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Silly honeybee, High Fructose Corn Syrup is for kids, American humans, fat

If you’d like one reason to despise corporate honey producers, how’s this? Humans come by honey because of the largess of bees. Beekeepers harvest the surplus as honeybees go about –what we’ve learned is their more critical responsibility for human interests– pollinating our crops. Unfortunately it’s become more profitable to milk the hives of more of the honey and leave sugar water or High Fructose Corn Syrup for the hardworking honeybees. Yes it’s killing them.

Never mind it’s suspected as the leading cause of why American honeybees are dying off, it’s crude and parasitic. There might have been a time we’d say it was un-American.

HFCS-induced obesity and diabetes is too gentle a fate for greedy beekeepers. Likewise for cattle farmers who sell the milk, leaving their calves to nurse on a concocted dilution containing cow’s blood and other dairy substitutes — care to wager HFCS is not among them?

You can avoid Big Agra honey, and no doubt any processed foods which market themselves as containing honey. Although, you might check the label, most often the corporate nutritionists have already swapped out your honey for HFCS.

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 that they had been spraying Paraquat JUST LIKE AGENT ORANGE and J.L.A.O, if you inhaled the burning product it could cause you to die and cited an Army Agent Orange study. The one the Army and Monsanto and Dow and Dupont were denying ever existed. So, the Army stopped using Agent Orange. Big deal, they still use the other chemicals that have that same nasty little add-on, the part they can’t get rid of without destroying the goodies, the Dioxins.
Now how much would you pay? Monsanto and the U.S. (taxpayers) government paid a settlement in 1983 that equalled about a weeks worth of hospitalization for each veteran who was diagnosed before then. NONE for anybody diagnosed afterward and certainly none for the South VietNamese, Filipino, Thai or other allies who were also sprayed with the shit. They sprayed it around U.S. bases so the native vegetation wouldn’t be so overgrown that people could walk right up to the fence. They Still Do.
Then there’s the Monsanto and Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds connection, tobacco bred to be resistant to A.O. or more specifically, RoundUp.

Yep, there was a video article on the NOVA television program in 1990 describing Genetically Modified Organisms and of course, Monsanto was the star of the show. One of their projects was with Big Tobacco growing successively more resistant plants. See, with the herbicides, they only work when the plant is above ground, sprouted.
After the cash crop, in this case tobacco, WHICH IS TYPICALLY USED BY LIGHTING IT ON FIRE and inhaling the toxic smoke, has sprouted, no more Agent Ora RoundUp. So they have to kill the weeds before the cash crop sprouts. Doesn’t, however, kill the seeds of the weeds like the farmer needs. But at the end of the show, there were tobacco plants being sprayed directly with RoundUp and living.
Tobacco is stupidly poisonous just by itself. What Monsanto isn’t telling anybody, you won’t see it in that warning label the Big Corporations like to whine and snivel about when they say how badly picked upon they are at the hands of liberal judges and juries waa waaa tort reform waa waa waaa had to pay a couple hundred bucks for every dead person in Bhopal waaa waaa waaa..

You won’t see that warning label saying “Warning: this product probably contains Dioxins from herbicide spraying”.
Monsanto was also doing something with Genetically Modified Organism potatoes. Who’s the biggest single market for potatoes? McDonalds. Think about that the next time you’re chewing those fries.
Go ahead and smoke you a ciggie afterwards, it’ll help you to not think about it.

The spreading wave of Democracy… threatens Oil Companies.

To the point that Oil Corporation workers in Bahrain and throughout the Persian Gulf, North Africa and the Indian Ocean are on high alert. The people there know which side of their toast is buttered and they’re plenty swoll about being ripped off, enslaved, targeted by Oil Company hired goons like the Blackwater Thug assassins, Drone Operators bombing them from secret rooms halfway around the world: Video Gamers who were recruited from living in their moms’ basement with the promise that they can Kill Humans for real and not face any consequences or put their own cowardly lives in danger. Now the oilfields, refineries and shipyards of the world are under security lockdown. The ever-nearby British-American military bases also in danger.
The tactics– IEDs, car bombs, hijacked airplanes? nope.
People. There have been reports throughout the long long long Imperial Wars of the Imperial Stormtroopers being fired on by the Imperial-armed Slave Soldiers of the local provinces. BP and the old Standard Oil allegedly broken up, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Texaco, Gulf.. getting back together again just in time… They’ve spent trillions of other people’s dollars (guilders, francs, marks and pounds too) and hundreds of millions of other peoples’ lives and more than a century of time building up their Business Empire or Empire Business whichever term better suits.
The Slave Rebellion that can overthrow the Empire,

People. Pure and simple. Their fellow slaves in the Provincial Armies and police forces, even in the Home Provinces of the Emperors, like America and England, joining in with their fellow slaves, tired of fighting their fellow Working Class at the orders of the Big Boss Man.
Only to be spat upon, despised, and impoverished by their Masters.
Such has happened in Wisconsin. And now, in Denver, and Colorado Springs, workers are coming together to support their brethren, across America and around the world.

The Imperial Powers love ignorance, they love an uneducated populace, and have fought hard to dismantle Public Education, Public Communications Systems like PBS, NPR, and the Internet. Cut and cut and cut but they weren’t fast enough.

Now, just when they were close to their goal of privatized access to anything, especially information… from deciding who would be allowed to attend school to who can say what on the airwaves, and even on the Internet, “Freedom of the Press but only for those who own the presses”.

Wham, Bam, Jan25 comes along, Wikileaks, and the base of the Imperial Wealth, the provinces and satrapies, where the “president” or “prime minister” or even “king” of each, including America and Britain, was just a provincial governor appointed by the Empire and tolerated only as long as he or she did the bidding of the Empire.

All these latifundium slaves from beggar to so-called Kings, under the supposedly unbreakable grip of the Empire, have a window of opportunity. The Empire is collapsing under the weight of its wealth and greed, now is the time for everybody to get out from under their landing zone. Let the Giant fall but don’t be under it when it crashes.

Surprise! GenMod “oil-munching” Bacteria mutating

And killing other sea life. Can someone say “Andromeda Strain”? Omega Man. Dr Frankestein. Anybody? Bueller? Anybody?
Some of it is happening, apparently, because of the amounts of Corexant applied. But of course a powerful solvent which will make oil and water mix couldn’t possibly make mutations in something that has a reproductive cycle of say, an hour or two. Nor would any mutations from already laboratory mutated specimens of these microbes (actually single-celled plants) even remotely possibly be pumping out the non-laboratory-controlled mutations doubling every hour or so…
And the dead crabs, worms, starfish etc… being found in the affected area just have no relevance whatsoever. Couldn’t be, nope. Dr Mandy Joye
Of course, too, she’s just an “intellectual” who has studied Marine Biology for like 27 years of college and post graduate and doctorate. And of course the fact that she, unlike Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly or Sarah Palin or any of the board of directors at BP, actually HAS hands-on (robot hands, it’s a very deep subject…) experience up close and as personal s you can be in an ALVIN submarine… that still wouldn’t mean she’s not some Ivory Tower Prima-Donna unlike the assholes at Fox who get paid to sit at a microphone lying for the Big Oil Companies all day every day…

No, she’s a PhD, like Jeremy Phud from the Yellow Submarine movie, an “intellectual” therefore absolutely incapable of ever knowing anything worthwhile, like the batting averages of big league players, the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys and who makes the most money on the NASCAR circuit. Bet she can’t even name all the top wrestlers.

Bet all those Louisiana and Florida Fishermen who spend their days and months and lifetimes out on the water and have been pulling up oil-filled crabs and shrimp were just “elitist intellectuals” too.
Now, crustaceans and mollusks, they’re not THE bottom level of the food web. Bacteria are. Fungi, algae..

Then there’s all the OTHER crap that industrial polluters, like the closely related (oil and coal corporations, if looked at as though were actually Humans .. “corporate persons”? would be considered incestuous in their relationship) mineral extractions industries pumping all kinds of SHIT into the water, factory farms with Concentrated Animal wastes, refineries along all the rivers that empty into the Gulf, and even whatever mine waste is killing Has Killed off the fungi, moss, algae, bacteria, crustaceans, insect larvae, amphibians, fish… in our own beloved local Fountain Creek,

Whatever it is in runoff from the Strip Mine coal operations that are causing male smallmouth bass into female smallmouth bass…
Nope, not a bit of that could also be involved. We know this because them good folks at BP and Massey and Exxon-Mobil and DumFox Noose have told us so.
And Sarah Palin, she might not know what The Bush Doctrine is even though she said she supported it, or that the constitutional duties of the job she applied for (Vice President of the United States) aren’t sitting in on congressional hearings and helping the Senate make laws…

But by golly-gosh she’s absolutely certain that all that shit being thrown into the water will just majickal like go away, you betcha! And we can absolutely trust her and the other paid spokespersons for Big Oil when they say that “intellectual elitists” can’t possibly be right.
Notice how the condescending British spokesman for Big Oil who put down all the “small people” got replaced fairly quickly, by a condescending American Mouthpiece who made the same putdown but with an American accent so it’s better? They wouldn’t be intellectual elitists even though they make a point of telling us how much smarter than us they require us to believe they are. Regularly. And often.