say no to monsanto

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Kai’s character is interesting cos I can’t tell if he’s truly a Trump supporter. He seems like he wanted Trump to win cos he wanted the chaos it would bring, a “revolution” but of what & for what? Wouldn’t it be funny if it turns out Kai was actually a Bernie supporter, like Susan Sarandon who refused to vote for Hillary & said if Trump won he would bring “the revolution sooner” not giving a shit that her white, elite ass wouldn’t feel the oppression Trump’s reign would bring. THAT would be an interesting plot twist, my sister during the primaries said the Berners were like a cult the way they swarmed people. I doubt Ryan would go there, those Bernie Bots would probably slash his tires. Making Kai a leader of a Bernie Cult would be a hella of a plot twist but that’s not happening so…bloop.

AHS Cult isn’t really satirizing Trumpsters very much, they’re just presenting them as they are, biased, angry, racist, no over exaggerating them like they are doing to liberals. They’re caricature of liberals: “Where am I going to get an abortion now?” “I won’t believe it until Rachel says it” “No cis normative names” “Who sent you Monsanto, Halliburton??” It’s no secret Ryan Murphy et al hate certain type of hipsters & millennials, it’s obvious through out the AHS series (especially AHS Hotel with hipster parents who refused to vaccinate their kids & the infamous pair of millennials Iris killed who wanted pate.) So this season imo isn’t really about trashing Trumpsters but the anti-vaxxer, trigger warning needing, Stein voting liberals who let Trump win.

washingtonpost.com
This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.
The man-made disaster raises serious questions about the state of U.S. agriculture.
By https://www.facebook.com/caitlin.dewey

Dicamba……..the new evil. And guess who makes it….Monsanto, again. 

Excerpt:

The damage here in northeast Arkansas and across the Midwest — sickly soybeans, trees and other crops — has become emblematic of a deepening crisis in American agriculture.

Farmers are locked in an arms race between ever-stronger weeds and ever-stronger weed killers.

The dicamba system, approved for use for the first time this spring, was supposed to break the cycle and guarantee weed control in soybeans and cotton. The herbicide — used in combination with a genetically modified dicamba-resistant soybean — promises better control of unwanted plants such as pigweed, which has become resistant to common weed killers.

The problem, farmers and weed scientists say, is that dicamba has drifted from the fields where it was sprayed, damaging millions of acres of unprotected soybeans and other crops in what some are calling a man-made disaster. Critics say that the herbicide was approved by federal officials without enough data, particularly on the critical question of whether it could drift off target.

Government officials and manufacturers Monsanto and BASF deny the charge, saying the system worked as Congress designed it.

The backlash against dicamba has spurred lawsuits, state and federal investigations, and one argument that ended in a farmer’s shooting death and related murder charges.

VEGAN FACT

Susan from the suburbs: wow antibiotics are evil I will never use them and my children will never use them

vegan evangelist: wow did you know that 80% of antibiotics are used on animals bred for human consumption so you are eating antibiotics anyway

Susan: wow #nottrue Monsanto says it’s safe why would they lie to me that sounds FAKE and SAD

Weather Modification and Monsanto

Think twice before you say weather control is just a conspiracy theory. Then ask yourself why Monsanto‬ owns patents in Geo-engineering. Weather undeniably affects food access and food costs. One glance at maps across the globe reveals that food production areas are being especially hard hit, and we are seeing prices rise accordingly. These natural events can be exploited both by speculators and governments. However, with the introduction of weather modification, invested in by those such as Bill Gates and openly promoted by elite globalist think tanks, concerns have been raised over the possibility that governments could use weather as a deliberate weapon to create food wars. Accusations have already been leveled charging exactly that. While some might dismiss the various possibilities of “steering the weather” for malevolent purposes as conspiracy, it is much more difficult to ignore the 1996 document presented to the Air Force titled Owning the Weather 2025 (PDF), which explicitly states as a heading on page 10: Applying Weather-modification to Military Operations. One key section states that weather control could be virtual, as well as literal:

Offensive abilities could provide spoofing options to create virtual weather in the enemy’s sensory and information systems, making it more likely for them to make decisions producing results of our choosing rather than theirs. It would also allow for the capability to mask or disguise our weather-modification activities….Also key to the feasibility of such a system is the ability to model the extremely complex nonlinear system of global weather in ways that can accurately predict the outcome of changes in the influencing variables….Conceivably, with enough lead time and the right conditions, you could get “made-to-order” weather. This would certainly be the ultimate endgame for anyone wishing to use food as a weapon of control and profit. This possibility should not be easily dismissed, but rather it warrants open-minded investigation and research.
”If you control the food supply, you control the people” Henry Kissinger

Vietnam War Weather Modification – Operation Popeye

Geophysical Warfare — “Rainmakers.” During the Vietnam Conflict, our warfighters needed a way to interdict enemy traffic on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. “Project Popeye” helped answer the call. China Lake adapted its cloud seeding technologies to enhance rainfall thereby significantly deterring enemy activity on the trail. This highly successful China Lake technology was also used in hurricane abatement, fog control, and drought relief.

Monsanto Chief is horrible...

and I got to tell him that to his face after his interview on CBS This Morning. Approaching someone like this isn’t really my thing. But being so well behaved all the time doesn’t seem to be helping people. It made me really uncomfortable to do it. But that’s how we change. We must become uncomfortable. We must act out of our comfort zones for things to change. We must call out the people who are doing horrible things when they do them. Hugh Grant must be made to feel uncomfortable for what he allows his company to do in the world. That is why I told him what I did today and why I am sharing it with you.

Before a segment I was doing on the movie Spotlight with Mike Rezendes this morning, I was waiting in the green room watching Hugh Grant (Monsanto CEO not the Actor) worm his way through the strong questions he was getting from the CBS team. His handlers clearly have been working very hard with him to give him every slippery non-answer to every question he was asked. I was beside myself watching this guy who is responsible for so much misery and sickness throughout the world slime his way through his interview I could not hold my tongue. He came through the Green Room door ready to do high fives with his press agent and I simply told him this…

“You are wrong. You are engaged in monopolizing food. You are poisoning people. You are killing small farms. You are killing bees. What you are doing is dead wrong. “

A bead of sweat broke out on his head…”Well, what I think we are doing is good.”

“I am sure you do”

When people get paid the kind of money he gets paid their thinking becomes incredibly clouded and the first thing to go is their morality.

He says Monsanto needs to do a better job with their messaging.

Hugh, it’s not your messaging that makes you and your company horrible. It’s the horrible stuff you guys do that makes you and your company horrible. People don’t walk around making horrible stories up about good companies because they got nothing else better to do with their time. People like you and your company are horrible because… you are horrible.  No matter how much jumping around you do on morning shows (where no one can really nail you down for the horrible stuff you do) you will still always be horrible, and people will always greet you the way I did, when you go around trying to cover up the fact that you are horrible.

Want to know more about the real Monsanto, and Hugh Grant? Watch this…

http://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2015/jun/04/undercurrent-monsanto-roundup-pesticide-herbicide-who-carcinogenic-video

There is a lot more horrible stuff to look at here.

Monsanto’s greatest hit jobs.

In 2003, Monsanto settled a lawsuit for $700 million with 20,000 Anniston, AL residents who claimed that a Monsanto plant contaminated the local rivers, lakes, soil and air with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  Plaintiffs reported a range of health issues including cancer, birth defects, and neurological disorders.

NYTimes: $700 Million Settlement in Alabama PCB Lawsuit
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/21/business/700-million-settlement-in-alabama-pcb-lawsuit.html

CBS News: Toxic Secret: Alabama Town Never Warned of Contamination
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toxic-secret-07-11-2002/

In 2012, Monsanto settled a lawsuit with tens of thousands of plaintiffs in West Virginia for $93 million.  Residents of Nitro, WV claimed they had been poisoned by decades of contamination from cancer-causing chemicals used in the manufacturing of Agent Orange produced in a Monsanto plant.  

The Guardian:  Monsanto Settles ‘Agent Orange’ Case with US Victims
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/feb/24/monsanto-agent-orange-west-virginia

In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, concluded in a study that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used weedkilling product Roundup, was “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

World Health Organization:
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/MonographVolume112.pdf

Shortly after the IARC’s study was made public, France took steps to limit the sale of Roundup.  France has also banned the cultivation of genetically modified crops.

Reuters: Frances Bolsters Ban on Genetically Modified Crops
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/17/us-france-gmo-idUSKCN0RH1BV20150917#fXGsoHblh5ZgGJm3.97

Newsweek: Frances Bans Sale of Monsanto’s Roundup in Garden Centers After UN Names it Probable Carcinogen
http://www.newsweek.com/france-bans-sale-monsantos-roundup-garden-centers-after-un-names-it-probable-343311

In September 2015, a French appeals court in Lyon upheld a decision that held Monsanto liable for poisoning a French farmer.  The grain farmer, Paul Francois, developed neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto’s weedkilling product Lasso.

Reuters: French Court Confirms Monsanto Liable in Chemical Poisoning Case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/11/us-france-monsanto-court-idUSKCN0RA1UM20150911#bPqGhYIjCbbUQwBl.97

Le Monde:  Monsanto Condamné pour L'Intoxicite d'un Agriculteur Français
http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2015/09/10/monsanto-condamne-en-appel-pour-la-toxicite-de-son-hebrbicide-lasso_4751628_3244.html

In September 2015, two U.S. farm workers filed suit against Monsanto claiming that exposure to Roundup caused them to develop cancer.

Reuters: US Workers Sue Monsanto Claiming Herbicide Caused Cancer
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/29/us-monsanto-lawsuit-idUSKCN0RT2L220150929#H4LdTbt1hK86CxcU.97

You can find reports of Monsanto products being linked to cancer and other health issues all over the world, for example:

Argentina is the world’s third largest soy-producing country.  According to Mother Jones, nearly 100% of the soy crop is genetically altered, and Monsanto’s Roundup is very widely used.  As the use of pesticides and herbicides in Argentina has increased, cancer clusters have begun to develop around farming communities.  A 2010 study at the University of Buenos Aires also found that injecting glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) into chicken and frog embryos caused the same sort of spinal defects that doctors have found to be increasingly prevalent in communities where farm chemicals are used.  

Mother Jones: Argentina is Using More Pesticides than Ever. And Now It Has Cancer Clusters.
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/10/argentina-cancer-cluster-pesticide

On Monsanto Suing Small Farmers:

The Guardian: Monsanto Sued Small Farmers to Protect Seed Patents
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/12/monsanto-sues-farmers-seed-patents

Vanity Fair: Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/05/monsanto200805

Random Observations

It took me about 2 years to BEGIN to get to know A, my INFP boyfriend.

One of the things that opened him up was when I mentioned I needed to make a comic for my cartooning class, but that I didn’t have a storyline in mind. He quickly jumped up and grabbed notebooks full of story ideas and writings. I had no idea he was a writer. After that, we had a complete change of relationship. Creativity flowed and we were able to talk deeply about subjects of our interest.


We both share a common feeling of being misunderstood by the word, being alien life forms, and not quite fitting in.

We are INTP and INFP. Most females are ESFJ and most males are ESTJ. This makes us opposites of what the “norm” is.

Being INTP female, I notice a little role reversal. I have the steady better-paying job (art/design) and little interest for menial housework, while he has a flexible job (massage therapy) and does more cooking and domestic stuff.

While he does things that I don’t necessarily like or agree with, I try to understand why he does them, and that understanding makes it better to accept his ideas.

Sometimes when I get personal and ask about his feelings, I can see him almost literally fold into himself. He has much difficulty talking about his feelings if he’s not ready to. (Fi) I have an easier time talking about my feelings, although it sounds juvenile most of the time, and I have a harder time dealing with them as they come. (Fe)

His Te makes him mumble his random thoughts a lot.

Other people say we’re perfect for each other since we’re so weird.

He has a big heart and wants to “save the world.”

People tell me I come off as very androgynous and tomboyish. Some people have asked if I’m lesbian. People say A is feminine for a male and people often think he’s gay when they first meet him.

We both share a love of philosophy, theology, metaphysics, conspiracy theories, science-fiction and fantasy, and esotericism.

I can tell my Thinking over Feeling makes him think I’m cold at times.

He directly wants to improve the human condition. I would rather focus my energy on improving my condition.

Secretly analyzing him is fun.

Overall, I say it’s a good match. Kindred soul. Late night Star Trek. Rants about Monsanto. Tai Chi in a basement. Cat worship. Smoked Tofu.

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The Difference a Day Makes.

First picture was taken yesterday, second was taken Today.

I’ve got 2 Sweetie Tomatoes, 2 Zucchinis, 1 Cucumber, and all 4 Shasta Daisy cells sprouting.  That’s 50% of my cells sprouted since being planted on 6/27.

I can’t explain how amazing it feels to watch my garden, my work, grow and become so quickly.  I love it, and am now currently looking into Horticultural Programs at my local college.

No, this is not the first time I have taken an interest in gardening and subsistence agriculture.  I have always enjoyed gardening, and now I would really enjoy learning more seeing as it’s probably going to be the safest place to eat from pretty soon in the US, and I just love being closer to nature.  It makes me feel whole.

anonymous asked:

Not saying Monsanto is a good company or anything but GMOs are necessary. It's the only way to feed a population of over 7 billion and they will only continue to become more necessary as the population increases. Have you ever seen a picture of unmodified citrus? Unmodified corn? It's nothing like what you find these days, because truly "natural" versions of these yield very little edible material. Basically they suck so we selectively raised them to be tasty and more efficient.

I’m not saying ALL “modification” is a bad thing. Monsanto is the problem. The things they are doing are crimes against humanity. There have not been proper testing on the safety of these “creations”. WE are the test subjects. 

“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the F.D.A.’s job” - Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Playing God in the Garden” New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1998.

They have indeed made crops that produce their own pesticide. Insects take em a bite, and before they know it their insides are turned to mush. Yet, that’s what’s being served on our dinner plates. Something is very messed up about that picture. Nothing can convince me that a plant that produces it’s own pesticide is something that needs to be in my body. It needs to be history. 

Monsanto doesn’t want to “feed the world”. They want to own the world. They come in, offering crops to countries that are struggling, yet the farmers end up in so much debt to Monsanto, that they are actually taking their own lives, so that the debt won’t fall on their families. Also, in several instances, these crops have failed, again, leaving these countries with nothing. 

Food has been “modified” for ages. Years of breeding and cultivating have led to some amazing things. What Monsanto is doing is in a whole different category. Making plants to withstand LOADS of pesticides, and even produce their own, with no testing on safety for human consumption, and contaminate 90% of our food supply with these unknown creations?  No, that’s unacceptable. 

It should have never been started, and it certainly must come to an end.