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Nazi Ties & Agent Orange: the Real Bayer - Monsanto Merger Story - WILL RAISE FOOD PRICES ACROSS US

(WILL RAISE FOOD PRICES ALL ACROSS US) - My 2 favorite progressives - Thom Hartman and Mike Papantonio (wow! you gotta love Pap - he always tells it as it is)

The Bayer corporation has successfully bid $66 billion to buy out chemical giant Monsanto, making these two corrupt organizations into one deadly behemoth. Attorney and author Mike Papantonio discusses this with Thom Hartmann.

Mike: Very. Very concerned. There are two huge issues with this Bayer Monsanto merger. The first is, that it’s going to raise food prices all across the United States and even beyond our boarders. Farmers have already experienced a 300% price increase in recent years, on everything from seeds to fertilizer, all of which are controlled by Monsanto, and ever forecaster is predicting that these prices are going to climb even higher because of this merger. We’re going to have this massive price hike, at a time when 14 million Americans have already been unable to provide food for their families, and then we’re going to have this ethical problem that’s plagued both of these corporations for decades.

We’ve got Bayer and we’ve got Monsanto. Move to Bayer. This is a company that’s joined at the hip with the Nazi’s, during World War II. They produced a clouding agent for hemophiliacs, in the 1980s, called Factor VIII. This blood clotting agent was tainted with HIV and then, after the government told them they couldn’t sell it here, they shipped it all over the world, infecting people all over the world. That’s just part of the Bayer story. Right now, they’re facing lawsuits over products like Yaz, Xarelto, Essure, Cipro. In fact, the company, in 2014 annual report, listed 32 different liability lawsuits that the company’s now facing.

Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Sep 17, 2016, 03:09 PM (0 replies)

Dakota Access Pipeline will make 200 river crossings

In total, the pipeline will make 200 river crossings, including the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, in four states. The US army corp of engineers, which has jurisdiction over pipelines that cross major waterways, approved the Dakota Access plan despite warnings from the Environmental Protection Agency that leaking oil could pollute the rivers.

The pipeline was originally meant to run near the city of Bismarck, which has an overwhelmingly white population, before objections resulted in it being relocated to a site near Native American land.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Sep 14, 2016, 06:05 PM (11 replies)

If you contest a post of yours that was flagged

How many days before you know of the decision?
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Sep 14, 2016, 11:15 AM (1 replies)

Exclusive: Bayer nears acquisition of Monsanto - for more than $66 BILLION

Chemicals and healthcare group Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) is poised to announce the acquisition of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co (MON.N) on Wednesday for more than $66 billion, clinching the biggest deal of the year, people familiar with the matter said.

Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:03 PM (6 replies)

Who's Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline? Bank of America, HSBC, UBS, Goldman Sachs,

and Wells Fargo

Macmillan interviewed by Amy Goodman

AMY GOODMAN: And explain what the banks are. Which banks are they? And how are they involved?

HUGH MACMILLAN: I can. Citibank is the bank that’s been running the books on the project, and that’s the bank that beat the bushes and got other banks to join in. So, we have Wells Fargo, BNP Paribas, SunTrust, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, TD Securities, ABN AMRO Capital, DNB First Bank—and that’s actually a bank based in Philly; it’s not the DNB Bank based in Norway, which is actually provided several hundred million to the Energy Transfer family separately—and ICBC London, SMBC Nikko Securities and Société Générale.

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 01:23 PM (1 replies)

Texas Newspaper Endorses Hillary, First Democrat Since 1940’s –

The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday endorsed Hillary Clinton, backing a Democratic presidential hopeful for the first time since FDR.

“There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November: We recommend Hillary Clinton,” the paper’s editorial board declared.

“We don’t come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for this nation’s highest office since before World War II — if you’re counting, that’s more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections.”

The newspaper touted Clinton’s government experience and said she’s demonstrated an ability to work with Republicans.

The Morning News took Trump to task for allegedly taking American voters down a dark and angry path.

“He plays on fear — exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny — to bring out the worst in all of us, rather than the best,” the editorial board concluded.

The Dallas newspaper reminded Clinton that it’s got beefs with the Democratic Party’s “over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country’s ills.”

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 01:09 PM (0 replies)

Should There Be No Moderators at All at Presidential Debates? Trump Thinks So

Because of this media ridicule of Lauer, Trump said that he now believes there should be no moderators at the debate.

“I think maybe we should have no moderator. Let Hillary and I sit there and just debate. Because I think the system is being rigged so it’s gonna be a very unfair debate.”

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 12:44 PM (4 replies)

Crop Damage from Illegal herbicide used on MOnsanto' Xtend soy- Dicamba drift killed farmers crops -

"If the EPA doesn't do something, that means every farmer needs to buy Xtend to protect themselves from their neighbor," Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Jonas Oxgaard told Bloomberg."

The EPA has collected similar reports of crop damage from 10 states: Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Missouri appears to have suffered the most. According to the Southeast Missourian, the state's department of agriculture has received 125 complaints of dicamba damage on more than 40,000 crop acres.
Missouri farmers have reported damage on a number of crops including peaches, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, rice, cotton, peas, peanuts, alfalfa and soybeans, the EPA said.

However, some farmers feel they have no choice but to buy Monsanto's dicamba-tolerant crops just to protect their crops from drift. As Bloomberg described:
For folks like Landon Hayes, who grows earlier-generation soybeans in Campbell, Missouri, the consequences have been costly. He says 500 acres of his crops were damaged this summer by stray wisps of dicamba. And now he feels compelled to buy the engineered Monsanto seeds to avoid injury next season.

"They knew that people would buy it just to protect themselves," Hayes says. "You're pretty well going to have to. It's a good marketing strategy, I guess. It kind of sucks for us."

"They knew that people would buy it just to protect themselves," Hayes says. "You're pretty well going to have to. It's a good marketing strategy, I guess. It kind of sucks for us."

Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Sep 10, 2016, 10:00 AM (19 replies)

Mexico senator proposes taking back land from the US if Donald Trump becomes president

You could call it tit-for-tat with a dash of Mexican drama.

Mexico is to consider a proposal to revoke its treaties with the US, including the 1848 agreement that transferred half its territory to Washington if Donald Trump is elected and tries to make the US’s southern neighbour pay for a border wall.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Sep 8, 2016, 08:17 PM (2 replies)

American Indians have fired up the Iowans to stop the DACL - non violent training this Sat

Sat, Sept 10 - the Iowans are gathering for non-violent training

Here's the schedule for Saturday morning at the Mickle Center:
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast (our treat!)
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Nonviolence training
11:30 - 12:00 noon - Lunch (also on us)
12:00 - Leave for direct action

We're fired up! Our first mass direct action against the Dakota Access/Bakken Pipeline on Wednesday, August 31 blocked the movement of pipeline construction equipment in Boone County for nearly two hours. Over 100 people participated and 30 were arrested. Our efforts made national news!

Dakota Access is feeling the heat, and we MUST keep the pressure on!

Dakota Access is feeling the heat, and we MUST keep the pressure on!

More and more Iowans are upset at how Dakota Access is treating farmers, landowners and our Native allies. More and more know that this pipeline will exacerbate the climate crisis and poison our water.

They are ready to put their bodies on the line to stop pipeline construction and send a message to President Obama that he needs to tell the Army Corps of Engineers to do its job.

Please come! We need you. Our water and land need you. The planet needs you.


Questions? Contact Ed Fallon at ed@boldiowa.org or (515) 238-6404.

Donate: http://bit.ly/BakkenPledgeFund

Sign the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance: http://bit.ly/bakkenpledge

Keep up to date on FB: https://www.facebook.com/iowabold/

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Sep 7, 2016, 02:31 PM (1 replies)
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