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Recent rally against Monsanto and a little not-so-very-recent

At a recent rally in Downtown Colorado Springs... Mark made some good points about Monsanto. Here's some more. You remember, as do I, how exactly Monsanto got busted back in the late 70s with the Paraquat Pot? Paraquat is one of their signature lines of "weed" killers, herbicides, such as Agent Orange and Roundup. The company li(n)e is and was that there was no evidence that soldiers exposed directly to Agent Orange had (significantly) higher incidence of cancer than soldiers not exposed to it. Denial because they were being sued. Well, other herbicides they make, RoundUp and Paraquat, contain the same type of chemical, not the active ingredient, but a side-product of the chemical reactions to manufacture the "goodies". A class of chemicals called Dioxins. Their harmful nature ranges from damn that's freakin' scary to OhMyGod we've kicked open the doors of Hell and those are esoteric chemical-talk terms. If you don't recognise them then you're not a chemist. At the high end of the spectrum is where the product was burned. As in, soldiers usually on punishment detail raking up the dead plants and burning them. Monsanto didn't out themselves, nor did the Army. The DEA did instead, by publishing a warning

Boehner says “Mandate to Kill the Disabled! Hooray!”

So, what was the first thing the Korporate Kash Klub putting on their agenda today? Destroy any hope of actual Health Care. Why don't the Republicans take out their 2nd Amendment Specials and just shoot any disabled people they see on the street? It's not because they don't want to hurt us. They showed that at every one of their TeaBag rallies, with their willingness to KILL 120 Americans every single day, and that's just those of us who had Corporate Health Insurance. The rest of us die undiagnosed and uncounted. Miss Johnnie got a quote on health "insurance" yesterday, 485 dollars a month at the lowest, and that's with a $5k Deductible. That's three weeks pay at minimum wage, the Minimum Wage the Right Wing want to abolish in favor of paying us an even smaller fraction of what it costs us to work for their profit. So if it's not an unwillingness to kill us, then the reason they don't do it directly is really obvious. They're too God-damned YELLOW. Any speeches they want to make about compassion or not wanting to hurt the cripples, are bullshit. It's trying to make themselves look good while they're (temporarily, until they can

How come Pottery Barn rules don’t apply to Haiti?

When Tony posted nearly three years ago (!) about how shocking conditions in Haiti had become, it was a magnet for people saying the starving kids pictures (from Medicins sans frontiers, internationally respected medical aid agency, just not so much here in America) were recycled pictures from Ethiopia 3, 2 and one decade ago. Then when that was refuted, and before they raised that Stupid Response again, the people of Haiti were blamed for their own misfortunes. As though their LEADERS had actually been empowered by popular vote instead of installed, against the expressed will of the People, by and for the profit of American Corporate Hegemony. Alternating with French Hegemony until the AmeriCorp bought out the French. We broke it, we supposedly bought it, right? That's the one of the irRationale for staying in Iraq and Afghanistan. (rationale is both plural and single, I checked, you didn't, kiss off) Of course, it's not the American Corporations who are Paying the bills "we" ran up by breaking all the pottery, although they seem to be getting quite a lot of public funding to manipulate the Public Army and the Public intelligence community and the public "rebuilding" campaign, which mostly consists of taking

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