know is that the bill had to be written the way it currently is because of the new proposition bylaws that say that only one issue is allowed to be in a bill; so changing existing labels counts as one issue, and adding labels to things that don’t currently have labels, such as meat and produce, counts as another issue.

The critics—in this case the mouthpieces for the biotech industry and the global elite powers behind them, who want to enfeeble the human race so we won’t be healthy enough to overthrow our super-tyrannical overlords—claim that it makes no sense why some foods should have to be labeled and others would not. Here’s the fact that the critics of Prop. 37 do not want to tell people: A few years ago the protocols were changed in California, and many other states, for how propositions are able to be written and brought forward. Before these changes, people only needed to get twenty-five thousand signatures to quality an initiative measure for the ballot; and now with the new rules, signature gatherers need to get a whopping one million signatures. This rule change alone guts out the entire initiative process by creating increased grassroots apathy, because it tires out the small minority of activists that are inclined to hit the pavement with petitions. This virtually eliminates true grassroots campaigns from the process. Therefore, only the causes with lots of money behind them have any chance of qualifying for the ballot. Fortunately, in this case with Prop. 37, due to the fact that a lot of organic food companies have quite a bit of money, and the fact that there is a lot of enthusiasm for GMO labeling, there was enough money to pay the signature gatherers to get the million signatures.

Unfortunately, the people behind Prop. 37, are not the best strategists with how they convey their message with flyers and advertising. Since the critics are focusing on the fact that it is not fair to label some products and not label others, the Prop. 37 campaign should have first and foremost on their flyers immediately explained to people that this was the best way this bill could have been written given the current proposition bylaw constraints. This way they could have been educating people why there will need to be another GMO labeling proposition in the future that will require animal products that were fed GM food to be labeled, and probably another proposition that will require GM produce to be labeled. Also, by focusing on the terrible proposition bylaws, the people behind Prop. 37 could have been simultaneously educating people about why the proposition bylaws need to be revised to become sane once again. In reiteration, the important information at hand to impress upon voters is that it is very important to Vote YES on Prop. 37, because it is the best bill possible right now To Get Genetically Modified Food Labeled. To learn about the dangers of genetically modified foods, go to, where the movie is available for viewing at no cost through the election.


Los Angeles Area Food Distro

SOVA Food Bank Distribution

Click here SOVA to go to website to get complete information on their programs.

Here is some of the information, please visit their website.


Our new Metro pantry is located in West Hollywood at 1140 N. La Brea Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90038.

The METRO pantry is located on the east side of La Brea. Metered parking is available on La Brea as well as on surrounding streets.


Our West pantry is located in the Pico-Robertson area of West Los Angeles at: 8846 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

The WEST pantry is located on the south side of Pico Blvd. one-half block west of Robertson Ave. Metered street parking is available on Pico Blvd. and surrounding streets as well as in a parking lot located just a few doors west of the building.


Our Valley pantry is located in the middle of the San Fernando Valley at: 16439 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91406

The VALLEY pantry is located on the north side of Vanowen St. one-half block east of Hayvenhurst Ave. Our building is located off the street behind a row of storefronts. Follow the driveway that is between Taqueria San Jose and Costa Azul Restaurant to our parking lot.

Pantry Hours:


Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

(2nd and 4th Sunday of each month ONLY)

Monday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday NO Food Distribution

Counseling services by appointment only.

Friday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm


Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

(1st and 3rd Sunday of each month ONLY)

Monday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Friday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm


Sunday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

(Open every Sunday except holiday weekends)

Monday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Friday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm



Bike Center in Santa Monica offers Showers and Lockers

Bike Center in Santa Monica

If you carry a bike with you in your van (or if you don’t have one, go to a thrift store and buy a bike helmet and become an illusion of a biker), note that this very cool major bike shop in Santa Monica offers a lot of services, including showers!  A low $15 bucks a month and you got showers!  Towel and/or locker is extra, but is still very reasonable.  They offer a lot of services, bike repairs, education, tours, etc.  If you are camping out in your van “gypsy cool” style on the Westside this might be a spot you will want to go to, it’s near the beach on 2nd near Colorado.  They are open until 10pm. If you are camping in the area for an extended period, the yearly rate is only $299 for membership, including locker, towel and showers.  That’s less than $1 per day, so don’t be stinky, check out this place. Here’s the link:

Tell a friend about this one.  Paulie is going to try to get some video soon!  If you have a bike, Santa Monica has a lot of great rides.  With the new rail line, the Expo line set to extend that way, you could get to Santa Monica from almost anywhere in LA, (you can also take your bike on the bus).  Or just get there and rent a bike from them.  Lot’s of possibilities here for fun, healthy bicycling, shower, sunshine and great weather on Southern California’s beaches. You can enjoy the world’s greatest weather and laugh at all your dumb friends stuck in their hot-box apartments in the Valley.  (Anyone who has spent a summer in the San Fernando Valley knows that hell is just an afterthought.  In fact, rumor has it that the Devil came up to the Valley one day to check it out, but it was so hot he had to scurry back to Hell to cool off.)