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Photo:  Animated version of “Santa” singing “White Christmas

Happy Christmas! Holidays! Hanukkah! Hallelujah! Whatever you’re celebrating this Snowy (in Canada at least!) Season, may it be the best!

A tune for you from “Santa” complete with reindeer singing backup vocals: White Christmas!  Credits to Joshua Held for the cartoon, and to Clyde McPhatter and “The Drifters” for vocals.

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Dr. Oz NO wizard

Photo: “Bell Out of Order” film clip from the “Wizard of Oz”

Dr. Oz “Everybody’s favorite doctor–mind, body, soul” [Oz’ own “slogan”] has apparently sold his! Sold his soul to GMO, if all the buzz lately is accurate. You’d think with the BIG bucks Oz earns from a TV show and related enterprises, his views would NOT be “for sale.” Sadly, Oz has flip flopped from extoling the virtues of organic food to calling organic foods “‘elitist,’ ‘snooty’ and no better than conventional foods.” [Sources: Natural News and Locals Supporting Locals]

Here’s more from Natural News:

“Cozying up to Monsanto probably won’t be too far behind. [Oz] is already on the record pushing vaccines, talking about how good they are for “public health” while failing to mention  that vaccines  admittedly contain mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum and MSG.

He’s also  the same guy who was behind the “RealAge”  internet scheme that recruited people into a promotional network where they  were barraged by drug-pushing ads from Big Pharma. Dr. Oz owned a huge  number of option shares in a vaccine  technology company.

I had NO idea! The Wizard, Dr. Oz, is NOT a wizard afterall!

[To read FULL ARTICLE, see “Dr. Oz viciously attacks organic foods and farmers markets, pushes feedlot beef,  urges clueless consumers to eat more pesticides and GMO.”]

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Photo:  “Penguin Sweater Critter” Eco-Artware child’s toy
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For more about this penguin, see “Childrens’ Toys.”)

Photo: all natural child’s toy, “MooBelle” the cow
Artist: Suzanne Lappan  (To see more of her art, visit Suzanne Lappan Arts online.)

If you’re shopping for organic, eco-friendly toys this Christmas, then Eco-Artware is for you!  AND you can even shop online!

“Each handmade [stuffed animal] is created using super-soft natural materials –bamboo fleece and organic cotton corduroy, which the artist colorfully hand dyes and prints. All dolls are sewn with organic cotton thread, have bamboo/silk embroidered faces and are filled with fluffy kapok fiber (pesticide free) and ground walnut shells for beanbag weight in the legs. [Source: Eco-Artware]

[For more information, visit Eco-Artware and check out the online CATALOGUE.]

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 Photo: English pub-goer (stock photo)

“English pub-goers get opportunity to turn fresh produce into beer”
Source: The Pigs in the Press

Barter is alive and well in Edgefield, England. Locals there can trade home-grown produce for pints of beer, or anything else on the menu at “The Pigs” pub. The aim is to beat the current “credit crunch.”

A sign out front of the pub reads: “If you grow, breed, shoot or steal anything that may look at home on our menu, bring it in and let’s do a deal.” Says one of the pub’s regulars, Derek Feast (really his name?): “The odd penny here and there really helps.”

Derek traded “free-range eggs produced by his hens for a beer.”

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