Monthly Archives: December 2011

How’s the New Law Going to Affect Small Business in 2012

Year end is approaching; it’s time to plan for the coming year. A great deal of state legislation has been quietly passed. If you are a small business owner or a self-employed individual, new laws may impact how you do business.

There are several changes to Labor laws which will take effect in 2012. Pregnancy disability leave and maternity coverage are amongst those. How does it affect employers and employees?

SB299, this legislation gives women more benefits on pregnancy disability leave. Previously, an employer may cease group health plan payments on behalf of an employee on this type of leave, when certain conditions were met. Under the new law, employers are now prohibited from doing so. In the past, only employers with 50 or more employees were required to follow the old rule of maternity leave for up to 12 weeks. The new changes will affect small businesses with as few as five employees; also the new law extends the time from three months to four months.

SB222 outlines how the health insurers are doing business in California? The law will take effect on July 1, 2012.

The new law requires all Health insurance providers who do business in California to provide maternity coverage, such as prenatal care; maternity services; inpatient hospital maternity care….. Individuals normally are favor of given the option to choose the maternity coverage or not. The option of non maternity coverage which would keep the premium lower would be ideal to some, especially to those 50+ individuals. Under the new law, Health insurance policy will no longer be offered non maternity coverage plan.

Under current economic environment, businesses are struggling to keep afloat, and have to cut their expenses in order to survive. Cutting labor costs are unavoidable. What did the new laws do to help small business? It will add more costs to run a business. I am wondering the new laws would create more jobs or would destroy small business? Or is it part of UN Agenda 21 plan?

Amazing Marching Band

Salute to Armed Forces!

Must watch the following video, it’s an outstanding performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPmmCtHmfE

PG&E Restores Power to Smart Meter Protesters

 

PG&E had restored power to a small group of customers. However, PG&E did not install the analog meter, instead they used this device (see photo above) which does not measure electricity.   http://www.stopsmartmeter.org

Excerpts:

SF Chronicle reports.

The decision affects roughly a half-dozen PG&E customers, most in Santa Cruz County, who paid electricians to replace the SmartMeters with more traditional, analog models. PG&E cut off their power in a bid to deter others from following suit.

At first, the utility insisted it would restore electricity only if those people agreed to let PG&E install another SmartMeter. On Thursday, the company offered a second option, saying customers could also choose a digital meter that lacked a wireless transmitter. But some of the SmartMeter opponents still held out, saying the digital meters contained a power-switching device that produced its own harmful emissions.

So on Friday, PG&E said it would restore power to the remaining homes, after first removing the unauthorized analog meters. Those houses will go without electricity and gas meters altogether until the California Public Utilities Commission decides whether to create an opt-out plan for people who don’t want the wireless SmartMeters. A commission vote on the issue could come in mid-January. Read more….

It’s all about global food control

In January of 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act S510 into law. This unconstitutional legislation would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow; trade and transport any foods. It would give Big Brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don’t comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government. On the flip side, big corporations selling Genetically Mortified (GM) crops will have an upper hand to pollute our foods.

New Zealand special interest groups are pushing similar legislation in the name of food security. If it passes it will take away individual rights to grow food. What had happened in California, could happen in New Zealand. Watch the video.

Excerpts:

In accordance with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Codex Alimentarius scheme for global food control, the NZ Food Bill, if passed, will essentially transfer primary control of food from individuals to corporations under the guise of food safety. And unless massive public outcry and awakened consciences within the NZ government are able to put a stop to it, the bill could become law very soon.

According to NZ Food Security, a group working to protect the food freedom of New Zealanders, the bill will turn growing and sharing food into a government-granted privilege rather than a human right. It will also make it illegal to distribute any type of food based on the bill’s language. This includes seeds, nutrients, natural medicines, minerals, and even water — without expressed government permission.
Read more……

Updated on Raw Milk

I am glad that CDFA had lifted the ban on selling Raw Milk.  You can visit the site and find local shops:
http://organicpastures.com/index.html

Due to closing milk facility down at the time of ban, OPDC needs our help to support its products from loss of income and support the Raw Milk industry which continues to practice safe products for all of us to enjoy and to benefit the nutrition it brings.

You can also join  RAWMI Raw Milk Institute – food safety organization and donate to the efforts to set safety standards in the local milk market.

How to create Raw Milk County sheriff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0aurZpFJYI

Taking Calcium WITHOUT Magnesium can Cause Hardening of the Arteries (Atherosclerosis) – Something the FDA will Never Tell You

Taking Calcium WITHOUT Magnesium can Cause Hardening of the Arteries (Atherosclerosis) – Something the FDA will Never Tell You

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6372264/description.html

( Summary) Magnesium balances calcium and its functions within the human body. It is believed that the adult human body contains approximately 1200 grams of calcium, with approximately 99% of it in the skeleton, and approximately 1% (about 12 grams) in extracellular fluids, intracellular structures, and cell membranes. This approximately 1% plays an essential role, in conjunction with magnesium, in the functions of nerve conduction, muscle contraction, blood clotting, and membrane permeability. It is believed that serum calcium concentration is maintained by several hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. It is known that dietary protein enhances calcium absorption, and dietary phosphorus causes calcium retention.

Magnesium deficiency is known to cause nausea, muscle weakness, neuromuscular and cardiac irritability, tetany, convulsions, tremors, mental depression, psychotic behavior, inhibit proper muscle function and contractions, as well as interfere with the proper utilization of calcium and potassium.

Magnesium is inorganic and is not produced by the human body. Humans must rely upon dietary sources to provide the body with its magnesium requirements. Magnesium is a natural component of the earth’s crust and finds its way into the diet of humans from the food products grown in soil. Foods containing the highest concentration of magnesium are unprocessed whole grains, legumes, seeds, and chlorophyll containing green plant foods (the central atom of chlorophyll molecules is magnesium). More than 80% of the magnesium content of unmilled grains are lost by removal of the germ portion and by the removal of the outer layer (bran) of the grains during the milling process. Diets rich in refined and processed foods, meats, and dairy products are low in magnesium content, in addition to increasing calcium absorption caused by protein consumption, and calcium retention caused by phosphorus consumption (often in the form of phosphates from processed foods and sodas)…MORE..

PG&E Cuts Off Families Who Replaced Hazardous ‘Smart’ Meters

After California Public Utilities Commission cleared the way to allow public to OPT  OUT, and to restore their analog meter back on their home. PG&E seems they are not quite co-operated; they shut off a dozen households in Santa Cruz and Calaveras Counties who had swapped out their “Smart meter” for analog. Read full story….

Why did Obama Lift the Ban on Horse Slaughter?

While we were celebrating Thanksgiving, Obama quietly signed legislation on November 18, which removed the ban on horse slaughter and allowing it for human consumption. Why did he change his position on banning the horse slaughter? As we know, President Obama made a campaign promise in 2008 to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption.

Furthermore, in certain States, the U.S. Federal Government set aside millions of acres of public lands for the indigenous wild horses, or Mustangs. The idea was to make sure this piece of “Americana” was protected from human encroachment and allowed to live free on the lands their ancestors roamed millions of years ago. Congress charged the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management with the stewardship of both the land and the Mustangs.

The following video shows that the interior’s Bureau of Land Management failed to protect the original intent allowing living free. The horse was killed in a less threatening speed during the ban. But, lifting the ban, Pro-slaughter group s estimate that between 120,000 and 200,000 horses will be killed for human consumption per year and that Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, are considering opening slaughter plants.

Why did Obama abruptly sign this legislation while he was aboard? He must know something we don’t. Could it be due to an impending food shortage in US?

Chemtrails or Dust

Chemtrails or Dust

By  Ginny Linn

The following article in The Sacramento Bee is misleading (that’s putting it mildly).  It tries to blame the increase in asthma on dust!  When in reality it is from the “weather modification” taking place on an ever increasing rate throughout the West, as well as the rest of the nation and the world.  It is known that there is an epidemic of asthma related illness (I’m one of them, and I have NEVER smoked).  We must ask ourselves WHY?. Dust, you’ve got to be kidding!

All one has to do is start looking up and becoming aware of the white planes, and long white lines coming from the planes that spread out and cover our blue skies.  The sun is not being allowed to shine through and warm the earth; it is also interfering with our ability to produce Vitamin D3 which is a hormone that comes naturally from the sun!  Without it we MUST take supplements or we will increase our susceptibility to cancer http://www.mercola.com/article/vitamin-d-resources.htm.  In Sacramento and it’s surrounding areas, there has NOT been a blue sky in over a week.  We are completely covered in a white, milky haze.  Due diligence is in order.  Please research weather modification, chemtrails, and contrails to become educated on the differences. Don’t let newspapers like The Sacramento Bee or the New York Times tell you what the truth is; discover it for yourself.

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/11/4114709/fallout-far-reaching-as-dust-kicks.html#ixzz1gG89vWfD

Fallout far-reaching as dust kicks up in West

High winds blow dust over a car near San Bernardino last February. More dust appears to be getting whipped up in the West, affecting the economic and environmental life of cities and suburbs throughout the region. The dust’s main source is the Colorado Plateau, which stretches over four states.
Read More..

Public Blood Drive

American Red Cross Public Blood Drive at Hayward City Hall Plaza

Cost: Free –

The American Red Cross is holding a public blood drive at Hayward City Hall in the American Red Cross Bus, 777 B St., Hayward. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: HAYWARD84) to schedule an appointment.

Blood is needed by accident and trauma victims, premature babies, and patients undergoing treatment for cancer and many other life-threatening diseases. Volunteer blood donations help to ensure blood is there when it is needed.

One donation may help save the lives of up to three people.

Is this a coincidence your local raw dairy farmers keep battling with FDA?

     Is this a coincidence your local raw dairy farmers keep battling with FDA?

Recently, news popped up on my screen about FDA tries to shut down the production of selling raw milk in  connection with an outbreak of illness.  Retesting results of raw milk are usually found in favor of local farmers.

A case in Elkhart County, Indiana gets support from local Sheriff Brad Rogers to fend off the FDA. Read more… 

Forest Landowners & Farmers need to take notes

Do you want EPA to regulate Rain? In May, the 9th Circuit determined that rainwater draining from forest roads into local streams, rivers and lakes is “point source pollution.” As such, it must be regulated in the same way effluent from sewage-treatment plants is regulated. Several lawsuits had been filed after the 9th Circuit’s decision. If Washington had its way, what’s next?  Read more……

Health Benefits of Xylitol

10 Health Benefits of Xylitol

by Edward Group
Global Healing Center

Xylitol Benefits

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that has been recognized by dentists and health professionals worldwide as a great alternative to white sugar.

Commonly found in chewing gum and breathmints, Xylitol is known to have a many health benefits associated with its use.

Read more….

Replaced Lipitor

A generic drug Atorvastatin will be replaced Brand name Lipitor, is commonly prescribed to help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and to help lower cholesterol.  It’s only affected Medicare MAPD and PDP plans now, but It may also affect other plans in the near future. If you have any questions, contact your insurance provider.

Effective immediately, Express Scripts* will continue to dispense Lipitor through the home delivery program.  Anthem members participating in the home delivery program will pay the same copayment as for the generic atorvastatin.

*Express Scripts, Inc. is a separate company that provides pharmacy services and pharmacy benefit management services on behalf of health plan members.

Master Gardening Classes

Classes are open to the public

Thursday, December 8th, 7PM to 9PM, at the Gilroy Grange Hall, 8191 Swanston Ln, Gilroy, 95020.

December Speaker: Aaron Dillon, 4th generation of Four Winds Nursery.  www.fourwindsgrowers.com.

January will have Bader speaking about grafting.

February will have  local nursery owners (Nancy Schramm of Carmens Nursery and Sherry Hall of Terra Sole Nursery talk about “pop-up sales” and  dividing perennials.

Roundtable is open to the public, so you may bring your friends and neighbors. No RSVP needed.