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Vegan Florida Issues In the National Elections

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Florida Campaign Issues

ENVIRONMENT ISSUES

1 Romney was for 10 years a bishop of the Mormon church which owns Florida's biggest cattle ranch, Deseret, whose 300,000 acres sprawl over 3 counties, whose pollution has caused county water boards to be involved. The Deseret ranch has 44,000 cows and steers. Whips are used on the calves (baby cows) who are referred to as 'head'. The Mormons link owned businesses to their church more than other sects. Such animal agriculture investments cause the populace heart disease, cancer, arthritis, kidney disease, food poisoning, strokes and other animal flesh generated conditions, as well as global heating, energy waste, drought through deforestation, and animal agony.

The people of Osceola have temporarily lost to Deseret Ranch over the issue of drilling for water which will reduce the water table and affect water purity.

Florida is just one of several states in which the Mormon church owns cattle, sheep ranches, factory farms.

According to Wikipedia, Mormon church owned ranches in Central Florida "include several organizations including Deseret Ranches of Florida, Deseret Cattle and Citrus, Taylor Creek Management, East Central Florida Services, Agreserves, and Farmland Reserve. Located 7 miles (11 km) east of the Orlando International Airport and 19 miles (31 km) west of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Currently, Deseret Ranches is the largest cow-calf ranch in the United States."

In the picture, one can see the barren life for the cows as well as the drought consequences of high volume cattle ranches.

Romney’s Earth Destroying Environment Record
http://factsaboutromn...­
Romney’s and Ryan’s Abuse of Many Animal Species
http://factsaboutromn...­

http://articles.orlan...­.

http://www.cynthiabar...­

2 Florida's beaches in the panhandle and further south were affected by the latest BP oil spill. Tar balls, oil, and neurotoxic Corexit killed marine mammals, birds, fishes.. Mitt Romney wants to double the offshore drilling permits. The trillions of gallons of Corexit dumped by BP to break up the oil made fish consumption more lethal. Romney has also pushed for offshore drililng off the coast of Virginia many of whose coastal residents depend on the tourism industry.

3 Mitt Romney and Governor Scott of Florida (like Governors Kasich of Ohio and Walker of Wisconsin) are tied to the oil industry. All three governors returned hundreds of millions of dollars in mass transit money to the federal government. Cars kill many times the animals that trains kill... in roadkill, in oil exploration.

DEATH PENALTY, EXECUTION

1 In 2012, only 9 US states have had governors committing gubernatorial murder. 8 of these states have Republican governors. 41 states are not involved in government murder, nor are 88% of the world's countries. Florida and Ohio are 2 of the 9 states. Mitt Romney sought unsuccessfully to bring capital punishment to Massachusetts, a state which has repudiated him ever since he was governor.

MEDICARE

Romney was on the board of Damon, a company fined 83 million dollars for Medicare fraud. Romney and Ryan want to voucherize, privatize Medicare, opening the populace to exploitation by insurance companies, hospitals, HMO's, doctors whose primary drive is money and the profit motive. Romney's record of using bankruptcy as a tool to seize corporate assets and pension funds indicates he should not be trusted with the nation's Social Security Trust Fund. Ronald Reagan in 1983 made the first assault on that fund, by executive order transferring TWO TRILLION dollars to the general fund which he used to triple war profiteer spending with a great deal of money going to his sponsor General Electric, which is still one of the nation's biggest war profiteers.



Virginia

It's important that Virginia's tourist, homeowner and other industries be protected from the Republican plan of Romney to double offshore drilling in Virginia.


Colin Small, Republican Party employee in Richmond Virginia has been arrested for throwing away Democratic registrations.

http://www.cbsnews.co...­

Opednews and Moveon.org report
"A contractor for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested on October 18, 2012, and accused of disposing of voter registration forms in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The Virginia Attorney General has refused to investigate this situation, even though there are indications that this voter registration fraud may be more widespread. The firm which employed this contractor has worked for the Republican Party of Virginia in multiple locations, including Chesapeake City, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudon County, and Virginia Beach City.
Additionally, just last month the Republican Party of Virginia terminated its contract with Strategic Allied Consulting over allegations of voter registration fraud. However, news reports indicate the party continued to employ many of Strategic Allied's employees, one of whom has now been arrested."

Colorado

Decriminalization of marijuana is on the ballot in Colorado.

Ohio

Recent polls indicate an Obama win in Ohio, as he has 45% to Romney's 35%, with Gary Johnson getting 10% and other parties and undecideds the remainder.

The United Mine Workers union was founded in 1890 in Columbus Ohio. John L Lewis, former head of the UMW, would never have supported a Republican candidate who served as operative for mine owners.

In a radio ad playing in Ohio, Romney says he favors the coal industry. Romney promotes coal... yet never speaks of miners' deaths as they are blown apart in methane explosions, crushed in cave-ins or die of gradual suffocation from black lung disease. They sometimes drown from flooding of underground caverns. Their fingers, hands, toes, arms, legs are crushed in conveyor belts or other equipment. The noise is incessant and causes hearing loss. They live without sunlight or fresh air. Millions of miners have died through the centuries in the US, China, Africa, the UK etc. Can any coal miner who supports Romney can be compared to a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders. There are always options besides coal.



Romney’s Earth Destroying Environment Record
http://factsaboutromn...­
Romney’s and Ryan’s Abuse of Many Animal Species
http://factsaboutromn...­

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