Will not be tolerated.
The so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” — a bill that protects genetically modified seed manufacturers from litigation in the face of health risks — sneaked into law with the passing of spending bill HR 933.
GMO seed must not be safe, so it should be labelled as GMO and maybe even taken off the market.
New guy in a funny hat here:
If investments in banks fall, it is a tragedy and people say ‘what are we going to do?’ but if people die of hunger, have nothing to eat or suffer from poor health, that’s nothing.
I would not want to give the Pope a ton of new advice, but personally I think they should try to leave the little boys alone. That hasn’t gone well for the church.
Otherwise, he does point out that when rich folks suffer it’s a tragedy and when poor people suffer it’s their own fault.
Funny how that works.
The report noted that three big companies now control more than half of the global seed market – a position that has sent prices soaring. The report said the average cost of planting an acre of soybeans had risen 325% between 1995 and 2011.
I thought the seed companies were in this game because they love seed and they want to help other folks out.
They’re just trying to corner the market on seed to make money? That’s fucked up.
I feel really disillusioned by this, but I’m not sure what to do because the Supreme Court which is one of our ‘protectors’ and the most noble of the three branches of our fine government, voted 9-0 to continue this trend of corporate ownership of seed.
They must feel like they’re looking out for us.
From the front page of the New York Times website:
Of the crises facing American troops today, suicide ranks among the most emotionally wrenching — and confounding.
Confounding? What’s confounding is that the New York Times would say soldier suicide is confounding.
War kills people and destroys the survivors, some of them so destroyed by war they don’t want to live any more.
Call me simple minded.
Following the death of father of four, David Sal Silva last week, his family’s attorneys are calling for police to release bystander video evidence that reportedly shows California Highway Patrol officers brutally beating the 33-year-old. A video from a surveillance camera (which does not show the scene close up) has been released and shows the man repeatedly struck with a baton.
The police confiscated this bystander video evidence.
Is that legal? It certainly doesn’t sound fair to have the police on one side of the cameras and then when it doesn’t look good for them they get to confiscate the footage.
What happened to what’s good for the peasant is good for the po po?
From Wikileaks dude here:
There will always be people within the system that have an agenda to defy authority.
In 1975 Kissinger during a conversation with the US ambassador to Turkey and two Turkish and Cypriot diplomats assured his hosts that he could work around an official arms embargo then in effect. He is quoted in the documents as saying: “Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, ‘The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.’ [laughter] But since the Freedom of Information Act, I’m afraid to say things like that.”
One of our most senior and hallowed American fascists.
The world will be a better place when he’s gone.
Republican Candice S. Miller, a US representative from Michigan, said in the House: “It is time that the Obama administration treats WikiLeaks for what it is—a terrorist organization, whose continued operation threatens our security. Shut it down. Shut it down. It is time to shut down this terrorist, this terrorist Web site, WikiLeaks. Shut it down, Attorney General [Eric] Holder.”
I think Representative Candice S. Miller should remove her head from her anal cavity. Her ignorance embarrasses the state of Michigan which has much larger issues than Wikileaks.
Screaming punk ass chickenheads like this serve an evil purpose — re-labelling people who disagree with the American agenda as terrorists.
And once they’re re-stickered as such the wheels of the Homeland Security state and all the nasty powers they’ve been given can grind into motion.
I know he’s a total pinhead but this is why I supported Rand Paul when he filibustered on the drone issue.
I can imagine a scenario where the counter terrorist measures are turned on protesting Americans.