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Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)

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So well said, MBS.. Thank you!

"I was not happy about her comments, especially about the TIMING of her comments

quite apart from the content of her remarks (much of which I disagreed with, especially the parts highlighted in the OP), it seems to be a less than classy approach,as a fellow Democrat who was SoS during the many of the events in question, to criticize Obama's foreign policy while he is the sitting president.. . and especially now, when he is getting such flack from Repubs. Of course, she has a right to voice her opinions, but the timing and public nature of her remarks. . well,it's not my idea of personal or political loyalty, or even empathy for what Obama has to deal with right now.

Personally, as the global storms continue to multiply, I've thought daily how lucky we are to have a president who respects the facts and thinks before he acts, who has tried as much as possible to work in concert with allies rather than take the W. "cowboy" approach, and who has the ability to "connect the dots" when considering the implications of each crisis and each response to each crisis."


Thanks Triana..

Yeah, bush deserves all the fucking credit of ISIS.. Your pals, McCain..

Precisely, napkinz.. that's what we all were saying starting in 2002 on this very board.. only

we didn't have this kick-ass graphic to post.



thank you

AbsofreakingLutely.. and amazing that some non corporate types can't see that.. and not just

because Monsanto and types are corporatists of the worst kind.

A Victory..

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup.

A district judge in the state of Yucatán last month overturned a permit issued to Monsanto by Mexico’s agriculture ministry, Sagarpa, and environmental protection agency, Semarnat, in June 2012 that allowed commercial planting of Roundup-ready soybeans.

The permit authorised Monsanto to plant its seeds in seven states, over more than 253,000 hectares (625,000 acres), despite protests from thousands of Mayan farmers and beekeepers, Greenpeace, the Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas and the National Institute of Ecology.

In withdrawing the permit, the judge was convinced by the scientific evidence presented about the threats posed by GM soy crops to honey production in the Yucatán peninsula, which includes Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán states. Co-existence between honey production and GM soybeans is not possible, the judge ruled.

Mexico is the world’s six biggest producer and third largest exporter of honey. About 25,000 families on the Yucatán peninsula depend on honey production. This tropical region produces about 40% of the country’s honey, almost all of which is exported to the EU. This is not small change: in 2011, the EU imported $54m (£32m) worth of Mexican honey.

More:
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/aug/08/sweet-victory-beekeepers-monsanto-gm-soybeans

Judi Lynn http://www.democraticunderground.com/110832710

HAHA! Sorry, JL.. but, I'm in a "HAHA" kind of mood when

the good guys are winning today. So much crap going all over the place.

Oooops, "Science"!

"In withdrawing the permit, the judge was convinced by the scientific evidence presented about the threats posed by GM soy crops to honey production in the Yucatán peninsula, which includes Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán states. Co-existence between honey production and GM soybeans is not possible, the judge ruled."

We're still doing alright on Kaua'i~

More like this..

Mahalo pw.. this is awesome news! Thank you, FEDS!

Well said Jamal.. and all this gives food for thought the next time I see

the ol.. voting for the "lesser of two evils".

Oh yeah, mo.. the President is a popular

punching bag for so many across the spectrum. It's a damn good thing Obama is so strong and can focus on his job while the beat goes on and on and on..

Not too OT..

Nancy Bigda Parent @Nanbp
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HOW does @BarackObama keep calm when @jonkarl asks an ASININE ques like "which bothers you more- being called Imperial or Do Nothing Pres?
12:30 PM - 6 Aug 2014 47 Retweets 10 favorites

And, from smartypants.. the writer in she's OP..

Nancy LeTourneau @Smartypants60
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@Nanbp @BarackObama @jonkarl @TheObamaDiary The fact that he can keep his cool is EXACTLY what drives them to distraction!
1:16 PM - 6 Aug 2014 30 Retweets 15 favorites

TOD

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