Friday, February 28, 2014

The Money Mongering, Murderous Corporations Do It Again

Molly And Callie
Today had to take Callie to the vet.  About  2 or 3 days ago, she stopped eating, today she didn’t look good at all, so, off to the vet.  About 3 weeks ago, there was a crew here that was spraying the hell out of the bushes – no doubt it was some kind of pesticide – and they were drenching the bushes, as well as the surrounding areas of gravel, rocks, and walkways.  We let both Molly and Callie go outside to play for a while during the day, they usually stay pretty close to home, and are usually back within 15 or 20 minutes, sometimes Molly stays out longer, but Callie is always back in a few minutes.  Anyway, besides Callie having stopped eating altogether a couple days ago, Molly has been eating noticeably less than usual – also for the past 2 or 3 days.  After the spraying, we kept the cats inside for about a week, until it rained pretty good, at which time I thought it was safe for them to go back outside.  So, the cat that is in very good health (Molly) has slowed down her eating, and the new cat, who was not up to a hundred percent in her health just yet, after having been severely abused, and starved within inches of her life – for her whole life of about a year – until she got with us about five weeks ago – has completely stopped eating.  BTW, she is surprisingly spunky and alert in spite of having not eaten for those few days.  The vet did some tests, and found her pretty close to normal, which indicates that it’s very likely she doesn’t have any organ dysfunction or serious disease.  While at the vet, I got to thinking about the spraying – which I had forgotten about until that moment.  We called the company that did the spraying, asked what the name of the chemical used to spray, and much to my UNsurprise, the answer was, “Oh, that stuff is not harmful, AND, it absorbs completely into the plant within four hours”.  WHAT A BUNCH OF FLAMING BULLSHIT.  They make movies and TV shows about this stuff – about how companies and corporations that poison the air, water, ground, food, and who rape the land, will NEVER admit to the money mongering, murderous bullshit that they do.  They will lie, deny, make excuses, make accusations, threaten, and even murder when they see fit.  “Oh, you mean there are kids being born with their stomachs outside their bodies in the places where we (Monsanto) have used our chemicals???, OH no, it couldn’t POSSIBLY be anything WE did, it’s just the natural order of things, or, it’s gotta be something YOU did”.  For crying out fucking loud.  When we told the vet what the rep from the pesticide company said, she got a puzzled look on her face and said, “Hmmmmm, that’s interesting”, which I took as code for, “Well, that sounds like bullshit to me".  I asked her as I was leaving, “Completely and absolutely off the record, you didn’t believe that guy’s line of crap either, did ya?”, her answer was, “Well, it’s (the stuff being absorbed within four hours) not something I’m familiar with”, which I took as code for, "Nope not a goddam word".

So, the cats will have to stay indoors for a while, and as always, there’s not a damn thing that I can do about any of this.  The sad thing is that this is not the half of it, there are corporations that are doing horrible things to the planet, including the air, water, soil, food, and everything else, while they continue to deny, excuse, make accusations, point fingers, threaten, and murder, in order to protect their goddam multi billion dollar a year profits.  This has become common knowledge.  Of course, there are still those who scoff at it, mock, ridicule, blame, and whatever else, but screw them, their bullshit doesn’t change facts.  Among those facts is that everybody is sick nowadays, everybody is taking more pills than they can count, our food is full of chemical bullshit that doesn’t need to be there, and mental depression is in epidemic proportions.  Most of that chemical bullshit wasn’t there 15 years ago, so I don’t see any legitimate reason why it needs to be in there now.  BTW, this includes the cat food that we buy – there is not a single brand that makes a food that isn’t full of this crap.  The result is that our pets are now coming down with diabetes, organ dysfunction and failure, and a whole boatload of diseases and conditions.  When I was a kid, a cat could get distemper or rabies, and that was about it.  So, what the hell is with all these health problems now – same bullshit – chemicals – the same shit that’s in the food that we humans must eat – because we don’t have a realistic choice.

As with everything else, I sit here in disbelief, with not a damn thing to be able to be done about it, and while my body deteriorates as I write this.

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