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Something is happening in America’s heartland, Mr. Trump, and you don’t know what it is. Or if you do know, apparently you don’t care.
Because Monsanto’s favorite killer pesticide, Roundup, isn’t destroying farmers’ weeds, as promised, the company has gone to a stronger and even more toxic solution: dicamba.
Zero Hedge has the story: ‘…[dicamba] spray drifts from those liberal herbicide applications began to wipe out the crops of neighboring farmers who didn’t plant Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant seeds.’
‘Now, as the Wall Street Journal points out today, after allegedly wiping out millions of acres of farm ground across the Midwest. [with dicamba], Monsanto once again finds itself in a familiar spot: the courtroom.’
Wall St. Journal: ‘Arkansas has been a flashpoint in the dispute: About 900,000 acres of crops were reported damaged there, more than in any other state.’
Zero Hedge: ‘…the EPA has reported that farmers in 25 states submitted more than 2,700 claims to state agricultural agencies that neighbors’ dicamba spraying shriveled 3.6 million acres of soybeans. The herbicide is also blamed for damaging other crops, such as cantaloupe and pumpkins.’
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on Nov 10, 2017.
I’ve spent much of my time over the past several years focused on trying to understand the world around me. The most consequential thing I’ve discovered over that time is that an enormous portion of the U. S. economy is little more than a rent-seeking racket. It’s everywhere you look. Throughout every industry, at ‘think tanks,’ and within government, there’s some elaborate scam happening that hurts the many while a handful of parasites win. This is destroying the social and economic fabric of our civilization. It’s basically become a rampant disease, and the recent release of court documents related to Monsanto further highlights the point.
This is precisely why nobody trusts institutions or ‘experts’ any more. People aren’t being anti-science so much as they rationally no longer trust fraudsters acting like they’re doing work to inform the public. It’s not my fault for not trusting them, it’s their fault for being shady.
Here’s some of what The New York Times reported regarding the Monsanto docs:
Documents released Tuesday in a lawsuit against Monsanto raised new questions about the company’s efforts to influence the news media and scientific research and revealed internal debate over the safety of its highest-profile product, the weed killer Roundup.
This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Aug 2, 2017.
If there were any doubts about President Trump being in bed with the biotechnology industry spearheaded by Monsanto, those doubts can be firmly put to rest.
The Trump administration will attack overseas regulations that restrict the export of GMO crops and other products resulting from American technological innovation, said U. S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the first meeting of a newly created interdepartmental task force on rural America (link insertion by author). ‘We are going to bring cases at the WTO and other venues, we’re going to insist that any barrier be science-based, and the United States will increase exports,’ he said. (Agriculture.com)
‘Science-based’ is pro-industry jargon created by the biotech pushers. What this term has come to mean is anything but ‘science-based.’ It represents propaganda put forth to fool the public into believing that false claims of safety disguised as scientific fact invented by the biotech industry to promote sales of genetically engineered organisms (GMOs) and their associated pesticides/herbicides is legitimate science. It is not.
This post was published at FarmWars on June 16, 2017.
Sessions, Tillerson, Trump-Tower spying: the media echo chamber
What’s next? A Pulitzer Prize for throwing a stink bomb?
Follow the bouncing echo show.
Jeff Sessions did talk with Russians or a Russian. About what? Who cares? He talked with a Russian. That’s all we need to know.
Rex Tillerson broke with Trump’s demand to slash the State Dept.’s budget by 37%. Then Tillerson said okay, he’d go along with the cuts in principle.
Trump said Obama was behind the surveillance of the Trump Tower.
The usual suspects, CNN and NBC and CBS and the NY Times and the Washington-CIA Post, etc., bounce these stories among each other and interview people who comment on the bounce, and so on and so forth, and whole thing builds to heavy accusations against the Trump administration, as if these matters are on the level of Watergate plus Benghazi plus Fast&Furious plus the Hillary email scandal plus Monsanto taking over the food supply plus the sale of 20% of US uranium to Putin…
Echo, echo, echo, echo.
‘So Bob, as one who has been observing the goings-on inside Washington for more than two decades, have you ever seen such Horror?’
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on March 6, 2017.
It isn’t clear if Bill Gates was veiling a threat to help depopulate the planet by 30 million people, if he was simply scare-mongering, or warning of a true cataclysmic-level bioterrorism event, but at the recently held Munich Security Conference the man who has been kicked out of India said that, ‘a genetically engineered virus such as small pox could wipe out up to 30 million people in less than a year.’
Gates is a multi-billionaire, and the founder of Microsoft, but he has also been a vocal supporter of questionable investments that have a profound impact on people’s lives. At one point, Gates owned 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock, and his Foundation, with an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, is known to have its tentacles in many programs meant to sterilize, and force toxic vaccinations on unsuspecting and indigent populations.
The Gates Foundation is also heavily invested in companies that contribute to obesity, and a number of other chronic health issues, including McDonald’s, Pepsi-Co, Coca-Cola, Burger King, and Walmart.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on FEBRUARY 24, 2017.
Washington is suing agrichemical giant Monsanto over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
It is the first state to file such a suit, joining cities including Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Long Beach, and San Diego in California. Those cases are ongoing.
Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the lawsuit at a news conference Thursday afternoon. The PCBs were used in many industrial and commercial applications, including in paint, coolants, sealants, and hydraulic fluids. PCB contamination impacts rivers, lakes, and bays around the US.
Monsanto was the sole producer of PCBs between 1935 and 1979, when Congress banned them.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 9, 2016.
Trump has tapped Congressman Mike Pompeo to head the CIA.
In April of 2014, Pompeo introduced the bill that would become The Dark Act, banning states from passing laws mandating GMO labeling on food. Instead, The Dark Act introduces very weak and confusing federal GMO labels. Few people will pay attention to them or even realize they’re there.
I’m sure Monsanto execs are popping a few champagne corks right now. ‘Hey, remember Mike Pompeo? Can you believe it? He’s the new director of the CIA. If we need an extra helping hand taking over the world’s food supply, why can’t we call on good old Mike? Ha-ha…’
Mike is also a heavy supporter of the NSA’s surveillance programs: ‘Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database. Legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance should be removed.’ (The Atlantic, 11/18/16)
Here’s what Mike had to say about Edward Snowden: ‘[He] should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence.’ (Washington Examiner, 2/11/16)
Very bad move, Donald.
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on Nov 18, 2016.
Note: This piece is not about Hillary’s performance at the debate last night, which was, to put it mildly, an empty suit on parade. An endless string of clichs and vague generalities. This is about a cardinal covert threat she poses as a potential leader.
‘Government science exists because it is a fine weapon to use, in order to force an agenda of control over the population. We aren’t talking about knowledge here. Knowledge is irrelevant. What counts is: ‘How can we fabricate something that looks like the truth?’ I keep pointing this out: we’re dealing with reality builders. In this case, they make their roads and fences and buildings out of data, and they massage and invent the data out of thin air to suit their purposes. After all, they also invent money out of thin air.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Hillary Clinton made a failed attempt, in 1993, to put together a national health insurance plan. It would have codified the diagnosis and treatment of virtually all medical conditions. It would have created a monopoly on medical ‘truth.’
Clinton, like all champions of centralized power, recognizes that government control of science is essential. This control involves partnerships with mega-corporations like Monsanto. Clinton’s former Rose law firm has indeed represented Monsanto.
To say Clinton is in bed with Big Pharma would be a vast understatement. Wherever official science translates into control and profits, she is there.
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on October 10, 2016.
This is the largest corporate cash buyout in history.
Mega-giant Bayer put $66 billion on the table, and mega-giant Monsanto said yes.
Think GMOs, crop seeds, pesticides, medical drugs.
Keep in mind that one of the consultants on the European side of this deal is the Rothschild Group.
But that’s not all. Dow and DuPont are planning to merge. Recently, another biotech giant, Syngenta, was swallowed up by the state-owned ChemChina. And this just in: two major Canadian fertilizer manufacturers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are merging.
Consolidation, monopoly. The Empire strikes back.
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on September 16, 2016.
One: President Clinton Announces Divorce –
‘President Hillary Clinton had divorced her husband, Bill Clinton, several months ago, it was revealed today. And now it appears she has married Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate, who accrued seven percent of the popular vote – the exact margin of President Hillary’s victory over Donald Trump…’
Two: Newly elected President Hillary will appoint the Clinton Foundation to the post of Secretary of State –
‘Why should I veer from a successful strategy,’ the new President said. ‘The Foundation has more connections, and is owed more favors, than any individual on the planet. It owes favors, too, but we get lots of money for that.’
Three: President Hillary will have a mechanical voice box connected to Monsanto-owned computer –
‘No more coughing,’ she said. ‘And Monsanto can speak for me on several important issues.’
Four: President Hillary declares war –
‘I haven’t decided on the target yet, but it’s coming soon. We may do it as a lottery. A bunch of ping pong balls with countries’ names on them. At this point, what difference does it make?’
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on September 9, 2016.
Several months after dozens of merger arb funds had their worst day in years when the US government effectively killed the Pfizer-Allergan deal, moments ago both Deere and Monstanto stocks dropped, after the DOJ filed a lawsuit seeking to block Deere’s deal for Monsanto’s Precision Planting.
U. S. FILES ANTITRUST SUIT AGAINST DEERE AND MONSANTO DEERE DEAL FOR MONSANTO’S PRECISION PLANTING OPPOSED BY U. S. U. S. FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT IN CHICAGO FEDERAL COURT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES TO BLOCK DEAL AS ANTICOMPETITIVE AGRICULTURE SECTOR SEEING CONSOLIDATION WAVE WITH PENDING DEALS
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 31, 2016.
Just before a controversial genetically modified (GM or GMO) labeling bill came up for a cloture vote in the U. S. Senate on Wednesday, food and consumer advocates dropped over $2,000 on the chamber floor in a symbolic protest against what they are calling the ‘Deny Americans the Right to Know’ (DARK) Act.
The action aimed to highlight the fact that senators who took money from biotechnology giants like Monsanto are voting against majority public opinion, as recent polls have found that roughly 90 percent of Americans want labels on GMO foods.
The legislation, a so-called ‘compromise’ bill introduced in June by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), would mandate GMO labeling nationwide but allow food companies to choose between using symbols, electronic codes, or packaging language – an unnecessary and confusing method, according to critics. The bill would also undo Vermont’s landmark labeling law, which went into effect July 1.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JULY 8, 2016.
As you can imagine, here in Vietnam they call it the ‘American War’. Or sometimes the ‘Resistance War Against America.’
Most of us call it the Vietnam War. It left millions dead, and millions more wounded over a nearly two decades long conflict.
It caused catastrophic medical and environmental damage from over 75 million liters of the cancer-causing Agent Orange courtesy of the Monsanto Corporation.
And of course there’s all the unexploded ordinance that still exists across the countryside here which continues to maim and kill civilians year after year.
Financially, when adjusted to 2016 dollars, the war in Vietnam cost American taxpayers over $1 TRILLION in direct military costs alone.
So what exactly did Uncle Sam get for this exceptional investment?
Nothing. Certainly nothing positive.
This post was published at Sovereign Man on June 13, 2016.
On February 3, 2016, Monsanto announced the following:
LOUIS (February 3, 2016) – Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced its commercial launch plans for its Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans after it received import approval in China. This technology has been highly anticipated by farmers and is now available in the United States and Canada in time for the 2016 season.
The problem is, this is not true.
The testing, production, and marketing of GMOs in China are subject to government approval. Foreign companies that export GMOs to the PRC [People’s Republic of China], including GMOs as raw materials, must apply to the Ministry of Agriculture and obtain GMO Safety Certificates. (Library of Congress)
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has not approved the import of Monsanto RR2 Xtend soybeans. And to top it all off, has found that previous toxicology reports for RR soybeans submitted to it were falsified, ‘resulting in China importing over 81 million tons of RR soybeans from USA, Brazil and Argentina.’ ‘China does not allow cultivation of any GM varieties of corn or other staple food crops although it does permit the import of some GMO crops for use in animal feed.’
This post was published at FarmWars on May 18, 2016.
Do you remember all the hopes Americans had for Obama when we elected him to his first term? Painful memories. He betrayed the voters on every one of his promises. There was no change, except for the worst as Obama went on to become one of the most vicious war criminals in world history. Despite his horrific record, we re-elected him, only to have US economic policy turn against the people in order to bail out at our expense the mega-banks and the One Percent.
Now Obama is coercing Asia and Europe to turn the governments of their countries over to rapacious American corporations empowered by TPP and TTIP to subordinate all interests to their profits.
Here is Pepe Escobar on how the great and wonderful United States treats its enserfed vassals: ‘Hardball, predictably, is the name of the game. Washington no less than threatened to block EU car exports [to the US] to force the EU to buy [Monsanto’s] genetically engineered fruits and vegetables.’Now we face the prospect of electing an even worse president than Obama – Killary Clinton. Killary is the bought-and-paid-for property of Wall Street, Israel, and the military-security complex. She will bring back to power the totally discredited neoconservatives, and the US will proceed with its butchery and slaughter of other countries and all reformist governments everywhere.
This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on May 7, 2016.