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GMO marijuana - Monsanto is Coming for your weed

Remember the Bayer-Monsanto merger? Despite concerns among anti-trust experts and opposition from 90% of Americans, shareholders approved the merger in December. Now that the ultimate corporatist gang of kleptocrats is running the show in Washington D.C., Monsanto and Bayer are expecting to close the deal by the end of the year.

Monsanto also has a significant business relationship with Scott’s Miracle-Gro, another corporate criminal that has made no secret of its intentions to control the marijuana market. Toward that end, Scott’s has taken over three manufacturers of products used by marijuana growers (such as “grow lights,” plant nutrients and hydroponic gardening supplies), working through a front group called Hawthorne.

Meanwhile, Bayer and Monsanto have been sharing their own little secrets on the production of GMO marijuana. According to Michael Straumietis, owner of Advanced Nutrients, Monsanto and Bayer have been at this for some time.

He adds, “Bayer partners with GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own proprietary marijuana genetics. It’s logical to conclude that Monsanto and Bayer want to create GMO marijuana.”

https://trofire.com/2017/07/14/monsanto-coming-weed/
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Jul 15, 2017, 01:32 AM (4 replies)

Trump 'patriot' accidentally shot himself at Confederate rally by resting his flag pole on his gun


Did you hear about the Civil War Part II over the weekend? Somehow, word got around among Confederate “patriot” groups that AntiFa (anti-facists) were planning to desecrate Confederate memorials like Gettysburg. Never mind there are no Confederate memorials at Gettysburg.

For their part, the Central Pennsylvania AntiFa organization made it clear they had no plans to show up and emphatically denied they ever had any intention of going to Gettysburg.

Nevertheless, the rally cry had already gone out, the Confederate bugle sounded, and so-called “patriots” heeded the call and made their way to Gettysburg to defend their great, great, great, great grandpappy’s honor. Among the “patriots” was Ben Hornberger, a Trump supporter, who accidentally shot himself while resting his flag pole on his gun at the rally of Gettysburg:

A "patriot" who brought a revolver to Gettysburg National Military Park Saturday amid rumors of desecration of memorials accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday. Benjamin Hornberger, 23, of Shippensburg, accidentally triggered the revolver, which was inside a leg holster, when he temporarily rested the bottom of his flag pole against the holster, according to witnesses.

https://www.dailykos.com/



Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Jul 4, 2017, 12:10 AM (6 replies)

Racist Florida cop - makes up law to ticket black man for walking without identification

When Shipman asked the officer what he’d done wrong, the cop told him that he was fining him for jaywalking, which costs $65. Bolen then asked the young man for his ID, and when he told the officer he didn’t have it, Bolen “snapped.”

“That’s another infraction,” Bolen said. “In the state of Florida, you have to have an ID card on you identifying who you are or I can detain you for seven hours until I figure out who you are.”
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According to the Herald, however, the officer got the law wrong — Florida Statute 322.15 requires licensed drivers to always have their licenses when driving and can incur a $136 fine if they do not, but no such law exists for walking without a license.

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/watch-florida-cop-makes-up-law-to-ticket-black-man-for-walking-without-identification/
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:42 PM (20 replies)

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Says No Way Health Care Vote Should Occur This Week

We don’t have the courage in Washington, the honesty, to talk about this issue with real facts.”

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) continued criticizing the health care bill crafted by his own party and said Sunday there shouldn’t be a floor vote on the legislation this week, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking.

Johnson, elected in 2010 running against Obamacare, also said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” program that the debate on revising health care has not been based on facts. His concerns about the Senate bill ― written in secret and unveiled Thursday ― included that it could cause a rise in insurance premiums.

“We don’t have the courage in Washington, the honesty, to talk about this issue with real facts,” he said. “There’s no way we should be voting on [the bill] this next week, no way,”

Asked whether he would work to delay a vote, Johnson said, “I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents or even myself will have enough time to properly evaluate this for me to vote for motion to proceed.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ron-johnson-health-care_us_594fbee9e4b0da2c731c28cb?iyo&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:23 AM (1 replies)

NYT - Under Trumpcare - you will need to be MORE disabled to qualify & your family might be required

to pay a portion of nursing home care.


Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the amount they are willing to pay or restrict eligibility for coverage.

“The states are going to make it harder to qualify medically for needing nursing home care,” predicted Toby S. Edelman, a senior policy attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. “They’d have to be more disabled before they qualify for Medicaid assistance.”

States might allow nursing homes to require residents’ families to pay for a portion of their care, she added. Officials could also limit the types of services and days of nursing home care they pay for, as Medicare already does.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/science/medicaid-cutbacks-elderly-nursing-homes.html?_r=0
Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Jun 25, 2017, 10:31 PM (5 replies)

Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage - Monsanto's Dicamba

Arkansas's pesticide regulators have stepped into the middle of an epic battle between weeds and chemicals, which has now morphed into a battle between farmers. Hundreds of farmers say their crops have been damaged by a weedkiller that was sprayed on neighboring fields. Today, the Arkansas Plant Board voted to impose an unprecedented ban on that chemical.

"It's fracturing the agricultural community. You either have to choose to be on the side of using the product, or on the side of being damaged by the product," says David Hundley, who manages grain production for Ozark Mountain Poultry in Bay, Arkansas.

The tension — which even led to a farmer's murder — is over a weedkiller called dicamba. The chemical only became a practical option for farmers a few years ago, when Monsanto created soybean and cotton plants that were genetically modified to survive it. Farmers who planted these new seeds could use dicamba to kill weeds without harming their crops.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/06/23/534117683/arkansas-tries-to-stop-an-epidemic-of-herbicide-damage?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=politics&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Jun 23, 2017, 07:05 PM (0 replies)

Rosenstein and Robert Mueller - latest tweets about

https://twitter.com/aclu/status/874647150755553281

https://twitter.com/nprpolitics/status/874652616638083072

https://twitter.com/funder/status/874652080211980289
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Jun 13, 2017, 11:56 AM (7 replies)

By 2018, Whole Foods will not stock packages that fail to disclose GMO content

Do consumers care whether food contains genetically-modified organisms? General Mills seems to think so. Though there’s little scientific evidence genetically-modified crops are dangerous, the food giant plans to start selling GMO-free Cheerios, a development experts say could push others companies to follow suit.

Though the FDA does not mandate that labels account for genetically-modified ingredients, some companies plan to do so as a selling point. Whole Foods Markets WFM, +0.40% says that by 2018 it will not stock packages that fail to disclose GMO content. Kellogg’s K, -0.35% says it is working to remove all GMO-based ingredients from its Kashi cereals, and Chipotle CMG, +0.71% plans to offer a GMO-free menu, according to The Wall Street Journal.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-spot-genetically-modified-groceries-2014-01-07
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Jun 13, 2017, 10:29 AM (5 replies)

Conservative David Frum:If Trump fires Mueller he should write Im super guilty in the sky over WH

Appearing in a panel discussion with MSNBC host Laurence O’Donnell, conservative David Frum said President Donad Trump’s threat to fire special counsel Robert Mueller would be a tacit admission that he is guilty.

With Trump ally Newt Gingrich calling for the firing of Mueller, Frum said Gingrich might enjoy that type of “apocalyptic” governance but it would be devastating to the White House.

“The independent counsel law was allowed to lapse last century because there were doubts of constitutionality,” Frum explained. “The special counsel is now under the president because people argued that the president could be trusted to investigate himself. If that turns out not to be true, then you are into political remedies of the most dire kind.”

“Maybe Newt Gingrich would welcome that because it’s kind of an apocalyptic scenario and he enjoys those,” Frum continued. “I don’t want to sound like I have the limited imagination you condemn, but if Trump fires Robert Mueller he might as well hire a sky writer to trace in smoke over the White House, ‘I am super guilty.'”

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/conservative-david-frum-if-trump-fires-mueller-he-should-write-im-super-guilty-in-the-sky-over-the-white-house/
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Jun 13, 2017, 12:31 AM (16 replies)

Al Franken can't imagine what Mueller would do to get fired from special prosecutor job

Shortly after news broke that President Donald Trump is reportedly considering firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller, MSNBC host Chris Matthews welcomed Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) onto his show to discuss the liberal senator’s reaction to the possibility.

“He’s fired one, Comey, who was leading the investigation,” Franken said, referencing former FBI Director James Comey, who Trump fired in the midst of the Russia collusion investigation.

“Robert Mueller is widely-respected. I can’t imagine what he would do to legitimately open himself to being fired, frankly,” Franken said with a laugh.

“Doing his job, maybe,” Matthews retorted.

“Trump and the people around him are not acting like people who have nothing to hide,” Franken concluded.
Watch the entire exchange below, via MSNBC.



http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/a-saracastic-al-franken-cant-imagine-what-mueller-would-do-to-get-fired-from-special-prosecutor-job/





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