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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:01 AM

"A Supreme Court that tramples its citizens' inalienable rights has no authority."

Time To Stop Monsanto And The US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court heard a case on February 19 that is interesting perhaps not even so much because of the topic at hand but more because of the level of absurdity involved. It feels like we warpsped our way into a parallel universe where the laws of nature are entirely different from those on earth.

That is to say, the court should never have been in a position to hear the case, but it has created the legal space for itself, aided and abetted by Congress and the US patent system, to hear it anyway. Because of this we should all ask ourselves: How on earth have we ever allowed things to get this far? What were we thinking, and what were we not, because we were busy doing other things? And finally: how do we get out of this parallel universe and into our own?

I would argue that it's perhaps the US Supreme Court itself (and maybe the US government as a whole) that should be taken to court by the international community, for instance for grossly overstepping its legal boundaries, but let's first look at the case before the court last week.

The original suit, one that involved patent infringement, was filed by chemical conglomerate Monsanto, which has aggressively moved into the food industry in the past few decades with the implicit purpose of using it to sell more chemicals, against Indiana farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman.

http://theautomaticearth.com/Finance/time-to-stop-monsanto-and-the-us-supreme-court.html

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Reply "A Supreme Court that tramples its citizens' inalienable rights has no authority." (Original post)
MindMover Feb 2013 OP
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #1
Orrex Feb 2013 #2
MindMover Feb 2013 #3
Orrex Feb 2013 #4
savannah43 Feb 2013 #5
MindMover Feb 2013 #6
Coyotl Feb 2013 #7

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:04 AM

1. i didnt think they ruled on this yet

 

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 08:47 AM

2. It bugs me that, after 4 paragraphs, I still have no idea what the article is about

Aside from the inexcusable use of the word "warpsped," I think that the article should have led with a summary of the court case so that readers have some context for the larger issue.

An important issue, to be sure, but the article is poorly written.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:09 PM

3. This is the reason for 4 paragraphs .. from terms of DU service


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and if you had read the rest of the article you would have found what you were looking for ...

OK: warp-sped

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Response to MindMover (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:23 PM

4. I read the rest of the article; the first four paragraphs are still poorly composed

There was no benefit in hiding the nature of the court case, since that's the issue at hand.

DU's policy has nothing to do with it.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:31 PM

5. Please don't forget that Monsanto wants to own ALL seeds, too.

How do you think them owning all seeds for all foods on the entire planet will work out for real people? That's why they're known as "Monsatan" by many. They are beyond greedy--they're downright evil.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:16 PM

6. MonSatan .......


monsantoland

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:17 PM

7. What about a Court that appoints the loser President?

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