The below linked video says it all.
The below linked video says it all.
Photo by the Autonomous Space Agency Network
Well, by now everyone is aware that climate change is a Chinese hoax, and it only took a raving idiot and his henchmen to disabuse of us our former belief that climate change is real.
That the science is questionable at best if not outright fake news, and green house gases have nothing to do with the environment.
To stress the point it would probably be a good thing if this current administration were to remove all climate related regulations, treat rivers and streams as though the dirtier they are the better it is for “jobs”, and generally ignore the overwhelming preponderance of evidence to the contrary.
The nation is better served bending over and catering to corporations being a major source of pollution that they are.
We shouldn’t care if our food glows in the dark as long as Monsanto can make a buck and control the growth and distribution of crops or Dow chemical can be given free reign.
We shouldn’t care that without food safety regulations there will be more contaminated peanut butter, more contaminated everything.
We shouldn’t care if our tap water becomes a new combustible source of energy or children become laden with led and other toxins.
National Parks, who needs them? Nothing but tourists and a bunch of animals running around loose – besides think of the alternatives like the potential for designer respirators and pale sickly children.
Who wouldn’t want to see strip mined or clear cut mountain sides?
Who doesn’t want to play Russian Roulette with finite resources, looming resource wars, and power outages?
We’re talking about making a country “great” and the duty of patriots to sacrifice, a belief that people aren’t really human beings but more of a two legged lemming willing to hurl themselves into the abyss.
Forget about that family values and in god we trust thing – they’ve been replaced with families don’t count and in Drumpf the great pumpkin we’re supposed to trust.
Yeah, climate change …… what a load of bs huh?
It isn’t as though the threat pesticides represent aren’t known, nor the extent that global governments have failed miserably in addressing them as they pander to corporations like Monsanto.
As the dialogue heats up in this country about health care and the current administration callously removes regulations the question that should be asked is isn’t prevention equally as important as access to treatment?
Or should we all adopt a position of it’s alright to poison us and our children as long as there’s a doctor around?
The water you drink, the air you breathe, the land, and what you consume is being systematically poisoned for no other reason that profit.
Don’t you think it times to say enough and act like you mean it?
Monsanto and the FDA bringing you a better world at times ably assisted by the EPA.
The problem with government agencies are manifold, a part of which may be under funding, but for the most part it is about the lack of public oversight and their willingness to minimize health threats to mollify corporations like Monsanto.
Now everybody understands that toxic agents created to kill weeds are just that, toxic and poisonous, and to say levels of exposure are acceptable never addresses the real threat of the affects of cumulative exposure or an extended period of time.
Monsanto is a juggernaut that doesn’t a damn about any of that – they could care less if bees die, honey is chemically tainted, or your cereal and food glow in the dark.
For the EPA to characterize the presence of glyphosate as a “technical violation” they’re not willing to pursue on the basis it’s “almost” non toxic to humans and animals would be funny if the truth weren’t a different matter.
Governments across the world and even school districts are moving to ban it’s usage and you can be sure Monsanto will launch a battery of attorneys to contest this through any and every means at their disposal.
Glyphosate has been shown to create resistance to antibiotics and disrupt hormonal activity, it is a carcinogen and is suspected of playing a role in kidney disease – not to worry though as the EPA considers that to be merely a technical violation rather than a serious threat to you or your children.
Sri Lanka has banned Monsantos Roundup for that reason and other nations like Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Canada are taking a second look.
It’s interesting to me that wannabe social activist Bono has partnered with Monsanto to exploit Africa as being about business and a good thing – maybe Bono can haul the band to Sun City in South Africa and do a benefit concert for Monsanto forgetting for the moment that in playing for change that Africa and the “don’t need no more trouble” as Monsanto wages war against humanity.
There’s a saying that all things old are new again and that’s true from “fashion” to whatever falls in or out of favor.
“Discoveries” of herbal medicinal properties and the indigenous beliefs of conservation and protecting land, the environment, and resources are among the old that are becoming new again.
A knowledge and awareness that has brought science into the equation as they advance claims about “discovering” what in many instances was already known but cast aside as science developed their new and improved versions.
The onus now is to keep this particular species of squash out of the hands of companies like Monsanto and Bayer.
One possible approach might be for the nations to seek a patent, which has been Monsanto and Bayer’s long game.
That isn’t to say I’m opposed to sharing, rather making an effort in the midst of sharing to maintain the integrity and avoid commercialization and a hybridization that would turn this species into a GMO.
I’m not amazed that eight hundred year old seeds when planted grew, older seeds from around the world have exhibited the same ability, it is life finding a way.
A shout out to the “swamp granny” for the heads up.
To say that the Obama administrations legacy is one to celebrate rather than one of corporate patronage is the proverbial attempt to say there is little difference between GMOs and organic vegetables.
That isn’t to say a measure of good hasn’t been accomplished but rather it is examining the overall picture that places things in context.
A starting point could be the fact that the Obama campaign collected more super pac money than any other campaign in history – which by any metric translates to political indebtedness and cronyism.
A second consideration would be to look at the appointment of Goldman Sachs and former Wall Streeters to important positions in government – Payments on the accrued debt?
There is a long list of agendas and appointments that speak to a determined effort to steer the nation towards becoming a full blown and blatant corporatocracy.
Not least among these efforts is the promotion of TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership, that will have a more devastation impact than Nafta has.
The TTIP is singularly about globalization with corporations at the helm – it is about money, greed, control, and above all the power to steer the course of markets and nations.
It is about the continued disenfranchisement of the individual, national sovereignty, and anything even vaguely resembling the will of the people.
A Pandora’s box that once opened will release nothing but trouble and will in a number of ways further enslave the population of every nation signator.
TTIP isn’t about a “partnership” in the conventional sense, it’s about attempting to put lipstick on a pig and making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear that amounts to nothing more than a global criminal enterprise noted for crimes against the common good and humanity.
People may be inclined to say poverty is relative, that it could be worse just down the road, across the nation, or even beyond continental boundaries, and I wouldn’t argue that.
Too many photos of starving babies with bloated bellies, emaciated children and adults to deny that the face of poverty is as varied as cultures, location, and has become a global pandemic.
Yet poverty remains at the core what it is, oppressive and devastating, and lives are lost due to this regardless of where it is to be found.
In third world countries poverty has become something of a global expectation, I can see no excuse for such an expectation and whatever degree of acceptance that accompanies it.
How much is enough, how much wealth does an individual or corporation need to acquire before it becomes not only obscene but criminal by it’s very nature?
Monsanto is concerned about hunger? Bullshit, they’re concerned about controlling food dependency and it’s production through their GMO’s.
Governments have prioritized remediating poverty and hunger? Again bullshit when you examine government waste, corporate influence, and sweetheart deals.
Poverty and hunger in industrialized nations is not only a fact but should be a political indictment and embarrassment to those in power.
Commonsense approaches are off the table unless there is money to be made in the board rooms of cronies and an endless array of new agencies whose priority is their turf and perpetuating their agency.
Take a look at “charities” and “foundations” where the majority of the money goes to “overhead”, salaries, and “operational costs”.
The biggest offenders in this setting may well be televangelists who having “heard a word from the lord” milk their congregations and live in the lap of luxury as though they’ve taken that biblical axiom of the poor will always be among us to heart so they may as well fly around in multi million dollar private jets, live in mansions, and wear only tailor made suits.
Poverty is a business, there’s money to be made, and somebody has to do it right?
Here’s what I’d like to see – I’d like to see one of these frauds lay their hands on a starving baby and heal them – bring them back to full health.
I’d like to see the heads of these charities, foundations, and governments, live in the same poverty for a year or so before they even dare open their mouth or attempt to raise or fund a single penny.
It’s become axiomatic for politicians to relate some personal story about how tough things were when they were a child – they had to walk ten miles to school barefoot in the snow, barefoot because the family had to boil the shoes for soup.
Well maybe some did have it tough, but they ain’t having it tough now and need to think about paying it forward.
I don’t have a lot of sympathy for someone like Hillary Clinton who complains about making a paltry 14k a year in the seventies when she began working – do the math, 14k then is like 60 or 70k now.
I don’t have much appreciation for the “good work” the “foundation” does when a mere ten percent of the total take of over a a hundred and fifty million dollars has gone to these “good works”.
Hillary and Bill may have missed their calling, maybe they should been televangelists.
And guess where the “foundations” headquarters are located now – the Goldman Sachs obelisk to celebrating greed.
Like The Jefferson’s of television fame they moved on up, and those boardroom speeches of Hillary’s and Bill’s now only require a short trip on an elevator rather than the discomfort and hassle of a limousine.
A redistribution of wealth? You got that right – but not by seizing assets, rather by raising wages, closing tax loopholes, and increasing the tax rate for those entities “too big to fail” in addition to slapping a healthy import duty on products produced in other countries by American manufacturers to compensate for the economic woes their continuing exportation of jobs has created.
Yeah I know, sounds so unAmerican doesn’t it, so unpatriotic these “socialist” ideas of equality, inequity, and elevating people out of poverty?
No what we need to do is continue to reward the abusers, continue to wave the flag, focus on issues like guns, and seek to insure that the poor will indeed always be among us.
We need to focus on every harebrained meme about conspiracies that comes down the pike rather than focus on what may be the biggest conspiracy of all – poverty as a vehicle for profit.
And if there isn’t enough poverty and disenfranchisement to satisfy the national fancy well then just maintain the status quo and create more.