Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Illogical Nancy Pelosi; More Jobs Going to Immigrants

[I heard Nancy Pelosi in a speech today lamenting the fact that the newly passed tax bill unfortunately gives a tax break to the Americans who are in the upper one quarter of one percent of wage earners.
Does she have a clue about the subject?  As the chart below shows, that would be individuals earning somewhere on the upper side of a range of $250,000 and $1,600,000 - NOT an individual earning "only" $200,000.  Lets take Nancy at her word about those whom she thinks is now getting an unfair advantage, leaving all others to be in her view not unfairly advantaged by the tax bill.  I guess the "filthy rich" in her own words should be those earning much more.  Perhaps she would have fared better if she hadn't tried to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,0000, but more along the line of $1M.  I wouldn't be for that either, but she might have done better if she had defined her "evil rich" as much higher wage earners.  OR - perhaps she doesn't really understand what she is talking about when she repeatedly quotes the 1/4 of 1% of wage earners in the first place.  It is clear that she doesn't understand that "rich" people spending money, hiring workers, and starting businesses does much more for the unemployed than their getting one more government job..]

Top 15% = $100,000

Top 10%=$118,200
Top 5%=$166,000
Top 3%=$200,000

Top 1.5%=$250,000
Top 0.1%=$1,600,000

Townhall writes: Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants."
The story, however, contained social dynamite that explains the rage of Americans who are smeared as nativists and xenophobes for demanding a timeout on immigration.
In the April-May-June quarter, foreign-born workers in the U.S. gained 656,000 jobs. And native-born Americans lost 1.2 million.
From July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs. Native-born Hispanics lost 133,000. Black and white U.S. construction workers lost 511,000 jobs.
The New York Post writes: Does anyone outside of the dwindling band of true believers on the left really think that an act of Congress can mandate healthy, hunger-free kids?
Or "affordable" health care, for that matter
From a land of yeoman farmers, not subjects but independent citizens of free will, the national ideal has been transformed by the left and its media stooges into a mewling aggregation of victimized, helpless special-interest groups. At what point will Americans finally rise up and say, "Enough!" to the political class of both parties?

Forget private-property rights or the rumblings in your belly. In Obama's America, you will no longer be allowed to freely make economic and nutritional decisions about how to feed yourself and your family. Somebody else -- the city, the state, the first lady -- will do that for you. After all, it's a matter of national security.
Cox Appeals Carp Case
Attorney General Mike [COX] (of Michigan) announced today that his office has filed a notice of appeal from the first preliminary court ruling in his lawsuit to stop the advance of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

Joining Cox are the Attorneys general from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania which all signed on to the notice. The states are appealing a December 2 ruling that denied Michigan's motion for preliminary injunction, which had called for several immediate actions.

"Although our suit continues to move forward, the urgent threat that Asian carp pose requires that we aggressively pursue this preliminary injunction," said Cox. "Until the federal government takes effective action, Michigan and our Great Lakes partners will take full advantage of every opportunity we have to ensure our livelihood is not destroyed by Asian carp."

ABC News writes: Last fall, as he had done hundreds of times, Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif passed through security at a Houston airport and boarded an international flight.
According to one report, undercover TSA agents testing security at a Newark airport terminal on one day in 2006 found that TSA screeners failed to detect concealed bombs and guns 20 out of 22 times. A 2007 government audit leaked to USA Today revealed that undercover agents were successful slipping simulated explosives and bomb parts through Los Angeles's LAX airport in 50 out of 70 attempts, and at Chicago's O'Hare airport agents made 75 attempts and succeeded in getting through undetected 45 times. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reid Gives In;

Breitbart writes:  Democrats controlling the Senate have abandoned a 1,924-page catchall spending measure that's laced with homestate pet projects known as earmarks and that would have provided another $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nevada Democrat Harry Reid gave up on the nearly $1.3 trillion bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for the bill pulled back their support.
GOP leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was in his words "unbelievable" that Democrats would try to muscle through in just a few days legislation that usually takes months to debate.
Reid said he would work with McConnell to produce a short-term funding bill to keep the government running into early next year.
National Review writes: With his vote-count dwindling, a “sorry and disappointed” Reid took to the Senate floor to announce that he would pull his spending bill, caving to McConnell’s push to pass a simple, one-page resolution to continue government funding over the holiday recess. For full effect, in a move reminiscent of the health-care debates earlier this year, Republicans had hauled the entire 1,924-page cinder block of a bill onto the Senate floor. They’d come prepared for a showdown.
“I’m proud of our team for holding together,” McConnell said. “I’m proud of the appropriations-committee members who decided that this is not the way to do it.” Instead of following Reid’s demands, “we decided that we’re not going to pass a 2,000-page bill that nobody has seen since yesterday. That’s not the way to operate and that’s not the message from the November elections. We decided not to do it. Unified Republican opposition is what got it done.” Democrats had mixed feelings.
[The Senator who now holds Obama's former seat, a Republican, stood in the Senate to ask John McCain if he, who knows not too much since he is new to his position, really has witnessed the taking down of Reid's Omnibus Bill.]
The Hill writes: In urging lawmakers to vote for his tax deal, President Obama is using one of his go-to lines from the healthcare debate, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
Obama is telling members of Congress that failure to pass the tax-cut legislation could result in the end of his presidency, Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) said.
"The White House is putting on tremendous pressure, making phone calls, the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn't get this bad deal," he told CNN's Eliot Spitzer.
But the White House shot back late on Wednesday.
The El Paso Times writes: A Mexican drone crashed in El Paso's Lower Valley, sparking a federal investigation and raising questions about why the aircraft was in U.S. airspace.
"We are collecting data about the crash. We don't have the aircraft because it was returned to its owner," said Keith Holloway, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates aircraft crashes in the United States and in other countries that request its help.
Though the U.S. is known to use drones to patrol the border, this is thought to be the first time a Mexican drone has been reported operating at the border.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- writes: Respected scientists say they have discovered a flaw in airport full body scanners that could potentially allow terrorists to outsmart the machines. In research published in the Journal of Transportation Security, physicists Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson of the University of California San Francisco say body scanner machines can easily be duped. While the purpose of the scanners is to find contraband hidden on the body, some weapons and explosives would not be visible to the devices say the researchers,
A "pancake" of explosives with beveled edges, taped to the abdomen, for instance, "would be invisible to this technology, ironically, because of its large volume, since it is easily confused with normal anatomy," the scientists report.|htmlws-main-n|dl4|sec1_lnk1|190346 
Daily Caller writes: With the final weeks closing in on the 111th Congress, the Senate will vote on a repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers, as well as a bill that offers children of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday. With Republicans set to take over the House in January, this is likely to be the last chance supporters of both measures will have to get the bills passed for years. While a handful of Republicans have already vowed to support the repeal of the military’s

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hemisphere of Sun Erupted; Must Forests Be Quiet?; No More Cancer in "Erin Brockovich" Town After All; Sea Ice Will Continue to Pile Up;

Dec. 13, 2010:  On August 1, 2010, an entire hemisphere of the sun erupted. Filaments of magnetism snapped and exploded, shock waves raced across the stellar surface, billion-ton clouds of hot gas billowed into space. Astronomers knew they had witnessed something big.
It was so big, it may have shattered old ideas about solar activity.
"The August 1st event really opened our eyes," says Karel Schrijver of Lockheed Martin's Solar and Astrophysics Lab in Palo Alto, CA. "We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before."
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- writes: The U.S. Forest Service will reconsider its rules for guns and snowmobiles in parts
of the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
The review stems from a lawsuit filed by a man who would like some parts of the forest to be quiet.
The public will be able to comment when the review process starts in a few weeks.

Activist Hollywood Wrong Again: No Cancer Increases in ‘Erin Brockovich’ Town

by Warner Todd Huston
Nature News reveals: Stephanie Pfirman, an environmental scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York, and her colleagues are to present climate models at the meeting tomorrow that predict sea ice will continue to pile up on the northern side of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Greenland, where the thickest sea ice exists today. Some of this ice is formed locally, and some is driven in from Siberia by wind and ocean currents. Pfirman estimates that an area of ice perhaps half a million square kilometres in size is likely to persist year-round long into the twenty-first century.
Although the amount of ice that melts each summer is increasing, ice is still forming in the winter, and it is being transported to the Canadian side of the Arctic faster than before because the waters are more open. "If it used to take 8 or 9 years to make the trip, it might now do it in 7 years," says Robert Newton, a geochemist also at Lamont-Doherty.
A paper published in Nature today1 brings more good news for Arctic ice. Steven Amstrup of the US Geological Survey in Anchorage, Alaska, and his colleagues looked at models of future sea ice circulation and found no evidence of a 'tipping point' of warming beyond which the ice will disappear irreversibly.
The Southeast Missourian writes:In the midst of a colossal global concern for the economic stability of our great nation, Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri's 5th Congressional District representative, has one small earmark on his wish list that deserves some attention.
Cleaver has listed a new earmark -- one of several -- and he promises to "fight for every one." But this is a whopping $48 billion package that must go down as the grandaddy of all earmarks.
Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.
Obama’s DREAM Act to Create “A Latino Revolt”
By Susan Evovaldi
Protests, sit-ins, and street marches are in Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s battle plan this week as he threatens to go rogue to get the DREAM Act passed. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are making one last stand for their lame duck action plan to ram through amnesty for millions of children of illegal aliens under the guise of granting college credits for Democrat votes.

“To hear Gutierrez tell it Hispanic leaders are about to stage a full tilt campaign of direct action, like the African American civil rights movement of the 1960's,” writes Daily Beast blogger Bryan Curtis. Gutierrez, another Chicago Way political player, is demanding the lame duckers make immigration reform happen now, or else “A Latino revolt” is in the offing....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lame Duck Agenda: Highway Checkpoints Took Blood and Saliva; Nancy Pelosi: "Are You Serious"; Health Care Mandates; Iranian Justice; Manatee Deaths Due To Record Cold Winters;

[Isn't this just great?  The Party which rammed down unwilling throats the ObamaCare bill is now doing what some had predicted: using the Lame Duck Session of Congress to push through the Congress a 2000 page bill with only 3 days to read the bill and to consider its particulars. It includes $1 billion dollars for Obamacare (even though its constitutionality is in question), and 6000 pork barrel earmarks.  This totals yet another $1 trillion in deficit spending, on top of the $1 trillion which will be  added to our debt in the tax bill which addresses the Bush tax rates, estate taxes, unemployment compensation, payroll tax cuts and ethanol subsidies.  Al Gore has declared ethanol to be unworkable and a way for him to have gotten Iowa votes in his presidential campaign. We all know that Social Security is nearly bankrupt.  It begs the question of how stupid it is to defund  SS for a while in order to "pay" for a stealth stimulus bill. The lame ducks want to get pork for their states before they, who have been thrown out of Congress, must pack up their desks and go home. This will ingratiate themselves to our President perhaps leading to a good assignment or ambassadorship.  Can we dare to expect the Republicans to once more stand as one against this Stimulus?  Will they filibuster, will they keep the bill from passing?  Will they force the entire 2000 pages to be read on the floor of Congress prior to the vote? Next they will be asked to fend off the Start Treaty, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the Dream Act, all of which the Democrats are hoping to pass in the Lame Duck Session.  Harry Reid has stated that he may keep the lawmakers there into next year.  This shows how desperate they really are to pass mega bills against the will of the people before they lose their majority.]
World Net Daily informs us: Motorists in Colorado are expressing outrage over a weekend stunt in Gilpin County, about an hour's drive west of Denver, where highway checkpoints were set up so a private organization could ask for samples of blood and saliva
Sheriff's officials were apologizing after they helped set up and run five separate checkpoints over the weekend.
They said workers for the Institute for Research and Evaluation were overly persistent in their demands of innocent travelers.
gt. Bob Enney said the deputies' assistance to the organization involved stopping motorists at the sites along Colorado Highway 119 for "surveys" on any drug or alcohol use. Surveyors also requested that motorists submit to breath, blood and saliva tests.
Enney said several hundred motorists were tested, and some later complained.
Sequeira said he repeatedly asked if the questioners were law enforcement officials and said he was not interested in participating in the study, but still was not given clearance to leave.
PIRE spokeswoman Michelle Blackston told WND the deputies "did not stop" any drivers. "It was a voluntary survey. … Nobody approached them. There were signs saying that a survey was taking place. Nobody waved them down."
"For the record the proper response to ANY such incursion into privacy is to ask the question, Am I under Arrest? If the answer is no ask if you are free to go. If you are told no demand to be arrested or you will leave and then leave," added Frank Vicek.
[I reprint this as a cautionary tale.  Who on earth would have allowed saliva and blood to be given, especially since those doing it are hardly doing it to unknown people?  They had access to the license plates.  My guess would be that those who submitted to this entire invasion of privacy were people young enough to not understand what other countries have been known to do to their citizens, and are unable to envision the future such actions might engender.  We need to stand up, speak out, and demand our rights in America, and we should be prepared.]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- originally published this story in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed the question of whether Obamacare was constitutional on Oct. 22, 2009.  Pelosi's press secretary later responded to written follow-up questions from by emailing a press release on the “Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform,” that argues that Congress derives the authority to mandate that people purchase health insurance from its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce.
The Wall St. Journal writes: Big employers faced with incorporating the first round of health-care changes next month are grappling with how to comply with the long list of new rules.
Many companies are hiring consultants to help sort though the mountain of new mandates, which include extending dependent coverage to children up to age 26, and may eventually result in covering more employees. Some are also considering changes to their plans—including pushing costs to workers.
News from the UK DAily Mail: An eye for an eye: Iranian man sentenced to have drops of acid poured onto his face for blinding his lover's husband

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The Miami Herald has written:   Manatee Deaths Set a Record This Year
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the cold weather seen in early 2010 resulted in a record number of manatee deaths.The agency's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented 699 manatee deaths in state waters. Some 244 were caused by "cold stress," exposure to low water temperatures. The cause of death in many of the other cases was undetermined, but officials believe the cold temperatures likely contributed.
The preliminary figures indicate manatee deaths in from Jan. 1 to Dec. 5 of 2010 were nearly double the five-year average for the same time period.
The deaths were documented throughout the state and as far south as the Florida Keys.
I've been told by a local on Marathon Key that many geckos froze to death in the Keys last year as well.  What we need there (it was in the low 40's last nite) is some global warming!)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Health Care Law; A Call For Expediting ObamaCare With Supremes; America's Global Power Diminishing; Gitmo Transfers Defunded?; Boehner's Choices; Airport Scanners; Obama Itching For a Fight

FrontPageMagazine writes: Hidden in the labyrinth of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)—ObamaCare, for short—is a provision that symbolizes the mandatory theme that characterizes the entire nationalized health scheme. The provision creates an appointed board of “experts” with power to dictate cost policies and timing to Congress and to cap health-care spending.
Eventually, patients, doctors, and hospitals will be under the sway of this board. It’s called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). There’s an odor, not only of independence but also of arrogance, about this board’s authority and function. The chief actuary for Medicare will estimate costs in the spring of 2013. The IPAB will then begin its work to make its own decisions by 2015.
By then, many new health-care revisions could be in place. Certainly that’s the hope of most Americans. But the powers presently granted to the nascent IPAB reveal the mentality and intent of the drafters and supporters of ObamaCare. They are not comforting.
The Star Chamber-like operations of the IPAB can be seen in the fact that only if three-fifths of the Senate—a supermajority—vote against implementing a decision of the IPAB can its decisions be blocked. Further, the implementations of the Board’s dictates are exempt by law from administrative and even from judicial review.
Nation Review Online writes: To ensure an expedited process moving forward, I call on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to join Attorney General Cuccinelli in requesting that this case be sent directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this challenging environment, we must not burden our states, employers, and families with the costs and uncertainty created by this unconstitutional law, and we must take all steps to resolve this issue immediately. 
Cantor also promised to pass “a clean repeal of ObamaCare” once the Republicans take over the House in January.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ writes: Significantly, in 2008, the U.S. National Intelligence Council admitted for the first time that America's global power was indeed on a declining trajectory. In one of its periodic futuristic reports, Global Trends 2025, the Council cited "the transfer of global wealth and economic power now under way, roughly from West to East" and "without precedent in modern history," as the primary factor in the decline of the "United States' relative strength -- even in the military realm."
Today, three main threats exist to America’s dominant position in the global economy: loss of economic clout thanks to a shrinking share of world trade, the decline of American technological innovation, and the end of the dollar's privileged status as the global reserve currency.
Alfred W. McCoy is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, "From the Cold War to the War on Terror." Later this year, "Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State," a forthcoming book of his, will explore the influence of overseas counterinsurgency operations on the spread of internal security measures here at home.
The Washington Times writes:The massive spending bill Democrats released early Wednesday morning would prohibit the Obama administration from spending any money either to transfer detainees to the United States or to buy a replacement prison in the United States, as Mr. Obama had planned.
Prohibiting spending effectively stops the administration from acting over the next year, and with Republicans about to take control of the House in January, his chances are virtually zero that Congress will relent any time before the president stands for re-election in 2012.
The bill, which will be voted on over the next week or so, explicitly prohibits the transfer of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The Washington Examiner writes: Now Boehner faces a choice. He can in good conscience declare that the deal he agreed to has been buried under a mountain of pork and that, upon further reflection, he ought not to have gone along with it in the first place because of the explicit, specific provisions in the Pledge to America he captained and is now in a position to advance.
Boehner can make a stand as memorable as the one he took on Feb. 13, 2009, when he dropped 1,100 pages of an unread stimulus bill on the floor of the House and denounced the process that produced in near-secrecy such a deficit-driving monster.

There are enormous risks to that course. Markets could be unsettled and even sell off for a few days. The president will denounce Boehner as untrustworthy, and the Washington Post, the New York Times and Politico will repeat the charge without examination of the White House's capitulation to the spending frenzy demanded by Democrats as an additional bit of blackmail necessary to prevent the biggest tax increase in history.

Boehner can choose this week to reaffirm what he and the GOP leadership have said over and over again for the past two years: We cannot stay on this path. The new speaker can, with the country's attention fixed on him, use that moment to warn the country that the fiscal cliff is real and that we are at its edge, perilously close to taking a turn marked Greece and Ireland.
If John Boehner does the right thing this week, a speakership not yet begun will already have made a profound mark on American history.
Read more at the Washington Examiner:
The New Republic informs us: Eight years ago, officials at Orlando International Airport first began testing the millimeter-wave body scanners that are currently at the center of a national uproar. The designers of the scanners at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offered U.S. officials a choice: naked machines or blob machines? The same researchers had developed both technologies, and both were equally effective at identifying contraband. But, as their nicknames suggest, the former displays graphic images of the human body, while the latter scrambles the images into a non-humiliating blob.
Since both versions of the scanners promise the same degree of security, any sane attempt to balance privacy and safety would seem to favor the blob machines. And that’s what the handful of European airports that have adopted body scanners chose.
Please keep LTC Terry Lakin, who is challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president, in your minds and hearts .  LTC Lakin's courts martial is scheduled to begin on December 14, 2010.
Our suave President yesterday said: "I will be happy to see the Republicans test whether or not I'm itching for a fight on a whole range of issues," Obama said last week. "I suspect they will find I am. And I think the American people will be on my side on a whole bunch of these fights."


Monday, December 13, 2010

You're in Good Hands; Illegals in Jail Being Deported; Saddam Hussein Had WMD; ObamaCare Makes Discount Drugs for are Diseases Unworkable; Monsanto Making Sterile Seeds

The New York Post Writes: You’re in good hands,” the president informed the press corps, patting his predecessor on the back. And take off the president did.
It wasn’t an official, unofficial or illicit transfer of power in any way, of course. But it somehow felt like it.
What happened here has, to my knowledge, never happened. When the president finishes speaking, whenever the president finishes speaking, the event ends. Period.
President Obama can change the rules of etiquette governing his White House if he wants. The problem for him is that those rules of etiquette exist for a reason. They are intended to enforce the standing of the presidency itself. By breaching them, Obama did harm to his own standing, and at a time when he can ill afford to lose any more of his authority. [This is another example of what happens when an empty suit is elected to a high office.  It also demonstrates the validity of those who have written about the fact that Obama is just not engaged in his Presidency.  First he leaves an event to scoop dog doo-doo, and now he leaves because Michelle is waiting.]
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Charleston County Post and Courier writes: County detention officers have flagged hundreds of illegal aliens for deportation since they began screening the immigration status of inmates this year as part of a federal program. Seventeen detention officers and supervisors at the county jail are authorized to enforce immigration law after completing four weeks of training by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. That allows them to directly tap into Department of Homeland Security computers to screen foreign-born offenders arrested for state and local crimes. [Snip] If the program had been in place all year, that number likely would have approached 1,700 people, he said.
Creators Syndicate Inc., by Larry Elder    Original Article
The WikiLeaks de facto declassification of privileged material makes it case closed: Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- and intended to restart his program once the heat was off. (Snip) But WikiLeaks' newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction (emphasis added). ... Chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam's toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the  
In 2008, our military shipped out of Iraq -- on 37 flights in 3,500 barrels -- what even The Associated Press called "the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program": 550 metric tons of the supposedly nonexistent yellowcake. The New York Sun editorialized: "The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. ... To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam ... would have been too big a risk."
Nancy Pelosi told us that we needed to pass the ObamaCare bill to find out what was in it, but apparently we needed to pass it to find out what wasn’t in it as well. Thanks to one of the 2800 pages that apparently no one in Congress read before voting on the bill, the new law has drug manufacturers canceling discounts to childrens’ hospitals that helped provide medicine to children suffering from rare diseases. The change will cost these hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars, and will almost certainly curtail access to critical care for children:
From Canada Free Press:   Monsanto, who does research world wide into altering crops and seeds,  now has mercenary,  armed and dangerous protection that can kill.  One of the many ‘food controlling’  efforts Monsanto is involved with is the creation of what is called a ‘terminator’ seed.  This is where they plant genetically modified crops that will not produce seeds to grow other plants and food.  This would force all farmers to contact Monsanto or other globally controlled ‘seed controllers’  to grow more crops. 
Monsanto admits researching these ‘terminator seeds’  but not following through with it.  Funny how numerous other investigative sources say they are already well into this agenda worldwide.  Can you imagine the twisted vision of an Agribusiness company of any kind creating ‘suicide seeds’  known after a first year planting to self destruct and be sterile?  How would doing research on a large scale to destroy the viability of seeds do anything to help humanity and stop starvation?  It doesn’t.  In fact,  it does the exact opposite. Recently we saw a victory with S510 the Food Safety Modernization Act, voted down for now.  This would have allowed International groups like Monsanto to have controlled farming,  soil,  seeds and everything that farmers do.                                          
[This bill passed in November in the Senate.  Read this report and worry...]