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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 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

As was long suspected, then reported, and the reporters mocked..

Like when Dr Laura's son was using MySpace to boast of war crimes in which he participated or fantasized about committing, denounced by Ms. Schlesinger and others on the RightWing Lunatic Fringe as being "hacked" onto his account... along with his bits about worshiping Satan... But now it appears there are still more stories coming out of VietRaqiStan of soldiers, good old Red--blooded American Boy Scouts, killing for nothing more than the fun of doing it. But it's true patriot Bradley Manning who's facing a Life Sentence for exposing it, not any of the Murderers. Had there been no war crimes to expose there would have been no exposure. But of course, telling impressionable very young adults, older children actually, that killing is necessary, and fun, training them to do it effectively and to ENJOY the thrill of putting a gun to somebody's head and removing his brain from the skull violently, some way, somehow, would NOT and could not possibly lead to some of them doing it for fun. Especially since the normal Rules of Engagement, the Geneva and Hague Conventions, and the laws both of the United States and the UCMJ (at least the ones which prohibit Murder and other deliberate War Crimes) circumvented by a presidential executive order of non-prosecution, that wouldn't lead anybody to do what they're commanded to do and allowed to do. Laissez-Faire in the battlefield would work just as splendidly as laissez faire in the Marketplace. Well, I'll concede they've had equivalent results. Especially as the former is done to promote the latter. Soon, if the Capitalist BigPigs get anything approaching Victory in Afghanistan, they'll be using the same Killers and the same Killer Methods to indoctrinate Americans into the subservience they demand of Afghans, and Iraqis, and Guatemalans, and Costa Riquenses, and Panamanians, and anyone else living under the "enforced liberty" of the Free Market, backed by Military might if the people object to being treated as "free" market slaves. They already do it at Union actions. Either the Military or the Deputized Constabulary PIGS show up with guns to intimidate the workers to get back in Corporate Line. De Oppresso Liber, Ad Oppresso Ultimo. Which unless my Latin is WRONG that would be the Greenie-Beanie Motto "free from oppression" with "unto greater oppression". Kiss it, SF. It's what you really stand for. That's right, boys, make your Mommas real proud. Just like Dr Lauras son did.

And it will be called “propaganda” that we report this…

Bruce Gagnon, an activist from Bath, Maine, posted this one. The video is from a project called Brave New Films. watch?v=eUvAFx31zCE U.S. forces in Afghanistan kill a 92 year old man in his bed. Shoot him 25 times. Your money at work making us all safe back home - bringing us freedom and democracy. Liberty.....and all that rot. It would not make three shits if it was the Marines, the Army, which battalion/brigade/regiment, if it was Special Forces or Rangers or the Denver Police or the freakin' Boy Scouts. Although the nitpickers will want to do what they do best to try to discredit this. By the way, the Denver Police DID something like this in the summer of 2004. Shot a paralyzed man in his bed because his hand twitched. They were looking for his nephew who had already left the house. Then the PIGS charged the nephew with THEIR murder because he wasn't there. The logic was "If you're not where we expect you to be we get to off any of your relatives and charge YOU with our crime". Like when the Detroit PIGS murdered Alyanna Jones, age 7, shooting into her apartment. And the nitpickers, the ones who say that a murdered 92 year old, a murdered 7 year old, a murdered 50 year old who's paralyzed, a murdered grandmother/grandfather/infant/several people or several dozen people, they don't count unless you can identify clearly, pick out from a lineup, exactly which Uniformed Masked Thug it was who pulled the trigger. You also have to know the exact name of his unit and where each team member grew up, the names of their third grade teachers' Maiden Aunts and what their Yahoo mail password reminders are. The "unidentifiable and therefore not guilty" Alleged Soldiers who Allegedly killed the 92 year old man in his bed, who is also only Allegedly Dead, had members of their Alleged Death Squad standing in the courtyard Allegedly holding the three young grandchildren, hands allegedly bound behind their Alleged backs and with Alleged sacks over their Alleged heads. Smacking and kicking them. Allegedly, Torture Freak PIGS like beating up on people who are Allegedly bound and helpless. Allegedly if the Alleged Victims are Alleged Children it Alleged makes them feel even more Alleged Powerful and of course Sexually Aroused. Yeah, I DID compare that to Child Rape. When one of the Alleged Children said "Grandpa can't hear, let one of us get him to wake up for you" they kicked him again. Then busted in the door and shot the REAL man 25 times because he wasn't getting up fast enough to suit their Piggy tastes. Besides, the 92 year old man committed "Suicide by Cop" by not getting up when the Pig Invaders told him to do so. I've seen such behavior from their Stateside Police State Comrades on more than one occasion, but the nitpickers won't believe that. You have to provide more information than humanly possible, usually from within a jail cell with absolutely no contact with anybody from the outside.

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