Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Dead Seeds Growing

I've been MIA for the last while. I've been recovering from my Knitting Olympics frenzy. The skirt got done and I would post up a pic but I'm having technical difficulties so you're just gonna have to take my word for it.

Here's some stuff I've been messing with lately:

Ban Terminator : No, this is not a call to get Schwarzenegger out of office. This is a call against lifting a UN moratorium on sterile seeds. The GMO seeds would prevent farmers from saving and replanting harvested seed. In other words, it would stop farmers from farming the way that they have for freaking ever. This wonderful concept is brought to you by your neighbourhood agri-facists like Monsanto. Canada and US are at the forefront of trying to get this moratorium lifted. Write letters to your officials, sign the petition, spread the word.

In relation to the Dead Seed Growing rant, I'm subscribing to Nanoose Edible's local produce box program. For $35 a week, I get a big box of organic local produce delivered to my doorstep. Yippee! I can't wait. There're similar programs in other cities in Canada, US and Europe.

So, in celebration of International Women's Day, South Dakota's Rebumpkin Governor Mike Rounds has decided to put forth a bill to ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. Other states are considering following South Dakota's lead...sigh...some people's children...

So, if the bill passes, doctors will face fines and up to 5 years in prison for performing abortions. Rape and incest victims will be forced to carry the fetus to term, whether they want to or not. Rapists will get the same parental rights as the woman they raped. Well, I'm sure the rapists in South Dakota are glad their rights are being protected so well.

Maybe Cameron Diaz did know what she was talking about on Oprah's Voting Party show.


Is it too early in the day to start drinking?


Anonymous said...

happy late by one day international women's day suga! i miss you and love you more

Cin said...

It's great to see you posting again. I'm almost over my KO experience, and am 'casting' about for the next project.

Go ahead and have that drink - remember it's after noon somewhere....