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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:06 PM

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It's Time to Label GMOs!

Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It's Time to Label GMOs!


We regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R. 993, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution.


http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/obama_signs_monsanto_protection_act_time_to_label_gmos/?akid=807.705792.M8LrIr&rd=1&t=4

Suddenly I feel extremely betrayed and have now lost most of my faith in our government, particularly the folks at 1600 PA Ave. In fact, I'm pretty pissed off at this point. All I have to say...


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Reply Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It's Time to Label GMOs! (Original post)
2naSalit Mar 2013 OP
Lifelong Protester Mar 2013 #1
2naSalit Mar 2013 #2
WCGreen Mar 2013 #6
Autumn Mar 2013 #3
Phlem Mar 2013 #4
Swede Atlanta Mar 2013 #5
Autumn Mar 2013 #7
ProSense Mar 2013 #10
Autumn Mar 2013 #12
ProSense Mar 2013 #14
Autumn Mar 2013 #18
Phlem Mar 2013 #21
Autumn Mar 2013 #22
ProSense Mar 2013 #25
Autumn Mar 2013 #26
woo me with science Mar 2013 #33
Autumn Mar 2013 #34
Logical Mar 2013 #27
ProSense Mar 2013 #28
Logical Mar 2013 #29
ProSense Mar 2013 #30
Logical Mar 2013 #31
forestpath Mar 2013 #13
woo me with science Mar 2013 #19
JaneyVee Mar 2013 #8
MineralMan Mar 2013 #11
JaneyVee Mar 2013 #15
MineralMan Mar 2013 #17
JaneyVee Mar 2013 #20
2naSalit Mar 2013 #23
WHEN CRABS ROAR Mar 2013 #9
2naSalit Mar 2013 #24
derby378 Mar 2013 #16
Hekate Mar 2013 #32
2naSalit Mar 2013 #35

Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:17 PM

1. All folks want is a label

so they can make an informed choice. If these GMOs are so benign, what's the harm in labeling them?

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. Indeed.

But they don't want us to know that they are poisoning us and patenting nearly all foods, which means they will soon be making home gardening illegal, just you watch. It's their agenda and has been for some time, it also implies that if anything that is second generation of seeds or pollen that have drifted onto your property and they claim it, you're fucked and they will file law suits against you and ruin your life, which seems to be the plan...

also, I didn't see the other post about this when I posted this thread, probably more conversation about this there.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022574354

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:54 PM

6. Exactly!

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:03 PM

3. Of course he signed it. Just like he will sign on to Keystone.

Did anyone seriously think he would veto this. if so, the joke was on you.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:42 PM

4. +1

The jokes started with bipartisanship.



-p

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:53 PM

5. Agreed....Obama is not a liberal...he is far from it....

 

He is a corporatist. He loves him some corporations and the concentration of power and wealth. He likes to be associated with the 1% despite his public pronouncements.

I still prefer him to the other options but he is not concerned about your health or your welfare or you. He is concerned about those that have delivered him to his station in life.

Don't anyone believe he really cares about you. He does not. I wish the truth were different but it isn't.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:55 PM

7. All one has to do is to look at his appointments and you

can see his priorities from those, and you know which way the wind will blow.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

10. If anyone

"Did anyone seriously think he would veto this. if so, the joke was on you."

...did, they need a good reality check.

The Monsanto bill is a perfect example of focusing on a Presidential veto FAIL
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022575349

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Response to ProSense (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

12. I don't bother with your links, thanks anyway but I do agree part of this bill

is a FAIL.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:04 PM

14. That's OK, in denial is a good place to be. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:09 PM

18. Better than the other place. n/t

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Response to Autumn (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:26 PM

21. your awesome Autumn!



-p

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Response to Phlem (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

22. Thank you Phlem, I've noticed some of your posts

and your pretty damn awesome too.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:00 PM

25. Here's another

link for you to ignore...in that place: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022576338

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Response to ProSense (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:38 PM

26. Another one? Thanks AGAIN for thinking of me but Im still going to pass on your post.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:19 PM

33. I have noticed

more and more people muting the commercials these days.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:23 PM

34. I have always muted comercials.

Loud and noisy and most of them don't make sense. I buy what suits me.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

27. LOL, the Whitehouse responds. n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:45 PM

28. LOL

"LOL, the Whitehouse responds."

I just vetoed a stupid comment.



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Response to ProSense (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:53 PM

29. You are a predictable as the sun coming up. If Obama is not labeled perfect, you are on it! n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:56 PM

30. Oops

"You are a predictable as the sun coming up. If Obama is not labeled perfect, you are on it! "

...did it again.



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Response to ProSense (Reply #30)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:07 PM

31. IM me sometime. We can chat. n-t

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:02 PM

13. Exactly. He goes with protecting special interests over the public good every time.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:20 PM

19. Can you say "Corporate Trojan Horse"?

I knew you could.



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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:55 PM

8. It passed with a VETO-PROOF majority. 73-26.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:58 PM

11. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it.

One Democratic Senator voted against it.

And President Obama's supposed to veto this entire continuing resolution that funds the federal government over food labels? I don't think so.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:04 PM

15. I'm all for labeling GMO foods, not for defunding the Govt.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:06 PM

17. Actually, there wasn't anything about food labeling in the bill.

So, that's not even the issue. It's really confusing when people say things that aren't even in a bill. I'm not sure where the food labeling part came from.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:15 PM

20. I was just stating my personal opinion that GMO food should be labelled. It's not in the bill.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

23. The group who sponsored the petition

Was ranting about the GMO labeling thing and was using that wording for their letter of protest found at the link, I used their headline for the OP headline.

Apparently the actual part of the Bill is Section 735, the Monsanto Protection Act in the short-term spending bill...

I am pissed that this kind of crap is slipped into must-pass legislation as riders that never see the light of day until the deed is done, and the fact that it is to protect Monsanto, produce pillager of the planet. I'm pretty burned out on the whole ball of gooey wax and am not sure I want to be an american anymore, it doesn't mean anything positive anymore and I have been ashamed of this country for more than the past decade, just can't get into it anymore. And for those who think I have no clue, whatever. I have discovered that the more you know about all this the more horrifying it is... and the more difficult it is to accept and live with.

RIP US of A as many of us once knew you and anticipated equality because of the promises that were made... but then, in hindsight, you never were very good at keeping any promises after all. Stick a fork in it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:56 PM

9. It's all about the corporate takeover of the world.

This is not being alarmist, just connecting the dots.

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Response to WHEN CRABS ROAR (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 06:59 PM

24. You just know they are

desperately trying to figure out how to charge us for the air we breathe and how to own it all.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:05 PM

16. Screw the American consumer, we gotta get that money made!

Lest we forget, Monsanto pressured FOX News into killing a Florida news item on rBGH in milk and forcing the reporters (Steve Wilson and Jane Akre) out of a job.

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Response to 2naSalit (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:17 PM

32. It was what is known as a Poison Pill. He would have had to veto HR933 the spending bill

He does not have line-item veto power.

Please read Babylonsister's post here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022576469

After all of you people who feel so betrayed by Obama actually read through what she has written, please report back on who exactly betrayed us.

Thank you.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:13 AM

35. I already "got" that

and it doesn't change what I think or feel about it. I'm still pissed and I've lost any hope of change for us because we're screwed until we change our government entirely and I don't see that happening either in my lifetime or before things get really ugly. Think it's bad now, just wait and see what's coming. This will not be temporary by the time the next must pass legislation emerges from that swillhole we used to think of as the halls of Congress.

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