These guys are priceless – is it any wonder the IRS has been working overtime to track all this money laundering activity?
And, they always claim social welfare, not politics. How did they catch Al Capone?
American Future Fund, a politically active nonprofit based in Iowa that reported spending more than $25 million in last year’s elections on ads and other communications benefiting Republicans, received more than 92 percent of its 2012 revenues from two organizations connected to Charles and David Koch.
According to the group’s annual tax form, filed with the IRS in mid-November and obtained by OpenSecrets Blog, its income came to $67.9 million last year — a sharp increase from the $2.6 million it registered in 2011, a nonelection year. AFF is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization that is supposed to spend most of its resources for social welfare purposes, not politics.
American Future Fund Draws Nearly All Revenues From Two Koch-Linked Groups – OpenSecrets Blog.
Washington, D.C. – The federal Food and Drug Administration’s call for the livestock industry to voluntarily stop dosing healthy animals with antibiotics is “is long overdue and inadequate”, Heather White, executive director of the Environmental Working Group, said today.
“Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are omnipresent in much of the U.S. meat supply,” White said. “We need a bold and aggressive plan to address this public health problem. Instead, the FDA has developed a weak proposal riddled with loopholes that could allow industry to continue its widespread use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.”
FDA Plan For Livestock Antibiotics Phase-Out Is Too Little, Too Late | Environmental Working Group.
Governor Mike Pence wants all Hoosiers to know that he’s a good guy and wants to get along with everyone. Yes, even the democratically elected Glenda Ritz.
However, he leaves trails of evidence revealing the contrary.
His latest power grab from the SBOE was quietly removing the State Board of Education website from the Department of Education’s servers overnight and recreating it under a different website. Guess who claimed the web page?
You guess it! Pence had the website recreated under his newly created Center for Education and Career Innovation (CECI).
According to the ISTA post:
Not only is the State Board of Education website now under the CECI, so is the streaming of the board’s meetings. Like all other board information, live streaming video of the board’s meetings so that the public can watch has forever been under the Department of Education. However, the CECI has now taken over this responsibility too.
Read more at SBOE website disappearance and botched video just another example of Pence power-grab.
Thanks to the legislative bill mill, ALEC, Wisconsin and Indiana have much in common by creating legislation that does little to stand in the way of Big Ag. For some reason, Hoosiers seem okay with it even when it makes us sick.
We’re guessing it will take the death of a small child of a prominent family in Indiana before someone will even care to make changes.
According to a former chief of DNR in Wisconsin,
“In order to compel a farmer to do anything in this state, for the most part, (it) has to come with the offer of lavish taxpayer supported cost-shared dollars,” he said. “The one regulatory program that does apply — that applies to (concentrated animal feeding operations) — is still too meek and mild to be effective.”
Pay attention in Hoosierville as our state legislators are pushing the “Right to Farm” bill in Indiana giving the same protections to CAFOs as WI, meaning they will be protected against local ordinances trying to stop the spreading of their toxic manure on land surrounding their farms contaminating food or causing runoff into local ditches or creeks.
But we still have DNR doing their job in Indiana right?
Stevenson said. “DNR staff has no time to conduct their once-every-five-year inspections, and even if they did inspect, and even if they did find violations, guess what? The current administration has abolished the office of enforcement at DNR.”
Eli Lilly gave $63 million to Indiana universities to research why educated kids are leaving the state. Who wants to live in a state giving free reign to toxic shit dumps?
Read more at: Former DNR water chief calls manure a threat to rural health – The Country Today: Front Page.