July 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #539

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960 Responses to July 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #539

  1. Publius2016 says:

    Anyone else amazed how President Trump makes America unstoppable! There are truly no limits to the possibilities…Everything is open to negotiation!! President Trump has positioned NATO as a new Fair And Reciprocal Trade Zone!!!

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    • testpointwp says:

      The NATO Fair and Reciprocal Trade Zone – NATO FARTZ.

      Kind of like the Unicorn variety only less common.

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    • How bout the way POTUS raises the stakes!
      • NATO’s Readiness sucks
      • Germany’s Air Force can’t even launch a SQUADRON.
      • Their Navy can’t resupply itself.
      • Britain’s Subs don’t work.
      • Bag the 2% – It’s gonna take 4% to RECOVER!
      • PLUS the ARREARS you OWE – over the past 20 YEARS!
      • Sure we support NATO – As long as you PAY UP and DELIVER

      Oh, that German Gas PIPELINE paying $BILLIONS to Russia?
      • That funds their Military Buildup?
      • That America has to match with more $BILLIONS?
      • Looks like we’ll need a Russian Pipeline Tariff to RECOVER our COSTS.
      … Unless you want to buy Coal from America … as a contribution to NATO ARREARS.

      Then there’s that RECIPROCAL TRADE:
      • You Allies have 10 TIMES the Tariffs America puts on YOU.
      • Let’s RECIPROCATE with 10 TIMES the Tariffs you put on US.
      • Happy now?

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        but….but ….but…look at their nice building…..😎

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        OK let’s make on bet on the NATO building….First of all who paid for it?

        Well….we know the answer to that….OK….let’s begin on the NATO Headquarters Building.

        I will bet…..

        – It has a pool…(easy one)

        – It has a spa and gymnasium….and private locker rooms…

        – It has barber shops, hair salons, and massage centers..

        – A large restaruant or cafeteria with food to order as well as catered events

        – It has a private movie theater…

        – It has executive suites with all the trimmings….

        Any additions?

        But NATO defense….pffft….we don’t care about no stinkin defense….

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      • stephen fenlon says:

        I can’t remember how long ago, i think about 12 mths approx., I was told that the UK 2% Defence spending on NATO was basically a fudge of ” Creative Accounting “. we are nearer 1.5%

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      • Kintbury says:

        I think if Merkel and her ilk think we should be paying the bulk for NATO the very least she can do is give us the opportunity to earn the money to do so. Not send money to Russia so we have to pony up even more.

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  2. Greg says:

    Strzok, Page etc are totally unrepentant. The ongoing Mueller probe validates their actions. They see themselves as temporary martyrs to a higher cause. These unelected arrogant bureaucrats consider all their actions are by definition ‘good’ and like Rosenstein become touchy when someone dares to challenge their integrity. I hope the house committee treats them with contempt.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      they may have immunity from Special Counsel!

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    • LBB says:

      Strzok’s session with Joint committee is suppose to be on Cspan 3 @ 10am EST.

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      • zimbalistjunior says:

        on fox now…strzok has spent last twenty minutes schmoozing with his lawyer—an s-eating grin on his face at all times
        hey congress, let’s at least wipe the smile off his face..what an ass

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    • Evelyn says:

      The men who committed crimes against humanity displayed the same attitude and behaviors at the Nuremberg trials (which is why we’ll have military tribunals instead). They were just following orders.

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      • Emeraldstar says:

        “we’ll have military tribunals instead”

        I agree completely.

        Many posters haven’t taken this (or, if you will, this “possibility”) into account when judging the efficacy of what’s been accomplished to date.

        The final conclusion of the Nuremberg trials, as I’ve understood it, was that the defendants were completely “DEVOID of empathy” (for other human beings).

        Sociopaths, by any other name. And that’s what we have now, IMO, with the vast majority of the Swamp – Strzok included.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Nothing changes until something changes. POTUS is the change agent. Other than further empowering the swamp, no revelations matter, no hearings matter, nothing matters. Trump’s actions are all that matters. So far, nothing. Time’s a wastin’.

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    • peace says:

      And Strzok is still a government employee – disgusting

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  4. Well well! What lies is she going to tell?

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  5. This is why they questioned him with kid gloves. How many more will there be?

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  6. G. Combs says:

    A question to ask yourself is WHY have US (and EU) farmers been targeted for removal for nearly a century? This includes the Psy-ops by the Media for decades that farmers are Hay Seeds, Rednecks, and dumber than dirt.

    First is Farmers MUST be grounded in reality.
    A 2013 slate article:
    “…as the National Farm Bureau’s spokesman Mace Thornton puts it: “We’re not convinced that the climate change we’re seeing is anthropogenic in origin. We don’t think the science is there to show that in a convincing way.” (Given the basic physics of CO2 capturing heat that have been known for more than a century and the ever-larger amounts of CO2 put into the atmosphere by human activity, it’s not clear what “science” he’s holding out for.) The numbers back that up: When Iowa State University sociologists polled nearly 5,000 Corn Belt farmers on climate change, 66 percent believed climate change is occurring, but only 41 percent believed humans bore any part of the blame for global warming.

    It’s not just the Corn Belt: Farmers across the country remain skeptical about climate change. ….”

    This is a major problem since Marxists believe Hegel’s philosophy. …Hegel accepted as real only that which existed in the mind. Objective phenomena and events were of no consequence; only the con­ceptions of them possessed by human minds were real. Ideas, not ob­jects, were the stuff of which the universe was made…

    SECOND Farmers, especially small farmers are a poor source of taxes and corporate profit and labor.

    Food accounts for over 10% of our gross income, as does homes (farms are often owned outright), healthcare and personal insurance. Transportation is 15% (Unless working a second job, farmers stay on the farm and farm diesel is not taxed.) That is over 50% of our gross expenses. https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cesan.nr0.htm
    Farmers are healthier too BTW: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15562636

    THIRD Farmers are not subject to corporate pressure to CONFORM. President Trump is certainly highlighting that aspect of US society!

    The fourth reason is explained by our enemies:

    ” The Socialist Revolution in the US cannot take place because there are too many small independent farmers there. Those people are the stability factor. We here in Russia must hurry while our government is stupid enough to not encourage and support the independent farmership.” ~ V. Lenin, the founder of the Russian revolution (Quote provided by Anna Fisher of Russia)

    1932 to 1937 “The Collective Farm Policy was a terrible struggle, Ten million died. It was fearful. “ Joseph Stalin h t t p://www.faminegenocide.com/resources/quotes.html

    1934, “[Our] future is becoming visible in Russia.” ~ Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Rexford Tugwell h t t p://www.archive.org/stream/rednetworkwhoswh00dillrich/rednetworkwhoswh00dillrich_djvu.txt

    September of 1995, the same year WTO was ratified “Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some may call that bribery. We do not apologize.” — Catherine Bertini at the UN’s 4th World Conference on Women: Beijing, China.

    2001 Polish entry into the European Union: EU Chair states intent to remove 1 million Poles from their land — The Battle to Save the Polish Countryside

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Whole Foods Withdraws Promise to Label GMOs/

      July 11, 2018 • 120,182 views

      “Last year, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market and its 465 stores, a $13.7 billion deal.

      Whole Foods Reneges Its Promise to Implement GMO Labeling.

      As reported by New Food Economy, 7 Whole Foods’ GMO labeling policy was scheduled to take effect September 1, 2018. However, in a May 18 email, Whole Foods president and CEO A.C. Gallo announced the company’s labeling requirement is being “paused” in response to concerns from suppliers about having to comply with both Whole Foods’ rules and those proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The public comment8 period ended July 3 and the final rule is expected to be delivered July 29.”

      https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/07/11/whole-foods-withdraws-promise-to-label-gmos.aspx

      Dr. Mercola does not trust Amazon/Bezos and neither do I. Frightening to know
      that he controls such a massive distribution of the food supply here in the USA.

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      • Marygrace Powers says:

        “The greater wrong here appears not to be on Whole Foods, but on Congress as they become bed partners with groups like Monsanto, Du Pont, and others who have questionable motives. Members of Congress become partners in crime with these corporate groups thanks to lobbyists who are in essence offering bribes to members of Congress in exchange for the manipulation of laws that favor profit over possible health risks to the consumer. Don’t the members of Congress take an oath to serve by upholding the Constitution which states that it will “promote the general welfare…..” for the people of the United States?”

        1st comment/SO TRUE.

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    • dbethd says:

      This could be shared on the Open Thread:)

      Farmers who have passed away and whose land has been sold, oftentimes we’ll hear of a buyer on the coast who already has a lot of land. Being cynical like I am, I agree with “who controls the food supply, controls the people.” Whyelse would someone on the coast (no ties to our area, family or house) buy the farmland?

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      • Gary says:

        To develope it into cookie cutter neighborhoods.

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        • dbethd says:

          That’s possible, but it has never happened. This is all rural, small communities. They always rent it out to other farmers. That’s why I lean toward the controlling of food thought. But Jim’s thought too is on point.

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          Happens in my area all of the time. A nice cow pasture becomes an “upscale development”–look up Southwood in Tallahassee, Florida. It used to be rented out for cattle ranching. Now it’s a zero-lot-line cookie-cutter house development.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Huge amounts of farm subsidies are paid to people with Park Avenue addresses.

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      • Buck says:

        Why do investors buy farmland? It’s like owning gold that pays an annual dividend.

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    • America First says:

      They have been powerfully successful in their efforts to eliminate small family farms, so they will be the kings if they can just eliminate the individual right to bear arms. Your history here shows why they are so rabidly on to this next and final goal.

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      • G. Combs says:

        All you have to do is look at what Stalin did to independent farmers.

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        • MM says:

          Their game plan was/is to regulate US SMALL FAMILY FARMS OUT OF BUSINESS.

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          • singingsoul says:

            I read that Saudis and Chinese bought up American farms and they are big corporations.
            Thank God some young people have bought small farms and farm organic and small niche demands of produce and organic chicken and eggs. In OH we have small farm that sells organic Milk that only has been one time processed. The taste is so different then from big farms. People need to learn to grow their own food.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      Ah, how quickly we Americans forget our own history.
      The American farmer is to some extent the instigator of his own destruction: please look up Mother Bloor and the Farmer’s Holiday Association; oh and a good book: Lowell Dyson’s “Red Harvest”.
      Very illuminating.
      Of course, not saying all — that would be tarring with a wide brush of course — BUT: the urban dweller, the academic, and the factory worker weren’t the only useful idiots in this country 😉

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  7. Winning!

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  8. phoenixRising says:

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  9. TheWanderingStar says:

    During these hearings the traitors should be made to stand during questioning.

    Just my preference. Neither Strzok nor Page deserve a government seat.

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  10. Kristin says:

    President Trump’s answer in presser:” we do not talk about our future plans.”

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  11. waltherppk says:

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  12. maria’s interview

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  13. SR says:

    Everyone is focusing on Peter S, Lisa Page or Comey. These FBI folks would not go that far or make any decision without order from top. Time to open books and focus on Lynch, Rice, Hillary, Kerry, Rhodes, Power and others. Obama is untouchable as first African American president.

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    • dallasdan says:

      There is no indication that any top tier planners, operatives, and approval authorities will be brought to justice. The corruption in our government is more pervasive than the marbling in a steak.

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  14. gorgeous handsome couple!

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  15. Piper77 says:

    These open hearings solve nothing. Strozk and Page will just lie and spin their private statements, and the mainstream media will just declare it all a big “nothingburger.” All swept under the rug.

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  16. phoenixRising says:

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    • Publius2016 says:

      if Germany can sign pipeline deal with Russian, we can agree to Iraq/Syria Oil/Gas pipeline connecting Mediterranean with Arabian sea! Neocon Dream will be reality in exchange for Middle East Peace!

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  17. We knew zuckerberg got away because of people like these!

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  19. phoenixRising says:

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  20. youme says:

    Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy, especially in Allegheny County PA, where the elections manager says it’s not his job to prevent non-ctiizens from voting.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/12/immigrants-find-noncitizen-voter-registration-easy/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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    • phoenixRising says:

      why not open our elections to the world… let them all vote.
      /sarc

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    • It is time for a change in the job description then!

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    • Bendix says:

      Why have an elections manager, then?
      I I know, so this @$$clown can live high on the hog (and probably his whole family too) off of the taxpayers, due to his connections.
      But from the taxpayers’ standpoint, why should they pay for this corrupt lazy@$$? Get some college student to do a half@$$ job at a fraction of the cost, no, make that a high school student, an eighteen year old, for extra credit.
      That will never happen though, the kid might take the job seriously, and discover that yes, it IS her job to prevent vote fraud.

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  21. youme says:

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    • Bendix says:

      You go to the DMV, if you tried to climb in the back window they wouldn’t take care of you, you’d have to come in the front door and get in line.
      Why should the US border be less orderly than the DMV?
      In some inner-city neighborhoods, cutting in line at a McDonald’s is cause for physical violence.
      Americans of every economic level believe in everyone toeing the line and waiting their turn, on an equal basis.

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  22. youme says:

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    • phoenixRising says:

      impeach the sob

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    • Kaco says:

      This needs straightened out but am I reading correclty these are Christian refugees?

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    • KittyKat says:

      Iranians should not be all written off as asylum seekers. Some of them have very good cause to seek political asylum

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      • phoenixRising says:

        The Federal judge has no jurisdiction…
        SCOTUS will overturn… meanwhile, these people were not vetted.

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      • KittyKat says:

        The above was poorly worded. It should be, Iranian asylum seekers would not all be written off.

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      • singingsoul says:

        KittyKat says:
        “Iranians should not be all written off as asylum seekers. Some of them have very good cause to seek political asylum”
        ________________________________________________
        People with your agitate is the problem. I have seen it where people excuse people who come here not the legal way and find a round about way.
        We have a immigration law and a border or we do not.
        I am a legal immigrant and came the proper legal way. It is a pain and months and months and money.
        Shame the (…) judge and I hope Session (if he is honorable) goes after him. This cannot stand otherwise they all come that way.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Recapping the article:

          Looks like a law enabling former persecuted Soviet minorities to come here as refugees was modified by Specter and Bush to apply to persecuted Iranian minority refugees.

          They go to Vienna and apply to come to the U.S. and have been let in almost 100% of the time.

          Since this has been happening for some time there are family members of some of these refugees already here. These family members have sued on behalf of this entire group.

          The judge is furious at getting a runaround similar to what Congress has been getting re spying on Trump. She has given the feds two weeks to either reopen the cases, or to repeat the denial, but this time to follow the law in giving reasons why they were denied, or the reasons why it is not feasible to provide the reasons for denial.

          (This is not an attempt to justify the judge, the refugees, or the government. Just an attempt to clear up some misunderstandings apparent above. The refugees have not been granted asylum yet. They are most likely still in Vienna. Their families in America have standing. The judge granted them the right to sue on behalf of the whole group. And the judge is as upset about arrogant abusive slimy govt as we are.)

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  23. Doppler says:

    Expect something Trumpian in response to Kahn’s blimp.

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  24. From POTUS!

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    • Landslide says:

      Thank you, Dan Scavino! Love these mini-videos.👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸 (and anyone else helping put them together)

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      • Bendix says:

        I love them too.
        A quick reminder of how our VSG president is seeing the culmination of a lifelong dream, and we gave him that chance!
        He knows what we did for him, and we know what he’s doing for us; and his lovely, lovely wife at his side – gotta go, there’s something in my eye.

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    • KittyKat says:

      The video maker is echoing the music from the beautiful Riyadh Summit videos.

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  25. Bert Darrell says:

    The discussion about genetically-modified foods is very far from over.
    Changes enabling higher production of food stuffs ensure sustainable feeding of larger populations.
    Changes that make food plants more resistant to pests can also increase food production.
    Changes that allow crops to thrive in climates and seasons that were previously inhospitable can also increase food production.
    Research is the answer to whether specific genetic changes may or may not be harmful to people or animals used for meat production.
    Blind ignorance to the unknown can only be dismissed by solid research, never by irrational fears. Science has fostered innovation and progress. Fake science has always been destroyed by serious, well documented, and reproducible science.
    And even the most distrustful individuals can rely on not being forced to consume genetically-modified products against their will.
    Just my two cents.

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    • Bert Darrell, while all the “good” reasons you cite make a compelling argument, I remember in late 80s or early 90s in India there was furor over importing and using seeds from (if I recall) a U.S. company.
      Why?
      Because those seeds were designed to not be able to reproduce from its offsprings.
      So while I agree with your reasoning – what good it be if the company forces you to buy new seeds from them every season? I do not know if this is still the case and maybe someone who really knows the subject can shed more light.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “….Research is the answer to whether specific genetic changes may or may not be harmful to people or animals used for meat production.
      Blind ignorance to the unknown can only be dismissed by solid research, never by irrational fears….”

      I certainly agree with that and do not ‘Hate GMOs’ What I HATE is the FDA/USDA using AMERICANS as their test lab!!! Michael Taylor, who has moved through the revolving door between the FDA and Monsanto several times, declared GMO food equivalent to non-GMO food therefore requiring no testing or labeling….

      SOooo TESTING??? WHAT TESTING???

      “….When the FDA was constructing their GMO policy in 1991-2, their scientists were clear that gene-sliced foods were significantly different and could lead to “different risks“ than conventional foods. But official policy declared the opposite, claiming that the FDA knew nothing of significant differences, and declared GMOs substantially equivalent.

      This fiction became the rationale for allowing GM foods on the market without any required safety studies whatsoever! The determination of whether GM foods were safe to eat was placed entirely in the hands of the companies that made them — companies like Monsanto….” (Huff & Puff)

      Horizontal Gene Transfer from GMOs Does Happen

      The WTO and the Politics of GMO
      http://www.publiceyeonscience.ch/resources/the_wto_and_the_politics_of_gmo.pdf

      The Monsanto/FDA collusion.

      h t t ps://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/monsantofda-2-crime-families-trillion-dollar-hustle/

      The overlap of FDA/USDA and

      FDA and Data falsification:
      https://medcitynews.com/2011/07/fda-says-cro-cetero-faked-trial-data-pharmas-may-need-to-redo-tests/

      https://www.medicaldaily.com/fda-underreports-scientific-misconduct-peer-reviewed-articles-benefits-negative-321548

      The other problem is LACK of genetic diversity.
      If crops fail they ALL FAIL as happened in South Africa a few years back. Purdue found commercial chickens were dangerously lacking in genetic diversity and recommended that none commercial birds (rare breeds) be supported because they might be needed.

      h t t ps://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008b/081103Muirdiversity.html

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      • Bendix says:

        Excellent points, G.

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      • LafnH20 says:

        Also, there is NO guarantee gmo plants will not fertilize non gmo plants.

        Say… plant gmo in a field.

        Plant non gmo in a nearby field.

        Wind blows….

        Now (2) gmo fields…
        Although one is covert…. 😉

        Plant seed from (non gmo field)😉😉

        Sell harvest as non gmo seed..

        And before too long…

        ALL is gmo…

        Regardless of labels…

        Circle jerk…

        Crops fail do to ????
        ALL crops

        Need new seed stock…

        Who ya gonna call…

        Monsanto… maybe??

        Prolly…

        See how that works….

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      • Emeraldstar says:

        When I saw the post by White Apple yesterday, I hoped that you saw it too, and would respond.

        Thanks for doing so!

        On SO many occasions, I’ve come across those who promulgate the “science” perspective, while at the same time IGNORING the limitations of science.

        Put simply, all the “scientific” evidence we have now is SUBJECT to future advancements. I haven’t read ONE article / opinion that allows for what we may know in the future, as compared to what we know now. There is ample precedent to believe that whatever we (or they, the sanctimonious “scientists”) know today … will be replaced by what we’ll know tomorrow.

        The hubris, of not allowing for future, BETTER knowledge, seems a constant in the exhortations of “scientists”. I’ve almost never seen any scientific paper, study, or opinion, which allows for this. I.e., scientists universally promote their “knowledge”, while avoiding their LACK of knowledge.

        “The other problem is LACK of genetic diversity.”

        NOW we know. A few years ago, this point wasn’t even considered, in public discourse.

        It happens QUITE often that the perspectives they (scientists) have today … are falsified by the perspectives a few years or decades out.

        VERY glad to have your multiple, cogent rebuttals to GMO foods, and to GMO-based farming. We just don’t know what the long-term, down-stream effects are. You’ve pointed out one (or more). I suspect there will be many others … which may be CATASTROPHIC in the end.

        The movie “Erin Brockovich (sp?) comes to mind.

        Thanks GC!

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        G. Combs: sorry for the late reply. I was busy elsewhere all day. I’d like to add to my earlier posting that blind denial of the real or potential benefits of GMOs on the basis of problems that emerged after using some of them in the past is equivalent to denying the use of all antibiotics for the treatment of deadly infections because some -like streptomycin, for example- were later shown to cause deafness, and others displayed toxicity. Many antibiotics are synthetic molecules and largely responsible for extending longevity throughout the world. Fear is not the answer; research is.

        There are better times ahead for humanity … if we don’t blow up each other first.

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    • Bendix says:

      I totally agree with you. Well said, Bert.
      I have my suspicions about GMO foods, from a health standpoint. but as newamerican touches on, it’s not solely about health and nutrition.
      If people want to persuade me that GMO is just fine, show me the studies. I want to see the science, not hear propaganda and mockery over my legitimate concerns.
      Americans in record numbers are suffering from metabolic disorders. There is CLEARLY something wrong with the food we eat, and it isn’t the soda.
      Where is the SCIENCE?
      Michelle Obama’s ignorant opinions are no substitute.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        I have a human right to decide for myself to either grow my own food, buy local from sources I trust, or buy Frankenfood that is labeled a such from a big box store.

        What I don’t want for any human is to be force-fed Frankenfood without a choice and without disclosure. That is against the basic right of any human for self-determination.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        I believe the problem lies in the “baby with the bath water” argument. Some GMO concepts have not been proven to be without risk; I would add some of the patent laws surrounding said products definitely need to be re-examined, as they are hostile to the concept of a free market (or even freedom, period).
        However, the label GMO has been bandied about so loosely that it now can be used as a cudgel to stop all manner of progress in developing sustainable agriculture that can feed people…and also create a system of non-GMO that is based upon hypocrisy and political wrangling…that can cause people to starve.
        Americans are suffering from metabolic disorders because they eat too much, and too much fatty, sugary, salt ridden food (for comparisons, one should look at the typical diets of average Americans from even 50 years ago, plus their average daily caloric expenditures, with that of today) and don’t get enough activity (no, going to the gym for one hour does not replicate working all day at even a more sedate pace; the comparison should be between steady caloric expenditures throughout the day, as long slow repetitious will create a more long slow burn metabolism that stays relatively balanced while short hard bursts create a metabolism geared towards a wave effect in energy deployment/storage)…just my two cents based on observations — I may be completely wrong about this, but then again maybe not.

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  26. TigerBear says:

    Wasn’t sure where I should share this, hope here is alright.

    A little funny for us oldsters trying to navigate this techy world. 😄

    https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/07/12/funniest-thread-youll-read-today-steve-harvey-gif-sends-reporters-grandma-to-the-verizon-store-for-tech-support/

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  27. phoenixRising says:

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  29. Tonawanda says:

    From time to time, I think about the parade VSG has ordered for 11/11/18.

    There does not seem to be any recent news; the latest I found is from a few months ago:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/09/president-trumps-military-parade-feature-period-uniforms-but-no-tanks/412584002/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2018/03/09/trump-will-get-the-military-parade-he-wanted-in-washington-just-not-the-tanks/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7f81f05b4188

    It would seem that planning for such a huge undertaking would have to be taking place by now, and that it would be at least a financial fiasco and probably a political fiasco to call the parade off at a time closer to 11/11.

    The Trump administration has been very impressive on not leaking ACTUAL news, so the present silence is not surprising (although someone with more creative research skills might come up with more recent news).

    The country is so bitterly divided right now and into the foreseeable future, especially on the “issue” of American strength, American might, American resolve, and just plain LOVE for America, that a military parade could reasonably be seen as a provocative act.

    I would be very surprised to find many folks who are getting excited about the prospect of celebrating the Centenary of the end of WW1. I remember the Centenary of the end of The Civil War, and it was mostly regarded as an historic curiosity, not an occasion for national effusion. True, WW1 does not have the divisive implications the Civil War did in 1965, but I doubt many Americans have the faintest idea what WW1 was about, or care.

    As of July 12, 2018, it is easy to imagine a vast leftist horde descending on Washington precisely to show their hatred of everything American, violently. A parade is almost an invitation to civil disruption, and that is no where near how Trump does things. For leftists to desist from inflicting chaos on an 11/11/18 parade is really hard to believe.

    And either way the mid-terms go, their result will almost certainly overshadow the parade. If Trump loses the mid-terms, there will be a pall cast over the parade by the dispirited folks who would be expected to most love the idea of the parade. It would hardly pick up the spirits of folks who now have a totally bogus impeachment to look forward to, or a Senate poised to bring MAGA to a halt.

    If there is a Red Wave, or even a Red Survival, the insanity of the left will be stoked a thousand fold, and the default leftist desire/plan to inflict punishment will almost certainly be mobilized.

    VSG is 100 times smarter than I am. He has an insight into human nature and psychology which is rare and maybe unique. He is a meticulous planner, someone who sees every reasonable contingency.

    A SPECIAL “down Broadway” military parade is held when there is an unmistakable victory which unites the whole country (except for those who are too demoralized or ashamed because they were unmistakably on the side of the enemy, and so see themselves as also being thoroughly, conclusively defeated).

    Maybe a Republican super-majority would be such a demoralizing defeat, but who could plan on that?

    Or maybe I am just flat out wrong, and a parade on 11/11 will be joyously celebrated by all regardless of who wins the elections.

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    • America First says:

      I too have thought about the upcoming parade, and expect that, as always, the usual saboteurs will be well-financed. This military parade will bring a lot of additional military people to the swamp, and it will take a plethora of chutzpah or TDS to assault the marines.

      Last I read the “walk-away” was over 100,000 people. Wouldn’t it be glorious if other Americans finally decided to love America and those who defend it more than they (irrationally) hate our patriotic President?

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      • Tonawanda says:

        Leftist cowards will not attack Marines (IMO).

        The walk-away is so encouraging! I am hoping for an electoral defeat so crushing that even the Demokkkrats will be too demoralized to move away from their crack pipes.

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      • Tom F says:

        There are military reunions every year in DC.
        All branches. Veterans Day follows the USMC Birthday.
        Always special, really looking forward to this year.
        I already made reservations.

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    • Let's Pop Smoke says:

      I read a week or so ago that they’ve changed the date to the 10th.

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    • Emeraldstar says:

      “The country is so bitterly divided right now”

      I would caution that this statement ISN’T RIGHT ENOUGH.

      That is, it skips over who is doing the dividing. WE are being attacked, and have been for many, many years … NOT the other way around.

      I don’t know whether you read a comment I made a couple months back on the nature of duality (it was in a China article, with “Panda” in the title, IIRC), but the basic idea I promoted in my comment applies here.

      When one gets assaulted, it’s disingenuous to describe the event as “they” (assaulter and assaultee) were fighting, as though each were equally culpable. Our country is under assault, and I refuse to characterize this as “we” are divided.

      “he insanity of the left will be stoked”

      That’s their little red wagon. Appeasement – especially in the face of aggressors – simply doesn’t work.

      I stand by my belief that PDJT scheduled the parade as he did because by that time, so much will have happened (including mid-terms) that the support for it will be phenomenal.

      Have no fear, Tonawanda! (Or, if you have fear, put it in its proper place – SECOND!)

      I really enjoy your posts, btw!

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  30. nikkichico7 says:

    Strzok is refusing to answer a question, I believe Goodlatte is mopping the floor with him 🤨❗️

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  31. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  32. phoenixRising says:

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  33. America First says:

    Ask about the secret society!

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  34. Paintingjan says:

    In case you care what he thinks (I don’t), Judge N has an opinion to which I just want to say STHU. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/07/12/judge-andrew-napolitano-why-am-so-deeply-disappointed-by-trumps-supreme-court-pick.html

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  35. Kristin says:

    This stupid clown show in the swamp makes me miss our POTUS’ and FLOTUS’ arrival in Englistan.
    Ugh!!! 🤡🤡🤡🤬🤬🤬

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  36. phoenixRising says:

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  37. Trump to see May!

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  38. phoenixRising says:

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Strzok has the same expression and body language as Lerner — literally putting his nose up in the air, arrogant and confident that he is above the law.

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  40. This is the extent of protests!

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  41. phoenixRising says:

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  42. phoenixRising says:

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    • G. Combs says:

      “… The real smoking guns are contained in their iMessages.The IG knew these messages work-related, yet he never obtained them….”

      THAT is what Huber is for. He and his Grand Jury have subpoena power.

      Also if they are going to indict you WILL not see these messages until the trial. 😁

      Find Law: What Are the Penalties for Lying to Congress?

      “Perjury and lying to the federal government are both crimes that could land a person in some serious legal trouble. If convicted of either crime, a person could be looking at up to five years in prison. This means that if a person is found to have lied during a congressional hearing or investigation, or simply lied to an FBI or other federal agent, actual jail time could result….”

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  43. phoenixRising says:

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  44. Bendix says:

    Ann Coulter wrote a very interesting piece on democracy and rights, based on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
    I’d like to highlight the best parts, but there are so many good parts to choose from. I’ll settle for the opening paragraph:
    “The fact that the media responded to the nomination of a Supreme Court justice by obsessively covering Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Russia and NATO proves that Trump has checkmated them with Brett Kavanaugh.”
    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-07-11.html

    I too have wondered about legislators such as Bernie Sanders, only getting concerned about things like the rights of workers when there is a Supreme Court vacancy.
    I didn’t hear from him, or Hillary, or Chuck, or Corey Booker when working men and women were sliding farther and farther down the economic ladder.
    No, they were too busy getting in on some of this ‘inequality’ thing for themselves; at the high end, of course.

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  45. agentcommonsense says:

    FLASHBACK T:HURSDAY 2 years ago Manafort radio interview

    Fifty aides and Cabinet members of past GOP administrations penned a letter on Monday saying that Trump “would be the most reckless president in American history” and urging the Republican National Committee to focus its funds on down-ballot candidates instead.

    In a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on Sunday, Manafort accused them of having ties to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and claimed they are not true Republicans.

    “A lot of them have connections to the Clinton Foundation and have gotten contracts over the last several years to do work for the Clinton Foundation or some of its subsidiaries,” Manafort said. “So it is far from a

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  46. Dora says:

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    • singingsoul says:

      Rosenstein has chutzpa to make these decisions when POTUS is out of town. Has Pence given him an OK to do this…? Maybe Session..? Why for what purpose and whom does it benefit…?

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  47. getfitnow says:

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were given a guard of honour by the RAF after arriving in the UK today

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5945653/Final-preparations-underway-Donald-Trumps-visit-Britain.html

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  48. patrickhenrycensored says:

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