July 10, 2012 journal, wholesale killing by unmanned satellite guided Predator Drones is murder and a disgrace to the American people to terminate people as suspected militants. America needs a change of occupiers and we should kick the bastards out of the country. These crimes are coming from Karl Marx Russian Communist running our War Depart. "A US Drone killed at least 12 suspected militants on Friday when it fired missiles at a compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border, local intelligence officials confirmed. The death toll from the strike in the Dattakhel region in North Waziristan could rise, Pakistani authorities said. It comes just days after Washington and Islamabad resolved a protracted dispute over the use of unmanned drones, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologizing for an air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November. The apology paved the way for Pakistan to permit trucks carrying Nato supplies to cross into Afghanistan for the first time in more than seven months. In a further move to mend relations, Clinton is due to meet with Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo on Sunday on the sidelines of a conference on Afghanistan. Friday's strike is the latest in a string of deadly attacks launched by unmanned American aircraft. The CIA has stepped up their use of drones in North Waziristan, an area seen as a hub for militant groups aligned with the Taliban. 8 people were killed there in a drone strike on Sunday. It followed a number of other such strikes in June." The best way to insure no peace. "Under a strategic review conducted earlier this year, the Pentagon announced it will increase the number of unmanned armed crafts in its arsenal by almost a third. But the use of drones is highly controversial, with a large chunk of the Pakistani public - as well as human rights activists around the world - resenting their use due to the high number of none military casualties. Figures from the London-based Bureau of Investigative journalism show that CIA drones stuck Pakistan 75 times in 2011, causing up to 655 fatalities. The majority of those killed were alleged militants, but as many as 126 civilians also have lost their lives, the bureau's figures suggest. (This is un-Christian) Islamabad has demanded a halt in the US program of drone attacks and their continued use has strained relations between the two countries." Read more: About the slaughter http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/b9f5e06356587733b7761a4a635d783c/latest-us-drone-strike-in-pakistan-kills-12-suspected-militants#ixzz1zzYI75jk Tour de France took the television time this past Sunday from Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministry Atlanta First Baptist Church. Christianity is now on the chopping block from the Antichrist occupiers and their wholly-owned television industry. Next is the guillotine. I never did believe Lance Armstrong had cancer but instead it was only a false commercial for the pharmaceutical company. Now he is accused of being on stimulants all the time. The court has now turned loose the vultures on average America to destroy their lives. News reports now the 'IRS' has already begun calculating penalties for uninsured people. Caesar has ruled that all the world should be taxed for health insurance and America will suffer forced treatment as a result. Much of these tactics are already in force in hospitals. We need to go back in time 236 years and do it all over again to get it right and drive out the Antichrists that has so cleverly stolen our sovereignty with their Talmudic Babylonian mythology in contempt for Christianity. Start over and keep it pure Christian population. Corporate America is ruling Washington what little bit is not ruled by the Israelis. America is coming under grave scrutiny, an affront to freedom of speech and our rights. Dr. Mercola, News Report: "Once you realize just how many of Monsanto's employees have shifted into positions of power within the federal government, it suddenly becomes a lot easier to see how this biotech giant managed to rake in a net income of $126 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, despite being the mastermind behind some of the most dangerous products known to man." Government wasted and people are scattered. I do not believe a word spoken by Armstrong or the pharmaceutical company. Lance Armstrong cancer treatment pharmaceutical advertisements, little beings said now. "In 1858, Squibb founded his own pharmaceutical laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. ... It was the most effective advertising copy ever used by Squibb. ... Bristol-Myers Squibb discovers and develops the anti-cancer treatment .... The company teamed up with cancer survivor and Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong to ...How Big Pharma blew it: bad choices and PR gaffes have finally .. How did an industry that makes Gleevec as a treatment for cancer, Fosamax for ... Administration opened the door to pharmaceutical advertising on TV in 1997, the ... Lance Armstrong talking about the importance of pharmaceutical R & D. And ...Ad related to Lance Armstrong cancer treatment." I do not believe Bristol-Myers or Lance Armstrong on any thing they produce commercially. Perverted Congressman Barney Frank marries his boyfriend as if God does not condemn. http://truth-out.org/news/item/10210-the-monsanto-rider-are-biotech-companies-about-to-gain-immunity-from-federal-law? "While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called "Monsanto rider," quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require - not just allow, but require - the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed. All the farmer or the biotech producer has to do is ask, and the questionable crops could be released into the environment where they could potentially contaminate conventional or organic crops and, ultimately, the nation's food supply. Unless the Senate or a citizen's army of farmers and consumers can stop them, the House of Representatives is likely to ram this dangerous rider through any day now. In a statement issued last month, the Center For Food Safety had this to say about the biotech industry's latest attempt to circumvent legal and regulatory safeguards: Ceding broad and unprecedented powers to industry, the rider poses a direct threat to the authority of U.S. courts, jettisons the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) established oversight powers on key agriculture issues and puts the nation's farmers and food supply at risk. In other words, if this single line in the 90-page Agricultural Appropriations bill slips through, it's Independence Day for the biotech industry. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has sponsored an amendment to kill the rider, wh ose official name is "the farmers assurance" provision. But even if DeFazio's amendment makes it through the House vote, it still has to survive the Senate. Meanwhile, organizations like the Organic Consumers Association, Center for Food Safety, FoodDemocracyNow!, the Alliance for Natural Health USA and many others are gathering hundreds of thousands of signatures in protest of the rider, and in support of DeFazio's amendment. Will Congress do the right thing and keep what are arguably already-weak safeguards in place, to protect farmers and the environment? Or will industry win yet another fight in the battle to exert total control over our farms and food supply? Biotech's 'Legislator of the Year' behind the latest sneak attack Whom do we have to thank for this sneak attack on USDA safeguards? The agricultural sub-committee chair Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) - who not coincidentally was voted "legislator of the year for 2011-2012" by none other than the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto and DuPont. As reported by Mother Jones, the Biotechnology Industry Organization declared Kingston a "champion of America's biotechnology industry" who has "helped to protect funding for programs essential to the survival of biotechnology companies across the United States." Kingston clearly isn't interested in the survival of America's farmers. Aiding and abetting Kingston is John C. Greenwood, former US Congressman from Pennsylvania and now president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. No stranger to the inner workings of Congress, Greenwood lobbied for the "farmers assurance provision" in a June 13 letter to Congress, according to Mother Jones and Bloomberg, claiming that "a stream of lawsuits" have slowed approvals and "created uncertainties" for companies developing GE crops. Greenwood was no doubt referring to several past lawsuits, including one brought in 2007 by the Center for Food safety challenging the legality of the USDA's approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa. In that case, a federal court ruled that the USDA's approval of GMO alfalfa violated environmental laws by failing to analyze risks such as the contamination of conventional and organic alfalfa, the evolution of glyphosate-resistant weeds, and increased use of Roundup. The USDA was forced to undertake a four-year study of GMO alfalfa's impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). During the four-year study, farmers were banned from planting or selling the crop - creating that 'uncertainty" that Greenwood is so worried about. The USDA study slowed down the release of GMO alfalfa, but ultimately couldn't stop it. As Mother Jones reports, in 2011, the USDA deregulated the crop, even though according to itsown study, the USDA said that "gene flow" between GM and non-GM alfalfa is "probable," and threatens organic dairy producers and other users of non-GMO alfalfa, and that there is strong potential for the creation of Roundup-resistant "superweeds" that require ever-higher doses of Roundup and application of ever-more toxic herbicides. The report noted that two million acres of US farmland already harbor Roundup-resistant weeds caused by other Roundup Ready crops. In another case - which perhaps paved the way for this latest provision now before the House - the USDA in 2011 outright defied a federal judge's order to halt the planting of Monsanto's controversial Roundup-Ready GMO sugar beets until it completed an Environmental Impact Statement. The USDA allowed farmers to continue planting the crop even while it was being assessed for safety on the grounds that there were no longer enough non-GMO seeds available to plant. Who loses if Monsanto wins this one? Among the biggest losers if Congress ignores the DeFazio amendment and passes the "farmers assurance provision" are thousands of farmers of conventional and organic crops, including those who rely on the export market for their livelihoods. An increasing number of global markets are requiring GMO-free agricultural products or, at the very least, enforcing strict GMO labeling laws. If this provision passes, it will allow unrestricted planting of potentially dangerous crops, exposing other safe and non-GMO crops to risk of contamination. s we've seen in the past, farmers who grow crops that have been inadequately tested and later found dangerous, or whose safe crops become contaminated by nearby unsafe crops, risk huge losses and potentially, lawsuits from their customers. Ultimately, the entire US agriculture market and US economy suffers. We have only to look back to the StarLink corn and LibertyLink rice contamination episodes for evidence of how misguided this provision is. In October 2000, traces of an Aventis GM corn called StarLink showed up in taco shells in the U.S. even though the corn had not been approved for human consumption because leading allergists were concerned it would cause food allergies. The contamination led to a massive billion dollar recall of over 300 food brands. The 'StarLink' gene also turned up unexpectedly in a second company's corn and in US corn exports, causing a costly disruption to the nation's grain-handling system, and spurring lawsuits by farmers whose crops were damaged. A similar disaster occurred for US rice farmers in 2006. In august of that year the USDA announced that mutant DNA of Liberty Link, a genetically modified variety of rice developed by Bayer CropScience, a then-German agri-business giant, were found in commercially-grown long-grain rice in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Missouri. LibertyLink rice, named for Bayer's broad-spectrum herbicide glufosinate-ammonium, was never intended for human consumption. Following the announcement of contamination, Japan banned all long-grain rice imports from the U.S., and U.S. trade with the EU and other countries ground to a halt. Rice farmers and cooperatives were forced to engage in five long years of litigationagainst Bayer CropScience in an attempt to recoup some of their losses. All the other ways this provision is just plain bad There's a reason we have laws like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and thePlant Protection Act of 2000, which was specifically designed "to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from production and income loss . . .". The 'farmers assurance provision" is a thinly disguised attempt by the biotech industry to undermine these protections. Worse yet, it's an affront to everyone who believes the US judicial system exists to protect US citizens and public health. Why should you be outraged about this provision? For all these reasons: The Monsanto Rider is an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers.Judicial review is an essential element of U.S. law, providing a critical and impartial check on government decisions that may negatively impact human health, the environment or livelihoods. Maintaining the clear-cut boundary of a Constitutionally-guaranteed separation of powers is essential to our government. This provision will blur that line. Judicial review is a gateway, not a roadblock. Congress should be fully supportive of our nation's independent judiciary. The ability of courts to review, evaluate and judge an issue that impacts public and environmental health is a strength, not a weakness, of our system. The loss of this fundamental safeguard could leave public health, the environment and livelihoods at risk. It removes the "legal brakes" that prevent fraud and abuse. In recent years, federal courts have ruled that several USDA GE crop approvals violated the law and required further study of their health and environmental impact. These judgments indicated that continued planting would cause harm to the environment and/or farmers and ordered interim planting restrictions pending further USDA analysis and consideration. The Monsanto rider would prevent a federal court from putting in place court-ordered restrictions, even if the approval were fraudulent or involved bribery. It's unnecessary and duplicative. Every court dealing with these issues is supposed to carefully weigh the interests of all affected farmers and consumers, as is already required by law. No farmer has ever had his or her crops destroyed as a result. USDA already has working mechanisms in place to allow partial approvals, and the Department has used them, making this provision completely unnecessary. It shuts out the USDA. The rider would not merely allow, it would compel the Secretary of Agriculture to immediately grant any requests for permits to allow continued planting and commercialization of an unlawfully approved GE crop. With this provision in place, USDA may not be able to prevent costly contamination episodes like Starlink or Liberty Link rice, which have already cost farmers hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. The rider would also make a mockery of USDA's legally mandated review, transforming it into a 'rubber stamp' approval process. It's a back-door amendment of a statute. This rider, quietly tacked onto an appropriations bill, is in effect a substantial amendment to USDA's governing statute for GE crops, the Plant Protection Act. If Congress feels the law needs to be changed, it should be done in a transparent manner by holding hearings, soliciting expert testimony and including full opportunity for public debate. If we allow this "Monsanto Rider" to be slipped into the FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, consumers and farmers will lose what little control we have now over what we plant and what we eat. f you would like to join the hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens who have already written to Congress in support of the DeFazio amendment, please sign our petition here. Alexis Baden-Mayer is the Political Director of the Organic Consumers Fund. RELATED STORIES-Monsanto in Haiti By Haiti Grassroots Watch, Truthout | Report Monsanto's Minions in California-By Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association | Report-Monsanto Trumps Food Safety and Democracy (Again) By Charlotte Silver, Inter Press Service | Report Showing 25 of 58 comments Lesliekatherine-What ever happened to the will of the people? Why is this even an issue? Many other nations are banning GMO's in their countries, yet we still are allowing this in our own country. Sickening, Disgusting, nauseating...If this amendment is passed then all those who vote for it should be tried as traitors. albertkapustar-you can grow all you want but first read the article .Mosanto crops are polluting all the other peoples crops and soon we will have nothing left but monanto seeds to grow our food supply. Death by greed is the monsanto battle cry Marcia Paul-Mssrs. Kingston and Greenwood and any other sympathizers, including judges and presidents. They're not above the law. http://MayorMoney.blogspot.com OBAMA APPOINTED MONSANTO'S VICE PRESIDENT AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE COMMISSIONER AT THE FDA. Read it and weep. Dems are 100% as dirty as Pubs in this extremely important issue, just as they are in the bank bailouts, the wars, and the implementation of a police state. Wake up. L/R paradigm is a fraud - pay attention to who promotes centralized (Federal) power vs local - i.e., 'small is beautiful' approach. There is no reason to vote for O over R this fall - they are equivalent evils. Ron Paul was my first choice, but unless by some miracle he ends up on the ballot, I will be voting for Gary Johnson. The real problem is that the whole voting system is rigged - who can consider a computer voting system legitimate if it doesn't produce a paper artifact that can be counted during a 're-count'? What a bunch of dumb suckers we are even fretting about which 'party' gets into office - it's all 0tinkin' rigged. Demand paper ballots!!! Jimbojamesiv-Congress should be shut down. This should be made serious, and the system's legitimacy should be challenged. Literally, Congress should be occupied. If Occupy has anything left, they should head for D.C "Literally, Congress should be occupied." - well Jimbo, it's called voting them out of office, and it requires stepping away from your computer and actually getting involved in politics - register as a Republican and go to the next Republican Convention as a delegate - the process is wide open, the party is dying, and it is ripe for taking over - time to return it to it's 'local is better' government roots. It is happening - while a demonstration is a good thing, a better use of that time would be for all the people who would have gone to the 'occupy' event would instead go door to door and rally support in their own districts. The media will portray them as pot smoking hooligans if they occupy DC, but if the same number take to the streets of their home towns and actually go for it politically, and maybe organize some kind of coordinated effort, like we're going to list the restaurants that serves GMO soy oil fried food (take your pick) and boycott them on a certain day of the month - every month. We make a proclamation that on that day, we will eat at a chain that is Non-GMO - is there one? We begin the cascade - and we 'Occupy' the supermarkets - stop buying it - and let the management know why. The power lies with us, by our choices - not by convincing some bureaucrats - we have to stop buying it, and we have to tell everyone in the supply chain why. Bitch to the school about the oil they fry the kids food in, or the gmo corn they serve. It's like cleaning the toilet - you have to get your hands dirty, but somebody has to do it - maybe you are too good for that - so stay behind your computer screen while the rest of us roll up our sleeves... BTW, Lincoln was a Republican - so what happened to the party over the years? Not enough people participated in the democratic process to preserve the Republic, which is now all but lost. We have a system that was very well conceived as a Constitutional Republic form of participatory government - that means we are a nation founded on the ideals of individual liberty and of limited government, as brilliantly spelled out by the Constitution - we are NOT a Monarchy (someone needs to tell O that) and we are NOT a Democracy - a Democracy is rule by the majority, a.k.a. Mob Rule or 'two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner' - which only works, btw, if the sheep is well armed... But I digress. As Franklin responded after the Constitution's creation ' we have a Republic - if we can keep it'. This refers to we the people keeping it and not letting power accrete to a central authority as the country drifts toward a monarchy - or mob rule. The system is intact - we have to pick ourselves up off the ground and use it while there are still some soldiers who won't follow orders to imprison us after the next (planned) economic collapse - if we don't, they will learn from us that we ARE nothing more than cattle, and they will follow orders, like has happened in every other famous dictatorial regime. If every one of us just sits behind the computer screen and gripes about how it does no good to participate directly, we play into their hands. And if you don't think anything is possible, check out the Republican Party of Texas Platform that just came out of the recent convention in Fort Worth - including planks such as no more wars without congressional approval and declaration of war, Auditing and shutting down the Federal Reserve Bank, allowing farmers to sell their milk or other products unprocessed (raw), no detention without a trial (against the NDAA O signed on New Years Eve) - it is time to get unstuck from the party line and focus on individual issues and take over the parties - both of them. Or maybe you prefer a violent overthrow and 'starting from scratch'? God I hope not. But if 'Occupy' is your avenue of expression, let's focus on where the rubber meets the road - occupy these items: We have fake elections carried out on computers that produce nothing to 'recount' - and requiring a computer wizard, not an ordinary citizen. Better to count a simple paper ballot, even if it doesn't produce a tally before midnight. No more wars without Congressional approval - and impeachment of a POTUS who ignores the Constitution on this. This means occupying Congress until they impeach. This would also include signing international treaties without congressional approval, and also holding positions in governmental organizations outside the US while in office - such as the U.N. - these are all impeachable offenses, clearly laid out in the Constitution. No more indefinite detention, as signed into law on New Years by O. No Federal Troops occupying the States - including the TSA. Prosecute Lloyd Blankfein and the other criminals on WS for the crimes we know they've committed - they need to be put in prison. Our laws mean nothing if they are not enforced. While we're at it, we gotta get rid of Eric Holder - that "Fast and Furious" thing was WAAAAY worse than Watergate... We are presently occupied ourselves - all using the system, or at least the 'color' of law. Time to take it back - from within. Jimbojamesiv-Why would I ever join the Repuglican party and why would I try to solve problems in a system that is broken and corrupt? limburger-Between Halliburton's Federal 'fracking' loophole from clean air and water laws and Monsanto's 'immunity' from Federal laws to protect the Nation's food supply from genetically engineered organisms 'we the people' are left to eat toxic dirt and drink toxic flowback water produced by gas fracking wells, and breathe the 'natural' gas. But our homes will be warm and our cellphones will be charged. When will we begin to push back? Who voted for people like Congressman Jack Kingston, Georgia, Chairman of the House Agriculture Appropriations Committee, or pro-fracking Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett? Enough of this insanity! Mark Shairo-Monsanto = Agent Orange = 4 Million Vietnamese Victims. Monsanto are War Criminals. Ray-Your reference in this article is "we." I assume you are one of the farmers. It does sound a bit over the top, what you're asserting in so far as what can be allowed. Should your allegations be correct I see your point clearly. However, this website is filled with so many errors You confirmed it for me, FOX news for imbeciles is ALWAYS right.. Applelily12-But what can we, The People, do? I have signed petitions, sent letters to my Congressman protesting GMO products. Or at least have hem labeled in the market so people can choose. I shopped at Walmart this past week and walked by the produce, beautiful ears of corn, but no labeling that it is a GMO product. The will of the people is ignored in favor of the almightydollar."