Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#70813 Mar 9, 2013
SpySpy wrote:
US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds
US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds
by Jon Rappoport
February 25, 2013
You’re a farmer. Season after season, you watch your fields being taken over by Monsanto superweeds, which are resistant to the herbicide Roundup.
What are you going to do? You’re locked in. You’re buying your GMO seeds from Monsanto, and the food crops that grow from those seeds are supposed to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup, so that’s what you spray on your crops.
But the weeds aren’t resistant. They spread and they grow taller. They’re taking over.
So you, along with many, many other US farmers, go to a strategy called “burndown,” which is just as bad as it sounds. You use something a lot stronger than Roundup to kill those weeds: Paraquat, for example, which has been banned in 32 countries.
You drench your fields with it in the fall. You kill anything growing. And you drench the fields again in the spring, before you plant. Then, just as you’re going to plant, you hit the fields a third time with the poison.
This is in addition to all the sprayings with Roundup, which is toxic, too.
Then you harvest the crops and you sell them. And consumers eat the food along with all the poison.
Tom Philpot, writing in Mother Jones (Feb.6), reports the alarming stats on the superweed takeover of US farmland. As of 2012, almost 50% of US farms had superweeds. In 2011, it was 34%. In Georgia, it’s now 92%. read more: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/...
Some of the problem with so called "super weeds" is the fault of farmers that use the same fields to plant "Roundup Ready' crops on, year after year after year. Weeds soon become resistant if subjected to Roundup repeatedly over a long period of time.
This is the same problem we are having with antibiotic resistance, and again, it is the result of overuse.
These super weeds will now spread to the fields of farmers that have not overused Roundup....so the bad actors made more money and those who used these products prudently....pay the price.
Old fashioned cultivation would go a long way toward limiting the super weed outbreak, but cultivation cuts deeply into the bottom line, so I doubt there will be much of that....instead farmers are probably waiting for the next generation of GM seeds and the next generation of Roundup....a vicious cycle is beginning. One that is sure to make Monsanto richer and the next generation of resistant weeds even tougher to kill.
I am not sure of the safety of the genetically modified seed now being used...and I have even less confidence of the safety of next generation ones, since I suspect they will be rushed to the market to address the super weed outbreak....we may be creating a monster, but one way or the other Monsanto will make money...and in today's America money may not be everything but it is way ahead of whatever is in second place.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70814 Mar 9, 2013
I think it's mother natures punishment for messing with her natural ways.
I say...WAY TO GO SUPER WEEDS
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70815 Mar 9, 2013
WILLARD wrote:
<quoted text>
We all know you can't help the way you affect people!
I can solve my problem with a shot of brandy, you'll still be stupid!
Willard, I believe one time you said you were a Preacher or something like that.......anyway, I was just wondering if you knew this Preacher Jerry Laynes right here in Sequatchie County just outside of Dunlap, Tn., on Hwy 28;


Both of you seem to have soooo much in common!
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#70816 Mar 9, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Pete, I believe the real reason jobs get outsourced is because CEO's, even some small business owners(soon to become big business owners) can make more money faster........then the American consumer will buy products at the lowest price.
Just look at the way Germany handles Unions, environment issues, CEO pay........you will see that the vast majority of Germans are middle class, with a very small amount that are ultra rich and a very small amount that are dirt poor.
The only response I will give on this is to simply say I couldn't disagree more. BTW, 98% of all German companies are small businesses and hire 80% of the workforce. Small businesses don't do a lot of outsourcing. Also, Germany actually invests in small businesses as opposed to placing a heavy tax burden on them.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70817 Mar 9, 2013
Hey wrote:
Did anyone see that documentary I had put up before"The Great Pension Fund Hoax-Corporation Nation"
They were showing the city,state,and county pension records where the amounts that workers were putting in and taxpayer money going in and the government basically having mega stocks in the top companies and stocks in other countries.
We are talking big time stock.Enough to be in control of these corporations, the controling factor to place in CEOs.
According to this the government has income to pay off the debt.
Had any one else seen this.
Sorry Hey, I missed it......but if you put it up again, I'll be sure to look at it.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#70818 Mar 9, 2013
Hey wrote:
I think it's mother natures punishment for messing with her natural ways.
I say...WAY TO GO SUPER WEEDS
This is nature's ability to adapt to adverse conditions at work. Like cactus growing in a desert, or tiny deer adapted to small barrier islands.
Modern farming methods have allowed massive amounts of food to be grown by comparitavely few farmers. Unfortunately some have decided to cash in NOW and to heck with tomorrow. Roundup is a fairly safe chemical as chemical weed killers go...but overuse and poor farming practices can and at times do cause unintended and dangerous consequences. Super weeds will now infect fields of farmers that did not engage in overuse...and they will have to deal with the mess they did not help to create. Where is the incentive for those farmers to act prudently in the future ? There isn't one....in fact, the opposite is true.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70819 Mar 9, 2013
Roundup is killing the bees.
But never fear Monsantos to the rescue.
FRANKEN BEES
PaTENT # 2457842149
MONSANTO...BEYOND GOD

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70820 Mar 9, 2013
NTMD8OR wrote:
<quoted text>Amen. I have been wanting to say something along those lines for a long time. But you put it so much better than I could.
BEND OVER, Pucker up, AND LET ME KISS IT!
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70822 Mar 9, 2013
When we end up tumor ravaged, as the lab rats in the French study show,what's next from Monsanto, FRANKEN FOLKS?
This company is EVIL.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70823 Mar 9, 2013
Hey wrote:
When we end up tumor ravaged, as the lab rats in the French study show,what's next from Monsanto, FRANKEN FOLKS?
This company is EVIL.
Why that's Capitalism at it's finest...you know, what you've been advocating and fighting for tooth and toenail? You want it...you got a taste of it...and NOW, you're bit*ching about it! Letting the Wealthy and Powerful Corporations have Unlimited Rule isn't the Picnic that you've been preaching it is, now is it???
Call your Teapublican Congressman and Bit*h to him/her...I don't want to read your whining and crying about where you went wrong!

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70824 Mar 9, 2013
"Republicans Are Furious At Obama For Prosecuting An Alleged Terrorist."

Click here:
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/sulei...
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70825 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Why that's Capitalism at it's finest...you know, what you've been advocating and fighting for tooth and toenail? You want it...you got a taste of it...and NOW, you're bit*ching about it! Letting the Wealthy and Powerful Corporations have Unlimited Rule isn't the Picnic that you've been preaching it is, now is it???
Call your Teapublican Congressman and Bit*h to him/her...I don't want to read your whining and crying about where you went wrong!
Lady your a loon bird.
I NEVER SAID THESE THINGS.
YOU DO NOT LISTEN OR COMPREHEND.
WHO is always bitching about these corporations killing people and our government letting them get away with it?
NOT YOU.SO SHUT THE HELL UP.I really think you are on drugs.
guess who

Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

#70826 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
"Republicans Are Furious At Obama For Prosecuting An Alleged Terrorist."
Click here:
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/sulei...
You are a terrorist yourself.
BC Resident

New Johnsonville, TN

#70827 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
"Republicans Are Furious At Obama For Prosecuting An Alleged Terrorist."
Click here:
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/sulei...
They are not furious over him prosecuting. They are upset that he wants to bring the terrorist to New York to do it. Don't you ever read anything other than mother jones?
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70829 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
"Republicans Are Furious At Obama For Prosecuting An Alleged Terrorist."
Click here:
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/sulei...
Great link Linda;
Long story short: Better conviction rate in Civilian Courts and by NOT ADDING new detainees to Gitmo, the faster President Obama can close it!
BTW, it would be sweet justice if it's done in N.Y.C.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70830 Mar 9, 2013
BC Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
They are not furious over him prosecuting. They are upset that he wants to bring the terrorist to New York to do it. Don't you ever read anything other than mother jones?
Well, it's good to know that you read the Article. I don't change the Headline of the Articles that I post, so take your complaint to the Reporter that wrote it , not me.
And YES, I read and sometimes post about 40-something, or more, other Sources besides Mother Jones, each day, and you would know that if you bothered to read them...IN the Link. Asking you to read all the Articles that I post, would put too much of a strain on your Small Brain, so I wouldn't even expect you to do that!

BTW, I read some of the Far-Right Wing Propaganda Websites, too, when I'm in the mood for a good laugh! They tell me exactly where you TEApublicans get the Garbage that you spew, almost word for word...as well as where Fox Fake News gets their talking points from, also...without having to endure the torture of watching them...and the expense of me having to buy a new TV on a regular basis, when I throw a shoe through the screen!
Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#70831 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
"Republicans Are Furious At Obama For Prosecuting An Alleged Terrorist."
Click here:
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/sulei...
We should be water boarding him....

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#70832 Mar 9, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Great link Linda;
Long story short: Better conviction rate in Civilian Courts and by NOT ADDING new detainees to Gitmo, the faster President Obama can close it!
BTW, it would be sweet justice if it's done in N.Y.C.
Thanks, Dunlapian. I wonder why the TEApublicans are so afraid to bring the Terrorists to trial in the U.S.? I sometimes wonder if they really object that much to what Al Qaeda did...after all, those were Working People they killed on 9/11 and they don't think working People are worth much...only the Super Wealthy are worth anything to them. They've proven that over and over, in words and actions!
If that's not it, then the only other thing that I can figure is that, they are Cowards who are terrified of Al Qaeda and they only show any courage when they are Bullying the American People!

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#70833 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
BEND OVER, Pucker up, AND LET ME KISS IT!
I've told you before to stop propositioning me. I'm not interested!!!
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70835 Mar 9, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, Dunlapian. I wonder why the TEApublicans are so afraid to bring the Terrorists to trial in the U.S.? I sometimes wonder if they really object that much to what Al Qaeda did...after all, those were Working People they killed on 9/11 and they don't think working People are worth much...only the Super Wealthy are worth anything to them. They've proven that over and over, in words and actions!
If that's not it, then the only other thing that I can figure is that, they are Cowards who are terrified of Al Qaeda and they only show any courage when they are Bullying the American People!
The TeaBaggers just want to keep filling up Gitmo so they can say, "See, I told you is a liar....he didn't close Gitmo".

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